Wednesday 22 May 2019

Where are the shorts now?

US equity indexes closed on a weak note, sp -8pts (0.3%) at 2856. Nasdaq comp' -0.4%. The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled -1.7% and -0.9% respectively. Near term outlook offers further moderate swings across the remainder of the week.




US equities opened moderately weak, saw an afternoon low of 2851, and settling just a little weak. Volatility saw a high of 15.44, but melted back lower, settling -1.3% at 14.75.

Where are the shorts now?

After a decade long climb from sp'666 to 2954, it really shouldn't be surprising that short interest is at levels last seen in 2006.

Much like when VIX is in the low teens, there is really only one direction this can go from here. 

Yours, awaiting the end of QT, and rate cut'1.

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 A good example of a sun dog (there was a corresponding one, off to the left).

A fine summer's evening
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