2s10s

2s10s

WTF Chart Of The Day: Yield Curve Collapses To 9-Month Lows As Stocks Hit Record Highs

With yields plunging to 2017 lows, the Treasury curve has collapsed with 2s30s at its flattest since early September (and 2s10s at its flattest since early October). This, as Gary Cohn noted, reflects bond investors' poor outlooks for longer-term growth... which, with equity markets at record highs, is entirely missing from stock investors' minds.

May Payrolls Preview: The Tiebreaker

After a poor March jobs report, followed by an April scorcher, the May payrolls report due at 8:30am on Friday will be the tiebreaker, not only for the current state of the economy where both soft and hard data have been deteriorating in recent weeks, but perhaps also for the June rate hike decision, which as the Fed noted in its May FOMC minutes, may not take place without "evidence" that the recent "transitory weakness" in the economy is over.

RBC: "The Entire World Is Long Tech, Short Energy, And Now It Gets Interesting"

"Everybody in the equities-universe it seems is aware of this dynamic, and fundamental folks are increasingly nervous about the potential for a reversal in mega ‘pain trade’ style—because it seems the entire world is ‘LONG TECH AGAINST SHORT ENERGY’…people are ready to pounce on this trade."

Global Rally Fizzles After "OPEC Shock" In "Slow Risk-Off Session"

S&P futures were fractionally lower from yesterday's record high as European stocks declined and Asian stocks were mixed, pressured by yesterday's 5% plunge in crude after OPEC unexpectedly "failed to surprise" markets, and announced the bare minimum supply cut extension that was expected by oil traders, who in turn puked long positions.

As Breakevens Plummet, The Narrative Has Reset

Interest rates are again being allowed to move per market forces--at least in the US—and as rates volatility suppression became the calling card of the QE era, interest rates as the ‘vol trigger’ mechanism within modern market structure / asset management is slowly being reset.

BofA Sees "Head And Shoulders" Everywhere It Looks

Many US dollar and euro crosses, US rates, US 2s10s and US 10y TIPS have just formed or are developing a head and shoulders reversal pattern. The breadth of these patterns suggests the January correction of the 4Q16 trends will continue in 1Q17.

Yen Tumbles After BOJ Boosts Bond Buying

Moments ago, the BOJ decided to avoid any "doubts about its stance" and when it announced the quantities for today's POMO operations, it did not disappoint because whereas it previously bought "only" 410bn yen in the 5-10 year zone, today it increased the amount by 10%, to 450bn, effectively increasing the amount of debt the central bank is monetizing on the long end of the belly.

RBC: "Commence Pain Trade"

Commence 'pain trade.' Expect there to be significant buy-side performance pain today with regards to the below key “long USD”-linked “US reflation” trades (as quoted above) seeing real capitulatory / unwind flows.

Here Are The "Costanza Trades" Of 2017

Ask yourself; what are the trades that make complete sense and all your instincts say are right, and then do the opposite.  Basically what you end up constructing is an out of consensus portfolio and we all know how consensus trades work out in this market.