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Sep 30 - Fed's Mester: US Can Handle Rate Hike This Year

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EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 12/100 EXTREME FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 31/100 FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 14/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 15/100 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 13.19% 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 26.83. 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

APPS Director purchase 127K @ 1.57

JOY Director purchase 12,200  A  $ 14.77  , 4,346  A  $ 14.8 , 2,854  A  $ 14.81  , 2,265  A  $ 14.82 , 2,435  A  $ 14.83

Z NOV 30 Puts @ 4.70 on the offer 1600 contracts

MU Jan 5 Put Activity @ 0.18 on the offer

BDSI NOV 6 Calls on the offer @ 0.80 1800+

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

Fed's Mester: US can handle rate hike this year

Moody's: Govt shutdown doesn't directly affect creditworthiness of US

ECB's Weidmann: Deflation Concerns Have Dissipated

Villeroy Cleared to Become Next Governor of Bank of France

Wells Fargo cuts S&P 500's year-end target to 2,025-2,125

InBev Said to Line Up BofA, Santander on SABMiller Financing

Glencore says it is 'operationally and financially robust'

Bank of America to Lay Off Employees in Banking, Markets

Twitter is getting ready to drop its 140-character limit

Ukraine group agrees on plan to pull back tanks and weapons

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Fed's Mester: US can handle rate hike this year - Nikkei

Moody's: Govt. shutdown doesn't directly affect creditworthiness of US government - Rtrs

ECB's Weidmann: Deflation Concerns Have Dissipated - NASDAQ

ECB's Makuch: Would Be Speculative To Consider Adjustments To QE - ForexLive

ECB's Nowotny: Risk Overstretching Mandate Without Monetary Union - FXStreet

Villeroy Cleared to Become Next Governor of Bank of France - BBG

Bank of France Nominee Villeroy: Mario Draghi's current MonPol is the right one - Rtrs

Japanese PM Abe: Japan has successfully shrugged off the 'deflation mindset' - BBG

Abe adviser calls for extra stimulus in Japan - FT

RBA under pressure to cut rates - AFR

FIXED INCOME

Treasury yields fall to lowest level in a month - MktWatch

European Yields Reflect Slow Inflation Adding to Pressure on ECB - BBG

Market liquidity warning from IMF - FT

FX

USD: Dollar slips as commodity currencies steady - Rtrs

CAD: Canadian dollar hit fresh 11-year lows before rebounding - CBC

EUR: US Dollar Pares Gains, Euro Off Daily Lows - WBP

ECB: Forex Reserves Rise To EUR 264.7bln, Up EUR 400mln

ENERGY/COMMODITIES

Crude futures jump nearly 2%, ahead of weekly API Supply Report - Investing.com

Gold ends lower for third straight session - MktWatch

Copper Ends Longest Slump in a Month as Demand Concerns Subside - BBG

EQUITIES

Wall Street mixed in choppy trade - Courier Mail

Europe closes lower as Glencore soars 16.9%, oil up 2% - CNBC

FTSE 100 falls, with Wolseley hit by weaker revenue outlook - BBC

Wells Fargo cuts S&P 500's year-end target to 2,025-2,125 range - MktWatch

M&A: InBev Said to Line Up BofA, Santander on SABMiller Financing - BBG

M&A: Axel Springer to Purchase Majority Stake in Business Insider for $344.1mln - WSJ

MINERS: Glencore says it is 'operationally and financially robust' - BBC

AUTOS: VW chief Matthias Mueller pledges fix for emissions faults - FT

AUTOS: Porsche board to name new CEO on Wednesday - source on Rtrs

FINANCIALS: Bank of America to Lay Off Employees in Banking, Markets - WSJ

FINANCIALS: Societe Generale considers closing a fifth of retail branches - FT

FINANCIALS: RBS CEO: Could Buy Back Shares To Speed Up Govt. Exit - Rtrs

FINANCIALS: GE And MS Said To Delay Deadline On Commercial Assets Bid - AFR

TOBACCO: Reynolds American to sell some assets to Japan Tobacco for $5bln - MktWatch

INDUSTRIALS: Boeing to Start Delivering Military Helicopters to India in 2018 - WSJ

TECH: Twitter is getting ready to drop its 140-character limit - Re/Code

TECH: Google unveils two Nexus phones, 5X and 6P - CNBC

EMERGING MARKETS

India's Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate More Than Expected - WSJ

 

Ukraine group agrees on plan to pull back tanks and weapons - IFX