Stocks & Bond Yields Tumble On Beijing Blowback, A Fearful Fed, & Billionaire Alarm Bells

For the second day in a row, it was not pretty in equity market land...

Small Caps are worst on the week, followed by Trannies with Nasdaq best but still down hard...

The mega-techs begin to catch down to the "median" stock...

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Three main themes stood out that spoiled the promise of a v-shaped recovery!...

Billionaires are ringing alarm bells - Druck, Tepper, & Lasry - the market's way overvalued and hopes of (and pricing in) a v-shaped recovery are a fallacy.

Stocks are decoupled from reality...

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Valuation is extreme to say the least (despite the plunge)...

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Trump didn't like their view...

A Fearful Fed Chair - Powell warned of a prolonged recession but said no negative rates... we promise! No really, we really really mean it this time... but the economy is really in a bad way and unless we get more fiscal we are cornered... into maybe cutting rates negative..

The market refuses to give up hope for negative rates...

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Which is concurrently crushing bank stocks..

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Beijing blowback is building - China banned Aussie beef imports after questioning COVID source and now has indirectly threatened "punishment measures" after US pension fund pulls China investment and GOP pushes 'Sue China' bill over COVID reparations.

For now, it appears vol is striking US more than China... for now!

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The 'Virus Fear'-Trade has been soaring despite the broad indices recent gains...

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And the most directly affected sectors from the virus were a bloodbath today as hope for "normal" fade...

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Of course the answer from the talking heads, asset-gatherers, and commission-takers...

FANG Stocks fell for the 2nd day in a row...

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Riding The Fed's largesse on long-momo has suddenly failed - the last two days have been the biggest drop in long-momentum since mid-March...

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And other cyclically-positive quant factors faded notably...

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The Dow is back below its 50% crash retracement level...

Dow and Small Caps pushed down towards key technical levels...

VIX surged back above 35...

And the VIX term structure notably inverted...

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It would seem that The Fed can't save HY bonds everyday (HYG tumbled today and LQD rolled over from a pop open)..

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The yield curve was lower on the day with the long-end outperforming...

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The yield curve notably flattened...

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Another v-shaped recovery in the dollar today...

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Cryptos limped higher once again today...

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Gold jumped notably today as Powell spoke...

Gold in yuan rallied...

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Oil prices were volatile once again with OPEC demand cuts and EIA inventory draws...

 

Finally, where's the beef?

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