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EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 9/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 5/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 22/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 42/100 FEAR

Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 25.22% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme fear on the part of investors.

Market Volatility:  NEUTRAL The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 26.09. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Stock Price Strength: EXTREME FEAR The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows is slightly greater than the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.

PIVOT POINTS

EURUSD | GBPUSD | USDJPY | USDCAD | AUDUSD | EURJPY | EURCHF | EURGBPGBPJPY | NZDUSD | USDCHF | EURAUD | AUDJPY 
 

S&P 500 (ES) | NASDAQ 100 (NQ) | DOW 30 (YM) | RUSSELL 2000 (TF) Euro (6E) |Pound (6B) 

EUROSTOXX 50 (FESX) | DAX 30 (FDAX) | BOBL (FGBM) | SCHATZ (FGBS) | BUND (FGBL) 

CRUDE OIL (CL) | GOLD (GC)

 

MEME OF THE DAY – DUBAI GOLD DEALER OLYMPICS

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

MU SEP 20 CALL ACTIVITY @$.11 on OFFER 2400+ Contracts

FAST SEP 38 PUT ACTIVITY ON OFFER @$.70 2500+ Contracts

TWTR DEC 50 CALLS 1500+ @$.15 .. also activity in the DEC 40 calls

APLE EVP, Chief Legal Counsel P    5,592  A  $ 17.88

MTZ 10% Owner Purchase 10,000 A $15.98 and Purchase 5,000 A $15.63

More Unusual Activity…

 

HEADLINES

 

Fed's Beige Book: Economic activity continues to expand modestly

US ADP Employment Change Aug: 190K (est 200K; rev. 177K, prev 185K)

Gross Says Fed Move May Be Too Little Too Late Amid Turmoil

EU's Moscovici calls for comprehensive debate in Eurozone reform

Greece to miss 2015 privatisation sales target: agency chief

Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote

DOE US Crude Oil Inventories (WoW) Aug-28: 4667K (est 900K; prev -5452K)

Baxalta Said to Abandon Takeover Talks With Drugmaker Ariad

Spielberg's DreamWorks to split from Disney

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Fed's Beige Book: Economic activity continues to expand modestly --Fed

Gross Says Fed Move May Be Too Little Too Late Amid Turmoil --BBG

EU's Moscovici calls for comprehensive debate in Eurozone reform --Welt [Transalted]

Greece to miss 2015 privatisation sales target: agency chief --Rtrs

Merkel Ally Spahn Sees IMF Joining Greek Bailout, Lauds Tsipras --eKathimerini

IMF Hopes For Orderly Transition For China To Internationalize Yuan --Rtrs

China regulator says punishes three stock trading platforms --Rtrs

China futures exchange further tightens rules on stock index futures trading --Rtrs

Polish Central Bank Base Rate Left Unchanged At 1.50%, As Expected --Nasdaq

GEOPOLITICS

Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote --CNN

Russian Northern Fleet to practise nuclear-powered submarine rescue in Barents Sea --TASS

China and South Korea agree to seek a 3-way summit with Japan in Oct. or Nov. --BBG

FIXED INCOME

Bond yields higher after Fed's Beige Book --CNBC

US bond yields head higher as jobs data looms --FT

Sudden Dry Spell for Bond Sales --WSJ

European banks fight back in fixed income --FT

FX

Dollar gains strength while EM currencies tumble heavily --FT

Euro Falls Before ECB Policy Meeting --BBG

USD/JPY Meanders in Shallow Range Around 120.00 --WBP

Ruble Falls Second Day as Citigroup Sees Further Weakness on Oil --BBG

China's yuan slips on pre-holiday dollar demand despite intervention --Rtrs

ENERGY/COMMODITIES

WTI settles up 1.85%, at $46.25 a barrel --CNBC

Gold eases after 4-day gain, awaiting signal on U.S. rates --Rtrs

Copper rebounds as Chinese stock market pares losses --Rtrs

DOE US Crude Oil Inventory Change (WoW) Aug-28: 4667K (est 900K; prev -5452K)

DOE US Distillate Inventory Change (WoW) Aug-28: 115K (est 1000K; prev 1436K)

DOE Cushing OK Crude Inventory Change (WoW) Aug-28: -388K (est 400K; prev 256K)

OPEC oil output in Aug falls from record on Iraq disruption --Rtrs survey

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light Crude --Rtrs

Gold demand from China and India picks up --FT

El Nino expected to take toll on sugar and rice prices --FT

EQUITIES

Wall St up 1 pct as China fears ease --Rtrs

European stocks stage modest pre-ECB rebound --FT

FTSE closes positive, follows Wall Street gains --RTRS

Baxalta Said to Abandon Takeover Talks With Drugmaker Ariad --BBG

Spielberg's DreamWorks to split from Disney --Hollywood Reporter

Citi Joins Bid For GBP 13bln Taxpayer Bank Assets --Sky News

Tesco Prefers Buyout Firm MBK's Bid For South Korea Unit --Rtrs

Online Gambling Firm GVC 'Not Prepared To Walk Away' From Bwin --Rtrs

Rebekah Brooks to return to News UK as CEO --MktWatch

EU regulators clear Shell purchase of BG Group --RTRS

Vivendi Earnings Rise, Boosted By Sale of Brazilian Unit --WSJ

Fitch Downgrades E.ON to 'BBB+', Stable Outlook

EMERGING MARKETS

South Africa Doesn't Warrant Negative Outlook, Moody's Says --BBG

China Futures Exchange: To Further Tighten Rules On Stock Index Futures Trading --Rtrs

 

Puerto Rico Electric Says Agreement Reached With Bondholders --BBG