High Yield Hedge Capitulation, Risk-Appetite Back, Or Just More Illqiuidity?

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:19 | 1806366 Mike2756
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Very good, wondered what was up with hyg today.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:22 | 1806373 wombats
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Looks like Greece is such an irresistable bargain.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:23 | 1806375 howswave5workin...
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Nice to see something that attempts fundamental analysis rather than convoluted, sensationalist noise on this website. So here is the dilemma. The majority of market analysts will say that high yield represents very good value. Due to their sins of 10 years ago the majority of non finacials have kept very healthy leverage and cash flow profiles. Now we have a growth, austerity, tax, problem to pay for the consumer/bank/govt spending bubble. so what happens next? Well people buy high yielding debt.why? Well if you assume 1930's default rates and low recovery rates you still make a retun in excess of risk free. Not bad if growth is rubbish right? I hope 1930s is sensationalist enough for the readers. Now here is the riddle. Can you identify a period in modern market history where high yield spreads have tightened and equities have not rallied? I don't think you will. And that is th problem. Away from banks and government cash flows are good and when credit tightens you will see what happens to NPV when the discount rate falls. Good luck.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:35 | 1806393 Mike2756
Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:55 | 1806451 Melin
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Now here is the riddle: Does the gratuitous snark add or detract from your comment?

Answer: -1

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:32 | 1806390 buzzsaw99
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I'd flush my $ down the toilet rather than lend it to CIT or John Thain.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:55 | 1806441 HD
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It would end up in the same place...washed away on a river of shit.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:36 | 1806397 long-shorty
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sold all of our jnk and hyg today.

very high conviction short in PHK.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:44 | 1806415 Mike2756
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Don't think it will get pulled to the 200 day?

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:51 | 1806439 long-shorty
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Two ways to interpret this powerful rally in equity and HY. Either the beginning of a great blast-off in risk assets (e.g. 1982), or else a brutal, enthusiastic short, sharp short-covering rally. I find myself agreeing with Katie Stockton of MKM that there are a lot of chart similarities to 2008 here, and that worries me. Normally there is a lot of trend persistence in HY funds, so you wouldn't want to be fading a powerful move like this, but today's move was so large to the upside that I think this may mark an important top. The nice thing is, if I'm wrong and there is follow through, I'll know within a matter of a couple of days that I am wrong.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:56 | 1806454 Mike2756
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Thank you, i did go after some hyg puts today didn't quite catch the top. I see what you mean about trend followers, this thing has been trading goofy since july. Here we are back at the old highs in 3 weeks time.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:10 | 1806493 vamoose1
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young man   tyler   stop  humiliating yourself,  yes,      you   got run  out of the industry   for   misconduct,   now you   will get   run off the web  for   witlessness.


    Your   horseshit   dow  is   going into  the 20s, your   numerator   visits the sewer,   grow   up  and think.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:37 | 1806399 msmith
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The EURUSD is likely an indicator for a potential top that is near for equities.   Another final push higher could put in a top?  http://bit.ly/s9rYU1
Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:39 | 1806405 howswave5workin...
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What does that comment have to do with the article? It's just hysterical noise you overheard in some blog that sounds cool? We are discussing fundamental non finance sector cash flows. The real world. Is there some auto generation monte carlo buzzword machine on this blog? That throws out these comments?

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:49 | 1806432 Stoploss
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Well please excuse the fuck out of us for daring to post on YOUR thread.  

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:40 | 1806408 howswave5workin...
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This is in reference to 19:32 comment

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:47 | 1806426 buzzsaw99
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You don't know how to work the "reply" button yet you would presume to lecture me on the relevance of my comment? LMAO!

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:44 | 1806417 howswave5workin...
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Greece represents same value as Mexico in 1994, argentina in 2001, Thailand in 1998, Russia in 1997. 75%,at least from peak, with "default" en route.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:46 | 1806422 Stoploss
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Don't forget 2's 5's 7's auctions tomorrow, wed, thur. I doubt a euro fix by wednesday anyway, but never fear, another auction is here! Funny, they have to have something every single day now to prop the pig up. Today was...   Mergerrrrrrr Mondayyyyyy! (In your favorite monster jam track voice) 2 Yearrrr Tuesday!!!  Nothing happens Friday anyway execpt: Melt up Fridayyyy!!  

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:22 | 1806525 Everybodys All ...
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Watching the financial networks coverage of the markets more often than not give you the feeling you are watching theater. Two bit actors orchestrating the whole show for public consumption. At some point the media will pay a huge price for their part in this financial debaucle.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:49 | 1806433 howswave5workin...
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Us housing mkt? Look at xhb.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:49 | 1806434 howswave5workin...
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Us housing mkt? Look at xhb.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:59 | 1806461 jm
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Good post, just talking a bit of shop here. 

HY bonds have indeed been bought, though its tough to find a client, friend, colleague who has been aggressive buyers at the single-name level.

If you are looking for books built with $50M blocks, you aren't going to find it much of anywhere.  The game has changed.  You can't even find a $10M bid anymore.  You can't unwind big blocks without seeing your MTM profit vaporize.

Also, there are a ton of hedges people overlay on credit that have high beta content and are just plain vanilla.  And this works, so I'm not sure that you can attribute all of this move to a hedge unwinds/short squeeze in HYG.  Retail flows can move an ETF, so maybe retail picked up some yield.




Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:12 | 1806498 Mike2756
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Was it capitulation day? Very high volume.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:15 | 1806510 jm
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Look at the "ECB put".  Every morning they stick save Italian bonds, and it feeds risk.  The Fed can just sit back and watch.   

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:15 | 1806509 ZeroPower
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Yes, good addition. Haven't seen real size going through SovX or XOver even though 10mm clips used to go off without so much as a second glance at where the market was after the hit.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:33 | 1806759 Reese Bobby
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The Street has no inventory, there has been little new issuance, foreign capital has fled to U.S. credit, QE3 trial balloons scared all shorts AND high yield investors are about as smart as the cast of Jersey Shore.

This article is correct as the junkiest high yield bonds are still 20% off July levels but moving up.  Thanks for a great post.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:06 | 1806487 chump666
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Credit markets get tighter thus equities rallying.  The hedge will flood back into long dated bonds, once equities start to trade above the Aug 3 resistance (S&P 1245).  We are now are in over-bought markets and I can't see fund managers/portfolio players running this long over early August resistance, they will have to find support only on high volume markets, which is not happening.

The short hedges will start once the markets tops out, which it is now. My guess is that Asia will sell first, that's the weak sign, then into European/markets.  We could rally into end Oct, with selling into Nov.  This market won't make new highs

It's all news though and we hang on every headline.  And Zero Hedge is doing a stella job.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:16 | 1806511 ZeroPower
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Kudos to whoever writes this (daily?) piece, one of my favs here.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:48 | 1806602 Snakeeyes
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Inflation is the invisible dragon hidden by The Fed:

Here is my interview  CNBC after Rick Santelli:




The charts are here: http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 00:51 | 1807144 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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They were listening but you were not telling them what they wanted to hear. I heard you.


freedom x


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:05 | 1806662 broke433
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Nikkei is looking ugly

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 22:41 | 1806907 chump666
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Aust market has turned neg.


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:33 | 1806758 mszh
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"but the absolute inversion of the shares outstanding/redemption relative to the share price movement makes little sense"

Very much possible that new ETF units were created to satisfy the need to borrow. Safer to borrow that way than to do so out at multiple brokers on the street. Outstanding number of ETFs has a lot to do with arbitrage vs its underlying than the price.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 04:35 | 1807330 abugarance
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So +1% or +2% on the S&P today?

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