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Algos Sell The "Leap Second" Rip

The world saw a potential Y2K-moment overnight and just as in 2000, the world did not end. An extra leap second was added, potentially blowing up every computer in the world... but as the following chart shows, for the algos, it was just a buying (and selling) opportunity.



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Jim Bianco Rages "The Recovery Ship Sailed", Bashes Big Govt Believers, Slams Greek Risk 'Deniers'

"Today is Day 1 of Year 7 of the 'recovery', and yet economists everywhere proclaims 3% growth is just around the corner," rages Jim Bianco as he addresses what 'bugs him', exclaiming "that ship has sailed." Bianco and Santelli go on to slay Keynesian big government dragons and the incessant bullshit from officials like Jack Lew who opine on Greece and other potential systemic risks as being a non-event - "what is priced in is that everything will work itself out at the 11th hour," leaving a huge asymmetric risk. Well worth the price of admission...



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'Boots On The Ground' In Greece: "Stop The German Bloodletting"

"There is certainly an unusual feeling of calm in the air. Citizens seem a bit more polite and helpful to one another than before, with no shortage of clever comments to break the tension on everyone’s mind being all in the same boat. My first thought was to assume a newfound “keep calm and soldier on” state of unity among the populace. But this is Greece, not Northern Europe. the words “quiet” and “calm” never share a sentence here. No, this was something different, I believe, more of a “laugh to keep from crying” state of mind. And being very experienced with Greece and Greek culture for my entire life, this realization was off-putting to say the least."



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Our "Spoiled Brat" Economy

By insuring spoiled brats/vested interests never face the consequences of their actions and choices, we guarantee failure of the entire system.



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Crude Slumps To $57 Handle As DOE Confirms Surprise Inventory Build, Production Hovers Near Record Highs

Confirming last night's surprise API inventory build data, after 8 weeks of inventory draws, DOE reports crude oil inventories rose 2.386 million barrels. Overall production dropped a miniscule 0.09% last week but basically production remains at cycle record highs. Crude prices are dropping on the news... testing to a $57 handle.



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Defiant Tsipras Addresses Nation, Urges "No" Referendum Vote

TSIPRAS CALLS FOR `NO' VOTE IN JULY 5 REFERENDUM

GREECE RECEIVED BETTER PROPOSALS FOR DEBT AFTER REFERENDUM CALL



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Tsipras Will Not Back Down On Referendum: Media Report



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Non-Seasonally-Adjusted ISM Manufacturing Plunges To 2015 Lows As Production Tumbles

Following Construction Spending's exuberant 2.2% MoM surge in April (revised to 2.1), May saw a fall-back-to-earth 0.8% gain (still better than expected). However, while Markit's Manufacturing survey tumbled, ISM's rose in May and now in June picked up again to 53.5 - its highest since January. Employment rose notably but New orders were only marginally higher and Production slowed. Rather stunningly, all the improvment in ISM is seasonal adjustments with the non-seasonally-adjusted data at its lowest since January. The question remains, is this good news enough to warrant a September rate cut - if we ignore everything else that is weak?



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"Strong Fundamentals" Meme Destroyed As US Manufacturing PMI Slows To Its Weakest Since October 2013

US Manufacturing PMI's final print for June at 53.6 (slightly above its preliminary 53.4 print) is its lowest since October 2013. The survey has fallen almost non-stop since the end of QE3. Under the covers, data was mixed, softer output growth was offset by a slight pick-up in the pace of new business gains and job creation, but Manufacturers indicated a slowdown in production growth for the third month running during June. As Markit's echief economist notes, “Policymakers will be concerned about the unbalanced nature of growth, and in particular the loss of export and investment drivers, and will want to see growth pick up again in coming months before committing to higher interest rates.”



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Next Steps For Greece: The Complete Post-Referendum Roadmap

As we await Tsipras' response to reports which indicate he is set to concede to creditors' proposals in exchange for a deal that rescues his country from the brink of economic oblivion, Barclays and Bloomberg are out with referendum roadmaps.



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Leaked Troika Documents Show Greece Needs Huge Debt Relief

Just when you think things can’t get any crazier, they always do. The Guardian reports on unpublished Troika documents that show Greece is only too right in asking for debt relief. That for the Syriza government to sign what the Troika wants to force them to sign would see Tsipras et al plunge their country into a financial hell hole.



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ADP Rises To Highest Since 2014 Despite Challenger Job Cuts' Surge To Highest Since 2010

As the shortened week continues ahead of tomorrow's payrolls print, and amid chaotic Greek headline-hockey, ADP and Challenger jobs data gives us a glimpse of what volatility lies ahead. After jumping a little last month, but remaining in weak territory, ADP printed 237k for June (beating expectations of +217.5k) in line with estimates for nonfarm payrolls. This is the best print since Dec 2014 but is dominated by small businesses with large companies lagging.  Job gains were dominated by Services (+225k) with goods-producing fiorms gaining a mere 12k jobs. This comes after Challenger-Gray showed job cuts increasing 42.7% YoY in June and are at the highest level for June since 2009.



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Manhattan Apartment Prices Soar To Record On Billionaire Bid

In the latest example of the soaring cost of living in America, Manhattan apartment prices just hit a record, with average sale prices soaring 11% to an astounding $1.87 million in Q2, the highest in the quarter or so century of record keeping.



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For The Bookies The Referendum Outcome Is Clear: Paddy Power Pays Out For "Yes" Votes

The market may be scratching its head over the outcome of this Sunday's Greek referendum, soaring on the faintest trace of good news such as the report of Tsirpas' capitulation this morning then reluctantly selling off as the euphoria is rejected, but for the bookies the outcome is now clear: earlier today Ireland's Paddy Power announced it has "paid out five figures" in winnings to gamblers who bet that Greece will back a July 5 austerity referendum that may seal the nation’s future as part of the euro region.



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Merkel Addresses German Parliament: Key Points

As Greece prepares to accept creditors' terms in exchange for a deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses parliament. Here are the key points. 



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