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Dollar Spikes To 3-Week Highs, Nasdaq Dips After Retail Sales Beat

The market’s reaction to this morning’s retail sales beat is mixed. The Dollar is surging, gold is tanking, and while The Dow is unch, Nasdaq is sliding… Gold, Bonds, and Tech stocks are sinking post-data…   But the dollar is surging…   We wonder if this is the start of 2016 deja vu all over […]


VIX Tumbles, Global Stocks And Dollar Rally As Korea Tensions Ease

Overnight bulletin summary Global equities trade higher amid easing geopolitical tensions Pound tumbles on weaker than expected inflation data Today’s calendar includes US retail sales, Empire Fed, import prices, NAHB, and API crude oil inventories Global stocks and US futures are up for a second day, with the VIX sliding 0.65 vols to 11.68 (-5.2%) […]


Dudley Warns “Market’s Rate Hike Expectations Are Unreasonable” Sending Yields, Dec. Odds Higher

One day after the 5th consecutive miss in US CPI, NY Fed President William Dudley threw currency and eurodollar traders for another loop when he said on Monday that it was not “unreasonable” to think that the central bank would begin trimming its balance sheet in September and sees another rate hike this year – […]


JPMorgan Lists Four “Red Flags” Why It Is Starting To Sell Stocks

While most banks have in recent weeks expressed concerns about the recent, near record high levels in the S&P – which is now 67 points above Goldman’s year end price target of 2,400 – few have been willing to go out on a limb and announce they are short the market, and that the bull […]


Junk Bonds Wave a Red Flag at Risk

The market should bounce this morning, but after that we’re heading down. The technical damage from last week was severe with the bull market trendline that has supported stocks since early November being violated on the S&P 500. Moreover, stocks finished down during August options expiration week in six of the last seven years. So […]


“Gentle Giant” James Fields Held Without Bond, Said “Adolf Hitler’s Policies Were Good”

Charlottesville car attack driver James Fields, described both as a "gentle giant" by some and "hard-core pro-Hitler" by others who know him, was ordered held without bond Monday as he faces second degree murder and other charges for ramming the grey car into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others. As NYDailyNews.com […]


“White Supremacist”,”Gentle Giant” James Fields Denied Bail, Said “Hitler’s Policies Were Good”

Charlottesville car attack driver James Fields, described both as a "gentle giant" by some and "hard-core pro-Hitler" by others who know him, was ordered held without bond Monday as he faces second degree murder and other charges for ramming the grey car into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others. As NYDailyNews.com […]


US Stock Buybacks In Biggest Slide Since The Financial Crisis

In light of today’s euphoric market reaction, which has seen the VIX plunge by over 3 vols, or 20% lower, to just over 12 and sent both the Nasdaq and S&P higher by 1% on relief that there were no mushroom clouds of the weekend, the jury is out whether last week’s sharp risk off, […]


VIX Tumbles, S&P Futures, Global Stocks Rebound Sharply As Korea Fears Fade

The VIX tumbled by nearly 3 vols, down to 13.10 last, or over 18% lower and global stocks and S&P futures rebounded sharply on Monday as tensions over an imminent conflict with Pyongyang receded after U.S. officials played down the likelihood of a nuclear conflict with North Korea, recovering from fears of a U.S.-North Korea […]


Passport Global Slammed With Over 60% In Redemptions In Q2

Back in April, we reported that the Long-Short Strategy Fund of John Burbank, one of the handful of investors who made a killing from shorting subprime, and head of what was at the time the $2.4 billion Passport Capital, was shutting down after a series of negative returns: according to HSBC, the fund – which […]