Who’s afraid of nuclear war?
Who’s afraid of a constitutional crisis?
Well, I don’t know, but I do know who’s not afraid: Nasdaq-buying E*Traders, dammit.
How do I know they’re not afraid? Well, because on Tuesday folks plowed nearly $1.5 billion into the PowerShares QQQ Trust:
As Bloomberg notes, that right there is the fourth-largest inflow in five years. That’s what you call buying the fucking dip.
And really, you shouldn’t be surprised. After all, this deeply ingrained obsession with dip-buying was readily apparent in the flows data as SVXY took in something on the order of $500 million in the five days through Monday while UVXY saw massive outflows over the same period:
UVXY shares outstanding have been cut in half in just a couple of days [while] SVXY has almost doubled the shares outstanding since the VIX spike occurred and has reached a market cap of $1.1 billion.”
In short: “all hail the BTFD sacred cow”…