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Oct 20 - Fed's Williams: Decision on October will be taken at the meeting

 

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 48/100 NEUTRAL

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 47/100 NEUTRAL

ONE WEEK AGO: 44/100 FEAR 
ONE MONTH AGO: 16/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 7/100 EXTREME FEAR 

Put and Call Options: FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 26.68% 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 14.98. 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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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 – IT’S THE JERKS 

 

UNUSUAL ACTIVITY

CELG OCT WEEKLY4 CALL Activity 3k+ @$.35

SNDK continued CALL Activity .. NOV 77.5 CALLS Active

JAKK NOV 10 PUT Activity 1100+ @$1.55 on offer

SCHW Director P    7,100  A  $ 28.5693

CTRP.. SC13D/A Filed by Priceline .. 12.63%

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

Fed's Williams: Decision on October will be taken at the meeting --BBG

Italian newspaper says Fed's Dudley doubts Fed can hike rates this year

Richmond Fed's Lacker cancels speech due to illness - Rtrs

Fed's Brainard urges easing regulatory burden for small banks - Rtrs

US Tsy Sec. Lew: Worries There Could Be A 'Terrible Debt Limit Accident' - CNBC

ECB's Noyer: ECB's QE program is working; running at the proper pace --Yahoo

Treasury-Bill Rate Hits Seven-Month High as Debt Ceiling Looms --BBG

Moody's lowers oil price assumptions on oversupply and weakening demand

Iran Official: Nuclear deal to be implemented this year - Rtrs

Weight Watchers shares soar after Oprah investment --Rtrs

Morgan Stanley shares sink after ugly earnings miss - CNBC

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Fed's Williams: Decision on October will be taken at the meeting --BBG

Italian newspaper says Fed's Dudley doubts Fed can hike rates this year --MktWatch

Richmond Fed's Lacker cancels speech due to illness - Rtrs

Fed's Brainard urges easing regulatory burden for small banks - Rtrs

US Tsy Sec. Lew: Worries There Could Be A 'Terrible Debt Limit Accident' - CNBC

ECB's Noyer: ECB's QE program is working; running at the proper pace --Yahoo

ECB won't take decision on QE program this week --Rtrs Poll

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/be1ba54e-7459-11e5-bdb1-e6e4767162cc.html..." target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #428bca; background: transparent;">Bundesbank's Nagel: Don't Expect Dramatic Slowdown In China - Fidelity

FIXED INCOME

Treasury-Bill Rate Hits Seven-Month High as Debt Ceiling Looms --BBG

American Demand for Its Own Debt Skyrockets --BBG

ECB ABSPP: +EUR1.071Bn To EUR14.465Bn (Prev +EUR244Mn)

ECB CBPP: +EUR1.474Bn To EUR126.101Bn (Prev +EUR1.824Bn)

ECB PSPP: +EUR12.042Bn To EUR370.816Bn (Prev +EUR12.624Bn)

CURRENCIES

Euro slides ahead of ECB meeting this week; dollar rises -Rtrs

USD/JPY: Pair Fluctuates in Tight Range, Buck Faces Technical Hurdle --WBP

USD/CHF: Buck Prolongs Rebound as Traders Stay Calm on China --WBP

COMMODITIES

Oil down 3 percent; tumbling gasoline adds to China, Iran worries - Rtrs

WTI futures settle at $45.89, down 2.9%

NOC: Libya producing 440,000 bpd of crude oil - Yahoo

Moody's lowers oil price assumptions on oversupply and weakening demand

Iran Official: Nuclear deal to be implemented this year - Rtrs

Natural Gas Rises on Cold Weather --WSJ

Gold Down on Dollar Strength, U.S. Interest-Rate Worries --Nasdaq

Copper Falls on Weaker Chinese Growth Data --WSJ

EQUITIES

INDICES: U.S. stocks decline as energy selloff weighs on indexes

INDICES: DAX Manages to Close in Green on Deutsche Bank's Restructuring --WBP

EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley shares sink after ugly earnings miss - CNBC

EARNINGS: Hasbro Beats Earnings Mark in Latest Quarter - WSJ

EARNINGS: Halliburton Posts Loss on North America Weakness - WSJ

EARNINGS: Valeant raises full-year forecast after Q3 report - MktWatch

EARNINGS: Genuine Parts profit and revenue hit by dollar - MktWatch

BANKS: UK Bank Ring-Fence Unlikely to Cause Material Rating Gaps - Fitch

CONS.DIS: Weight Watchers shares soar after Oprah investment --Rtrs

TECH: China gives conditional approval to Nokia-Alcatel deal -Rtrs

INDUSTRIALS: PWC looking for buyers for steel firm Caparo --Sky

BANKS: Deutsche Bank in $6bn 'fat finger' slip-up --FT

EMERGING MARKETS

S&P Affirms India's 'BBB-' Rating, Outlook Stable - NDTV

Brazil yet to decide on new fiscal target, minister says --Rtrs

Saudi Arabia Seen Raising $32 Billion in 2016, Saudi Fransi Says --BBG

Russian recovery hopes dashed as retail sales plunge --Rtrs

S&P upgrade Ukraine to B- from CCC+; outlook stable from negative