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The Curious Case Of Missing The Market Boom

October 15, 2017 - 3:30am
The Curious Case Of Missing The Market Boom

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,
“The Cost of Missing the Market Boom is Skyrocketing”, says a Bloomberg headline today. That must be the scariest headline I’ve seen in quite a while. For starters, it’s misleading, because people who ‘missed’ the boom haven’t lost anything other than virtual wealth, which is also the only thing those who haven’t ‘missed’ it, have acquired.

Global Stocks Hit New Record High, Dollar Mixed After Dovish Fed

October 12, 2017 - 9:50pm
Global Stocks Hit New Record High, Dollar Mixed After Dovish Fed

In a trend observed every day this week, S&P futures are slightly in the red ahead of a post-open ramp with the VIX rising to 9.91, as Asian shares climb, European stocks are little changed. WTI crude pares recent gains, slipping below $51 after API showed an unexpected crude build. Earnings season launches with bank earnings reports from JPMorgan and Citigroup, while Economic data include PPI figures, jobless claims.

Kobe Steel Collapses 37% After Admitting Falsifying Data: "Could Destroy International Faith In Japanese Manufacturing"

October 11, 2017 - 12:06pm
Kobe Steel Collapses 37% After Admitting Falsifying Data: "Could Destroy International Faith In Japanese Manufacturing"

Japan's third-biggest steel producer is in trouble. After admitting falsifying data about the quality of aluminum and copper it sold, shares in Kobe Steel have collapsed 37%,  -20% limit down yesterday and another -17% at the open today following news that the falsification also involved iron powder product, in the biggest bloodbath the company has ever seen.
Bloomberg provides a quick Q&A:

European Stocks On Edge Ahead Of Catalan Independence Call, S&P Futures Rise

October 10, 2017 - 9:47pm
European Stocks On Edge Ahead Of Catalan Independence Call, S&P Futures Rise

S&P futures are again modestly in the green as European shares hold steady ahead of a meeting of the Catalan regional parliament and a possible declaration of independence by Catalan leader Puigdemont, while Asian shares rise a the second day. The dollar declined for the 3rd day, its losses accelerating across the board amid growing concerns that Trump's tax reform is once again dead following the Corker spat and a rejection from Paul Ryan, with the move gaining traction after China set the yuan’s fixing stronger for the first time in seven days.

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