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The ECB stress test results will be an orgy of insider trading, latest leak reveals

The ECB stress test results will be an orgy of insider trading, latest leak reveals

55 minutes ago (Adam Button)

European banks will get preliminary results on how they’ve fared in the ECB’s stress tests a month early to “allow them to prepare market response”, Reuters reports. They will also be given 48 hours notice before the final results are … Continue reading → »

Cable slides to US low, gold quickly sinks

Cable slides to US low, gold quickly sinks

6:15pm today (Adam Button)

Trading is quiet but some small stops were just tripped in cable, sending it to a US low of 1.6605. Gold also hit an air pocket in a $5 fall and is at $1284. GBP/USD rose as high as 1.6644 … Continue reading → »

Beware: The consensus on Tuesday’s ISM manufacturing doesn’t tell the whole story

Beware: The consensus on Tuesday’s ISM manufacturing doesn’t tell the whole story

6:08pm today (Adam Button)

The ‘consensus’ on Tuesday’s ISM manufacturing index is 57.0 but the market is likely priced for 57.5-58.0. The main reason for change is Friday’s blockbuster Chicago PMI report. It jumped to 64.3 from 52.6, smashing the 56.5 consensus in the … Continue reading → »

Schaeuble flogs the 20 year old dead horse

Schaeuble flogs the 20 year old dead horse

5:43pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had a dream and that dream was a core of European countries with an inner parliament. He got fairly short shrift then but he’s back banging the drum again. Following on his comments moments ago … Continue reading → »

Anyone want to give France some free money for two years?

Anyone want to give France some free money for two years?

5:04pm today (Adam Button)

The yield on the French 2-year note has broken the zero bound at -0.002%. In other words, you now pay the French government to hold your money. »

Italian stocks edge lower but most European stock markets flat with US on holiday

Italian stocks edge lower but most European stock markets flat with US on holiday

4:46pm today (Adam Button)

Closing changes for the major European bourses: UK FTSE – flat German DAX – flat French CAC -0.1% Spain IBEX +0.3% Italy MIB -0.5% It’s all about the ECB on Thursday. »

Peter Stringfellow is one man that hopes the robot takeover of the City is a long way off

Peter Stringfellow is one man that hopes the robot takeover of the City is a long way off

4:43pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

If you want a good indicator on how the recovery is going in the financial capital of the world then strip clubs are the ones to watch. According to Peter Stringfellow, business is on the up from big City spenders as his … Continue reading → »

Schaeuble says there is too little investment in Europe as a whole

Schaeuble says there is too little investment in Europe as a whole

4:18pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Sees a more difficult economic situation ahead Euro region not out of the woods yet Europe can’t match other region’s growth outlook Too many EU colleagues think that lack of investment should be corrected with public investments The last comment … Continue reading → »

Spain gets easy money while the gettin is good

Spain gets easy money while the gettin is good

3:55pm today (Adam Button)

Spain raked in a billion euros in its first-ever 50-year bond sale today. We don’t know the yield because it was in a private placement but it came with a 4% coupon so that’s a decent guide. Spanish 30-year yield … Continue reading → »

UK’s Cameron says that Russian troops on Ukrainian soil unjustified and unacceptable

UK’s Cameron says that Russian troops on Ukrainian soil unjustified and unacceptable

3:43pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

But you’re going to do diddly squat about it aren’t you Dave? Warns Russia that its relations with the rest of the world will be radically different if it continues with its current Ukraine policy »

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