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Hedgers Active As Stocks Hit Record Highs On Lowest Volume Day Of The Year

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What we think about when we see the opening ramp like this morning...

 

 

 

 

Another day, another record high...

 

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And another "lowest volume day of the year"..

 

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Small Caps and Trannies outperformed on the day thanks to the opening ramp but we note that all indices closed lower from the EU close...

 

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Today's meltup was not enjoyed by the vol-selling machines... it appears the spike was heavily hedged amid dismally low volume...

 

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The first VIX up, Stocks up day in 6 weeks...

 

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On a daily basis, the S&P is at its most over-extended since April when it slid lower...

 

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And on a monthly basis, the S&P has swing across its bollinger bands back near record highs...

 

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Treasury yields rose today (with the long-end underperforming)...

 

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The USD Index ended the day practically unchanged with Cable weakest and commodity currencies gaining on the heels of crude...

 

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Spot the odd one out (all commodities gained on the day but crude was just funny...)

 

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WTI Sept 2016 contract traded almost back to $46 today

 

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Oil's gain helped early BUT from the NYMEX close, stocks fell...

 

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Charts: Bloomberg

 

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