Tech Wrecks As Bitcoin, Black Gold, & The Buck Burst Higher

Tech Wrecks As Bitcoin, Black Gold, & The Buck Burst Higher

Global supply-chain fragility was once again exposed as a giant container ship got stuck sideways in the Suez Canal (through which a major percentage of global trade and energy supply flows).

Still could have been worse…

The possibility of 13-15-day delays if tankers are forced to ‘go around’ sparked a panic-bid in crude oil (despite significant crude builds). This was WTI’s best day since early Nov (the vaccine headlines)…

The dollar was also bid, back to 2-week highs…

Source: Bloomberg

And bitcoin surged overnight, back above $57, but faded late on as the dollar extended gains…

Source: Bloomberg

Small Cap and Big-Tech stocks were clubbed like a baby seal…

On the week, it’s a Small Cap collapse (down over 6%) as all the other majors revert back to unch (Nasdaq and Small Caps are red for March now)…

Ugly days for hedgies’s favorite holdings as “Most Shorted” stocks also tanked…

Source: Bloomberg

Cruise Lines crashed back to earth after CDC guidelines were extended to Nov…

Source: Bloomberg

Cathie Wood’s Empire continued to collapse again…

GME was monkeyhammered down 30% today after the earnings call failed to inspire…

INTC had a wild ride today, from overnight exuberance to utterly dumped by the close…

So tech is now wrecking as bond yields tumble?

Source: Bloomberg

Bonds rollercoastered (bid during Asia, dumped during Europe, bid during US), but ended lower in yield on the day (10Y -2bps)…

Source: Bloomberg

This is the 3rd daily yield drop in a row, the longest streak since Dec 14th…

Source: Bloomberg

Commodities were mixed with crude surging (see above) as copper dipped and PMs were flat.

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, US Macro Surprise Index data has tumbled to its weakest since early June this week…

Source: Bloomberg

And in case you wondered why stonks have basically gone nowhere for a while, it’s The Fed stupid (and their central bank peers)…

Source: Bloomberg

Time to crank up the printing press once more because ‘stable’ asset prices is not good enough.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 03/24/2021 – 16:00

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