We have, however, entered the time of year where profits are being defended and where lack of momentum can cause some major price swings. Markets currently lacking momentum are precious metals and more recently also platinum while copper still look well supported following its latest run higher.
The dollar meanwhile remains on the defensive while also highlighting the risks of an increasingly one dimensional markets with the lower dollar argument being almost entirely bound up in soaring risk appetite. The bond market is currently not sending a clear signal with the yield on U.S. 10-year Notes holding below 1%. Yesterday’s 3-year Treasury auction was weak and we have 10-year and 30-year auctions up today and tomorrow, respectively. Against the risk of rising nominal yields we still find real yields stuck deep into negative territory and yesterday the ten-year real yield temporarily dropped below -1% for the fist time since October.