Hindenburg Omen Sighted As Stocks Suffer First Weekly Loss In 2 Months

Tyler Durden's picture

Credit markets to stocks this week...

 

Before we start - let's celebrate. As @BespokeInvest notes, we're making history today: first 12 month period in the history of the S&P 500 without a 3% drawdown. The VIX is also the lowest on record using a rolling 12 month average.

 

All major indices ended the week red. This is the Dow & S&P's first weekly loss in the last 9 weeks. Trannies were worst (worst weekly loss since July). Small Caps worst week since August.

 

This was VIX's biggest weekly rise in 3 months...

 

Russell 2000 VIX actually ended slightly lower with S&P VIX the biggest riser on the week...

 

Financials (green) were the week's worst performing sector, Utes (blue) and Retailers (black) outperformed...

 

On the week when the goivernment unveiled its tax plan, high tax stocks underperformed...

 

Bonds and Stocks fell on the week for the first time since June...

 

Which coincided with the worst drop in Ruisk-Parity funds since June...

 

All of which happens as a cluster of Hindebnburg Omens strikes...

 

Breadth in stocks remains weak...

HYG (High Yield Bond prices) tumbled most in 3 months...

 

High Yield continues to diverge from stocks...

 

VIX remains suppressed...

 

Treasuries sold off quite hard today - notable along with the equity weakness, suggesting Risk Parity problems - as the long-end underperformed, swinging the curve steeper...

 

The yield curve ended the week very marginally steeper after a v-shaped bounce midweek...

 

The Dollar Index fell for the first week in the last 4...

 

 

Crude was up for the 5th week in a row, copper lagged...

 

Gold and Bitcoin tumbled on the day...

 

One reason for the drop in Bitcoin is perhaps some wealth transfer from crypto to cash spending for Singles Day...

 

 

Gold was hit hard today a $4billion notional dump but remains higher on the week post-Saudi-chaos...

 

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Emergency Ward's picture

"...It's burst into flames! Get this, Charlie; get this, Charlie! It's fire... and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames and the... and it's falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is terrible; this is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world. Oh it's... [unintelligible] its flames... Crashing, oh! Four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's in flames now; and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity! And all the passengers screaming around here. I told you; it – I can't even talk to people, their friends are on there! Ah! It's... it... it's a... ah! I... I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen..."

-- Herbert Morrison, 1937, from Hindenburg disaster radio transcript.

williambanzai7's picture

Oh my, not this again...

skunzie's picture

And just how many times have we heard about Hindenberg omens that have not come to pass?  Methinks a few too many!

 

Fundies's picture

OOhhhhhh. .......the humanity !!!!!!!

GETrDun's picture

I thought a tax cut was a reduction in taxes taken from me.

Apparently a tax cut is the cut of a deduction.

Proofreder's picture

Tax cut is like a knife cut

little ones just hurt, big ones bleed.

Some may even be killed.

TabakLover's picture

Thanks  alot ZH.  You or Gartman....I can't tell whose worse.  S P 500 up 30 Monday.