maandag 26 juni 2017

Bitcoin Bloodbath Leads Tech Stock Tumble; Gold Gouged As Credit Curve Crushed To New Lows

We started the day with a gold flash-crash...


Then Durable Goods data and The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index both tumbled and massively missed expectations -smashing the Citi Macro Surprise Index to its weakest since August 2011...


Then Nasdaq (led by FANGs) tumbled at the cash open after levitating overnight, oddly reactive to the tumble in Bitcoin...


Bitcoin was clubbed like a baby seal, down over 15%, the biggest drop since Jan 2015...


On the day, only Nasdaq closed red, markets closed weak (the European close saw a buying panic reappear in Nasdaq briefly)...


FANG Stocks fell most since the day after the tech-wreck closing NOT "off the lows"...



VIX was smashed back to a 9 handle. But as the chart below shows, it didn't help push stocks back up...


Treasury yields all fell on the day, even the short-end was bid in a very strong auction. The drop started on the dismal data early...


The Treasury yield curve slumped flatter once again with 2s10s dropping to a 78bps handle, lowest since Aug 2016...


2s30s tumbled again to 134bps, the flattest since the last recession begain...


The Dollar Index roller-coastered to end the day slightly higher...


Yen was sold hard today (and Yuan weakened)...


Both Gold and Silver flash-crashed overnight, but rallied on the weak US data...


On the bright side, WTI Crude saw a modest bounce today, testing below $3 briefly...


We note that while Bitcoin was battered today, it found support at its exponential trendline off March lows...

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