Dow Record Close Despite Bond Yields, Bullion, & Black Gold Battering

Despite the best efforts of business media to paint a rosy picture of the Black Friday spend-fest, stocks had only one trajectory - from upper left to lower right - from the open. Small Caps were slammed but all major indices gave up significant knee-jerk "energy schmenergy" gains to close ugly. However, The Dow was pushed just into the green - and new record highs - to prove everything in the centrally planned world is awesome. Crude oil prices were monkey-hammered to 5-year closing lows. The USDollar gained on the day - after 3 down days - and combined with Swiss referendum expectations, gold faded notably (as did Silver with oil). Treasury yields tumbled 10-12bps on the week and HY credit notably underperformed.

 

Ugly day for stocks...

 

As the week's gains disappear...

 

Stocks decoupled from USDJPY

 

Credit markets were hit hard today - driven by HY energy collapse

 

While stocks were ugly, it was commodities that took the proverbial biscuit today...

 

As the dollar rallied from OPEC's decision after 3 down days...

 

Treasury yields plunged...

 

 

 

 

Charts: Bloomberg