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Aug 24 - Chinese Crisis Premature? Black Monday

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 5/100 EXTREME FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 11/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 20/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 36/100 FEAR

Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 23.23% 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: EXTREME FEAR The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 28.03, 93.33% 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 exceeds 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 – IT’S THE JERKS

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

HRTX OCT 40 CALL ACTIVITY on the offer @$4.50.. 4850

IMMU Sep 2 CALL Activity on offer @$.25 1500+ Contracts

TSM SEP 20 CALL ACTIVITY @$.40 right by offer 5000 Contracts

MU AUG WEEKLY 16.5 CALL ACTIVITY 6200+ Contracts

TSLA CEO Purchase (1)  82,645.00  @$242.00

MPLX Insider Purchase Executive VP Purchase 3,000 @$51.118

More Unusual Activity…

 

HEADLINES

China Shares Give Up This Year's Gains In Brutal Selloff- RTRS

Over $1 Trillion Wiped Off Top Europe Shares In August- RTRS

US Stock Futures Slide Amid Global Rout, Oil Slumps- WBP

Osborne Says Hopes Lloyds Sale To Be Done Within A Year- RTRS

Britain Says Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted Next Spring- RTRS

Southern Company To Acquire AGL Resources In $12 Billion Transaction- PR Newswire

RWE Names Paul Coffey As CEO Of British Unit Npower- RTRS

 

AIIB Appoints Jin Liqun As President- RTRS

 

IMF Official Says 'Premature' To Speak Of Chinese Crisis- RTRS

Germany's Schaeuble: 2015 Surplus Of 5 Bln Euros - MarketWatch

UK's Osborne: EU Reforms Would Benefit Other Nations- Guardian

Spanish EcoMin De Guindos: To Keep Growing At Around 1% In Q3- RTRS

Summers: The Fed Looks Set To Make A Dangerous Mistake - FT

'Decent Growth Ahead,' Says CBI As It Upgrades UK Forecast- BBC

North, South Korea Resume Talks Amid Tension- CNN

Japan's Abe: Acceptable For BOJ To Miss Price Goal- RTRS

Japan's Amari: Expect China's Economy To Stabilize Due To Stimulus- RTRS

Japan's Suga: Want To Closely Monitor Japan, Overseas Market Moves- RTRS

HK FinSec Tsang Expects A New Round Of Financial Crisis -- SCMP

RBNZ Dep Gov Spencer: Investors Adding To Auckland Market Risk -- BBG

Singapore PM Lee Boosts Welfare Spending Ahead Of 'Critical' Polls -- AFR

ASEAN To Upgrade Free-Trade Deals With China- SCMP

UK Cuts Its Stake In Lloyds To Below 13 Percent- RTRS

China's Neighbors Step Up Stock Market Support- BBG

HEADLINES

IMF Official Says 'Premature' To Speak Of Chinese Crisis- RTRS

Germany's Schaeuble: 2015 Surplus Of 5 Bln Euros- MarketWatch

UK's Osborne: EU Reforms Would Benefit Other Nations- Guardian

Spanish EcoMin De Guindos: To Keep Growing At Around 1% In Q3- RTRS

Summers: The Fed Looks Set To Make A Dangerous Mistake - FT

'Decent Growth Ahead,' Says CBI As It Upgrades UK Forecast- BBC

North, South Korea Resume Talks Amid Tension- CNN

Japan's Abe: Acceptable For BOJ To Miss Price Goal- RTRS

Japan's Amari: Expect China's Economy To Stabilize Due To Stimulus- RTRS

Japan's Suga: Want To Closely Monitor Japan, Overseas Market Moves- RTRS

HK FinSec Tsang Expects A New Round Of Financial Crisis -- SCMP

RBNZ Dep Gov Spencer: Investors Adding To Auckland Market Risk -- BBG

Singapore PM Lee Boosts Welfare Spending Ahead Of 'Critical' Polls -- AFR

ASEAN To Upgrade Free-Trade Deals With China, Japan And South Korea- SCMP

UK Cuts Its Stake In Lloyds To Below 13 Percent- RTRS

China's Neighbors Step Up Stock Market Support- BBG

Chipotle Plans One-Day, 4,000-Worker Hiring Binge- WSJ

Fortescue Metals Group Profit Plunges 88% Amid Lower Iron Ore Prices- ABC

Caltex Australia Profit Jumps On Gains In Refining, Marketing- AFR

Bluescope Steel Swings To Full-Year Profit, Revenue Climbs 8.6% -AFR

South32 Plans Cost Cuts As Global Commodity Prices Fall Sharply- Herald Sun

MARKET DATA

GBP/USD Feeling The Heat, Drops To 5-DMA- FXStreet

EUR/USD Trims Gains, Trades Below May 2015 High- FXStreet

USD/CNY: Onshore & Offshore Yuan Spread Near 4-Yr High- WBP

USD/JPY: Decline Allows Further Losses- FXStreet

USD/CHF: Swiss Franc Rises To 5-Week Highs On Safe-Haven Appeal- FXStreet

AUD/USD: Aussie Hits Fresh 2009 Lows On China's Meltdown- WBP

NZD/USD Heavy On China Turmoil, Around 0.6600- FXStreet

BoK May Have Intervened In FX Market -- BBG

China Stocks Give Up Year's Gains After Central Bank Fails To Act- RTRS

European Stocks Set To Extend Selloff- NASDAQ

Gold Adds Shine Over Week On Safe-Haven Status- WBP

WTI, Brent Crude Oil At Multi-Year Lows On China Fears- WBP

 

China Iron Ore, Steel Futures Tumble In Risky-Assets Rout- RTRS

EQUITIES NEWS

INDEX: FTSE Falls Sharply As China Worries Rock Global Equities- RTRS

INDEX: Over $1 Trillion Wiped Off Top Europe Shares In August- RTRS

BANK: UK Cuts Its Stake In Lloyds To Below 13%- RTRS

ENERGY: Shell Eyes Iran, To Pay Debt When Sanctions End- RTRS

MINING: Anglo American Sells Two Chilean Mines To Audley For $300mln- RTRS

M&A: Southern Company To Acquire AGL Resources In $12 Billion Transaction- PR Newswire

M&A: UK Insurer Amlin Says Company Not For Sale- RTRS

M&A: UTV Media In Talks For Potential Sale Of Television Assets- RTRS

M&A: GVC, Bwin Confirm Talks To Iron Out Offer Details- RTRS

 

M&A: Malin Completes Asset Purchases, Confirms Management Changes- RTRS