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Bond Bears Barf, COIN Carnage Continues As Dollar Dumps, Crypto Jumps

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 - 04:00 PM

Before we get to the real bloodbath (for bond bears), COIN was a shitshow again (down over $100 from its highs yesterday)...

Will Cathie be buying the dip again?

Big-tech stocks surged, continuing to outperform small caps. Dow and S&P made new record highs...

The cash open saw a panic puke in Small Caps while everything else was bid... so bid in fact that the TICK surged to two-week highs (after last night's puke)...

Source: Bloomberg

Banks were mixed on their second day of earnings...

Source: Bloomberg

Value underperformed Growth as the reflation trade unwinds along with bond shorts...

Source: Bloomberg

But today's big story was the bloodbath for bond bears. Long-end yields crashed 10bps or so, the belly down 5bps...

Source: Bloomberg

It appears the global macro funds and CTAs were 'stuffed'...

Today was the biggest yield drop since 2/26/21 and 2nd biggest since 11/12/20 and this was the biggest 3-day drop in 10Y TSY yields since June...

Source: Bloomberg

The NOB Spread seemed to signal something was coming...

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar also signaled trouble ahead for bond bears as it has tumbled since the start of Q2...

Source: Bloomberg

The question is - with the Dollar at what looks like key support, will it bounce or break?

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos were more mixed. Bitcoin managed modest gains, erasing COIN losses...

Source: Bloomberg

But Ether was well bid back to new record highs near $2500...

Source: Bloomberg

As ETH continues to outperform BTC...

Source: Bloomberg

Gold extended the recent gains, above $1760 and near two-month highs...

WTI also extended gains, closing back above $63...

 

 

 

Finally, we note that this is the longest streak of 'extreme' overbought readings for the S&P 500 since January 2018.

Source: Bespoke

And smaller U.S. companies are weaker relative to larger peers than they have been in more than a quarter century. This conclusion is based on a comparison made by Strategas Research Partners LLC in a Twitter post Tuesday. Strategas cited the percentage of stocks in the Russell 2000 and S&P 500 indexes which exceeded their 50-day moving average, a gauge of price trends.

Source: Bloomberg

Just 50.7% of the Russell 2000’s components were above the average as of Tuesday’s close, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The index trailed the S&P 500 by 40.2 percentage points, the most since the figures began in 1995.

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