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Oct 6 - Fed's Rosengren: Door Still Open For 2015 Fed Rate Hike

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EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 33/100 FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 20/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 12/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 5/100 EXTREME FEAR

Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 25.65% 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 fear on the part of investors.

Market Volatility:  NEUTRAL The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.54. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Stock Price Strength: FEAR The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows exceeds the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating 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) | 10 YR T NOTE | 2 YR T  NOTE | 5 YR T NOTE | 30 YR TREASURY BONDSOYBEANS | CORN

 

MEME OF THE DAY – BEIJING AFTER VOLKSWAGEN

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

FOLD .. JAN 9 and 10 CALLS on the offer

MDT activity in the NOV 72.5 CALLS

FUND  Senior Portfolio Manager P    18,231  A  $ 5.9175

LPCN - President and CEO P    2,000  A  $ 12  P    700  A  $ 11.6799 P    1,300  A  $ 11.676

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

Fed's Rosengren: Door Still Open For 2015 Fed Rate Hike

BOJ may need to ease again as prospect of Fed rate hike fades --Nikkei

ECB: French, Dutch, Lithuanian cbanks to trial reverse auctions

ECB PSPP: +EUR8.271Bn To EUR346.15Bn (prev +EUR11.161Bn To EUR337.879Bn)

ECB Post-Summer Boost to Bond Purchases Slows Near Month End

US, 11 nations on verge of historic Pacific Rim trade accord

Russia mulls oil talks

Saudis say Opec market share will increase

UK FinMin Osborne: There a lot of risks in world economy

DoJ: BP settlement will cost $20.8bn

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Fed's Rosengren: Door Still Open For 2015 Fed Rate Hike --MW

US, 11 nations on verge of historic Pacific Rim trade accord --WaPo

Ford, others say trade deal lacks currency protections

ISM's Nieves says a slowdown in retail was linked to stocks and confidence --ForexLive

ECB: French, Dutch, Lithuanian C. Banks To Trial Reverse Auctions --BBG

BOJ may need to ease again as prospect of Fed rate hike fades

UK FinMin Osborne: There a lot of risks in world economy --ForexLive

UK FinMin Osborne: We will build a budget surplus in UK --FT

PMI: Eurozone Shows Signs Of Growth Waning At End Of Solid Q3 --Markit

PMI: Weakest Rise In UK Activity In Nearly 2.5-Years In September --Markit

Germany FinMin Schaeuble: Too early to talk about delays in the Greek plan --ForexLive

Portugal Government Re-Elected Despite Painful Austerity --Yahoo

Greek Budget To Forecast EUR3.4 Bln Rev. Shortfall In 2015 --EFSYN

Fitch: EU Bank Resolution Paths Diverge, Coordination Important

Italy FinMin Padoan will tomorrow announce proposals for common funds to finance cyclical unemployment benefits in the EZ --BBG

FIXED INCOME

ECB PSPP: +EUR8.271Bn To EUR346.15Bn (prev +EUR11.161Bn To EUR337.879Bn)

ECB CBPP: +EUR 2.548Bn To EUR122.803Bn (prev +EUR1.993Bn To EUR120.255Bn)

ECB ABSPP: +EUR385Mn To EUR13.150Bn (prev +EUR759Mn To EUR12.765Bn)

ECB Post-Summer Boost to Bond Purchases Slows Near Month End

Portuguese bonds at five-month high after election --FT

Central Banks Lose Bond-Market Credibility as Woes Mount --BBG

FX

FX: Currency trading volumes pull back in September --FT

USD: Dollar Ticks Down After ISM Non-manufacturing Survey

BANKS: Banks face erosion of business around currency fix --FT

ENERGY/COMMODITIES

WTI futures settle +1.6% at $46.26 per barrel

Brent futures settle +2.3% at $49.25 per barrel

Brent crude jumps most in two weeks --FT

Oil prices rise on China stimulus hopes --MW

Russia mulls oil talks --CNBC

Saudi's Naimi says OPEC share of the oil market will increase --ForexLive

More pain ahead for copper - Barclays

EQUITIES

BofA, Deutsche Bank slice S&P 500 forecasts --FT

DoJ: BP settlement will cost $20.8 billion --WaPo

M&A: Potash Corp. Withdraws $8.8bn Offer For German Rival K+S --WSJ

M&A: Suncor makes C$6.6bn bid for Canadian Oil Sands --FT

Canadian Oil Sands unlikely to engage with Suncor on basis of current proposals --Rtrs source

M&A: Nestle in talks to merge international ice cream ops with R&R --Rtrs

ACTIVIST: Trian Takes $2.5bn stake in General Electric --MW

ACTIVIST: Trian buys more Dupont shares --CNBC

TECH: Jack Dorsey back in the flock as permanant Twitter boss --CityAM

TECH: Google takes stake in messaging startup Symphony, valuing company at $650M --BI

BANKS: UK launches Lloyds bank shares sell-off --Daily Mail

BANKS: Banks face erosion of business around currency fix --FT

M&A: Full Takeover Of Glencore Is Not On The Agenda --Telegraph

COMMODS: Glencore Surges In Hong Kong Amid Unit Sale Talks --Rtrs

ECONOMY: UK Firms See Least Certain Outlook In 2.5 Years --Deloitte

BREXIT: Prudential May Quit Britain Over New EU Diktat --Sunday Times

AIRLINES: Air France To Announce Job Cuts Under New Restructuring Plan --BizTimes

TECH: The UK is the e-commerce capital of the EU --CityAM

RETAIL: American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection --FT

TECH: Facebook Says Planned Software Changes Caused Outages --WSJ

RETAILS: Moody's: US Apparel And Footwear Industry Outlook Drops To Stable As Strong Dollar Squeezes Earnings

BANKS: ANZ limits lending to clean coal --AFR

EMERGING MARKETS

World Bank Trims 2015, 2016 East Asia Forecasts, Cites China, US Rate Risks --Rtrs

Modi and Merkel vow trade talks and 2.25 billion green energy dollars --Rtrs

 

Nigerian central bank chief hints at import ban end --FT