Deal On, Risk Off

The great deal ever... is done-ish. And the market's reaction was...

Stocks gave back some of their gains from yesterday, selling on the news today...

But yuan collapsed, erasing all the gains...

Source: Bloomberg

And Treasury yields plunged, erasing all the losses from yesterday...

Source: Bloomberg

And despite the headlines of massive Ag purchases, Ag prices sold on the news too...

Source: Bloomberg

VIX was total chaos... spiking early above 14 and then getting monkeyhammered back to a 12 handle in the last hour...

Source: Bloomberg

So what did all this "phase one" trade-deal complete malarkey achieve? Stocks are up 8%; bonds, the dollar, and gold are down 2%...

Source: Bloomberg

On the week, Nasdaq outperformed and Small Caps lagged, barely holding gains...

S&P was glued back to VWAP for much of the afternoon after selling off on the 'news' of the deal...

Credit notably decoupled from equity protection today...

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields tumbled today, ending the week 1-2bps lower...

Source: Bloomberg

The Dollar fell for the 2nd week in a row, testing down to 5-month lows before a huge rebound back to unchanged today...

Source: Bloomberg

Cable rallied for the 3rd week in a row to its highest since May 2018... spiking overnight but fading back during the day

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos bounced back a little late in the week but only Bitcoin Cash ended barely green...

Source: Bloomberg

Commodities are broadly higher on the week, buoyed by the trade deal and a weaker dollar...

Source: Bloomberg

Copper, oddly, tumbled on the day as the deal was completed... after breaking out during the early part of the week...

Gold ended the week at pre-payrolls levels...

So did Silver...

Finally, you are here...

And US economic data is at its most disappointing in over 3 months...

Source: Bloomberg

Trade accordingly!