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Quick facts from Monday, like 38 calendar days of gains in the S&P500 gone...

It has been a trading day like no other this year, as a wave of selling hysteria hit the Euro, but most importantly all Yen crosses, as investors grow anxious over the governability of Italy. Below is a quick summary of a few amazing things that Monday's trading session has left us:

- As Chris Ciovacco, founder at CiovaccoCapital, comments on his twitter account: "38 calendar days of gains in the S&P 500 gone: S&P closed at 1486 on Jan 18. Today's close 1487. When risk-reward is poor gains get "taken back" quickly..."

- Adam Button, editor at Forexlive points at 2 other great facts. Firstly, what he calls a chart for posterity in EUR/JPY, which fell nearly 200 pip fall in over 5 minutes. Secondly, the CBOE VIX, or volatility index, which as Adam explains, "has taken a 20% jump today, it’s the second large jump in a week and the chart now threatens to fill-in the year-end gap." The latest update on the VIX reads at +30%...

- All Yen crosses have broken below the 20-day EMA, printing sizeable bearish engulfing bards in most cases which has eroded over 20+ calendar days of gains in just a few hours. While there is still commentators out there suggesting that the Yen is starting to look expensive again, a buy dips on Yen crosses is a sensible idea, be watchful as the growing selling force may have some real substance behind, chart moves don't lie...

- 1/4 of the Italian population has not showed up to vote, which portrays the disbelief and lack of commitment toward politicians.

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