Global Stocks Soar To Record Highs As Unprecedented China Liquidity Trumps Pandemic-Panic

Despite 2020's first weekly slump in the global economic surprise index (cough Germany cough) and the spreading deadly pandemic crushing global supply chains...

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The world's stock markets exploded this week...

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Thanks to an unprecedented flood of "all liquidity is fungible" cash from China...

And that liquidity water-boarding, jedi-mind-tricked the world into believing that the worst is over...

It's not, just ask Bonds!

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China's ChiNext (small-cap-tech dominated) exploded higher after the re-opening crash on Monday and while the rest of the major Chinese markets ended lower, they were all well off those opening lows...

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All major European markets were higher - despite disastrous economic data...

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US markets were all dramatically higher this week (even with today's selloff)...

Nasdaq had its best week since Nov 2018, but breadth is notably divergent...

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After 4 big days of short-squeezes, today saw the machines run out of ammo...

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Even with the plunge of the last few days, TSLA was still up around 15% on the week - its 10th weekly rise in a row...

AAPL slid today as they extended their store closures across China...

But remains above $1 trillion market cap as the MAGA 4 soar...

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Cyclicals rallied hard this week but were unable to erase all the virus losses...

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Momentum had its fits down week since mid-December

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While stocks pushed to new record highs, VIX refused to follow to cycle lows...

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Treasury yields extended yesterday's drop by plunging more today. Rates did end higher on the week but 30Y only +4bps (after being up 17bps midweek)...

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The 30Y Yield has tumbled in the last two days...

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The yield curve flattened back to 2020 lows this week...

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This week's equity rally seemed to lift the market's desire for more dovishness from The Fed...

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The Dollar has surged the last 3 days (and 4 of the 5 days in the week) to its highest since early December...

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Yuan ended weaker on the week, falling back above the key 7.00/USD level...

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Cryptos had a big week with Ethereum soaring over 20% to $220 (biggest week since May 2019)...

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And Bitcoin is testing back towards $10,000...

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Dollar strength did not help commodities this week with PMs lower and crude dropping in demand (and supply) concerns. Copper managed to hold on to gains...

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WTI tested below $50 this week...

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Perhaps most importantly, with Valentines Day just around the corner, the price of chocolate may be about to soar as Cocoa futures have surged about 15% in 2020 as a lack of rain in key production areas of West Africa, the world’s top supplier, is spurring concerns over yields.

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So, finally, what happens next?

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It's a good job PBOC stepped in, because The Fed is done...

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And is the great rotation (from Energy to Tech) over?

Energy producers have almost completed a 20-year round trip relative to technology companies within the S&P 500 Index. The ratio between their S&P 500 industry-group indexes fell this week to its lowest level since March 2000, when an Internet-driven bull market peaked.

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