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Banks Battered, Biotechs Best As Yield Curve Crashes To 10-Year Lows

Tech investors the last 2 days…   Lots of chatter again this week about shrinking The Fed's balance sheet… it's gonna happen no matter what and it is looming… so The fed will be shrinking at $20-50bn a month going forward, will The ECB or BOJ step up and increase their buying to keep the […]

“Mr. Carlson Said One Of His Clients Had 40% Of His Net Worth In Apple”

The WSJ has a good article explaining how schizophrenic the tech rally this year has been, with shares of giant tech firms “cropping up everywhere” in the universe of factor-based strats, even contradictory ones. Some examples: “Apple is in five low-volatility ETFs with a collective $14 billion and nine momentum ETFs with $17.7 billion, according […]

Goldman Warns Of Rising “Potential For Rate Shocks”

Just in case you are not sick of reading about record low volatility yet (yes, the WSJ had another piece on it this morning “Market Volatility Has Vanished Around the World“), here is Goldman’s Ian Wright pointing out that “central bank meetings didn’t jolt rate vol” (in case anyone didn’t notice), and is the latest […]

Welcome To The Valium Era

Authored by Bonner & Partners' Bill Bonner, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, Don’t Be Fooled by These Calm Markets What is happening in the world of money? Well – the most striking thing is: nothing. It doesn’t seem to matter what happens. Dysfunction in Washington. Meltdown of the techs. No matter how rough the seas get, […]

JPM Head Quant Warns Of “Catastrophic Losses” For Short Vol Strategies

It has been a while since we heard from JPM’s quant guru, Marko Kolanovic, who following the recent FANG crash and quant rotations and ahead of this Friday’s massive S&P op-ex, has published his latest latter, covering everything from the aforementioned market moves, to the ongoing drastic changes in the market structure, to the prevailing […]

BMO: The “Fantastic” Trend Finally Broke Down; Use “Panic Signalling” To Get Out

For the chartists out there, BMO’s technical guru Mark Steele has a few observations based on the recent move in the Growth/Value trend, and what to do expect going forward. First he notes, that as he said last week, “we’d keep an eye on the Largest 10 technology stocks, from our early June note (Leadership […]

FANG Stocks Slammed After Goldman Warns Of “Valuation Air-Pocket”

Update: FANG Stocks are getting hammered today. * * * The fascination with the influence of a handful of giant tech stocks on the overall markets continued overnight, when one day after Bank of America found that the tech sector is now the "most overweight it has ever been", surpassing even the record clustering into […]

JPMorgan Lists Five “Red Flags” That Point To A 10% Downside Correction

The first time JPMorgan warned of market downside was in early March when the bank’s US equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas wrote that while the fundamental backdrop remains supporting, the “short-term downside risk” in the S&P is increasing. Less than two months later, JPM presented six “red flags” why it is starting to sell stocks. Then, […]

VIX ‘Risk’ Hits Record High As Traders Bet On Chaos To Come

While VIX closed at its lowest level since 1993 on Friday, VVIX (which tracks the anticipated volatitilty of VIX) completed a fourth week of gains in five, reaching a record high relative to the measure of equity turbulence.   As Bloomberg notes, with the VIX down more than 30% this year through the end of […]

VIX Jumps As Yield Curve Dumps To 7-Month Lows

Macro data, the dollar, and the yield curve are 'breaking bad' so when does the Walter White market die?   Another day, another set of dismal data (with soft data's dump continuing)…   But The Nasdaq was bid (up for the 8th day in a row), because the real economy doesn't matter and buying safe-haven […]