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Forex: Yen Cross, S&P 500 Tumble Set Off Market Collapse Fears

Forex: Yen Cross, S&P 500 Tumble Set Off Market Collapse Fears

2014-02-04 04:51:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist
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Talking Points:

• Risk-sensitive benchmarks tumbled to open the week leading traders to fear of a bigger sentiment shift

• The S&P 500 collapsed 2.3% and GBPJPY led yen crosses with a 1.8% drop - the biggest dives in 7 months

• Another round of critical support levels stand just below the week's lows

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The trading week opened to heavy selling in equities, high yield and yen crosses. A move of this breadth and severity gives the impression that a bigger risk aversion event may be at hand. And yet, sharp declines over the past few years have almost exclusively represented points of exhaustion to short-lived corrections. So are we looking at another pullback that bulls will soon draw opportunistic bulls back in on the bid or is the scope of this sentiment-related move indicative of a more permanent reversal in confidence and a years-long bull wave? We look at the fundamental and technical developments behind risk trends in today's Trading Video.

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