Stocks Pump'n'Dump As Stimulus Hopes (& The Dollar) Slump

The Dollar tumbled intraday, ending the 4-day win streak and biggest surge since March...

Source: Bloomberg

Stocks hit session highs on speculation that talks about a new round of economic stimulus will resume amid growing concern over a resurgence in coronavirus cases around the world. Then reversed on reports that "no talks" were scheduled between Mnuchin and Pelosi. A record daily surge in COVID cases in France didn't help...

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Small Caps bounced off 200DMA (but then retraced back below it), Dow bounced off 100DMA at the open...

The S&P 500 broke down into the red for 2020 today (below 3230.78) but the machines made sure it closed above it...

Election uncertainty pushed higher once again...

Source: Bloomberg

Despite Oil's modest gains, XOM slipped lower, pushing its dividend yield above 10% once again!...

Source: Bloomberg

As Bloomberg notes, the world's second-biggest oil explorer by market value has pledged to defend the payout, which has increased for 37 consecutive years, but stubbornly low crude prices have meant a reliance on borrowed money to fund it.

SPACs were spanked (after SEC concerns)...

Source: Bloomberg

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Momo's short-term run against value appears to have its upper limit once again...

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields remained in an insanely narrow range once again (10Y yields traded inside a 2bps range today). On the week, 30Y is down around 5bps, 2Y unch...

Source: Bloomberg

Driving Bond vol (MOVE) back down to record lows (the biggest divergence from VIX in over 30 years)...

Source: Bloomberg

Real yields pushed higher again...

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Turkish Lira screamed higher on the back a surprise rate hike (first since 2018)...

Source: Bloomberg

Bitcoin managed some decent gains as the dollar sank today...

Source: Bloomberg

Silver rebounded during the US day session, getting back above $23...

WTI pushed back above $40 as the dollar weakened...

Gold/Silver reversed lower today (after a notable spike in the last few days)...

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, in case you were wondering if it's over yet? @BearTrapsReport notes that one rule of thumb we learned years ago - when you see a 3% drawdown, they only rarely happen alone, they often come as a cluster. The Nasdaq fell -3.1% on Wednesday, underperforming the other major US indices.

Looking at all of the -3% Nasdaq drawdowns over the past decade, a trend is clear... Large drawdowns come in clusters, they are rarely isolated events. With every big drawdown we see, there is an increased probability we see another one.

Source: Bloomberg

Trade accordingly.