Yesterday, in the aftermath of the Swiss shocker, we tweeted what was quite obvious to anyone who realized that speculators were most short the CHF since the summer of 2013:
The SNB just blew up countless macro hedge funds— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 15, 2015
We have yet to find out just which hedge funds were blown up yesterday, but we already do know that numerous retail FX brokers did get blown up and as reported earlier, the largest retail broker FXCM is trading down 90% in the pre-market.
And now, thanks to Dow Jones, we start to learn just how much pain the bank themselves suffered:
- DEUTSCHE BANK LOST ABOUT $150M THURS DUE TO SWISS FRANC VOLATILITY: SOURCE
- BARCLAYS LOST TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THURS: SOURCE
- INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP SAYS "SEVERAL" CUSTOMERS SUFFERED LOSSES IN EXCESS OF THEIR DEPOSIT AMOUNTING TO APPROXIMATELY $120 MILLION, LESS THAN 2.5% OF CO'S NET WORTH
This is just the beginning. Expect to hear horror stories when macro hedge funds finally clear up their P&L as a result of yesterday's mauling.