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Small Caps Jump, Big-Tech Dumps, As Biden's Booming Budget Busts Bonds

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 04:00 PM

Biden's booming budget sent yields higher on the day - and the retroactive capital gains tax embedded in that budget spooked stocks broadly speaking. But Small Caps refused to lay down as the short-squeeze continued. Nasdaq ended lower on the day...

After the cash close, futures were panic-bid higher which we assume may be related to the momo quant rebalance...

The Dow and S&P haven't been this uncorrelated since the dotcom crash in 2000...

Source: Bloomberg

Small Caps are ripping back relative to Nasdaq as the spiky trading continues...

The last two days have been the biggest short-squeeze since the panic-spike in "most shorted" stocks amid the last WSB Reddit Raiders attack in January... And hedgies suffer...

Source: Bloomberg

WSB stocks are soaring again...

Source: Bloomberg

...with AMC (and its massive short position) getting its face gamma-squeeze-ripped off...

AMC was the most-traded stock in the world today!!

VIX crashed to a 16 handle once again...

Bond yields broke higher on the heels of Biden $6 trillion budget bonanza - now that's a lot of supply to soak up if The Fed is gonna taper. Yields were up around 3bps on the day, but remain lower on the week...

Source: Bloomberg

10Y yields pushed back above 1.60% again...

Source: Bloomberg

Bitcoin oscillated again between $40k and $38k...

Source: Bloomberg

Ethereum is also coiling up for a move...

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar went nowhere on the day, testing higher and lower intraday to end back at unch on the week again...

Source: Bloomberg

Spot Gold fell back below $1900 today, but staged a decent recovery after Europe closed...

Source: Bloomberg

Oil finally broke out of its recent range (top the upside)...

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, the economy is screaming 'Stagflation'...

Source: Bloomberg

And stocks are loving stagflation? It's a mad world alright!

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