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Oct 27th - ECB to ease in December but deposit rate cut unlikely

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 60/100 GREED

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 58/100 GREED

ONE WEEK AGO: 48/100 NEUTRAL 
ONE MONTH AGO: 18/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 14/100 EXTREME FEAR

Put and Call Options: NEUTRAL During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.99% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Market Volatility:  NEUTRAL The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.29. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Stock Price Strength: EXTREME GREED The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows is slightly higher than the number hitting highs but is at the upper end of its range, indicating extreme greed.

 

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 – IT’S THE JERKS

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

AET NOV 99 PUT Activity 2500 block @$2.45

T JAN 31 PUT Activity 20k @$.35 on offer

VALE OCT WEEKLY4 4.5 CALL Activity 9766 block @$.18

MU Oct WEEKLY4 Call Activity 17.5 4900 @$.16 on offer

WGBS SC 13G Filed by Empery Asset Management, LP 5.19%

RIT 10% Owner P    10,115  A  $ 13.166   P    1,300  A  $ 13.19

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

Congress, White House make progress on budget deal --Politico

BoC Deputy Governor Cote To Retire At End-January 2016 - BoC

First Bank of England hike now not expected until second quarter 2016: Reuters poll

ECB to ease in December but deposit rate cut unlikely: Reuters Poll

PBOC's Yi: Rate Liberalisation Is Not A One-Off Move - WSJ

US New Home Sales Sep: 468K (est 550K; rev prev 529K)

ICE To Buy Interactive Data For $5.2bln In Cash & Stock - CNBC

Duke Energy To Acquire Piedmont Natural Gas For $4.9bln - NYT

Bridgestone to buy US auto parts retailer Pep Boys - Rtrs

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Congress, White House make progress on budget deal --Politico

Moody's: Failure to lift debt ceiling, although unlikely, would not mean impending US Debt Default

BoC Deputy Governor Cote To Retire At End-January 2016 - BoC

Bundesbank Monthly Report: Despite Slower Q3, German Economic Growth Is Quite Strong

First Bank of England hike now not expected until second quarter 2016: Reuters poll

ECB to ease in December but deposit rate cut unlikely: Reuters Poll

PBOC's Yi: Rate Liberalisation Is Not A One-Off Move - WSJ

FIXED INCOME

U.S. Government Bonds Rise Before Fed's Policy Meeting --WSJ

ECB: Buys EUR 12.254bln in PSPP (Total EUR 383.07bln)

ECB: Buys EUR 200mln in ABSPP (Total EUR 14.665bln)

ECB: Buys EUR 2.032bn in CBPP (Total EUR 128.133bln)

U.K.-German Bond Yield Spread Touches Widest Mark Since June --BBG

Municipal Bond Sales Poised to Decelerate as Redemptions Rise --BBG

FX

Dollar falls on lower U.S. yields, home sales data --Rtrs

AUD/USD: Aussie Advances on Data & Technical Support --WBP

USD/CAD slips lower after U.S. housing data --Investing

EUR/USD: Euro Continues Recovery After US Data Disappoint --WBP

GBP/USD: Sterling Snaps Bearish Streak, Enhanced After US Data --WBP

COMMODITIES

Crude oil down, extending two-week slide on product glut worry ?Rtrs

WTI crude futures settle lower by $0.62 (-1.39%) at $43.98

Brent crude futures settle at $47.54/bbl, down 0.94%

Natural gas pounded by supply, warm weather --CNBC

Gold regains recent loss as weak housing data pressures dollar --MktWatch

Gold rally brings out options bulls --Rtrs

EQUITIES

INDICES: Stocks struggle for gains; Apple weighs on Dow --CNBC

INDICES: EZ Equity markets dip after weeks of gains; Fed meeting ahead --Rtrs

M&A: ICE To Buy Interactive Data For $5.2bln In Cash & Stock - CNBC

M&A: Duke Energy To Acquire Piedmont Natural Gas For $4.9bln - NYT

M&A: Bridgestone to buy US auto parts retailer Pep Boys - Rtrs

M&A: China online travel firm Ctrip in tie-up with rival Qunar - Rtrs

M&A: Starwood Capital to buy apartment units worth $5.37bln - Rtrs

EARNINGS: LabCorp's sales soar after Covance acquisition - MktWatch

EARNINGS: Xerox Stumbles to Loss, Looks Into New Strategies - WSJ

EARNINGS: Roper Technologies to Buy CliniSys Group; Profit Edges Higher - WSJ

SERVICES: FedEx sees record holiday shipments on rising retail, e-commerce - Rtrs

PHARMA: Valeant Forms Board Committee to Review Philidor Arrangement - WSJ

EMERGING MARKETS

China's rate liberalization won't trigger deposit war --BBG

India hosts biggest Africa summit; plays catch up with China

 

Brazilian Minister of Trade Visits Iran to Expand Cooperation