"Extreme Greed" Trigger'd - Short-Squeeze Lifts Stocks To New Record Highs

"The only way is up..."

China continued to surge after the 'deal...

Source: Bloomberg

Mixed picture in Europe today with the FTSE tumbling along with DAX as Italy managed gains...

Source: Bloomberg

US markets were broadly higher led by Small Caps...

 

Since "Phase One" of the US-China deal was supposedly complete on Oct 11th, can you spot the odd one out?

Source: Bloomberg

All of which began when The Fed started expanding the balance sheet dramatically...

Source: Bloomberg

Another day, another mega short squeeze...

Source: Bloomberg

Cyclicals outperformed on the day but the gains were all at the open...

Source: Bloomberg

US equities seem a lot more excited about the trade deal than yuan...

Source: Bloomberg

Credit markets have compressed dramatically in the last few days...

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields were higher across the curve, marginally at the short-end and around 2bps at the long-end...

Source: Bloomberg

The yield curve steepened back to pre-FOMC Minutes levels...

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Despite President Trump's exclamations this morning, the dollar closed marginally higher...

Source: Bloomberg

Pushing the dollar back to unchanged on the year...

Source: Bloomberg

Cable erased all the post-election gains...

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Cryptos were clubbed like baby seals again today with altcoins notably underperforming Bitcoin...

Source: Bloomberg

Oil was the day's big winner as Silver slumped along with copper and gold...

Source: Bloomberg

Oil prices surged intraday extending gains after better than expected manufacturing production data (ahead of tonight's API inventory data) testing within a tick of $61...

And as oil rallied, silver sank...

 

 

Finally, as a reminder, the S&P is up almost 28% YTD while earnings expectations have tumbled around 5%...

Source: Bloomberg

And the market - if that's what you want to call it - has surged back to "extreme greed" once again...

Source: CNN

Thanks to The Fed only...

Source: Bloomberg