Nasdaq’s Best Start To A Year Since 2013 As Bitcoin, Bullion, & Bond Yields Spike

By Tyler Durden

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Investors started 2018 like this…

And those same investors bought tech stocks (and Biotech) with both hands and feet today as Nasdaq massively outperformed (along with Trannies) and the Dow lagged…

S&P, Trannies, and Nasdaq record high.

This was Nasdaq’s best start to a year since 2013… and closed above 7,000 for the first time ever…

Futures show the excitement better…

VIX was monkeyhammered lower after Friday’s spike…From an opening high over 11 to 9.5…

Biotech’s best day in 4 months, FANG’s best day in 3 months, but banks lower…

Plenty of chatter today about Treasury yields spiking (and the yield curve steepening) as being some sign of rotation but the reality is that today’s action was much more likely based on rate-locks being set ahead of a very heavy week of IG issuance (expectations of over $30bn in sales this week and $136bn for Jan)…

30 year yields spiked to Christmas Eve levels…

The Dollar continues to freefall – down for the 5th straight day to the lowest close since Sept 26th…

After an initially weak start to the year, Bitcoin soared higher today – above $15000 – …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge