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Deutsche Bank could FAIL, strictly speaking

Deutsche Bank: solid as a Black Forest oak. But could it fail stress tests? The idea that it might outright or nearly fail the EU tests is gathering pace and adding a small chill to European markets right now. The results are … Continue reading

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What The Fed will most likely have said After Bernanke’s Spoken Remarkably, there has never been a live post-policy press conference with a Federal Reserve chairman, before the one slated for 1415 EST/1815 GMT. This will clearly ascribe a degree … Continue reading

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Is This The Correction? Read This To Not Find Out

  The major equities benchmarks are right now [Wednesday afternoon] extending the slide which they commenced earlier this week, after simmering uncertainty over the situation in the Middle East tipped over definitively into ugliness – with authoritarian crackdowns in Libya … Continue reading

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Variations on Trading ‘Fear’ In A Risky Future

(Or, why front-month S&P 500 Variance Futures rose 41.36% on Friday.) For whatever reasons, it seems clear right now that the largely moderate North African states, including Egypt, and their ideological and geographical cousins on the fringes of the Middle … Continue reading

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$APPL Fall Needs To Be Big To Spook Tech Sector.

The often overlooked Nasdaq volatility index is interesting today on surprise news. Like for its better-known cousin, the Vix Volatility Index, ‘The Street’s view of the VXN, is that it measures ‘fear’ in the market and that it would be … Continue reading

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Backing Off The Forward As Portugal Nears The Edge

Some of you will remember me mentioning the boast of a contact of mine, about the mouth-watering gains they were seeing in an obscure little EUR/USD position entered on 21st November last year. You might recall that 21st November was … Continue reading

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