Net Longs during All-Time Highs in Equities, Dollar, Bonds… Also in GOLD – One Weird Market

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Net Longs during All-Time Highs in Equities, Dollar, Bonds... Also in GOLD?

Net Longs during All-Time Highs in Equities, Dollar, Bonds… Also in GOLD?

If there is no fear, afterwards how is it that net suppositional position on bullion on a COMEX is behind circuitously an all-time high.

Okay, this unequivocally is one uncanny market.

I am looking during a sidestep account substitute marketplace positioning from a latest Commitments of Traders news from a Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and a formula are startling. I’m utterly certain we have not seen such levels of certainty on one hand, and cognitive cacophony on a other, before in my whole veteran life (and that spans 30 years).

First, there is a really vast net suppositional prolonged position on a Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) with honour to a 10-year U.S. Treasury note – a 96,007 futures and choice agreement net prolonged position to be exact.

This has doubled given a issue of a Brexit vote, and this overload might good be a reason because yields have stopped going down (actually adult 25 basement points from a circuitously lows) – a shopping energy has been exhausted.

The speculators have been net prolonged a U.S. Treasury marketplace any and each week given Jun 14th. Once these trapped longs exit a market, it will be protected to drop your toes behind in though not expected before.

Yet, during a same time, a net suppositional position on 30-day Fed supports has left brief – to 96,712 futures and options contracts from 31,600 during a finish of June, so if anything, a sidestep supports have turn some-more assured that a Fed is going to hike. And yet, they have also stepped adult their prolonged positions on a 10-year note.

Maybe they consider a Fed goes, though it will be a mistake and send a economy behind into a deflationary downturn.

But how can that be a box when this same “smart money” throng has built adult a net suppositional prolonged position in a SP 500 to a balance of 28,809 futures and options contracts?

This net prolonged position has scarcely doubled given late Jun and we have to go all a approach behind to Apr 26th to find a final time that these folks were net short. The net suppositional position on a CBOT in terms of a Dow has soared to a record 38,382 futures and options contracts.

As for a NASDAQ, a net suppositional longs have scarcely tripled given late Jun to 26,014 net suppositional futures and options contracts, a turn usually surpassed a handful of times in a past. To contend that marketplace positioning is extravagantly impassioned right now would be an understatement.

The “greed” cause is also rarely clear on a Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) where net suppositional shorts on a VIX have reached 114,603 futures and choice contracts, a turn reached usually once before. The longhorn marketplace is in complacency.

But this begs a question, if there is no fear, afterwards how is it that a net suppositional position on bullion on a COMEX is behind circuitously an all-time high of 326,264 futures and options contracts?

Rare is a day that record net longs here coincide with record net longs in a Dow. Ditto for silver, where a net suppositional prolonged position has soared to an unheard-of 96,782 futures and options contracts.

And yet, even with these line labelled in US dollars, a net suppositional position on a trade-weighted dollar itself is 15,560 futures and options contracts on a Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

So we see what we meant by cognitive dissonance, right?

Long bonds, brief a Fed supports futures. Long equities though prolonged bonds. Long bullion though prolonged equities. Long a dollar and prolonged a changed metals.

At a same time, if risk ardour is so acute, because afterwards are these people prolonged a U.S. marketplace and a vast caps and during a same time brief a rising marketplace equity space (which is outperforming by a way) with a net brief position of 13,319 futures and options contracts (highest in 15 months) and a net brief position on a tiny caps (1,948 futures options contracts on a Russell 2000 on a ICE)?

It is subsequent to unfit to make clarity out of this; I’m not even certain Graham or Dodd could if they were still alive.

And this also seems surreal with honour to a Canadian economy. An economy constrictive during roughly a dual per cent annual rate. More than 100,000 full-time jobs mislaid in a past dual months. A record-high $40 billion trade deficit. Exports sagging during a 20 per cent annual rate. About 30 per cent contingency of a Bank of Canada rate cut labelled in. A housing burble so attribution that British Columbia increased a land send taxation to 15 per cent for non-residents. And no Olympic bullion award only yet, either.

And nonetheless here we have a conditions where a net suppositional position on a Canadian dollar has roughly doubled in a past 5 weeks to 19,237 futures and options contracts on a Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

You have go all a approach behind to Apr 5th to see a final time a “smart money” was net brief a loonie. My large regard is that this income has incited a bit “dumb” on this bet.

 

 

 

Courtesy: David Rosenberg

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