Intraday Market Thoughts

Stocks Break Relative to Yields

by Ashraf Laidi
Nov 17, 2016 22:56

As surging yields dominate the headlines and stocks follow, questions arise as to whether the rally in yields rally would be a threat to stocks. We highlight the extent to which 10-year yields have risen relative to US stocks in the graph below via the SPX/Yields ratio, with the ratio finally breaking down below its 3-year channel support. The last time the SPX/Yields ratio broke a major support was in May 2013 --during the Taper Tantrum—a time (similar to today) when mounting Fed hike expectations sent US the 10-year yield above its 200-WMA. We must limit any comparisons to May 2013 because the Tightening Tantrum was largely a surprise due to a certain WSJ column, which is not at all the case today. Nonetheless, the technical message of the market requires a more nuanced selection of the more relevant factors as we open the first of 2 trades for our Premium subscribers.

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Stocks Break Relative to Yields - Spx Yields Nov 17 2016 (Chart 1)


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