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Category Archives: Short Interest

Stocks Hit New Record Highs, Dollar Jumps On Senate Vote; Japan Has Longest Winning Streak In History

Global stocks hit new all time highs overnight, with US stock-index futures, Asian and European stocks all rising overnight after the Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution, paving the way for Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, while news that “dove” Jay Powell may be the next Fed chair added to the risk-on sentiment. […]

Bonds, Bullion, Bitcoin, & Black Gold Slump As Dollar Jumps Most In 3 Months

Tepper tells us "we're nowhere near bubble levels in the stock market" – so buy… what's to worry about?   Trannies were top today, Small Caps slammed as Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq trod water… before closing weak… (Boeing and Apple saved The Dow, adding 30 points between them today as HD removed 30)   VIX […]

As VIX Explodes, A Painful Warning: The Vega Of VIX ETFs Has Never Been Higher

With the VIX soaring, from single digits yesterday to over 15, risk is suddenly breaking out above the crucial Kolanovic redline level… And Nasdaq is tumbling. … it is worth reminding readers just how coiled the short-vol sector is, something we described two weeks ago in “If The VIX Goes Bananas” This Is What It […]

JPM: “Investors Are Starting To Hedge Against A Crash”

It’s probably not a coincidence that in the same week in which one of the most level-headed investors of all, Oaktree’s Howard Marks issued an alarm on the current state of the market, that JPM has come out with not one (as discussed previously, Marko Kolanovic’s latest “tipping point” note last Thursday was blamed for […]

Market “Paralysis” Confirmed – Squeezed Shorts And Anxious Longs Are Fleeing Stocks

For the last two years, short interest in the US stock market's largest ETF has collapsed as bears have been squeezed back to their lowest level of negativity since Q2 2007 (the prior peak in the S&P). But, there's a bigger issue – despite record highs and 'no brainer' dip-buying, anxious longs have dumped S&P […]

“The Swarm Effect”: Every Trader Today Has Just Two Choices

Few have dedicated as much time and effort into explaining the behavioral aspects of trading in a time of central planning (or “metastability“) as Deutsche Bank’s whimsical derivatives-philosopher, Aleksandar Kocic. Three weeks after becoming the first Wall Street strategist to quantify (and qualify) the concept of market “complacency“, and one week after explaining that the […]

A Bearish Citi Warns “Bigger Forces Are At Play”, Pointing To Its ‘Chart Of The Week’

Over the next three weeks, the investing world will shift its attention away from the endless chatter of central bankers and concerns about the state of the economy, and instead focus on second quarter earning season, which launched on Friday with results from the three biggest US banks which showed that chronically low volatility is […]

Dismal Data Sends Stocks To Record Highs As Short Interest Collapses To 2007 Lows

Overheard everywhere today…   Stocks (Dow and S&P) hit record intraday highs… (must mean everything is awesome, right?)   With Nasdaq's best week of 2017…So clearly, unlike The Leftists, Trump Jr's email means absolutely nothing…   BUT… This morning's terrible retail sales and inflation data sent 'hard' data to new post-Trump lows – lowest since […]

Trump And The Age Of Magical Thinking

Authored by Christopher Whalen via The Institutional Risk Analyst blog, “Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible and reasonable – as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.”   Friederich von Schiller, quoted by Bernard Baruch The term "magical thinking" refers to how children believe that their thoughts have a […]

Squeeze Over? Short-Interest Plunges To 3-Year Lows

"Most Shorted" stocks are crashing today – down the most since Brexit.   Total Short Interest has collapsed from its highest since 2008 (at the March 2016 lows) to the lowest in three years now…   The question is – is there any short-squeeze ammunition left?   Because the whole world is positioned for moar… […]