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Today’s Headlines
Bloomberg:European Stocks Rise as Euro-Area Leaders Boost Efforts to Contain Crisis. European stocks surged, rebounding from their biggest selloff in two months, amid speculation euro- area policy makers are intensifying their efforts to contain the sovereign-debt crisis. Banks rose after draft guidelines showed Europe’s rescue fund may insure as much as 30 percent of sovereign bonds. The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index jumped 3.8 percent to 229.84 at the close, its biggest increase in two months, as all 19 industry groups advanced more than 2 percent. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index...
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Bear Radar
Style Underperformer:Mid-Cal Value (+2.69%)Sector Underperformers:1) Utilities +1.69% 2) REITs +1.79% 3) Retailers +2.36%Stocks Falling on Unusual Volume:SINA, FMCN, SOHU, SPRD, GOLD, AWAY and GEFStocks With Unusual Put Option Activity:1) VIA/B 2) SINA 3) SU 4) FNSR 5) TIFStocks With Most Negative News Mentions:1) AXP 2) NTRS 3) NYT 4) R 5) STTCharts:ETFs Falling on Unusual VolumeStocks Falling on Unusual VolumeRead
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Bear Radar
Style Underperformer:Small-Cap Growth (-.81%)Sector Underperformers:1) Alt Energy -2.20% 2) Airlines -2.10% 3) Networking -1.73%Stocks Falling on Unusual Volume:GLW, TIF, EBAY, BMA, JPM, GEOY, SNP, BECN, SAVE, SUSS, VRA, FMCN, VRUS, GPOR, JOSB, GEOY, FWLT, SCSS, ORIG, CPSI, NICE, IPGP, PANL, THO, DDS, RIG, LNKD, VAC and DGIStocks With Unusual Put Option Activity:1) TIF 2) EWT 3) RTN 4) CS 5) ALUStocks With Most Negative News Mentions:1) DDS 2) NBR 3) BK 4) RIG 5) CLFCharts:ETFs Falling on Unusual VolumeStocks Falling on Unusual VolumeRead
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Bull Radar
Style Outperformer:Large-Cap Value (+.84%)Sector Outperformers: 1) Education +1.52% 2) Homebuilders +1.51% 3) HMOs +1.29%Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume:TDS, NGD, RIMM, CPRT, INHX, GOLD and STXStocks With Unusual Call Option Activity: 1) NGD 2) CMC 3) UAL 4) MJN 5) INHXStocks With Most Positive News Mentions:1) STX 2) PPG 3) RIMM 4) SCSS 5) TIFCharts:ETFs Rising on Unusual VolumeStocks Rising on Unusual VolumeRead
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Tuesday Watch
Evening HeadlinesBloomberg:Moody’s Signals Possible Cut for Europe. Moody’s Investors Service said it’s considering lowering debt ratings for banks in 15 European nations reflecting the potential removal of government support. All subordinated, junior-subordinated and Tier 3 debt ratings of 87 banks in countries where the subordinated debt incorporates an assumption of government support were placed on review for downgrade, the ratings company said in a statement today. The subordinated debt may be cut on average by two levels, while the rest of the debt by one grade, it said....
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Stocks Surging into Final Hour on Euro Bounce, Short-Coverin...
Broad Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Substantially HigherSector Performance: Every Sector RisingVolume: LightMarket Leading Stocks: OutperformingEquity Investor Angst: VIX 32.85 -4.70%ISE Sentiment Index 182.0 +152.78%Total Put/Call .89 -32.58%NYSE Arms .18 -83.68%Credit Investor Angst:North American Investment Grade CDS Index 139.59 -3.57%European Financial Sector CDS Index 324.25 -1.54%Western Europe Sovereign Debt CDS Index 366.0 -1.40%Emerging Market CDS Index 329.57 -5.05%2-Year Swap Spread 54.0 -1 bpTED Spread...
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Bull Radar
Style Outperformer:Small-Cap Growth (+4.10%)Sector Outperformers: 1) Steel +6.90% 2) Semis +5.33% 3) Homebuilders +5.5.17%Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume:DB, CCOI, BP, THRX, EBIX, SWKS, E, BBL, LVB, GEOI, OMG, HPY, ETH, AIV, ABMD, PCYC, HTZ, FIO, QUAD, DAN, INHX, PHO, MDSO, GPOR, LNKD, GEOY, SCSS, HGR, WAIR and ETGStocks With Unusual Call Option Activity: 1) LPX 2) CAM 3) KMI 4) CXO 5) WMStocks With Most Positive News Mentions:1) AH 2) S 3) STJ 4) SLG 5) XRAYCharts:ETFs Rising on Unusual VolumeStocks Rising on Unusual VolumeRead
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Wednesday Watch
Evening HeadlinesBloomberg: Euro Region’s Boost to Bailout Fund Falls Short of 1 Trillion-Euro Target. Euro-area finance ministers approved enhancements to their bailout fund while backing off from setting a target for its firepower and seeking a greater role for the International Monetary Fund in fighting the debt crisis. The finance chiefs of the 17 nations using the euro agreed to work on boosting the resources of the IMF so it can “cooperate more closely” with the European Financial Stability Facility, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters late yesterday in Brussels...
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Stocks Rising into Final Hour on Euro Bounce, Short-Covering...
Broad Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: LowerSector Performance: MixedVolume: LightMarket Leading Stocks: UnderperformingEquity Investor Angst: VIX 30.97 -3.61%ISE Sentiment Index 127.0 -28.65%Total Put/Call .97 +8.99%NYSE Arms .94 +599.66%Credit Investor Angst:North American Investment Grade CDS Index 139.09 -.36%European Financial Sector CDS Index 325.33 +5.17%Western Europe Sovereign Debt CDS Index 358.0 -1.89%Emerging Market CDS Index 328.63 .50%2-Year Swap Spread 52.0 -2 bpsTED Spread 52.0 +1 bpEconomic ...
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Today’s Headlines
Bloomberg:EU Bailout Seen Falling Short, Pressuring ECB. Europe’s effort to expand its bailout fund to 1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) is falling short, forcing renewed consideration of a role for the European Central Bank in insulating Spain and Italy from the debt crisis, two officials familiar with the discussions said. Finance ministers are holding an initial discussion today on channeling ECB loans to cash-strapped euro nations through the International Monetary Fund, aiming to bring the central bank onto the front lines without violating its ban on direct lending to...
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