Stocks Dump Into Close After Help From Oil And Bonds All Day

Tyler Durden's picture

Early weakness in Treasuries (rising yields) and an acceleration in WTI prices back over $80 provided the 'contextual' support for an almost perfect 38.2% retracement bounce in S&P 500 e-mini futures today. Key support/resistance at the 1330 level was restested on dismal volume with a late-day surge but average trade size and activity picked up rather notably into the bell and ES cracked back almost 7 points to a 'mysterious' VWAP close. HYG outperformed today (as did VXX - and implicitly VIX which closed around 18% dropping 2 vols) but it appeared medium-term that equities were reverting to HYG's less sanguine view of the last month rather than HYG really leading. Financials were strong performers but all of those gains were at the open with XLF (and JPM which was unable to break VWAP in the afternoon) unch from 930ET and MS/GS/BAC/C all down 0.7% to 1.6% from the open (with a late day give back). Gold, Silver, and Copper are pretty much unchanged from the 4pmET close levels of yesterday while WTI is up over 2% closing back above $80. The long-bond underperformed +7bps on the day but outperformed on the week (as the 7Y and 10Y underperformed on the week) and provided the support for equity's levitation but this seemed as much QE-hope unwind as any implicit weakness. FX markets were dead with slight strength in AUD and EUR and weakness in JPY as USD basically trod water +0.8% on the week.

S&P 500 e-mini futures perfectly hit the Fibonacci 38.2% retracement and sold back off (and although the chart doesn't show it, ES drifted all the way back to the light blue line which is VWAP)...

And while HYG outperformed (red) over the last two days, on a longer-term scale, it appears equities (green) have merely retraced back to a QE-hope-less level (and we note that HYG is now back at fair with it intrinsics - lower pane)...


as WTI was the big performer on the day but Silver and Oil were weak on the week...

which given the USD only gained 0.8% (and dead today) is quite notable...

and while 30Y underperformed today, it remains the modest winner on the week (though the entire Treasury complex is higher in yield on the week)...

and as is clear from CONTEXT (our prxy for risk assets) the push in yields and Oil provided the impetus for stocks to rise but once they reached their convergence, equities tumbled and reverted rapidly to VWAP into the close - a dismal end to a hopeful day...

Charts: Bloomberg and Capital Context

Bonus Chart: ES dumped rapidly to VWAP in the after-hours session...

and JPM Intraday was unable to break its VWAP all afternoon suggesting plenty of selling pressure from pros...

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LawsofPhysics's picture

If you are trading, don't complain about the volitility, it is a good thing.  Next week should be fun.  Must....  keep....  energy... and ..... commodities...   down....  for....  the... independence.... day.....   traveling....    and .... election....

MuppetMaster's picture

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Come see what I'm doing. See what I'm seeing.

Cdad's picture

Good grief!  Lots of funky shit going on AH today...roll ups...HFT flash dashes [TGT]...flash crashes [XOM]...etc etc

What a complete joke of a market.  How is it that M. Shapiro of the SEC cannot see this crap, huh? Is she blind or mentally retarded? 

It is obviously martini time...

LawsofPhysics's picture

Both.  A lot of "getting" while the getting is good.  I still see/have a lot of cash on/going to the sidelines.  Need to take July off, don't cha know.

LongSoupLine's picture

She's neither blind nor retarded...she's corrupt.

Cdad's picture

Total horse fixing going on with XOM...just check that magic AH volume there. Nice dark pool action.  Yeah...just transact at any price you like...go ahead...buck spreads...hey, go for a three dollar spread already!  

Thank you fucking dick head Duncan Niederauer for these completely fucked up markets.  Really appreciate that none of you cock blocks at the exchanges have the slightest clue where or why anything on your markets are transacting at any given moment.  Fucking SUPER!  That'll build average Joe's confidence back up, and surely will lead us back to capital formation...SURE!  

Hey, I about futures on....High Frequency Trading, ticker symbol HFuckingT? three or four layers of derivatives on top of an inverse HFuckingT ETF, too!  Fuck yeah! 

Hey M. Shapiro...GET A FUCKING CLUE ALREADY!  Stop taking payoffs from GETCO and do your job!

geewhiz190's picture

the last 5 minutes of trading before 4 and the 5-10 minutes after 4 looked so phonied up. closing prices changed more than i have seen in recent memory...tres bizarre

surf0766's picture

It's the communists fault.

RobotTrader's picture

What's up with the banks and retailers?


"Worst of the Worst" like Regions Bank still pinned at the highs.

California Stalwarts like Wells Fargo barely off the highs

New 52-week highs for Whole Foods, WTF???

Shopping mall REITS still pinned near the highs, as if nothing was wrong in the world.

Cult growth names like ULTA Salons still pinned at record highs


LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, but what will happen next week?

Comay Mierda's picture

take a look at the declining volume going into the recent highs

stay long on those for a couple weeks and tell me how it works out for you

cosmictrainwreck's picture

Robob doesn't do future...only rear-view mirror; that's why he/she is always RIGHT

Rainman's picture

Central planning believes the best time to pull a ramp job is when they need to make a gazillion bank downgrades look bullish. Very clever, actually.

fuu's picture

So on Friday you let your hair down, take the bra off, and slip out of character?

BlueStreet's picture

VIX is a mystery.  Seems really cheap at 18.  Anyone selling today is likely going to regret. 

rsnoble's picture

Awesome volume today, back to the same ole same ole. Now we have 48hrs to see what kind of idiotic horseshit the elite can come up with to spew forth from their shitholes located on their faces next week. They probably pray for the bell on friday. Pray to satan that is.

robertocarlos's picture

It's a tug of war.

fuu's picture

Like Merkel's thighs on Ben's ears.

robertocarlos's picture

If you don't let go in a tug of war when your team finally gives up, you can have your arms ripped off.

q99x2's picture

BTD while there is still some dip in it. When WWIII hits next week it is off to the moon.

localpacific's picture

Glad they mentioned the VIX in this great article by ZH there is Plenty of volatility, little progress however

The Axe's picture

The volume stinks worse then Mary S. twat