Deja Deja Deja Etc. As S&P 500 Closes Below 50DMA First Time Since November

Tyler Durden's picture

It happened again. Just like the last five days in a row - post-Europe close euphoria gives way to oops-Europe-will-open-tomorrow-reality dysphoria. The S&P 500 e-mini futures (ES) closed below their 50DMA for the first since November today as it has dropped 7 of the last 9 days. Financials were a disaster (-2%) as the reality of a levered bet on the Bernanke Put and economic growth are unwound on a total and utter lack of trust (back below 100DMA again) and as we noted BofA is starting to converge back with its peers (and broadly financial stocks with their CDS). With JPM back below $36 and its 200DMA and AAPL testing its pre-earnings lows, markets are hotting up and Treasuries were bid all the way to the close with the long-end down 6-7bps today alone (10Y with a 1.77% handle). IG and HY credit underperformed stocks on the day as the JPM overhang continues to pressure the indices - though the skew is collapsing fast. VIX jumped to its highest close in 4 months at 21.87%. IG9 10Y jumped over 8bps more today to 147bps mid, now 30bps from its 5/1 swing low spead. The USD rose further and EURUSD dropped back below 1.29 for the first time in 4 months but perhaps AUD losing pairty with the USD was the bigger news - back to 5 month lows.

ES rips and dips for the sixth day in a row...

and closes below its 50DMA (light blue) for the first time since November...

the red rectangle is the shift last year that drive the Fed and ECB to print.

Financials dropped their most in a month with BofA starting to converge back to reality and Morgan Stanley dropping fast.

JPM lost its 200DMA and closed under $36 for th first since mid January as we note that IG9 10Y widened another 8bps or so (as wide as 149bps offered) and just as we warned HY18 is getting dragged into the fray trading under $94 as IG18 is now +12bps from Thursday's close at 114.5bps! HYG has also collapsed under this realization - as it was a cheap liquid hedge...

And Treasury yields drop back to 7 month lows and a spectacularly awful 1.77 handle!


Chart: Bloomberg

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PaperBear's picture

Surely that's the prompt for hitting the PRINT button.

xela2200's picture

Sure it is starting to look like the deflation spyral rearing its ugly head.

smlbizman's picture

but, but, groupon .........

xela2200's picture

You should be fine. We can make up all the production shortfall from FaceBook. Thumbs Up.

I am not winning, but I am sure getting an education.


This is , like , deja poo poo. All over again, into a big fan. Reminds me of a book I read a long time ago. Brown Spots On Wall. By : Woo Flung Pu.

akak's picture

I think that book was the prequel to the one that we have been getting in serialized fashion here on ZeroHedge lately: "Brown Piles on the Roadside:
How Chinese Citizenism Gave Me the Runs", by An Un An Us.

barliman's picture


Uhmmmmmm, no

Papa Ben will be keeping his powder dry for when the REAL trouble starts. This is just drums sounding at a distance.

There is no point in the Fed or ECB doing anything until Greece, Germany and China show their hands. Everyone else (France, Spain, etc) are just spectators at the rail.

So far, no one has gone "All In" even though Greece is the short stack and has nothing to lose by doing so.


BLOTTO's picture






Bastiat009's picture

ok, stocks are crashing which is just a little surprising since they went up for no reason.

But still nothing on the gold crash (which accelerates further every day) and the 10Y bond rally (in the US and in Germany).

pods's picture

I prefer to not call it a gold crash but:

"Come to papa!"

Bastiat009's picture

Half-full, half-empty ... for now it's emptying.

navy62802's picture

... aka "back up the truck" aka "buying opportunity"

LawsofPhysics's picture

temporary dollar strength, duh.

Bastiat009's picture

temporary? the euro will rebound? ... or die

CrashisOptimistic's picture

Sportsfans, open your eyes.

There is no growth.  The illusion of growth this past winter that drove the markets was worldwide record warm weather that departed from all seasonal adjustments that are history based.

If you get record setting warmth, historical adjustments are going to fail.

Now we return to normality and presto, the data erodes.

No growth is deflation.  There isn't enough oil coming out of the ground fast enough to have growth and that's that.  Nothing can be done about this.

Deflation is the compelling reality of 1.77% 10 year paper.  If you hold it all the way to -2%, you'll make a lot of money.

akak's picture


But still nothing on the gold crash (which accelerates further every day) and the 10Y bond rally (in the US and in Germany).

The water recedes before every tsunami.

Have fun gathering up (paper) fishes in the (very) temporary shallow water.

akak's picture

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ThirdWorldDude's picture

Too early for tsunamis. Wait for the biggie... you'll feel that M 9.5 as both Wall St. & The Square Mile will shake simultaneously.

junkyardjack's picture

When gold crashes you're supposed to buy more, average out those losses. Don't sell

smb12321's picture

  I've said it over and over to all those screming prophecies about the will be the last fiat currency standing at the end.  There is too much inertia, too much history, too much institutional international use for the dollar to fade into nothing.  Paradoxically, i see the dollar strengthening during the rush to leave the yen and the Euro.  Of course it is doomed but it's all in the timing. An inevitability is not necessarily predictable.

I have gone 75% cash and doubled my puts.  Anyone trading without hedging with puts or sold calls is nuts.

Biggvs's picture

Yes I believe the close was below the 100-day rather than the 50-day. Even VWAP was below the 100-day.

Danks18's picture

That threw me off too.  It must be the 100 Day he meant.

Great that Seekling Alpha fact checks:

JailBank's picture

Ctrl P quick! The election depends on it.

nobusiness's picture

The powers will not let this down trend stand for much longer.  Central planning panic will happen soon and this time I am jumping on the band wagon even though it will only last a few hours mybe days.

ZeroPower's picture

EURUSD short looks good till 12650 for anyone playing that. That should also coincide with stocks reaching their drastic 1300 or so SPX moment until further bullish rhetoric from the central banks come out signalling further easings.

CrashisOptimistic's picture


The S&P opened the year at 1257.  When we get to 1257 it will mean nothing has happened.

As for easing, the Fed won't risk its independence.  They won't move til after the election, and at that point the debt ceiling and overall fiscal cliff looming 1 Jan could be an obstacle.

The Fed has no reason to ease.  Easing so far hasn't worked.  Besides which, they ease to hold rates down.  At 1.77% on the 10 year, it needs no help.

fonzannoon's picture

The fed has every reason to ease. If CNBS is screaming for retail to get in for months now what will they have to do when we are down 25% for the year in July? That money will never ever come back and whatever is there now will be gone too. The game will be over.

I don't think their independence will be in question either because a few more weeks like this and everyone (almost) will be begging and pleading for them to get involved. They will be blamed if they don't.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

But why?  Bond yields are falling and that's the reason the Fed buys bonds, to drive the price up and the yield down.

They are already getting that.

ffart's picture

I think another problem they have to deal with may be their real owners, e.g. the shadow government criminal banking cartel known as Wall Street is fundamentally insolvent and their business model is unsustainable unless prices are asset prices are steadily rising. 

fonzannoon's picture

I hear you but they want it all. Yields low but the market has to maintain the illusion that the economy is recovering. Take away people's sense of wealth and they stop spending.

Conman's picture

PPT blew their load way too early today. Wheres Brian Sack when you need him?

Debtless's picture

Looks like its time for some new algos.

Paul Atreides's picture

Gold looks sick better pile into US/DE Treasuries quickly I'll be safe there.

/sarc off

xela2200's picture

Place your bets and hold your balls. Thanks to all those wonderful politicians and bankers that have made this moment possible. I am SURE everything will be fine at the end.

/sarc on

Mark123's picture

I think most people still in the gold market hold their investment as insurance.  I will buy physical if the price goes down much more - my sense is there will be debt deflation followed by really desperate money printing (Gold down....then wayyyyyyyyy up).  Depends on your investing time line.

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Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)


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Conman's picture

Yay Groupon has come to save us! What was the short interest on this POS, that some huge short suqeeeze. really on a 1cent beat? ! lol!

resurger's picture

lol The market will rally on Groupon

+2% Greenshoots tomorrow


Conman's picture

Really up 18% on the day session before release, nooo not insider trading, Couldnt be that someone got the info in advance. Stocks just squeeze liek this normally. Nothign to see here move along.

walküre's picture

Riding the wave until FB IPO.

After that comes the crash

Mark123's picture

The company reported a first-quarter loss of 2 cents a share, or $11.7 million, on sales of $559.3 million. (expectations were for a 4 cent loss).


Gee....a swing of $11 million bottom line on revenue of $560 million.  Eutopia!!!!


If there is an accountant who could not come up with some estimates/accruals to achieve that I would be shocked.