Silver as an investment

Stocks Surge To Best Start In 30 Years; Bitcoin, Bonds & Dollar Battered

Just “buy” – everyone else is… what could go wrong?

 

It’s been an interesting year so far… equities are unstoppable, the dollar is tanking, gold is soaring, and bonds are tumbling…

 

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This is easy… US Equities have ‘suffered’ only one down day in 2018 so far (in fact Trannies haven’t seen one down day)…

 

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BTFD!!

 

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Putting this move in context:

  • Trannies best start to a year since 1983
  • S&P best start since 1987
  • Dow best start since 1997
  • Nasdaq best start since 2004

 

“Never gonna let you down”

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The Dow is up 1060 points in 2018 – 5 names account for more than half those gains (BA, CAT, IBM, MMM, and UTX added 555 points!)

 

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VIX traded back above 10 today again, rising with stocks, and VIX has entirely decoupled from stocks…

 

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Banks had a good week (despite dismal earnings) but Wells ended red…

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Facebook took the shine off Nasdaq a little today, tumbling after Zuck’s censorship comments…

 

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But thanks to panic-buying in NFLX and AMZN, FANG Stocks exploded higher off-the-lows today…

 

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And while stocks are surging, Treasuries are tumbling – suffering the biggest total return loss since 2006… (worst 2 week drop in 3 months)…

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Yields ended the week higher across the curve, but look at the strength in the long-end the last 3 days…

 

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After steepening dramatically after the China headlines, the yield curve collapsed back flatter to end the week unchanged…

 

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2Y Yields topped 2.00% for the first time since Sept 2008…

 

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2Y Yields are now 18bps higher than the dividend yield of the S&P 500…

 

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High yield bonds had the worst week in the last 6, decoupling from stocks…

 

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The dollar plunged most since March 2017 today to the lowest in 4 months... (5th week down in a row)

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One wonders if this is the short-term low?

 

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Cryptos have had a volatile start to the year with Bitcoin, Ripple, and Litecoin all holding around unch while Ethereum is up 65%…

 

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This week saw Ripple crash 30%, and Bitcoin dropped around 19% – the worst week since Jan 2015

 

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The last few years have seen Bitcoin show seasonal tendency to drop into mid-to-late January before picking up into the summer…

 

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In commodity land, copper ended the week lower but Crude and PMs surged today as the dollar collapsed…

 

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Gold surged today – its best day since August – and is up 5 straight weeks…Gold futures hit $1340 for the first time since September 14th…

 

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Normalized for vol, gold has decoupled higher relative to bitcoin…

 

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WTI Crude bounced back above $64 today as the dollar plunged…

 

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And Spot Palladium surged to a new record high…

 

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Bonus Chart: All-In Bitches!!!