USDJPY 102.00 Is The Line In The Sand

Tyler Durden's picture

As Rick Santelli just noted, the JPY carry trade is the only thing that matters. It is the only fun-durr-mental factor that matters (implicitly or explicitly encouraged by the varying velocities of BoJ and Fed balance sheet flows). To that end, this morning has seen the crucial Abenomics make-it-or-break-it 102 level for USDJPY tested once again... and then instantly ramped (by Nomura we suspect by all market chatter accounts). We will wait for Europe's close to see reality.



It is all about generating momentum ignition in S&P futures - as we have discussed numerous times. Yesterday we saw a similar disconnect which collapsed back to JPY reality into the close - will today be the same...


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Grande Tetons's picture

Like betting on a seesaw. 

fonzannoon's picture

they need to step in very soon. A 10% drop can be talked about as healthy, but is absolutely not allowed to happen.

Cursive's picture


Nomura/Fed/Citadel/PPT can't hold it forever.

Cult_of_Reason's picture

They are defending and trying to close this week above last week's low ES 1780 level, or all hell breaks loose next week.

Cult_of_Reason's picture

Closing below last week's low will trigger a major sell signal and blood bath next week.

fonzannoon's picture

agreed, and amazingly that seems to be how it's looking right now. After this european close rally dogshit i'd be shocked if we don't resume dump mode. Then you gotta wonder if they need to go to a hilsenbarf rumor or something near the close to do damage control.

Dr. Engali's picture

Bond yields down, S&P losses cut in half, Euroland is "off the lows", and gold smacked. Kevin is on the job.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Cocaine is one hell of a drug, but I hear monetary crack is even worse.

DeadFred's picture

I personally think it sucks that I have to hope for a phony currency like the yen to go UP in value for the stock market to correct toward reality.

new game's picture

twin brothers of different mothers!

keep finding each other.

slaughterer's picture

Many technicians waiting for 100DMA on ES to be crossed.  Has not yet.  

Looks like we will have a chart like 2008 in 2014.  

LawsofPhysics's picture

The "market" is becoming less important (most insiders are already out), however, sovereign debt MUST expand.  You will buy treasuries, yes you will.

hedge accordingly.

Levadiakos's picture

As long as Obama drew the line we're cool

Levadiakos's picture

As long as Obama drew the line we're cool

Headbanger's picture

Well if it isn't Fonz...  the No Taper Ever Cheerleader in Charge!

Why "is absolutely not allowed to happen"?  So you don't get your ass kicked!?

This pig of a market  is about to get slaughtered so it isn't going to fly anymore!


fonzannoon's picture

Look at the 10yr you fuckin Mook! By the way, I owe you some credit, I have been using mook on and off since you called me it. It's a fine word.

and full disclosure, I have been buying this dip. Some more pain may or not be ahead. But this is just a setup for the uber dove to save the day.

LetThemEatRand's picture

All you need to know is which side of the seesaw Yellen is on.

Grande Tetons's picture

...and with a feather on the other side.

Market about to go green. I think this is Ben's last day....can not have a down day today. 

slaughterer's picture

It is a pretty weak defense of 102 today.  The Nomura algos can barely get USD/JPY above 102.30 and then gravity takes over.  Its either because its Friday or something is up in Japan for the weekend.

InjectTheVenom's picture

Yep, something's probably up...I'll call my buddy there, his name is Ho Li Fuk 

National Blessing's picture

Japan and America are both mired in deflationary endless recessions.  Print print print.  Deflation deflation deflation.  Weird shit.

Occident Mortal's picture

The stat arb algo's will shut this down

Kaiser Sousa's picture

i hope yall caught the action in the last 15 minutes in the Fraud Market....

from down 185 to 120 in a minute...

fucking hilarious....

and what we do without this kind of action in the phony paper Silver and Gold markets..

GolfHatesMe's picture

$3.75 - $4.75B POMO Oh that's the stuff also didn't hurt

The Axe's picture

The trading desk at the NY FED  is buying like MAD....hold that line.....crazy

NoDebt's picture

Market losses just cut in half the last 30 minutes or so.

Obama_4_Dictator's picture

SELL...SELL...SELL - come on everyone don't let them win!!

Possible Impact's picture

What is the airspeed of a fully laden European balance sheet?

(the answer is hard to swallow...)

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Dr. Engali's picture

The ten year bond is at 2.66. It's almost like this controlled demolition were planned or something.

LawsofPhysics's picture

If this is true, and today's POMO doesn't paint the tape, then thing might get interesting, just maybe.  Are people piling into shorts yet, maybe in euroland?

Dr. Engali's picture

The shorts best not get too greedy. One word out of Yellen via Hilsenbarf and the shorts will find themselves on the wrong end of a rally.

thismarketisrigged's picture

wow, amazing how the ftse, cac and dax all cut there losses by more than half.


no fraudulant markets to see there.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

i hope u guys r enjoying watching the Dow move upwards a point a down only 96 points...

really???? this is your fucking markets....

what a load of bullshit....

can it be anymore obvious????wait for it...................


larry david's picture

A point a minute? Try 10 points per fucking fantasecond. Fuck this shit 

larry david's picture

A point a minute? Try 10 points per fucking fantasecond. Fuck this shit 

fijisailor's picture

Just the volatility in PMs is telling me something big is going down and there is a momentous paper effort to keep it under control.  The bankers are trying to stick more and more fingers into the breaking dam.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

yeap - no doubt...

and im happen to be sitting on a decent pile of debt coupon dollars that i been throwing right back at the fucking MoneyChangers in exchange for real money....

wanna play paper games - fine with me you fucking sociopath asshole banker bitches....

larry david's picture

Market is "off da lowz" by 125 points based on.....?????????????


Fuck you yellen and fuck you Bernanke


Fuck you Bob Piss on me and especially you Cramer. 

Kaiser Sousa's picture

Fucking Pisani...

i swear im seriously thinking about flying to NY to c if i can get on the floor with him just so i can bitch slap him as he goes into one of his propganda hazes...


TheRideNeverEnds's picture

I covered my long yen today because I figure its basically the same position as all the short deltas I have what with the 1:1 correlation to the ES.  The Euro looks better to my eyes, It is also sitting on a horizontal but it has already broken the intermidiate uptrend yesterday; I think we are going back to 1.34 at least.

teolawki's picture

Mr. Abe. Paging Mr. Abe.

yrad's picture

Fake Market, Farket