Cable Spikes After European Court Of Justice Agreement

The chaotic trading in cable continues, this time spiking to the upside after Bloomberg reports that the EU and U.K. have reached an agreement on the sensitive issue of the role of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Are Repos Signaling A Massive Bond Short Ahead Of Payrolls?

It's been a few months since we saw any major dislocations in the Treasury repo market, i.e., collateral shortages as a result of surging TSY shorts... However, the peace and quiet quiet in the repo market was shattered this week...

Finally, An Honest Inflation Index - Guess What It Shows

The UIG carries three important messages to policy makers: the obsessive fears of economy-wide inflation being too low is misguided; monetary stimulus in recent years was not needed; and, the path to normalizing official rates is too slow and the intended level is too low...

Frontrunning: December 7

  • Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising (Reuters)
  • Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital (Reuters)
  • Trump Jr. Refuses to Discuss Father-Son Talk With Investigators (WSJ)
  • L.A. Fires Halt Filming, Menace Crops, Send Edison Plunging  (BBG)
  • North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm (Reuters)

GE Slashes 12,000 Jobs In Troubled Global Power Business

A day after labor unions warned that General Electric was planning thousands of job cuts in its troubled power-generation unit, GE confirmed that it’s planning to cut 12,000 jobs globally in its power business as the company’s new leadership tries to revive the company’s moribund stock price...

China Commodity Carnage Continued Overnight As Brexit Fears & Bitcoin Cheers Dominate

Once again weakness in the US carried through to Asia with stocks unable to hold any National-Team-inspired gains, but it was the contagion to commodities that stood out (as a hike in exchange fees snuffed out a lot of speculative fervor). However, the surge in Bitcoin (over $15k) and Brexit anxiety (cable vols highest since general election) was most notable.