Dow Suffers Worst Week Since June As Dollar Surges Most In Six Months

A mixed picture in the major US equity indices this week with mega-tech-heavy Nasdaq managing gains (busting a three-week losing streak) as The Dow suffered its worst week since June, S&P and Dow down for the 4th week in a row (longest losing streak since Aug 2019)...

But, away from index-land, the media US stock is in bear market, down over 20% year-to-date...

Source: Bloomberg

A much uglier week for European stocks...

Source: Bloomberg

The S&P 500 bounced off "unch" for 2020 today...

 

Cyclicals underperformed this week (down the 4th week in a row - longest losing streak since March collapse)

Source: Bloomberg

Uncertainty around the election continued to rise this week...

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields were all lower on the week with the long-end outperforming (30Y -5bps, 2Y -1bps)...

Source: Bloomberg

Real yields surged higher on the week, dragging gold lower...

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar ripped higher this week (5th day higher in the last 6 higher) to its best week since March

Source: Bloomberg

Notably the dollar rallied to the March low pivot...

Source: Bloomberg

We note that the net spec positioning across FX futures was extremely short the USD which may explain the week's squeeze...

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos were all lower on the week (even with the rally of the last two days) with Bitcoin the least hit and Ethereum worst...

Source: Bloomberg

Silver was on target for its worst week since Sept 2011 before today's bounce but all the major commodities were weaker on the week amid a soaring USD...

Source: Bloomberg

The last time silver saw such a drop, it screamed higher...

Source: Bloomberg

WTI ended lower but managed to hold back above $40...

Gold has outperformed silver for 5 of the last 6 days - the biggest weekly outperformance since March...

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, there's this...

Source: Bloomberg

And, this seemed to sum things up nicely...