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News For NOSYMBOL From The Last 14 Days
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July 21, 2015
07:20 EDTFX Update: The dollar posted a moderate correction
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07:18 EDTIBM weighs on Dow futures
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06:00 EDTFX Action: The dollar has corrected some
FX Action: The dollar has corrected some during the European AM session, which has seen EUR-USD rebound about 30 pips to the 1.0850 area and USD-JPY dip below 124.30. The greenback has seen losses of a similar magnitude against sterling and the Aussie dollar, among others. There are no fresh news drivers, and today's U.S. calendar is pretty quiet, featuring revised production data. Most dollar pairings have remained within Monday ranges so far.
05:53 EDTAugust front month equity options last day to trade is August 21, 2015
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05:37 EDTOn The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for July 21
Globex S&P futures are recently down 1.00 from previous day’s SPX cash close. Nikkei 225 up 0.93%, Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 Index up 0.13%, DAX down 0.07%. WTI Crude oil is recently at $49.95, natural gas down 0.43%, gold at $1108 an ounce, copper down 2.85%.
02:50 EDTFX Update: The dollar continued to trade firmer
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July 20, 2015
18:09 EDT 6-Month Bill Auction to be released at 11:30
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18:09 EDT 3-Month Bill Auction to be released at 11:30
18:09 EDT 4-Week Bill Announcement to be released at 11:00
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16:04 EDTPresident Obama nominates Kathryn Dominguez to Fed board
President Barack Obama has nominated Kathryn Dominguez, a professor at the University of Michigan with a background in international economics, to the Fed's board of governors. In a statement regarding the nomination, Obama said Dominguez has the "proven experience, judgment, and deep knowledge of the financial system, monetary policy, and international capital markets to serve at the Federal Reserve during this important time for our economy."
14:09 EDTAverages higher in afternoon trading despite weak internals
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13:45 EDTTreasury Action: question is whether FOMC will signal future action
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13:35 EDTEnergy Action: NYMEX crude is on N.Y. session lows
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13:25 EDTU.S. corporate debt: UnitedHealth launched its $10.5 B 8-trancher
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13:10 EDTFX Action: USD-JPY failed to advance beyond the 124.8 high
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13:00 EDTFed final capital surcharge rules for big banks
Fed final capital surcharge rules for big banks were proposed for 8 institutions, with all expected to meet the requirement over a 3-year phase-in. By example, there would be a 4.5% surcharge for JP Morgan and 3.5% for Citi, with only JPM facing a $12.5 B shortfall from these goals currently (down from $20 B in December). Fed governor Tarullo noted that the Fed will accordingly tailor stress tests for the largest banks later in the year and the final rule would not add surcharges to the stress test excercise. In an effort to head off contagion this is seen by some as a tax on banking and by regulators as designed to deter over zealous risk taking.
12:50 EDTDemand for floating rate corporate bonds has plunged
Demand for floating rate corporate bonds has plunged even as overall issuance has posted a record this year, according to a WSJ report (subscription). Institutional investors aren't that keen on the protection against higher rates offered by FRNs, given their outlook for a subdued and gradual Fed interest rate path. In some cases the up front yield sacrifice of up to half for an FRN vs fixed debt issue isn't viewed as sufficient compensation for potential subsequent gains/protection. Short-term floaters are also a risk for issuers, who may have to tap the market again at higher yields. The article concludes that this is also an expression of the more stable rate environment of late given the stress of the Greek crisis and other events on keeping a lid on global yields.
11:50 EDTTreasury's $48 B 3- and 6-month bill sale was on the soft side
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11:50 EDTTreasury Option Action: mixed positioning
Treasury Option Action: mixed positioning in very quiet conditions, including a bearish purchase of 12k in August 125.5 puts and a bullish purchase of an 8k x 12k September 126/127 call 2x3 for a net volatility sale equal to 31% of the at-the-money straddle. Also on the vol side were sales of 1.5k in September 126 straddles and 1.5k in October 125 straddles. September 10s are 8-ticks lower near 125-28 after hawkish Fed Bullard remarks, compared to a range of 126-05 to 125-225 on Globex.
11:35 EDTEuro$ interest rate futures sank
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