Another Day, Another 5 Year High (Except For Trannies)
January 29, 2013 - 4:21pm
The Dow Transports broke its 10-day streak with a very marginal down day today but the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 all pushed on miraculously running stops and pushing higher. While VIX remains decoupled the two markets traded in a correlated fashion to get the ramp going early and along with Treasury weakness risk-on was well supported. Risk-assets in general are becoming more systemically correlated as USD weakness and oil strength also contemporaneously pulled stocks to highs (led by energy on the week). The afternoon saw VIX decouple from stock's strength and also on the day overall, credit markets were not following along. Volume was above average with some larger block size up near the highs. FX markets reconverged (JPY weakness and GBP strength) to more systemic USD moves as the 10Y tested up near 2.000% but closed just below it. Gold and Silver rose continued their gains ...
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