E-Bay Market Sends Stocks To VWAP As Bond Yields Spike To 8 Month Highs
January 3, 2013 - 4:20pm
The short-squeeze rip extended through the middle of the day today but on considerably lower volume as we tested up to QE3 highs and sucked in just a few more traders. It seems retail sales (and outlooks) disappointing, higher taxes for 77% of us, debt ceiling and spending cuts to come, and earnings outlooks being slashed en masse was not enough to break the market's spirit... But, when the FOMC minutes hinted at the punchbowl being removed (even modestly), the bid disappeared and S&P 500 futures dropped 10 points and Treasury yields spiked (with 10Y pushing to 8 month highs). USD strength (+1% on the week) and commodity weakness (though gold and silver remain marginally higher on the week) weighed on risk assets in general but algos went quiet and ES depth-of-market plunged as correlations broke. The usual e-bay style close saw ES ramp off the lows of the day to test VWAP and end th...
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