Trannies Suck Stocks Higher As Risk-Assets Flatline
January 22, 2013 - 4:10pm
UPDATE: With GOOG and IBM earnings (details below), futures are pushing higher still after-hours Lowish volume and low average trade size was all that was required to march stocks up to recent highs on the back of more VIX compression and vol term structure steepening. Today was one of the most-disconnected day in a while between equities (and vol) and the rest of the market with the USD practically unchanged, Treasury rates lower, and high-yield credit flat. Commodities pushed higher on the week with Silver outperforming (+1.2%) as Oil broke back above $96 and the Energy sector led stocks along with Utilities (safety?) and Materials. Tech was weak as AAPL plunged early on - only to recover back above VWAP into the close. The Dow Transports have been the corner-piece of this rally as it would appear AAPL's loss is rail-cars and airlines gains. Up 12 of the last 15 days and +19% in the la...
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