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S&P (Barely) Ends Losing Streak Despite Crumbling Credit, Pumping'n'Dumping Dollar

Despite the awesome unchiness of today's broad market, some big names were ugly...

 

Everything is not awesome everywhere...

 

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US equities traded in an extremely narrow range all day, weak into Europe's close, drifting higher in the afternoon...

 

The following chart of the S&P (cash) shows the odd nature of the last few days - opening dump, stabilize into EU close, drift higher in the afternoon, ramp into close...

 

And here is how you close the S&P green...

 

 

AAPL tumbled on a CS report confirming our earlier channel check and supply chain details...

 

Another hedge fund hotel - SunEdison - collapsed another 20-plus percent today...

 

Finally VRX dropped again - after a bief bounce intraday... despite every effort to calm investor anxiety...

 

Credit markets have now fallen for (wider spreads) for 5 days in a row - longest streak in 3 months...

 

With Credit leading stocks lower...

 

But Treasuries & Stocks have now finally recoupled...

 

But Treasury yields ended the day lower (with the front-end outperforming - 3Y -4bps, 10Y -2bps, 30Y -1bp) - once again Treasuries followed a similar pattern around the EU close... (someone is dumping Treasuries from Europe, and then stop once Europe closes)

 

The USD spiked early on amid a collapse in EURUSD back to a 1.06 handle - but recovered after Europe closed to end the day unchanged on the week...

 

Notably it appears someone in Europe is dumping EURs into the early US session...

 

Commodities were a mixed bag today with PMs hurt early on and crude bouncing higher despite IEA warnings (only to end unch)...

 

Bloomberg's Commodity Index hit a fresh 16-year low...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

Bonus Chart: Seriously - as we stated at the start - everything is not awesome...

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