Bitcoin Outperforms Nasdaq Over Last 12 Months, Bonds Bid As Dollar Skids

Mixed bag in stocks today (mega-tech bid, rest of market offered) but Bitcoin grabbed the headlines as it overtook Nasdaq's performance in the last 12 months...

Source: Bloomberg

And longer-term, it's not TSLA...

Source: Bloomberg

Nasdaq outperformed and the machines tried desperately to get the S&P green on the day. Small Caps and The Dow lagged...(NOTE, everything slid into the close after Trump said “Your 401(k)s, down the tubes. Look how great our stock market - - had a little blip yesterday because Nancy Pelosi will not approve stimulus, that’s all,”)...

Nasdaq manage to hold its bounce above the 50DMA but S&P and The Dow did not...

As we noted earlier, we have seen persistent "large lot" selling and "small lot" dip-buying...

Will everyone follow each other's tracks down too?

Europe was ugly again today as lockdown threats escalated (no bounce)...

Source: Bloomberg

YTD, China (SHCOMP) still leads the US (Nasdaq is outperforming but S&P seems more appropriate) as Europe (DAX) dumps...

Source: Bloomberg

Nasdaq surged relative to Small Caps once again...

Momentum continued to rebound as Value lagged...

Source: Bloomberg

Some rotation today with value dumped as growth rebounded modestly...

Source: Bloomberg

Semis were marginally lower on the day after the AMD/XLNX deal...

Source: Bloomberg

Bank stocks sank again today...

Source: Bloomberg

FANG stocks erased yesterday's losses...

Source: Bloomberg

Meanwhile, HOG had its best day ever as the machines ran the stops to the pre-COVID levels...

VIX was higher on the day, signaling more pain to come for stocks...

Source: Bloomberg

Bond yields fell for the 3rd day in a row with the curve flattening significantly (2Y -0.5bps, 30Y -11bps)...

Source: Bloomberg

With 10Y back to 76bps intraday...

Source: Bloomberg

Real Yields tumbled back in line with gold today...

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar leaked lower today...

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos were mixed today with Bitcoin leading, now up over 20% in the last 10 days...

Source: Bloomberg

Bitcoin surged above $13,500, its highest close since Jan 2018...

Source: Bloomberg

Oil prices rebounded from yesterday's weakness but WTI failed to get back to $40 ahead of tonight's API inventory data...

Gold futures rallied off $1900...

 

Finally, we note that implied correlation is on the rise suggesting investors are piling into protective macro overlays ahead of the election (as opposed to individual stock hedging), expecting a systemic re-rating of stocks...

Source: Bloomberg