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Bitcoin Trust Plunges As Arbitrage Spreads Collapse

Just a week after CME started Bitcoin futures trading (and 2 weeks after CBOE), a number of massive arbitrage premiums have finally started to collapse as shorts dip their toes in a risk-limited way… The first 'arbitrage' is the Bitcoin Futures-Spot spread which was well over $2000 in the first few days of Bitcoin Futures […]

Bitcoin Futures Top $18,000, Soar 20% From Open – Halted for Second Time

Update: At 10:05pm ET,  the CFE halted trading in Cboe Bitcoin Futures (XBT), in accordance with CFE Rule 1302(i)(ii) which defines the threshold for the halt as a 20% surge. XBT will re-open for trading approximately five (5)minutes from the time of the halt. Bitcoin Futures have topped $18,000 for the first time… It was […]

Treasury Yield Curve Crashes To New 10Y Lows After Hotter-Than-Expected PPI

With a December rate-hike baked into the cake (odds as close to 100% as possible), the hotter-than-expected PPI print has sparked notable outperformance in the long-end (amid Fed-driven slowdown fears) sending the yield curve to new cycle flats – flattest since 2007…   The last two times the yield curve was this flat, the US […]

Treasury Curve Flattens After Strong, Stopping Through 30Y Auction

After a mediocre 3Y, and a strong 10Y auction in the last two days, the Treasury concluded its refunding on the right foot – if with some blemishes – selling $15 billion in 30Y bonds at a 2.801% yield, stopping through the WI 2.802% by the smallest possible margin, and below last month’s 2.870%. There […]

Bid To Cover Tumbles In Ugly, Tailing 7 Year Auction

After two mediocre, tailing auctions, moments ago the Treasury sold $28 billion in 7 year paper in this week’s final bond issuance and it was the ugliest of all. Stopping at a high yield of 2.28%, this was a tail of 0.8bps – the first since July – to the 2.272% When Issued and the […]

Record High Stocks, Record Low VIX But Bitcoin, Bonds, & Bullion Bid

Buy it all… On the week – Stocks are up, Treasury Bonds are up, Corporate Bonds are up, Gold is up, Bitcoin is up, and WTI Crude is up…   Before we get started – consider the following…   And perhaps this will help explain last week's action compared to this week's? Everything reversed trend […]

Tailing 2-Year Auction Prints At Highest Yield Since 2008

Having spooked the bond market earlier with her surprisingly hawkish remarks, and sending the 2Y surging while flattening the curve even more, moments ago the Treasury sold $26 billion in 2 Year paper at a yield of 1.462%, a notable jump from last month’s 1.345%, and the highest since October 2008. It also tailed by […]

WTI/RBOB Drop After Smaller-Than-Expected Gasoline Draw, Big Crude Production Rebound

API data (smaller than expected build) and a weaker dollar have supported WTI overnight but as the DOE data hits, we are reminded that the impact from hurricane season lingers. WTI/RBOB prices kneejerked lower after DOE reported a bigger than expected crude build and a gasoline draw that was considerably smaller than API's reports. Crude […]

De-Dollarization Accelerates: China Readies Yuan-Priced Crude Oil Benchmark Backed By Gold

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, The world’s top oil importer, China, is preparing to launch a crude oil futures contract denominated in Chinese yuan and convertible into gold, potentially creating the most important Asian oil benchmark and allowing oil exporters to bypass U.S.-dollar denominated benchmarks by trading in yuan, Nikkei Asian Review reports. The […]

Barclays Exit Of Energy Business Triggers Surge In Oil Options Trades

Several hours before the US stock market opened on Monday, the commodity world was shaken by an unexpected surge in crude options trades, with traders noting that “someone is either moving positions, blown up or getting out of commodities. MASSIVE amount of blocks going through in crude options.“ Someone is either moving positions, blown up […]