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...

A New Balance Of Power In The Gold Market

Once this process gets going it will quickly clear out the inventories of the Western exchanges, leaving nothing for future arbitrageurs. The exchanges will then force those wanting delivery to accept cash instead, in effect defaulting on their promises. Then it’s game over, with the big futures manipulators no longer a factor in pricing.

What Changed? Bernie Sanders Will Vote For Hillary, Less Than 24 Hours After Saying "No"

On "The Late Show" on Thursday night, just last night, Bernie Sanders gave a clear "No" when asked if he was going to endorse Hillary Clinton, because Sanders wanted his supporters to be heard, and the Sanders camp wasn't sold on Clinton's ability to move in the direction that was necessary. The next morning, like magic, Bernie pulled a Dennis Gartman, and flipped when he told MSNBC that he was going to vote for Hillary after all.

Here Comes Yellen: Fed Is "Monitoring" Financial Markets, Ready To Provide Liquidity With Swap Lines

The Federal Reserve is carefully monitoring developments in global financial markets, in cooperation with other central banks, following the results of the U.K. referendum on membership in the European Union. The Federal Reserve is prepared to provide dollar liquidity through its existing swap lines with central banks, as necessary, to address pressures in global funding markets, which could have adverse implications for the U.S. economy.

G-7, Central Bank Governors, Christine Lagarde Issue More Statements To Calm Markets

Showing once again that the world's elite has not learned any lessons from the UK Brexit, instead of focusing on the core issue at hand, namely the deterioration of the living standards of the developed world's middle class, the world's political and financial elite is instead scrambling to calm down global markets, i.e., assuage the fears of the 1%.

Durable Goods Orders Crater In May - Longest Non-Recessionary Slump In American History

Durable Goods Orders cratered 2.2% in May, drastically below -0.5% expectations - the worst since Feb. The entire data series disappointed with unexpected declines in Durables Ex-Transports and non-defense orders and shipments. However this is now the 17th month in a row of YoY Core Durable Goods declines, something that has never happened without a US economic recession being present.