Ok, so just a quick update as everyone tries to sort out exactly what the hell happened a couple of hours ago when the second-most unhinged leader on the planet decided to fire a missile over Japan.
Bloomberg notes that Japan CDS is leaking wider:
- JAPAN CDS 1-2BPS WIDER AT 43.5BPS AFTER NORTH KOREA MISSILE
S&P futs have rebounded a bit, but are still down notably and it’s largely the same story for USDJPY.
“Typically a gap lower in the Asian session for S&P 500 e-mini futures is met by short-term traders willing to take the other side for a quick turnaround — that may not be the case on Tuesday,” Bloomberg’s Mark Cranfield writes, adding that with “the Labor Day holiday approaching, the U.S. government at risk of a shutdown and North Korea firing a bunch of missiles, U.S. equity bulls are living on borrowed time.”
10Y yields fell below 2.12 – support’s at 2.10:
The Kospi fell right out of the gate:
So did the Nikkei:
And the won’s down sharply:
“Now clap for me bitchez”…
Stay tuned to Trump’s Twitter feed to find out if there will be a tomorrow or not.
Wow, can't imagine getting this text: an alert sent to mobile phones from the Japanese government read: 'Missile launched, missile launched' pic.twitter.com/zcCvnoc48e
— Michael P. Regan (@Reganonymous) August 29, 2017