Junk Spread Update
On pain in the ass days like today it’s tough enough to be a trader, let alone a bear. But chances are my updated BAA-TYX spread chart may lighten your mood a little:[amprotect=nonmember] Updated BAA-TYX spread chart and more below for anyone donning a secret decoder ring. The rest of you guys will have to wait until tomorrow – sorry. If you are interested in becoming a Gold member then don’t waste time and sign up here. And if you are a Zero subscriber it includes access to all Gold posts, so you actually get double the bang for your buck.
I find this extremely interesting. Despite a pretty rapid snap back from last week’s lows BAA yields continued to rise until Thursday (I don’t have Friday’s reading yet) – thus leading to a continued widening of the spread. Bulls and bears alike should take note – in the past a widening of this yield spread preceded considerable down moves in equities.
I think days like today make my case for focusing on the long term. On an intra-day or daily basis I personally I don’t see any type of odds here I want to touch with a ten foot pole. I recommend you just sit and wait things out – I believe I have offered salient resistance/support lines yesterday and until we touch either side there’s really not much to do but perhaps trade the swings a little. Mr. Zero is getting tired today – there is no conviction either side. We are too low for distribution, so either this is real weakness (very surprising) or the boyz are simply taking everyone for a ride.
Not much else to offer today, except this:
Equities continue to trace the EUR/JPY down the the smallest wiggle. The stochastic indicates that the bears have shot their load without any meaningful downside progress. Chances for an EOD ramp are increasing.