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Oct 15 - US 10-year yields fall below 2% amid weak economic data

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 35/100 FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 38/100 FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 37/100 FEAR 
ONE MONTH AGO: 13/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 2/100 EXTREME FEAR

Put and Call Options: FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 27.55% 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 18.03. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Stock Price Strength: FEAR The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 18.03. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

 

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MEME OF THE DAY – WHEN DR. T SPEAKS…

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

VXX OCT WEEKLY4 21.5 CALLS7K+ @$.58

LOCK NOV 8 PUT Activity on the BID side

LULU NOV 55 CALL Activity 2500 block @$1.20 on offer

EDGE SC 13D Filed by NEW LEAF Ventures .. 8.2%

TROX .. SC 13G Filed by Putnam Investments .. 13.2%

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

PBOC dismisses talk its engaging in QE --Sec Journal

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

Atlanta Fed GDPNow Tracker: 0.9% (prev. 1.0%)

US CBO: Extraordinary measures seen lasting until H1 of Nov

US House Bill raising debt ceiling possible before Boehner retirement --Rtrs

US 10-year yields fall below 2% amid weak economic data

Walmart: Our profits are going to fall next year

Bank of America Swings to 3rd-Quarter Profit

Wells Fargo Profit Edges Up for Quarter

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

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

Atlanta Fed GDPNow Tracker: 0.9% (prev. 1.0%)

Fed rake hike bets disappear further into 2016 --FT

US House Bill raising debt ceiling possible before Boehner retirement --aide cited by Rtrs

US CBO: Extraordinary measures seen lasting until H1 of Nov, debt limit may need to be increased earlier or later --BBG

COMMENT: What a vanishing Fed hike means for the ECB, BoJ --FT

PBOC dismisses talk its engaging in QE

Germany cuts 2015 GDP forecast to 1.7% vs 1.8% prev --ForexLive

UK FCA issues warning against unauthorized FX firm SMP Forex --ForexLive

Japan's Amari says it's too soon to be speaking about new stimulus --ForexLive

FIXED INCOME

US 10-year yields fall below 2% amid weak economic data --CNBC

Bonds rally as US consumers have sluggish September --FT

UBS Sees Sovereign Assets Shrinking by $1.2 Trillion --BBG

NY Fed Blog: Dealers play important role in the intertemporal intermediation of Treasury supply

FX

USD: Pain for dollar bulls as US retail sales underwhelm --FT

EUR, JPY: EUR, JPY strengthen vs USD after Fed's beige book --ForexLive

GBP: Pound boosted by strong jobs data --BBC

SGD: Singapore Central Bank Eases Policy by Adjusting Currency Band --BBG

ENERGY/COMMODITIES

CRUDE: Oil down again; global glut worry offsets US output drop --Rtrs

METALS: Gold rises to 3 month high --cnbc

EQUITIES

EARNINGS: Walmart: Our profits are going to fall next year --BI

EARNINGS: Bank of America Swings to 3rd-Quarter Profit --NYT

EARNINGS: Wells Fargo Profit Edges Up for Quarter --NYT

EARNINGS: BlackRock Reports Lower Profit as Assets, Fees Drop --WSJ

EARNINGS: Delta Beats Profit Estimates With Boost From Falling Fuel --BBG

BANKS: US authorities examine Goldman Sachs role in 1MDB transactions --WSJ

BANKS: Moody's: 5 US regional banks' credit pressured by low oil and gas prices; outlook negative

BANKS: M&A boom still a bright spot for US banks --FT

BANKS: UK banks may need billions of pounds in added capital --Sky

TECH: Twitter names ex-Google executive Kordestani chairman --Rtrs

Acquisitions bring Canon's 5 trln-yen sales target back into view --Rtrs

CONS DISC: PriceLine agrees to room-booking deal with TripAdvisor --Rtrs

M&A: US yearbook maker Jostens sold for $1.5bn --FT

 

JOBS: France asks Air France to drop job cut plans --BBG