VIX-Crushing, Panic-Buying Bounce Saves Stocks From Worse Day In 3 Months

For Nasdaq traders today…

 

Small Caps (and briefly The Dow) sunk into the red for 2017… (NOTE: the moment Trannies and The Dow tagged unchanged for 2017 a miracle bid appeared)…

 

Second day in a row if VIX-smashing, panic-V-shaped-recovery-stock-buying…

 

Though we note it seems all about the European close once again…

 

They were desperate to get Nasdaq green into the close…

 

In fact everything jumped after Europe closed…

 

Nasdaq broke it's winning streak…

 

While everything bounced, financials were the day's laggards while Utes and Healthcare managed to get green by the close…

 

Treasury yields rose and steepened notably after the 30Y auction…(same as yesterday) but remain lower on the week…

 

Not helped by clear pressure for steeper curves from The Fed…

  • HARKER: WHEN RATES AT 1%, NEED TO LOOK AT UNWINDING BAL SHEET
  • BULLARD: BAL SHEET ROLLOFF MAY BE BETTER THAN AGGRESSIVE HIKING

 

The USD Index plunged to its 50-day-moving-average…almost erasing all the post-FOMC gains…

 

And bounced…

 

The USD bounce back was led by GBP and JPY weakness…

 

Gold is having a great week while crude remains red…

 

But as the dollar, bond yields, and stocks ramped hard in the afternoon, gold limped back below $1200…


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