We saw jobless claims come in at 473k vs the 510k expected, while continuing claims came in at 3.655MM. Don't be fooled by these numbers though, we're still seeing over 16MM Americans on some form of income benefits, and a significant portion of labour costs are being subsidized by the government. How long this can last with soaring, is anyone's guess.
PPI came in hot at 0.6% in April vs the 0.3% expected, while Core PPI rose 0.7% vs the 0.4% expected. YoY, PPI rose a whopping 6.2%, much higher than the 5.8% expected, and the highest YoY rise ever.
The US10Y yield cooled slightly after yesterday's high of 1.705%, and is sitting just below resistance at 1.686%. We're up around 6% on the week, and poised for a massive breakout if we push beyond 1.77%, the previous high from March.
The blew up yesterday, rallying a whopping 30% before cooling to a 25 handle as of 9AM. We appear to be in the midst of a vicious reversal, as is usually the case when spikes. However, the majors are still incredibly overvalued, historically so, and would need to see a 30% correction to match the levels seen in the dot com bubble. Needless to say, I'm holding my longs, for big short 2.0.
The Dollar ( DXY ) had a fantastic day yesterday as risk was fled for safe havens; even the flaming dollar. But saw some weakness after testing a high of 90.907 in the overnight session. We're likely going to see a test of the lower band of the , around 91, before we see a solid rejection back to 90. Having said that, the dollar is likely going to see a bid at some point, when the Fed mentions the word no one on Main Street wants to hear, which is taper. will force the Fed's hand, and they won't have a choice but to reduce bond purchases, and raise rates, leading to a cascade of selling in debt support assets such as real estate, and growth.
Finally, the Put/Call rose almost 20% yesterday, rising to the highest level since October, 2020 at 0.83. We're seeing a blatant shift in positioning in the equity options market, so hold on to your hats as the PPI data confirms that is rampant, and potentially at the stage where it can do significant damage to Main Street.
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