Opening Bell 04.05.2016

Your world at 9am

world.2016-05-04

Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) -1.94%
CAC(FRA) -1.59%
UKX(GBR) -0.90%
NKY(JPN) -3.11%
SPX(USA) -0.87%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -0.52%
INMEX(MEX) -0.35%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +3.20%
XU030(TUR) -3.30%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -2.43%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.36%
NIFTY(IND) -0.75%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.85%
TOP40(ZAF) -1.98%

Commodities

Energy
RBOB Gasoline +0.15%
Brent Crude Oil -0.18%
WTI Crude Oil -0.07%
Heating Oil +0.28%
Natural Gas +0.19%
Ethanol +0.00%
Metals
Copper -0.43%
Platinum -0.84%
Gold 100oz -0.67%
Palladium -0.71%
Silver 5000oz -1.28%

Currencies

USDEUR:+0.11% USDJPY:+0.47%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.47%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.22%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.04%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.14%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +1.62%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.04%
USDINR(IND) -0.04%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.64%
USDZAR(ZAF) +0.39%
Agricultural
Cattle +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybean Meal -0.65%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Soybeans -0.51%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Wheat +0.22%
White Sugar +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn -1.26%
Lumber +0.00%

Credit Indices

Index Change
Markit CDX EM +0.08%
Markit CDX NA HY +0.02%
Markit CDX NA IG +0.51%
Markit iTraxx Asia ex-Japan IG +0.00%
Markit iTraxx Australia +0.51%
Markit iTraxx Europe +0.00%
Markit iTraxx Europe Crossover +0.00%
Markit iTraxx Japan +3.80%
Markit MCDX (Municipal CDS) +2.33%
Out of 42 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 2 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 33 are trading above their 50-day SMA. Also, there were 49 sigma events over the last 24 hours. Details here.

Must reads

Efficient functioning and reduction in operational costs has helped national carrier Air India turn from a loss-making airline into an “operational profit unit.” WTF? (NDTV)

Willful defaulters owed the country’s public sector banks a staggering Rs 66,190 crore at the end of 2015, up 138% from the level three years ago. (FE) PSUBNKBEES 0.00 0.00 (0.00%)

IMF: high growth rates are not reducing inequality in India and China. (LiveMint)

Has the US Dollar entered a bear market? (Barrons)

Innovation is an accretive process. At first it is lonely and difficult, then it becomes commonplace. The innovation becomes a background noise, a sort of base level that everyone must rise above to sell product and, in many cases, the base product gets so complex that it becomes the new normal. (TC)

Good luck!

Options Daily 04.05.2016

NIFTY Summary:

  1. May 8200 calls added 9,88,650 contracts.
  2. May 7500 calls shed 44,850.
  3. May 7700 puts added 4,96,650.
  4. May 7800 puts shed 4,01,175.

Our trend model indicates a SHORT on the NIFTY and SHORT on the BANKNIFTY.

MAY NIFTY OI

MAY NIFTY OI chart

MAY BANKNIFTY OI

MAY BANKNIFTY OI chart

MAY NIFTY Volatility

MAY NIFTY Volatility chart

MAY BANKNIFTY Volatility

MAY BANKNIFTY Volatility chart
Dotted lines indicated actual underlying volatility. Solid lines are IVs.

VIX Density Plot

VIX kernel density plot

5-day forecast based on ARMA(3,0)+GARCH(1,1) model:

VIX 17.42 17.42 17.49 17.55 17.60
σ 0.73 0.78 0.83 0.86 0.89

2016-05-03 Implied Volatility Record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fAO3tKsyg

Opening Bell 03.05.2016

Your world at 9am

world.2016-05-03

Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.84%
CAC(FRA) +0.31%
UKX(GBR) -1.27%
NKY(JPN) -3.11%
SPX(USA) +0.78%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +0.37%
INMEX(MEX) -0.30%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.39%
XU030(TUR) -1.76%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -0.65%
SHCOMP(CHN) +1.61%
NIFTY(IND) -0.56%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.85%
TOP40(ZAF) -0.69%

Commodities

Energy
RBOB Gasoline -0.17%
Brent Crude Oil +0.81%
Natural Gas +0.24%
WTI Crude Oil +0.69%
Ethanol +0.00%
Heating Oil +0.58%
Metals
Platinum -0.11%
Gold 100oz -0.17%
Copper -0.66%
Palladium -0.18%
Silver 5000oz +0.14%

Currencies

USDEUR:+0.01% USDJPY:-0.23%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.10%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.12%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.03%
USDTRY(TUR) -0.06%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +1.92%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.08%
USDINR(IND) +0.19%
USDRUB(RUS) -0.32%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.07%
Agricultural
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn +0.45%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybean Meal -0.23%
Soybeans +0.34%
Cattle +0.00%
Wheat +0.00%

Out of 42 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 21 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 38 are trading above their 50-day SMA. Also, there were 21 sigma events over the last 24 hours. Details here.

Must reads

Passenger vehicles sales up 16% in April. (FE)

Mines and Minerals Bill clears Rajya Sabha. A flood of M&A to come? (ET)

The Reserve Bank of India has told banks not to clear long-term credit in the garb of working capital loans of up to 10 years to stressed accounts. (LiveMint, #regulation)

That was quick: robo-advisor growth rates in the US are falling rapidly, to just 1/3rd their levels of one year ago. (Kitces)

Saudi Arabia’s post-oil future: “It’s been like a father telling his 40-year-old son that it’s time to go out and get a job.” (Economist)

Good luck!

Options Daily 03.05.2016

NIFTY Summary:

  1. May 8000 calls added 7,89,450 contracts.
  2. May 7500 calls shed 1,10,175.
  3. May 7500 puts added 2,68,200.
  4. May 7700 puts shed 2,73,525.

Our trend model indicates a SHORT on the NIFTY and SHORT on the BANKNIFTY.

MAY NIFTY OI

MAY NIFTY OI chart

MAY BANKNIFTY OI

MAY BANKNIFTY OI chart

MAY NIFTY Volatility

MAY NIFTY Volatility chart

MAY BANKNIFTY Volatility

MAY BANKNIFTY Volatility chart
Dotted lines indicated actual underlying volatility. Solid lines are IVs.

VIX Density Plot

VIX kernel density plot

5-day forecast based on ARMA(1,2)+GARCH(1,1) model:

VIX 17.15 17.13 17.19 17.25 17.31
σ 0.75 0.81 0.87 0.92 0.96

Opening Bell 02.05.2016

Your world at 9am

world.2016-05-02

Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) -2.73%
CAC(FRA) -2.82%
UKX(GBR) -1.27%
NKY(JPN) -3.62%
SPX(USA) -0.51%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -1.09%
INMEX(MEX) +0.56%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.39%
XU030(TUR) -0.15%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -0.74%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.25%
NIFTY(IND) +0.03%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.85%
TOP40(ZAF) -0.69%

Commodities

Energy
Heating Oil -1.00%
Natural Gas -1.97%
Brent Crude Oil -0.89%
WTI Crude Oil -0.81%
Ethanol +0.65%
RBOB Gasoline -0.34%
Metals
Platinum -0.26%
Palladium -0.23%
Silver 5000oz +0.15%
Copper -0.48%
Gold 100oz +0.40%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.14% USDJPY:+0.08%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.05%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.03%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.00%
USDTRY(TUR) -0.09%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -1.52%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.03%
USDINR(IND) -0.29%
USDRUB(RUS) -0.04%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.25%
Agricultural
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.24%
Wheat +0.21%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn -0.13%
Lean Hogs +0.61%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +0.00%
Lumber -1.80%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans +0.17%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cattle +1.22%

Credit Indices

Index Change
Markit CDX EM -0.48%
Markit CDX NA HY -0.51%
Markit CDX NA IG +3.55%
Markit iTraxx Asia ex-Japan IG +0.75%
Markit iTraxx Australia +0.31%
Markit iTraxx Europe +2.71%
Markit iTraxx Europe Crossover +9.98%
Markit iTraxx Japan +2.44%
Markit MCDX (Municipal CDS) -1.33%
Out of 42 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 20 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 36 are trading above their 50-day SMA. Also, there were 5 sigma events over the last 24 hours. Details here.

Must reads

Suckers: Just 1% of India’s population pay taxes, but 100% of them pay bribes. (TOI)

SBI may be told to merge five associate banks. (ET) SBIN 179.95 0.00 (0.00%)

Earnings recovery? Analysis of 76 firms that have announced March quarter results shows 64.5% of them beat analysts’ estimates. (LiveMint)

Big data economics: the amount of hassle is precisely calibrated to just how much you are willing to pay. (NYT)

Exercise alone is almost useless for weight loss because it accounts for only a small portion of daily calorie burn. It can cause physiological changes that help us conserve energy. (Vox)

Good luck!