VIXtermination Sends Stocks Surging Amid Massive Short-Squeeze

Everything's going great...

 

Stocks decoupled from bonds, gold, and the dollar today, melting up aggressively at the US cash market open and close...

Source: Bloomberg

Thanks to the continuation of the biggest short-squeeze since early October...

Source: Bloomberg

Which sent Small Cap stocks exploding higher...NOTE - markets really went nowhere after Europe closed...

Source: Bloomberg

As Morgan Stanley warned - Smaller-capitalization companies could see a second full year of negative EPS growth.

Additionally, the Russell 2000 massively outperformed S&P SmallCap 600 massively today...

Source: Bloomberg

Dow futures algos were entirely focused on 28,000 today...

VIX was clubbed like a baby seal to the lowest since Oct 2018...

 

Treasury yields tumbled early and held the gains on the day...

Source: Bloomberg

The Dollar extended its rebound today, taking out last week's highs...

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Cryptos crashed overnight only to see a big bid back to almost even during the day session...

Source: Bloomberg

With Bitcoin battered down to $6500 intraday before a major bounce...

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Commodities were chaotic today with oil higher and PMs lower...

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WTI seems to have found a channel to play in ahead of the Aramco IPO...

 

Finally, as Bloomberg reports, market participants submitted $49.05 billion in bids for the Fed’s 42-day term repo operation, which matures Jan. 6, 2020. That was more than the $25 billion on offer. This was the first of three term operations to provide funding past the year-end period. The others will be held in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, overnight repo demands remain anything but transitory...

 

All of which is a huge deal as global liquidity is starting to decelerate (just as it did in April)...

Source: Bloomberg