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Category Archives: VIX

Spectacular 7 Year Auction: Record Indirects, Soaring Bid To Cover

After a strong 2 Year on Tuesday, poor 5 Year on Wednesday we close the week with the Treasury’s sale of $28 billion in 7 Year paper in what can only be described as a spectacular auction. The high yield priced at 2.084%, stopping 2bps through the 2.104%, the biggest gap between the two going […]

Trade War Sparks Stock Surge Amid Biggest Short Squeeze Since Trump’s Election

This…   Stocks continue to soar…but once again it was the overnight gap open –  Trannies were red on the day but Nasdaq record highs above 6,000; Dow over 21,000, Small Caps record high   Nasdaq broke above 6,000 to new record highs.. because fundamentals…   Despite further collapse (to 10-week lows) in 'soft' survey […]

Shorts Smoked – Stocks End ‘High’ As Dollar Dumps’n’Pumps

Despite tumbling soft data and disappointing earnings data… Stocks soared most in 6 weeks…     Another day, another one-way trip in stocks. VIX clubbed to a 13 handle again stocks soar… Trannies and Small Caps once again led the day (short squeeze) and S&P lagged but everything was awesomely green again…   Another big […]

Big Blue Batters Dow To 2-Month Lows As Crude Crashes

No macro today but excuses galore for Goldman's weak quarter and why we should just ignore IBM… Fed's Rosnegren talked up the reduction of the balance sheet and that didn't help…   Optimism overnight quickly faded in US equities (even as the dollar kept rising)…S&P and Dow closed red   Led by crude…   And […]

9 Charts Showing Market Bears Are Waking Up

Just when you thought it was safe to stride safely through the forest of stock market investing (hey – banks, Trump, hope, reform, stimulus, earnings, and Trump again); the bears are coming out of hibernation… The calm in stocks worldwide is giving way to concern, as Bloomberg reports investors in Europe and the U.S. are […]

Bill Blain “Can’t Figure Out What Is Keeping Stocks So Buoyant?”

Authored by Mint Partners' Bill Blain, “For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?” As we roll into the long Easter weekend, markets look distracted by a whole bunch of contradictory bluster. We’ve got the tensions over Syria and Korea, the Turkey vote, […]

WTF Chart Of The Day – European Investors Panic Hedging Ahead Of French Election

The explosion in open interest across European VIX (VStoxx) options is unprecedented. As the 4-way-tie in polls ahead of the French election looms, it appears everyone and their cat has piled into some kind of levered protection on the outcome…The number of VStoxx options outstanding has climbed to a record as investors increase hedging before […]

Dow Drop Erases Post-Healthcare Debacle Gains

US equities have erased all the gains since the pulled-Obamacare-repeal vote as VIX pushes well above 13…     It appears reality is setting in that perhaps a fractured GOP is not the best environment for a tax reform package that is more than priced in.

The Best And Worst Performing Assets Of The First Quarter

Welcome to a new financial quarter. As part of the usual review of last month and Q1 asset performance, it is worth nothing one surprising element of Q1 we showed over the weekend, namely that the VIX index had its lowest average quarter since Q4 2006. According to Jim Reid, who is perplex by this […]

VIX Tops 13, Stocks Catch Down To Hedge Anxiety

Both VIX (equity protection) and CDX (credit protection) decoupled notably from equity indices late last week and today it appears investors are catching on today…