Bonds, Gold, And Yen Smash Higher As Stocks Tumble

Tyler Durden's picture

Well that escalated quickly...


USDJPY is collapsing...


Gold and silver are well bid


and Bond yields are tumbling

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Harlequin001's picture

Yen???? WTF...

'Cos the yen's just 'valuable' isn't it, not...

Spitzer's picture

Carry trade unwind.

Tyler can you explain this ?

SoberOne's picture

BREAKING NEWS: Russia annexes Crimea region.



SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Roller Coaster....of love. Say what??

viahj's picture

well, isn't this mighty convenient for todays $29b 7yr autcion?

Occident Mortal's picture

Hmmm, only Russian markets are supposed to go down.


Isn't that what Obama has been promising?



The costs are supposed to be over there ->

Dr. Engali's picture

The Yen carry trade is when traders borrow for free from Japan and then use that money to buy treasuries which they can book the spread and use them for collateral to lever up and buy more stocks. Typically they will sell Yen and buy USD to buy risk assets. This works fine as long as the USD/Yen stays within a certain range. If something happens and that forces a risk off deleveraging ( think margin calls) then traders are forced to buy Yen in order to pay back the debt.  The buying of Yen and selling of dollars causes the Yen strength.


Hope this helps. 

Old Man River's picture

When it comes to money and all that, I'm about as bad off as a rubber-nosed woodpecker in a petrified forest. Thank you kindly, Doctor. This helps.

Dr. Engali's picture

Glad I could help. I like your analogy. I've never heard it before, and if you don't mind I'll be borrowing that..... well I'll borrow it even if you do mind ;->

PAWNMAN's picture

How about this one.....As nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Arius's picture

i am really scared now ... please Doctor Evil ... please

rfaze's picture

You should find a "safe house".......

Flux's picture

It sure as hell aint gold, lol! Well, not yet anyway.

In the meantime, stocks, bonds and REITs will serve you well.

Bank on it.


MeMongo's picture

Kinda suprised you didn't mention bitcoin too flux, I mean fonestar er uh MDB:-)

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Don't feed the libtard troll!!

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

oooops, there it is!  

maybe a selfie of Obama & Biden will reverse the carry trade in the right direction.

Cangaroo.TNT's picture

I couldn't find it on YT, but lately it seems the following would more appropriate:

All I know is, finally I get to kill somebody

Kreditanstalt's picture

Nope...back to Truman Show-as-usual...(hic!) (Burp...YAWNNNN...!0

Oh regional Indian's picture

I just realized, reading your comment, what a master stroke it was to call it the "True Man Show"....because of course it was anything but....

Super Broccoli's picture

why the fuck would investors buy yen when they're scared ?

Spitzer's picture

Unwind carry trade. ... Someone who is an expert can explain.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Carry trade is borrowing a cheap currency at low interest rates, and investing overseas in higher yield instruments.

The bet you make is that the borrowed currency remains weaker than the invested one.

If that changes, it is called an unwind as everyone tries to buy (in this case Yen) to close out their positions.

The carry trade unwind is what WILL be the trigger of the coRRapse....

The low interest loans a la Japan are obviously only available to high risk hedgie types or crony speculators or the super well conected.


disabledvet's picture

THIS is the carry trade.

It's all about high yield being something other than total crap (high yield for a reason) and "hedging" the currency risk. (in this case the world's most indebted economy...Japan.)

The Japanese are wisely in my view seeing this as an opportunity to buy up as many dollars denominated and dollar producing assets as possible...but with no recovery in sight interest rates in the USA could suddenly compressed...and that would make this seemingly straightforward "personal ATM" become a widow maker.

The Fed has forced everyone into struggling to find any alternative to treasuries.

one of those alternatives is unfortunately outright default...and we are now seeing the bankruptcies that are usually precursors to such an existential reality.

The Banks are simply not lending into this "thing." It would appear they're pushing for default here actually.

Flakmeister's picture


Here are USD margin rates

A million dollars ain't what it once was....

Moreover, things like the Yen Carry trade  are how markets work, whether you like it or not... Cross currency interest rate arbitrage is a very old game...

The only real problem is that tax rate for unproductive behaviour of this kind is too low.....

MFL8240's picture

They don't the criminals just wants you to buy Yen so they manipualte the market to suck unsuspecting people into the wrong side of a trade!

buzzsaw99's picture

What is this Mickey Mouse shit? What in the name of Jesus H. Christ are you animals doing in my head? Why is Private Pyle out of his bunk after lights-out? Why is Private Pyle holding that weapon? Why aren't you stomping Private Pyle's guts out? [/fmj]

Spitzer's picture

Gold will shine when bonds start falling on this kind of news. Not rising.

Dr. Engali's picture

War is bullish fro the MIC..... BTFD.

jubber's picture

S&P is of course UP!

Kreditanstalt's picture

Aaannnnndd......WE HAVE LIFTOFF!  Back to green!   

Kreditanstalt's picture

Nothing will change until the first DIVIDEND CUTS.

The Axe's picture

That shit was scary....LNKD and its brothers   monkey buyers....Where is all the liquidity that HFT provides....???????   

Ignorance is bliss's picture

The grand cardinal cross strikes. How funny that the greatest astrological event in memory coincides with the beginning of WWIII. Better get real money while you can.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Actually, the real pioneers of the GCC are emerging with power through grace.  The under-developed natives are translating the energy into hostility, and suffering themselves for it.

Hulk's picture

Damn those fucking manipulators, just who the fuck is buying so much gold in a thinly traded market ???

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

off topic

Probe: DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports as he sought top job

The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general, according to a new report from a Senate oversight panel.

Charles K. Edwards, who served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013, routinely shared drinks and dinner with department leaders and gave them inside information about the timing and findings of investigations, according to the report from an oversight panel of the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee.

A year-long bipartisan investigation by the panel also found that Edwards improperly relied on the advice of top political advisers to then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and acquiesced to their suggestions about the wording and timing of three separate reports.

The Washington Post obtained an advance copy of the Senate document, which will be released to the public Thursday.

Edwards’s actions occurred while he was seeking President Obama’s nomination to be the permanent inspector general overseeing DHS, the third-largest government agency, with a $39 billion budget and more than 225,000 employees.


Anyone who thinks these problems will be fixed from the inside and just put the other guy/team in and they will make it all better needs to have their heads fixed. Unless you first cut the puppet master's strings nothing changes.

Smaller government attached to puppet strings is still a controlled puppet....

Dr. Engali's picture

Gold up in the face of global conflict? Who in their right mind would want such a barbaric relic?

Hindenburg...Oh Man's picture

This shit is getting real.

Flux's picture

Sigh ...

You are all so gullible.

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

you've added quite a bit to the conversation today!


F.A. Hayek's picture

3 months as a member before starting to post must be the goal of the troll handlers so their minions can have a little 'street cred'.

Longarm's picture

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun 'n' games
We got everything you want, honey we know the names
We are the people that you find, whatever you may need
If you got the money, honey we got your disease

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your kn-kn-knees, knees
I'm wanna watch you bleed..........

Fast Twitch's picture

Was that just a financial warfare shot across our bow...?