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Oct 2 - Fed's Lacker: Rate Rise In October Possible

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EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 17/100 EXTREME FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 21/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 22/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 9/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 7/100 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 16.72% 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 22.55. 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 BOND | SOYBEANS | 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

 

Markit US Manufacturing PMI Sep F: 53.1 (est 53; prev 53)

Fed's Lacker: Rate rise in October possible

Fed's Williams: Repeats calls for hike sometime later this year

Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q3): 0.9% (prev 1.8%)

ECB's Weidmann: ECB should follow steady course

ESM's Regling: Greece should not expect big debt writedown

EG's Dijsselbloem sees no delay to the Greek aid program

Spanish PM Rajoy: General election will be on December 20th

BoJ Official: Little Immediate Need For Additional Stimulus

EIA Natural Gas Storage Change Sep 25: 98 (est. 100, prev. 106)

Teva Pharmaceuticals To Buy Rimsa For Approx. $2.3bln

US auto sales soar, but Volkswagen down

GM to cut $5.5bln in costs from 2015-2018

Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Fed's Lacker: Rate rise in October possible - WSJ

Fed's Williams: Repeats calls for hike sometime later this year - StreetInsider

Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q3): 0.9% (prev 1.8%)

ECB's Weidmann: ECB should follow steady course - Der Spiegel

ECB's Jazbec: No Need To Adjust QE Programme At The Moment - Fiscal Times

ECB's Nouy: Global Financial Conditions Remain Volatile In Some Respects - Economic Times

ESM's Regling: Greece should not expect big debt writedown - FT

Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem sees no delay to the Greek aid program - BBG

Eurogroup will discuss low interest rate environment - ForexLive

Snr German Govt Official: Germany expects debate about US rate hike at IMF meeting - Rtrs

Spanish PM Rajoy: General election will be on December 20th - Rtrs

Moody's: EU's budget management and strong member support underpin credit strength

SNB Zurbrugg: CHF is particularly overvalued, will continue to intervene as required

BoJ Official: Little Immediate Need For Additional Stimulus Seen - BBG

FIXED INCOME

US Treasuries fluctuated in afternoon trading - BBG

Spain's Yields At Four-Month Low After Nation Sells Debt - BBG

FX

EUR: EUR/USD hovering near 1.1200, on pre NFP mode - FXStreet

CAD: USD/CAD recovery capped by 1.3280 - FXStreet

USD: Dollar slips lower vs. rivals after downbeat U.S. data - Investing.com

USD: Heads Dollar Wins, Tails It Rises: It's All Good for Greenback - BBG

GBP: Sterling's bright plumage begins to fade - FT

Currencies Trading Needs Further Cleanup, Regulators Say - WSJ

COMMODITIES/ENERGY

U.S. crude inches down as inventory build, Iran deal remain in focus - Investing.com

Gold futures settle with a loss after a volatile day - MktWatch

Copper Drops Most in a Week as U.S. Manufacturing Stagnates

Natural Gas Trading at Seasonal Low from Heavy Surpluses - WSJ

EIA Natural Gas Storage Change Sep 25: 98 (est. 100, prev. 106)

EQUITIES

Wall St dip led by utilities, factory activity slows - MktWatch

FTSE outperforms Europe but Wall Street fall trims gain - Yahoo

M&A: Teva Pharmaceuticals To Buy Rimsa For Approx. $2.3bln - FastFT

M&A: EU regulators query Ball's proposed Rexam takeover - MktWatch

M&A: Vivendi has boosted Telecom Italia stake to around 19% from 15.5% - Sources on Rtrs

AUTOS: US auto sales soar, but Volkswagen down - USA Today

AUTOS: VW seeks to boost finances to meet emission scandal costs - Rtrs

AUTOS: GM to cut $5.5bln in costs from 2015-2018 - Seattle Times

BANKS: JPMorgan Said Mulling $18bln Loans Bid to Rival Goldman - BBG

BANKS: Bank of England says might raise top-up capital buffer for banks - Rtrs

TECH: Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices - BBG

TECH: Toshiba may axe TV & PC workers, seek partner for nuclear operations-CEO

ENERGY: Repsol To Cut 6% Workforce Over Next 3 Yrs: Europa Press - ABC

CONS GOODS: ConAgra to cut 1,500 jobs - MktWatch

EMERGING MARKETS

Russia launches fresh strikes in Syria - BBC

 

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