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Oct 8 - Moody's Maintains US Credit Rating And Stable Outlook

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 37/100 FEAR

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 30/100 FEAR

ONE WEEK AGO: 21/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE MONTH AGO: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR

ONE YEAR AGO: 6/100 EXTREME FEAR

Put and Call Options: FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.24% 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 18.40. 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

QCOM OCT WEEKLY2 56 PUTS 5500+ @$.55 on offer

MJN NOV 75 CALL Activity 3300+ @$2.66-2.80

X NOV 14 CALL Activity continues over 10k+ @$.42 on the offer

YUME SC 13D/A Filed by AVI Partners

SPRT SC 13D Filed by Vertex Capital

More Unusual Activity…

HEADLINES

 

Moody's maintains US credit rating and stable outlook

IMF: Risk of global financial crash has increased

ECB's Knot: ECB must maximize effectiveness of QE

PBOC Dep Gov Yi: Yuan 'more or less' close to equilibrium level

IMF: China subscribes to data standard to boost economic statistics

SABMiller rejects Anheuser-Busch's latest offer

Canadian Oil Sands unveils poison pill defense

 

GOVERNMENTS/CENTRAL BANKS

Moody's maintains U.S. credit rating and stable outlook --Rtrs

IMF: Risk of global financial crash has increased --Guardian

ECB's Knot: ECB must maximize effectiveness of QE --ForexLive

Industrial production data: German weak, UK strong ?-FXstreet

Riksbank's Floden: 'Lower for longer' expected to continue --FXstreet

Sweden NIER: Economy Seen Strengthening In The Coming Years

BoJ keeps policy steady, more easing still seen at end of month --Rtrs

BoJ's Kuroda Forgoes Stimulus, Citing an Improving Inflation Trend --BBG

Fitch: TPP Would Set Key Precedents for Global Integration

FIXED INCOME

U.S. Government Bonds Recover Some Losses, After Strong 10-Year Treasurys Auction --WSJ

Low Bund yields suppress demand for German 10-year Bund sale --Rtrs

Bond Selloff Abates Amid Signs Europe Infected by Economic Slump --BBG

Junk bonds follow stocks into loss column for the year --MW

Buyers lap up rekindled Danish bonds --FT

FX

PBOC Dep Gov Yi: Yuan 'more or less' close to equilibrium level --Rtrs

USD: Third-quarter EM pain for dollar earners --FT

USD: A strong dollar is hitting earnings from abroad for US multinationals --FT

JPY: Yen strengthens after BoJ stands pat --MW

GBP: GBP outperforms on ind prod, M&A --Investing

COMMODITY FX: Currencies See Strength --Investing

SEK: Swedish Riksbank Calls Krona Strength a Worrisome Development --BBG

ENERGY/COMMODITIES

US DoE Crude Oil Inventories (Oct 2): 3073K (Est 2250K, Prev 3955K)

US DoE Distillate Inventories (Oct 2): -2458K (Est -300K, Prev -267K)

US DoE Cushing OK Inventories (Oct 2): 98K (Est -540K, Prev -1068K)

US DoE Gasoline Inventories (Oct 2): 1910K (Est 250K, Prev 3254K)

US DoE Refinery Utilisation (Oct 2): -2.3% (Est -0.5%, Prev -1.1%)

IMF Fiscal Monitor: Commodities Putting Pressure on Fiscal Pol --MNI

Abu Dhabi said to explore asset sales after slump in oil price --BBG

EQUITIES

M&A: SABMiller rejects Anheuser-Busch's latest offer --BBG

M&A: Canadian Oil Sands unveils poison pill defense --FT

ACTIVIST: Icahn associates join Freeport-McMoRan board --CNBC

EARNINGS: Tesco profits tumble by more than half --Guardian

EARNINGS: Constellation Brands shares climb as profit sails past estimates --MW

EARNINGS: Monsanto slashing 2,600 jobs, buying back shares as sales fall --BI

EARNINGS: Yum Executives Take Blame for China Woes --WSJ

BANKS: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are winning back the trading business of hedge fund clients

BANKS: JPMorgan buys more mortgages from other lenders as market shrinks --Rtrs

TECH: Google speeds up news article downloads on mobile devices --BBC

INDUSTRIALS: GE combines technologies into energy efficiency company --Rtrs

C: TJX Cos says Ernie Herrman to become CEO --WSJ

TECH: Amazon weighing creating live online TV service --BBG

EMERGING MARKETS

IMF: China subscribes to data standard to boost economic statistics --Rtrs

IMF Warns of Growing Emerging-Market Risks as Fed Nears Liftoff --BBG

 

IMF warns emerging market companies have overborrowed $3 trillion --Rtrs