- “It’s Probably Something” – Gold Surges Above $1200; USDJPY, Oil, Stocks Plunge
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
With US markets failing to hold on to today’s “Deutsche Bank” euphoric gains today despite, or rather due to Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony, traders in mainland China remains locked out due to the Lunar New Year holiday, while Japan is mercifully taking a break – mercifully, because otherwise the Nikkei would be crashing. However, one market is back online as Hong Kong traders return to their desks to see carnage around the globe, and most importantly, are unable to hedge arbed exposure between China, Japan and the US.
So, with few options, they are buying the one asset that provides the best cover to central banks losing faith, demonstrated most vividly by the total failure of the BOJ, and as a result just as Yen soars above 113… with USDJPY down a stunning 10 handles from the post-NIRP highs…