Overview Total trading volume at $265.5 million, which is lower than the weekly average of $323.1 million, but relatively high for a Saturday. Orchid (OXT) has had back-to-back outstanding days. Up 61% over USD today, and up 125% since Wednesday. It was also a breakout day for EOS (+14% over USD). EOS was the eight most traded crypto, beating out Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, and others. August 15, 2020 $265.5M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD XBT $11872. ↑0.8% $104.3METH $433.18 ↓1.3% $55.6MLINK $19.189 ↑13% $46.9MUSDT $1.0004 ↓0.08% $14.9MXTZ $4.0777 ↓0.8% $11.8MXRP $0.2997 ↓0.4% $10.3MLTC $60.074 ↑5.5% $6.65MEOS $3.7351 ↑14% $6.06MBCH $303.15 ↑3.0% $5.33MOXT $0.4336 ↑61% $5.01MALGO $0.6370 ↓0.07% $3.57MADA $0.1386 ↓0.12% $3.51MWAVES $3.4144 ↓2.5% $3.28MKAVA $4.5814 ↑6.0% $2.05MXLM $0.1071 ↑2.0% $1.97MUSDC $0.9996 ↓0.05% $1.81METC $7.1884 ↑4.3% $1.65MATOM $6.0830 ↓0.4% $1.65MCOMP $196.48 ↑0.07% $1.42MKNC $1.8439 ↓1.7% $958KXMR $90.059 ↓1.7% $926KREP $21.900 ↑1.0% $673KTRX $0.0252 ↑2.0% $596KDASH $94.101 ↑2.1% $587KSC $0.0035 ↑5.2% $584KDAI $1.0105 ↑0.32% $527KOMG $1.9392 ↓4.6% $522KICX $0.5140 ↓7.0% $508KQTUM $3.1017 ↑0.19% $469KGNO $46.714 ↓9.9% $408KSTORJ $0.2778 ↓6.6% $403KZEC $85.159 ↓0.03% $394KMLN $30.733 ↑10% $380KBAT $0.2745 ↓1.8% $348KLSK $1.6836 ↓2.3% $345KXDG $0.0035 ↓1.2% $312KPAXG $1957.7 ↓0.05% $250KREPV2 $22.654 ↑4.7% $206KNANO $1.1146 ↓3.2% $196K At least five people were reportedly injured in a hail of gunfire at a San Antonio open market Sunday, according to officials. After Labor Day, volatility should pick up again especially if the VIX falls over the next three weeks. This will be our complacency indicator.
The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.
Spread percentage is the width of the bid/ask spread divided by the bid/ask midpoint. The values are generated by taking the median spread percentage over each minute, then the average of the medians over the day.
Five people, including gunman, shot at San Antonio flea market
New York Daily News
Aug 16, 2020 2:31 PM
At least five people were reportedly injured in a hail of gunfire at a San Antonio open market Sunday, according to officials.
At least three people were transported to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters.
Among the injured was a shooter, who is reportedly in critical condition.
“We don’t believe, at this point, that any of the people who were shot were innocent bystanders,” McManus said.
A security guard also fired during the shooting.
McManus said the area has been cleared, but officials still don’t know if they have the “primary shooter” in custody.
At least 100 gunshots were fired in the parking lot of the Mission Open Air Market around 11 a.m. local time Sunday, San Antonio Fire Chief Russell Johnson told KENS 5.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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US Stock Market: Complacent Investors Have Three Weeks to Prepare for Return of Volatility
The major U.S. stock indexes posted another strong weekly gain as investors continued to bet that the fundamentals would remain reasonably supportive despite potential headwinds over the inability to contain the spread of coronavirus and possibly another three-weeks of stalemate over the next fiscal stimulus package.
The charts show us that we’re nearly five-months up from the Spring-time bear-market low with the S&P 500 Index closing within striking distance of its record high. However, even though the pace of the economic recovery is slowing, data continues to show a steady progress. The price action suggests investors are betting on the recovery, while showing little concern over the pace.
In the cash market last week, the benchmark S&P 500 Index settled at 3372.85, up 101.73 or +3.11%. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 27931.02, up 1502.70 or +5.69% and the tech-based NASDAQ Composite closed at 11019.30, up 274.02 or +2.55%.
Rising yields last week offered some hope for investors, helped by decent economic releases. Initial jobless claims fell below one million for the first time since March, and U.S. retail sales continued to rebound in July, even exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
As a result of better-than-expected data and an uptick in consumer inflation, government bond yields hit a two-month high. It was only about two weeks ago that talk of negative rates began to simmer again as yields hit historical lows so last week’s rally definitely came as relief for investors.
However, did yields rise because of an improving outlook for the economy, or because of a massive Treasury refunding? We should find out in the coming weeks as investors will continue to watch the COVID-19 numbers, but especially the impact of a potential three-week delay in getting financial aid to consumers.
There didn’t seem to be much of a reaction at the end of the week to the news that Congressional leaders were going to take their planned recess until after the September 7 Labor Day holiday. This may mean that the lack of progress in the negotiations for another round of fiscal aid relief is being perceived as a short-term risk. It may also confirm our assessment that investors feel the worst of the pandemic’s damage to the economy is over and that the fundamentals are likely to remain reasonably supportive.
If there is short-term risk then investors are likely to take protection in the option market by buying protective puts. Any surprise news will likely trigger an even steeper break. However, with summer winding down and another earnings season in the rearview mirror, volume could a considerable dip as some of the major players take a vacation from trading.
Sometimes, low volume fuels volatile swings and due to this year’s unpredictable events, there is always the possibility of this occurring over the next three weeks or so.
Investors know about these risks and seem to be taking things in stride. After all, they’ve already endured the on-set of the pandemic, the worst plunge in unemployment and output in history, and escalating U.S.-China trade relations. They also know the stimulus is coming so the delay is not that important right now.
After Labor Day, volume and volatility should pick up again especially if the VIX falls over the next three weeks. This will be our complacency indicator. After September 7 as the big guys return from the Hamptons, investors are going to have to deal with the economic data from August and the Presidential election.
The economic data will represent the lack of progress on a stimulus package. As far as the election is concerned, investors will be watching to see if Democratic candidate screws up and somehow blows his nearly double-digit lead, and whether Trump continues to try to sabotage the process and skew the results.
The recent dumping of growth stocks and the moves into value stocks may be the major investors hedging their risks ahead of the uncertainty. The only thing we’re fairly certain about is that the next three weeks are likely to be the proverbial “calm before the storm”.
The Vix has been slipping for months and is currently at 22.05. Slipping below 20 could be a sign of investor complacency or a “What Me Matter” attitude. It’s complacency that will catch investors off guard, triggering the return of volatility.
This article was originally posted on FX Empire
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