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Aug 31 - Fed Mester: US Economy Can Support Rate Increase

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EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 14/100 EXTREME FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 5/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 21/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 33/100 FEAR

Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 22.79% 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 26.05, 60.31% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

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 – I JUST LOVE MY NEW SWEATER

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

WLL vol pop to highs Activity in the SEP 17 CALLS 1800+ @$1.30

LL Jan 15 PUT Activity 10k @$3.30 on offer

SSTK SEP 35 CALLS 1300+ @$.75 ON offer

TCK Nov 9 CALL Activity @$.25 right by offer 5000 Contracts

RE Director Purchase 5,000 @$169.5 Purchase 5,000 @$170.00

More Unusual Activity…


HEADLINES

 

Fed's Fischer: Can't Say How FOMC Will Vote In Sept – MNI
Fed VC Fischer: Still too early to tell if September hike will happen

Fed Kocherlakota: 2015 rate rise not appropriate, open to more stimulus

Fed Mester: US economy can support rate increase

Fed Bullard: Rate hike would signal confidence, unfazed by mkt turmoil

Fed's Lockhart: Market vols makes him less certain on Sept hike

BoE's Carney: Stance On Rates Unchanged By China - RTRS

ECB's Constancio: Stimulus Should Help Lift Inflation Toward Target - WSJ

IMF's Lagarde Says Restructuring Should Suffice For Greek Debt - RTRS

SNB's Jordan: Swiss Rates To Stay Negative For Some Time - Gulf News

French EconMin Macron: Calls For Eurozone Govt With Fiscal Transfers - III

German Finance Ministry Sees Rising Government Borrowing Costs - Yahoo

German Retail Sales Beat Estimates In July - WBP

Yellen Ally Pours Cold Water On Rule-Based MonPol - RTRS

Japan July Indust. Output Falls, Signals Laboured Economic Recovery - RTRS

China Premier Li: Growing At 'Reasonable' Pace Despite Pressures - RTRS

China Places Cap On Local Government Debt - WSJ

China Commerce Ministry Defends Devaluation, Sees 'Limited' Impact - RTRS

China July Services Trade Deficit Widens As More Spend Abroad - Nasdaq

Eni Discovers Huge Gas Field Off Egyptian Coast - BBC

Berkshire Hathaway Takes $4.48 Bln Stake In Refiner Phillips 66 - CNBC

Carlyle Looks To Sell Landmark Aviation For $1.7 Bln - RTRS Sources

Citi Aims To Boost Equities Franchise Amid Industry Shakeout - RTRS

Givaudan Buys Cosmetics Ingredients Group Induchem - RTRS

VW And Suzuki Settle Four-Year Dispute - BBC

Allianz And Canadian Fund Eye UK Airport - FT

 


HEADLINES

Fed's Fischer: Can't Say How FOMC Will Vote In Sept - MNI

BoE's Carney: Stance On Rates Unchanged By China - RTRS

ECB's Constancio: Stimulus Should Help Lift Inflation Toward Target - WSJ

IMF's Lagarde: 'Total Debt Cancellation For Greece Is Not An Option' - Greek Reporter

SNB's Jordan: Swiss Rates To Stay Negative For Some Time - Gulf News

French EconMin Macron: Calls For Eurozone Govt With Fiscal Transfers - III

German Finance Ministry Sees Rising Government Borrowing Costs - Yahoo

German Retail Sales (YoY) Jul: 3.30% (est 1.70%; rev prev 5.20%) - Destatis

Yellen Ally Pours Cold Water On Rule-Based MonPol - RTRS

Japan Industrial Production SA (MoM) Jul P: -0.60% (est 0.10%; prev 1.10%) - RTRS

China Premier Li: Growing At 'Reasonable' Pace Despite Pressures - RTRS

China Places Cap On Local Government Debt - WSJ

China's Commerce Ministry Defends Devaluation, Sees 'Limited' Impact - RTRS

China July Services Trade Deficit Widens As More Spend Abroad - Nasdaq

Eni Discovers Huge Gas Field Off Egyptian Coast - BBC

Berkshire Hathaway Takes $4.48 Bln Stake In Refiner Phillips 66 - CNBC

Carlyle Looks To Sell Landmark Aviation For $1.7 Bln - RTRS Sources

Citi Aims To Boost Equities Franchise Amid Industry Shakeout - RTRS

Givaudan Buys Cosmetics Ingredients Group Induchem - RTRS

VW And Suzuki Settle Four-Year Dispute - BBC

Allianz And Canadian Fund Eye UK Airport - FT

MARKET DATA

Dollar Lower Against Yen, Euro Amid Asia Stock Markets Slump - MarketWatch

AUD/USD: Aussie Remains Bearish Ahead Of Busy Week - WBP

DAX Futures Fall As China Markets Weaken - WBP

China Worries Push Asia Stocks, US Futures Lower - CNBC

Gold Treads Water Amid China Sell-Off, Weaker USD - FXStreet

Copper Futures Slip On Weak Global Cues - EconTimes

Oil Down With Markets Off To Shaky Start - WSJ

EQUITIES

FLOW: US funds cut recommended global equity exposure again --Rtrs

M&A: Mylan shareholders back Perrigo takeover, tender offer up next --Rrts

BANKS: BofA shareholders should vote to separate the CEO and chairman roles --BBG

GAMING: Battle for Bwin reflects rising stakes --FT

TRADING: Charles Schwab trading system issue resolved --FT

TECH: Facebook must obey German law even if free speech curtailed --Rtrs

EMERGING MARKETS

CHINA: Citi: China Will Respond Too Late to Avoid Recession --BBG

CHINA: POLL: PBOC to cut rates again by end of Dec --ForexLive

CHINA: PBOC Conducted CNY60 Bln 7-Day SLO Op. At 2.35% Today --BBG

BRAZIL: Brazil economy dips more than expected --FT

 

S&P affirms Ukraine CC, outlook still negative --Livesquawk