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Bank Stocks, Bullion, & Bond Yields Jump Ahead Of Fed As Small-Cap VIX Hits Record Low

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 19, 2017 4:03 PM

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While Small Caps and Trannies ended red, the other major indices held on to gains (record highs for Dow, S&P), though Mexico City’s quake took some shine off in ther afternoon…

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Deutsche Bank: “Global Asset Prices Are The Most Elevated In History”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 18, 2017

In an extensive report published this morning by Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, the credit strategist looks at the “Next Financial Crisis”, and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the […]

“It Blows My Mind”: 100-Year Austrian Bond With Record Duration 3x Oversubscribed

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 13, 2017

As we reported yesterday, Austria was set to make Eurozone history with the first sale of a 100 year bond direct to public markets, bypassing private syndication. It did that later in the day, when the €3.5 billion offering priced tighter than initially marketed, at […]

If Everything’s So Awesome, Why Did This Happen Yesterday?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 12, 2017

Monday saw US equities ramp exuberantly on the back of a one-way street in USDJPY as the narrative proclaimed that “the world didn’t end” and therefore we should buy stocks. There’s just one thing…

The biggest bond ETF in the world saw the biggest […]

The Strippers: US Treasuries Held In Stripped Form Surging

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders / September 11, 2017

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Snake Hole Lounge. To view original,click here. Reposted with permission.

US Treasuries securities held in stripped form has surged since May 2016. The Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program, STRIPS, program is flourishing.

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Dollar & Bond Yields Plunge As Cohn Doubts, A Draghi Dud, & Debt Ceiling Denials Dominate

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 7, 2017 4:02 PM

Ugly jobs data (hopefully transitory), uglier energy industry data, and ugliest comments from Trump on throwing away any fiscal restraint with the debt-ceiling bathwater left the dollar down, stocks lower, and bonds and bullion bid…

Was this Gary Cohn driven?

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Draghi Does not Stop Euro from Rising

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 7, 2017

Draghi talked but said little new. As the leaks suggested, the calibration of the asset purchases will be announced next month. However, Draghi left no doubt that substantial accommodation is still judged necessary, indicating that the bond buying program will be extended into next year, […]

One Trader’s “Pathetic Attempt To Justify A Bond Short”

zerohedge.com / Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog / Sep 6, 2017 2:00 PM

For bond bears like myself, yesterday was an ugly day. Fixed income prices ripped higher, egged on by continued escalations of the North Korea situation with an added dose of poor economic reports for good measure. Some dovish […]

U.S. Banks Precious Metals Derivative Exposure Surged In The Beginning Of 2017

srsroccoreport.com / Steve St. Angelo / AUGUST 23, 2017

According to the most recent report on the U.S. Financial Institutions Derivatives trading activity, the U.S. banks held a record amount of precious metals contracts in the first quarter of 2017. Not only did the U.S. banks report a record amount of precious metals contracts, […]

Banks, Treasury Get Antsy about QE Unwind. Stock & Bond Markets in Denial

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Aug 21, 2017

“Let markets clear.” It’ll be just “a financial engineering shock.”

Stock and bond markets are in denial about the effects of the Fed’s forthcoming QE unwind, whose kick-off is getting closer by the day, according to the minutes of the Fed’s July meeting.

“Several participants” […]

Foreign Banks’ Have a Greater Impact on This Bull Market Than You May Think

suremoneyinvestor.com / LEE ADLER / August 21, 2017

The Fed and the US Treasury are the 800 pound gorillas of the US stock and bond markets. Their actions have largely determined the direction of the markets for the past 15 years.

That’s why I developed the LAMPP indicator to track their combined impact, and […]

Lord Rothschild: “Share Prices Are At Unprecedented Levels, This Is Not A Time To Add Risk”

Gross: Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of neg. rate bonds. This is a supernova that will explode one day

— Janus Henderson U.S. (@JHIAdvisorsUS) June 9, 2016

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 19, 2017

One year ago, the financial world was abuzz when […]

“Visions Of Cataclysms”: Why Eric Peters Is Starting A Long-Vol Fund

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 6, 2017

Is the recent streak of record low volatility about to end?

While countless analysts, pundits and traders have previously talked their book (if not staked their reputation) on claims VIX is set for an imminent mean-reverting spike, so far that has not happened and in […]

What Bond Traders Are Most Worried About Right Now

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 18, 2017

The latest monthly survey of credit investors from Bank of America, released overnight, shows the same familiar paradox we have seen ever since the start of the year: most survey respondents are allegedly scared worried about geopolitics and a concerned that the market is a […]

Gold Awaits Fundamental Shift

news.goldseek.com / By Jordan Roy-Byrne / Sunday, 9 July 2017

Last week we wrote that Gold’s poor performance in real terms could reflect its worsening fundamentals. Real interest rates are rising because the rate of inflation has peaked and bond yields are rebounding. It is a double whammy for precious metals. This is not […]

Panicked BOJ Unleashes Bond Buying Bazooka: Offers To Buy Unlimited 10Y JGBs At 0.11%

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 6, 2017

During this morning’s bond rout when a poor French auction sparked a high-volume selloff in German Bunds which also hit Japanese JGBs before slamming US TSYs, Goldman said that “with 10Y JGBs closing at 0.095 and getting hit at 10bp intraday, focus will be on […]

Dollar Index Continues to Slide; Bond Yields Rise — Market Rotation Underway

ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / Jun 29, 2017

Technically, when the dollar weakens monetary policy is easing. Lower rates is conducive with a weaker dollar. The opposite is true when the Fed is undergoing a tightening program, such as now. This usually rings true, but not always.

The dollar index continues to slide, off […]

‘Hawkish’ Dudley Sparks Bond, Stock Selling With Puzzling Comments

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 19, 2017

With two comments this morning that seemingly fly in the face of all common-knowledge, Fed’s Dudley offered a hawkish tone that sparked selling pressure in stocks and bonds even as USDJPY spikes.

Dudley proclaimed first that an inverting yield curve is not a problem…

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Dollar Slips In Consolidation, but Extends Recovery Against the Yen

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / June 16, 2017

As the market heads into the weekend, the US dollar is trading softer as it consolidates. It is within yesterday’s ranges against the major currencies but the Japanese yen. The dollar has made a dramatic recovery against the yen. It traded near JPY108.80 in the […]

One Massive, Global, Serial Bubble

news.goldseek.com / By Michael J. Ballanger / Thursday, 15 June 2017

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger reflects on the state of the stock and bond markets and their effect on the gold market.

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These missives that I construct periodically usually have as their genesis a “Eureka!” moment while reading a research piece or […]

THE GREAT GOLD SUPPLY DISCONNECT: Market Severely Undervalues Price

srsroccoreport.com / Steve St. Angelo / JUNE 7, 2017

The market has no clue that it has severely undervalued the price of gold. While Central bank intervention has worked hard at capping the gold price, the “Great Gold Supply Disconnect” will most certainly remedy that situation. This gold supply disconnect took place after the […]

Central Banks Now Own A Third Of The Entire $54 Trillion Global Bond Market

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 4, 2017

Two weeks ago we asked a question: maybe behind all the rhetoric and constant (ab)use of sophisticated terms like “gamma”, “vega”, CTAs, risk-parity, vol-neutral, central bank vol-suppression, (inverse) VIX ETFs and so forth to explain why despite the surging political uncertainty in recent years, […]

Fink Fears Bond Curve Signals, Cooperman Warn Stocks Ahead Of Fundamentals

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 30, 2017 12:41 PM

US equity markets pushed back into the green this morning just as two heavyweight investors suggested all is not well in the land of exuberance. Blackrocks’ Larry Fink warned the equity market is not appreciating the message from the Treasury yield curve (and […]

Speculators Have Made Massive Position Adjustments In The Last Few Weeks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 14, 2017

While equity volatility has collapsed to record lows (amid the biggest increase in net VIX shorts in 9 months), positioning across bond, FX, money market, and commodity markets has been shifting massively in recent weeks.

As US Macro data has crashed to its weakest […]

To Italeave Or Not? Confused European Traders Shift Attention Away From France

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 3, 2017

A quick glance at the soaring Italian stock market and one would have faith in the future of the euro, with Alitalia just a ‘storm in a teacup’. However, bond traders are as worried about political uncertainty as ever with Italian bond risk surging to […]