China Tanks – But No Trouble In U.S?

The biggest story in the financial markets this morning is the weakness in Chinese assets.

The Chinese Yuan sold off aggressively, experiencing one of the largest one-day declines since December.

Chinese stocks were hit hard with the Shanghai Composite dropping more than 2.8%. Although a significantly weaker trade balance triggered the selling, China’s central bank has been actively allowing the Chinese Yuan to weaken.

Chaori Solar Energy was allowed to default on its corporate bonds ( as suggested some days ago ) and is currently in the process of “selling its solar farms” in order to pay up.

Markets “appear” calm here this morning in a general sense but don’t get too comfortable as this has got some pretty far-reaching implications.

Emerging Markets “EEM” continues its downward trajectory, as the Japanese Yen looks to steady / make a move higher.

Shakey ground here “globally”……but of course – no trouble in U.S Equities.

How’s “short AUD” looking now suckas??

13 Responses

    • Forex Kong March 10, 2014 / 10:14 am

      The “media spin” continues….as “all is well” in the U.S ( cough, sputter )….

      China slowing is a given, and now consideration of a “very hard landing” starting to come to light.

      But….just buy U.S Equities and everything will be O.K ( please don’t! )

  1. $tuart March 10, 2014 / 10:33 am

    Reminiscent of 2007??, when everyone was buying stocks and it just kept going up,up,up…
    Every clown was a hedge fund manager…or stock market wizard….

    • Forex Kong March 10, 2014 / 10:45 am

      This may very well push past anyone’s expectations in that…..the more people leaning “short” the more fuel to push things higher.

      What’s that old saying “markets can remain irrational much longer than you can stay…..

      Where’s a black swan when you want one?

      • JSkogs March 10, 2014 / 10:54 am

        …solvent! Haha. Yup short AUD looking like a nice set up. Friday produced a nice candle…maybe today is the retest and it’s on…..I hope. The US market is getting beyond boring though man. I’m moving to Japan where it’s a bit more fun

    • Forex Kong March 10, 2014 / 5:41 pm

      We’ve all known this for a long time now….the big boys pay “big time” for a larger pipe” and are always ahead of price by a couple milliseconds etc…

      Yes indeed the entire thing is rigged in that they see order flow / have computers that do just “front run” the entire market.

      BUT……they can’t do much about anyone with longer term views / trading on larger time frames….this is why we “do what we do” here.

      Looking to “intra day trade” is essentially a losing battle.

      • Rob March 10, 2014 / 7:25 pm

        Hey Kong,

        Sweet articles as of late. Quick question on your statement of HFTs…so by swing trading dailys we are staying away from the “noise” , aka the BS, from the big players? I love swing trading daily charts, which is what I hope you view as acceptable longer term?


        • Forex Kong March 10, 2014 / 7:32 pm

          I think you’re fine when looking at daily cycles and “daily highs / lows” sure.

          It’s the guy rushing into the market on an earnings report / pre market etc that generally just gets rinsed during a typical day in the NY session.

          Daily swings…..what could the Wall St boys have on you? Now it’s just the Central Banks you need to watch out for…..

          He he he……

  2. MaskedTrader March 10, 2014 / 7:50 pm


    Looking at a weekly chart on nzd/jpy. Looks extended but nzd has been a beast. What are your thoughts?

    • Forex Kong March 10, 2014 / 7:56 pm

      NZD is a complete and total beast yes.

      It’s risk off in the truest sense getting short this pair so…’ll have to “check you head” if you are willing / interested to fight the current “never ending pump” in risk in general.

      I’m not touching it….not til I see some “serious” news / technical breakdowns of any number of things

  3. Babbelarsch March 11, 2014 / 10:08 am

    You got to watch the chart of Dr. Copper to see how things really are. Same chart situation in Shanghai stock market, ready to breakdown in a second.
    I see the EM bubble dancing on the razor’s edge in these minutes.
    No more mega infrastructure projects in EMs with borrowed USD, no more new empty ghost cities in China, no more useless skyscrapers in Turkey. This hole thing could implode within 48 hours and breakdown to 50%.
    But the market is rigged, and I guess the central banks are already in a telephone conference call to save the world hehe.

    Burst Baby, Burst!

    • Forex Kong March 11, 2014 / 10:20 am

      Copper’s fall has been amazing as “yet another reflection” of the woes in China and the trouble ahead….but of course – not really much of “that” hitting the media in the West from what I understand.

      The fall in copper should literally be “front page news” as far as I’m concerned as yes…China showing “big cracks” and EEM heading lower, then lower.

      I say we are literally “walking the razors edge here” but then again…..just ignore the fundamentals a while longer until the entire thing takes it’s dive.

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