Dow Plunges 500 Points As Bond Yields, Dollar Spike

As @Yogi_Chan exclaimed (correctly) amid today's chaos: "This stupid fucking market reaction to the Fed is making it incredibly hard to write market wraps."

Lots of desperate hand-waving on CNBC...

As the apparently "goldilocks" Fed Minutes were really anything but...Total flip-flop in opinion...

 

An exciting higher open and ramp post-Fed Minutes evaporated as stocks dropped back into the red from Friday

 

The machines lifted The Dow as the FOMC Minutes hit, tagging Monday's fake-open and then plunging back 500-plus points as bond yields spiked...

 

Perhaps more worrisome is The Dow broke back below its 50% retracement level...

 

The S&P could not sustain its 50DMA again...

 

After crashing at the cash open, VIX ripped back up to 20 as stocks slumped...

 

Treasury yields spiked notably after the Minutes... (long-end dramatically underperforming)

 

The yield curve steepened significantly...

 

We do note that while 10Y snapped above 2.95%, it seemed to find resistance in the stops above the CPI spike...

 

 

Quite a wild day in FX markets as the dollar dumped then jumped after the FOMC Minutes...

 

The sudden dollar strength monkey-hammered commodities which all tanked (after kneejerking higher immediately after the Minutes)...

 

Cryptos gave up their recent gains overnight, shifting back into the red on the week... Bitcoin is clinging to gains

 

It appears Bitcoin wanted to play catchdown to Nasdaq...

Second day in a row of losses for "bond and stock" holders...

Finally, we note that if bonds are right, Copper needs to reaccelerate in its excited inflationary impulse way relative to gold again...