S&P500 recovers as bond yields rise, but TSX weakens

By Colin Twiggs
June 11th, 2013 3:30 am EDT (5:30 pm AET)

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10-Year Treasury yields respected support at 2.00%, confirming the primary up-trend. Only breakout above 4.00% would end the 31-year secular bear-trend, but a rise to there would result in an almost 50% loss for bondholders. Rising yields reflect market expectations that the economy will recover and the Fed will curtail further quantitative easing.

10-Year Treasury yields

The S&P 500 respected support at 1600 and is headed for a test of the upper channel around 1700. Reversal below support at 1600 is now unlikely, but would warn of a correction.

S&P 500

The VIX is rising, but remains in the green zone, below 20.


The TSX Composite reversed below support at 12500, indicating weakness. Follow-through below last week's low would suggest a test of primary support at 11900/12000. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure.

TSX Composite

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~ Gerald Loeb