When Fearmongering Fails

Fear is the go-to emotion that government preys upon. It's so reliable. The fear of the unknown causes most individuals to give away and sacrifice every liberty that they were naturally born with. A population that is perpetually afraid ultimately ends up fearing liberty itself! Government's sales pitch is that you need them. It is they who will protect you from a never-ending carousel of fears. A gigantic lesson can be learned from today's historic event. It proves that fear-mongering has its limits. It's not fool-proof.

Derivative Strategist Warns Of $150 Billion In Quant Selling Over The Next Three Days

“The bigger the down move today, the more they have to sell, which would basically create a vicious cycle,” Cheong, head of Americas equity derivatives strategy at UBS, said in a phone interview. “We’ll see front-loaded selling in the range of $100 billion to $150 billion over the next two to three days. It could be very similar to August in terms of model-based selling.”

Nomura Warns "Do Not Underestimate The Global Contagion" From Brexit

In a nutshell, Nomura expects the global impact of the Brexit to be more through the financial, confidence and psychology channels than simply through trade. Their warning is to not underestimate the depth and reach of global financial market contagion, which seems to have increased since 2008.

US Oil Rigs Decline Most In Six Weeks

After 3 straight weeks of rig count increases, US oil rigs declined 7 to 330 this week - the biggest drop in 6 weeks - sparking a very modest rise in WTI Crude.

Goldman Tells Clients To Start Buying Gold; Raises Price Target By $100

"We are raising our gold price targets to $1300/toz, 1280/toz and $1250/toz on a 3/6/12 month basis from $1200/toz, $1180/toz and $1150/toz respectively. We also upgrade our year average forecasts to $1260/toz, $1261/toz and $1250/toz from $1202/toz, $1150/toz and $1150/toz for 2016/17/18 respectively."

Historic Volume Surge Forces Deutsche, Morgan Stanley To Shut Down Dark Pools

Following a historic surge in volume after the Brexit referendum, which sent bid/ask spreads soaring and led to a disorderly market at the European open, Deutsche Bank AG temporarily shut off outside market makers in its dark pool, SuperX. The bank told outside market makers that they would be prohibited from trading in SuperX on Friday, until the bank notified them it was ready to resume. Morgan Stanley’s dark pool was likewise turn "off" this morning as ATS operators scrambled to make sense of the broken market.

Which US Companies And Sectors Have The Most Exposure To Brexit

At the company level, 30 companies in the S&P 500 have revenue exposure of more than 10% to the United Kingdom, led by Newmont Mining (64%), Molson Coors Brewing (34%), and PPL Corporation (31%). At the sector level, the Energy (6.4%), Information Technology (4.0%), and Materials (3.7%) sectors have the highest revenue exposures to the United Kingdom.

VIX Jammed Back Below 20 As Dip-Buyers Surge After Limit-Down Halt

From the moment S&P 500 futures were halted limit-down overnight, 'they' have been hard at work pressing on the throat of volatility, crushing VIX futures from over 27 to under 20 now as the machines desperately try to enable some momentum off the carnage in US equity markets...