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Another Triple-Fat-Finger VIX Day Saves Stocks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/20/2014 16:25

Ugly data in Asia, Europe, and US PMI meant US equities opened gap-down… that was unacceptable to ‘someone’ and so the “most shorted” names were squeezed. However, after 10 minutes the ramp started to fade… and so the big boys ‘fat-fingered’ VIX and that rescued […]

Fed Warning Sends Small Caps Red For 2014

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/19/2014 16:09

The word “volatile” comes to mind when reflecting on today’s cross-asset class action. US equities dumped into and beyond the US open, decoupling entirely from JPY carry, only to reverse perfectly at the European close and recover all the way back to USDJPY right as the […]

A Triple-“Fat-Finger” VIX Day

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/18/2014 16:23

Unrigged…

Just as stocks dipped after the opening squeeze and as the afternoon began.. and again into the close… VIX was rammed lower in an awkwardly-timed “well it must be a fat finger” trade that sparked a rebound in the all-time-high trending stock market.

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Small Caps Slump For 3rd Day – Worst Streak Since “Bullard Lows”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/17/2014 16:03

Overnight weakness from Japan (NKY -3%) and USDJPY slowly leaked away as Europe was bid – bouncing higher on Draghi’s SovQE “whatever it takes” comments (and multiple broken markets), but once he stopped speaking stocks faded to the lows of the day at the European Close. […]

Confidence Guaranteed By A 3:58PM VIX-Slam

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/14/2014 16:28

The initial 330ET ramp took the S&P 500 green for a Friday close – the necessity for confident-spending of all that extra gas-price-cut cash this weekend. But it faded once the initial VIX slam slowed… have no fear… we’ll do it again… VIX was clubbed 0.35 […]

Dollar Dump Sparks Safety Scramble For Bonds & Bullion

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/14/2014 16:05

Stocks were somewhat of a sideshow to the moves in Bonds, commodities, and FX today.Trannies (Airlines) and Nasdaq (AAPL) led on the week with Small Caps the laggard and Dow/S&P not much better. A 6-7bps plunge in yields from around 10am ET today left Treasury yields […]

Oilpocalypse Now Sends Small Caps To Worst Day In 3 Weeks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/13/2014 16:06

WTI Crude plunged another 3.75% to as low as $74.06 today – the lowest since Sept 2010 and dropping at the fastest rate of collapse since Lehman. Airlines popped and Energy stocks dropped 2.7% (now worst sector of the year) but Small Caps were the […]

Today’s 3:59 PM WTF Moment Of The Day

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2014 16:19

When you absolutely, completely, undoubtedly need the Dow and S&P 500 to close green at new record closing highs…

Unleash the last second VIX smasher algo…

The first push down with VIX (and thus up with stocks) stalled out ‘alarmingly’ at 1554ET.. and the S&P 500 […]

Trannies Trounce Small Caps As Bullion, Bonds, & Black Gold Get Battered

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/10/2014 16:06

Two words tell you all you need to know about today’s equity trading… no volume (lowest since Aug27th). The main theme of today – away from stock markets – was to unwind some or all of Friday’s moves on the dismal Italy/Greece data: Treasury yields jerked […]

Stocks Surge Back To “Prove” Friday’s Jobs Data Was “Good” After All

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/10/2014 11:48

No news, no catalyst… just a friendly VIX-crushing to lift stocks across the board back into the green from pre-non-fram-payrolls… which ‘proves’ the jobs data was great (despite the Fed’s LMCI saying otherwise). With Europe now closed, let’s see if it holds…

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US Election Anxiety & ECB Mutiny Spark Small Cap Stocks & Dollar Selling

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/04/2014 16:09

It appears the excitment of US midterm election sparked a “sell-everything-American” strategytoday as stocks, bonds, WTI crude, the dollar, Treasuries, and credit all sold off to a lesser or greater amount. Trannies started off liking weak oil prices but faded as WTI could not bounce off […]

Stocks Pump (On ‘Bad’ Data) And Dump (On ‘Good’ Oil Price Cuts)

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/03/2014 16:09

As we noted earlier, something is seriously broken in these ‘markets’ and when the head of Blackrock appears on CNBC and uses the “cash on the sidelines” meme to justify stocks going higher (which is unbridled idiocy remember), we suspect even the big boys are getting […]

Small Caps Surge Green Year-To-Date; VIX Decoupling

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/31/2014 11:57

Mission Accomplished…?

Russell 2000 makes it back into the green… Trannies soar

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What Happens When You Run Out Of VIX To Short?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/27/2014 15:23

You just short some more…

Since December 2013, there have been more shares short than shares outstanding in VXX – the VIX ETF.

Currently, there are 2.5 times more shares short than shares outstanding… as oustanding collapses to six-month lows as shorts surge to a new […]

There Is A Plunge Protection Team—–It’s Called The FOMC

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By Howard R. Gold at MarketWatch / October 22, 2014

Things were looking grim last week, especially on Wednesday, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at one point down by 460.

The CBOE VIX indicator soared to the mid-20s for the first time in two years. Fear was palpable as investors had […]

MARKET TURMOIL AHEAD? ‘FEAR INDEX’ SHOWS UNPRECEDENTED ACTIVITY

infowars.com / by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON / OCTOBER 22, 2014

The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange […]

VIX Has Never Done This Before… Ever

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/21/2014 17:08

Never, in the history of VIX – the so-called ‘fear-index’ – has this ever happened before…

The last 3 days have seen VIX drop 12.74%, 15.55%, and 13.4% today… VIX has NEVER dropped more than 10% for 3 days in a row ever

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What Rout? Stocks Have Best Day In A Year

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/21/2014 16:07

Since 13 minutes after the US equity market opened, the NYSE was broken for 150 symbols from AAPL to XIV (inverse VIX). KO, MCD, & IBM all fell notably on earnings. Credit, Treasuries, and JPY carry all traded ‘risk-off’. But none of that mattered…broken markets […]

Debt Rattle October 20 2014

John Vachon Houses in Atlanta, Georgia May 1938

theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 20, 2014

” … you sell what you can, not what you want”

• Leveraged Money Spurs Selloff; ‘Liquidity Isn’t What It Used to Be’ (Bloomberg)

When markets are buckling and volatility is signaling a crisis, you sell […]

S&P Drops 4th Week In A Row – Worst Streak In Over 3 Years

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/17/2014 16:05

Despite a Bullard-bullshit-driven rampalicious surge in the last 36 hours, this is the first weekly close below the 200DMA for the S&P 500 in 2 years and longest losing streak since August 2011. Today was the best day of the year for the Dow Industrials and […]