• Capitalist Exploits
    09/20/2014 - 11:12
    There is no perfect system or place on our blue planet, so spare me your pious lectures about poverty in the 3rd world until, say, you've fixed your own f***ing Detroit!

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Jackie DeAngelis Blows





I was originally going to title this post "Jackie DeAngelis Must Die", but I thought she might take it the wrong way.

 
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S&P Hits All-Time Record High As Russell "Death Cross" Looms





For the first time since July 2011's plunge, and with almost half its components already in bear market, the Russell 2000 looks set to experience a 'death cross' in the next few days (50-day moving average crossing below the 200-day). But don't look at that - the S&P 500 and Dow hit new record highs (despite market internals slumping) today ahead of the BABA IPO to keep the dream alive just a little longer ahead of tomorrow's quad-witching malarkey. Today's action was dominated by dismal housing data (demolishing yesterday's exuberance in homebuilders), Poroshenko's "Ukraine invasion" headlines, and hopes ahead of BABA and Scottish votes. USD down on the day, commodities down, bonds unch, stocks... UP.

 
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Kohl's And The Rest Of The Retailers Are In Deep Trouble





When you see the headlines touting strong retail sales, you need to consider what you are actually seeing in the real world. RadioShack will be filing for bankruptcy within months. Wet Seal will follow. Sears is about two years from a bankruptcy filing. JC Penney’s turnaround is a sham. They continue to lose hundreds of millions every quarter and will be filing for bankruptcy within the next couple years. Target and Wal-Mart continue to post awful sales results and have stopped expanding. And as you drive around in your leased BMW, you see more Space Available signs than operating outlets in every strip center in America.

 
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iClock Runs Out On S&P 2000





With Bono's words still hanging in the air, the market's response to Apple's unveiling is simple: "we still haven't found what we're looking for." Some argue the weakness is AAPL-related, others point to AUDJPY fun-durr-mentals, but the bottom-line is the Fed hinted at more hawkishness, short-term bonds are weakening (long-end rally with notable flattening), VIX is rising and inverted (to 1-mo highs), and HY credit is getting ugly once again as it seems stocks are indeed catching on to the fact that the Fed will really be removing the punchbowl... S&P fell to 3-week lows as AUD collapsed (but EUR strength sent the USD lower on the day) and lost the crucial 2,000 level by the most since it was first breached.

 
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The Death Of A Rally?





Two words - "waning participation"...

 
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Deutsche's David Bianco "Forecasts" The S&P (In One Simple Chart)





While not exactly a "bear", Deutsche Bank's David Bianco - until this weekend - had the lowest S&P 500 target for 2014 year-end at 1,850. That's all changed now...

 
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No Country For White Men





Thanks to yesterday's dismal jobs data, we now know that there has never been a lower percentage of white men over 20 working in America...

 
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"Printed" Money For Nothing





Remember, it's for Main Street...

 
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US Dollar Up - Everything Else Down (Except Trannies)





Draghi did it (or didn't), blame him... From record intraday highs (on vapid volume) to 5-day lows in the S&P 500 as Mario Draghi cut rates even negative-er and promised to do more QEing. EURUSD collapsed over 2 big figures to 14-month lows below 1.2950. The implicit USD strength sparked selling in everything else. Treasuries pushed notably higher in yield (30Y +13bps on the week, 5Y +8bps) and held their yield highs as stocks started to collapse after Europe closed. The standard late-day machine-driven VWAP ramp lifted stocks off the lows, but S&P 2,000 remained elusive. Gold, silver, and oil all pushed lower as USD jerked higher. High-yield spreads jumped most in 6 weeks to 3-week wides and provided a warning to stocks all day. Bottom line - USD up, everything else down... (except Trannies).

 
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AAPL's Worst Dump In 7 Months Sparks Nasdaq Slump





Treasuries closed practically unchanged today after yields spiked higher on 'ceasefire' news then rallied lower all day long (30Y -2bps 2Y unch). Credit markets surged tighter on the news then collapsed wider to the lows of the week by the close (diverging from stocks). The USDollar slipped lower on the day, led by EUR strength. Gold ($1,270) and silver limped higher all day but WTI crude took off, gaining back all the flush losses from yesterday (above $95). In stock-land, the cease-fire sparked exuberance to new record-highs. That strength began to fade as soon as the US opened with notable selling in the holiest-of-holies - AAPL. This wesighed on Nasdaq heavily (to red on the week) and Russell high-beta stocks tumbled. Despite the standard late-day VWAP ramp, stocks were unable to recover as USDJPY was no help after breaking back below 105.00 and ended with the worst day in 5 weeks. And finally, of course, the S&P 500 closed with a 2,000 handle - so crucial to maintain the dream.

 
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The Most Hated Rally Ever?





It appears not...

 
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3 WTF Charts





Something doesn't add up...

 
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CNBC Viewership Drops To Lowest Since 1997, Cramer Has Worst Month Ever





According to the latest Nielsen Media Research data, in the second quarter of 2014, CNBC viewership for all viewers just dropped to 162,000 - a new (and depressing for Comcast) low, on par with CNBC's viewership from Q2 of 1997! Where things get funny is when one looks at the ratings of that consummate entertainer, that self-appointed "voice of the people", Jim Cramer. Sadly for Cramer, the people are now gone. Because also according to Nielsen Jim Cramer's Mad Money show just had its lowest ever rated month in the 25-54 demo, and is about to have its second lowest rated month ever across total viewers.

 
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Precious Metals Have Best Week In 4 Months As VIX Plunges To Cycle Lows





Fear - or no fear. VIX was monkey-hammered to fresh cycle lows at 10.34 today (still double-digits for now) and OPEX lifted US equity markets (Dow Industrials, Transports, and S&P) to new record highs. Notably European peripheral bond spreads jumped higher (worsened) by their most in 15 months this week. "Most shorted" stocks rose a massive 4.6% this week (surging this afternoon) - the biggest squeeze in 14 months. The USD lost ground (-0.4% on the week) led by EUR strength as JPY closed unch (hardly supportive of the 2% gain in the high-beta honeys this week). Treasuries were nothing like as exuberant as stocks this week (30Y +3bps, 5Y unch) having traded in a 10-11bps range all week. The ubiquitous late-day VIX slam forced stocks to all-time highs. Precious metals had their best week in 4 months closing above $1300 (gold) and $20 (silver) back at 2 and 3 month highs respectively and pushing gold above the S&P year-to-date.

 
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