Ugly Morning; Gold Pops As Stocks Drop

It's an ugly start to the day wherever we look. Europe is a bloodbath as the dead-cat-bounce hopes fade with Swiss 2Y rates notably negative once again and Italian bond spreads 55bps wider on the week (near the wides of the week) as Italy's equity market plunges back to the lows (-4%) on the week. US equity futures are fading rapidly and after tracking gold for most of the last 12 hours, we are now seeing gold (and silver) resurge as stocks continues to slide back towards bonds un-exuberance. Treasury yields are at the lows of the week (-11bps). From weak macro data overnight to the whocouldanode sequestration, there's plenty to worry about, but then again we have POMO in a few hours...



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