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Archive - Jun 22, 2009

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Daily Credit Summary: June 22 - World Banked





Spreads were broadly wider in the US as all the indices deteriorated. Indices generally outperformed intrinsics (as post-roll derisking covered by index hedges seemed prevalent) with skews widening in general as IG's skew decompressed as the index beat intrinsics, HVOL outperformed but widened the skew, ExHVOL outperformed pushing the skew wider, XO's skew increased as the index outperformed, and HY outperformed but narrowed the skew.

 

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Market Neutral Quant Deleveraging Comes Full Circle





The HFR Market Neutral index is back down to when we first discussed it. In the meantime, market neutrals have repeatedly tried to leverage up on numerous occasions and failed every single time. With YTD performance of -3.88%, it will likely only get worse from here.

 

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Collision Course And Volume Spike





The 50 DMA and 200 DMA are about to collide. What next?

Also, major volume into the last minute of sell off and continuing after close (going from cumulative below average to well above): Merrill and Susqehanna trading 1 million SPY share blocks after close independently.

 

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White House Expects 10% Unemployment In Next Few Months





Developing story: this means that unemployment will either be allowed to reach its true, "unadjusted" levels in the low teens shortly, or will be kept artificially low for 2-3 months, allowing that to be spun as a green shoot by CNBC. Time will tell.

 

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SF Fed On Effectiveness Of Stimulus Package





San Francisco Fed providing their 2 cents on classical Keynesian economics as pertains to the efficacy of the $787 billion Obama Stimulus Plan. In summary: "The uncertainty ... remains high. Several economists remain skeptical that fiscal multipliers—whether from spending or taxes—are very large (see, for instance, Barro 2009). Moreover historical relationships may prove much less reliable during this downturn.

 

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Letter From Indiana Pensioners' Richard Mourdock





June 22, 2009

Dear Friends & Supporters:

 

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Letter From Indiana Pensioners' Richard Mourdock





June 22, 2009

Dear Friends & Supporters:

 

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Letter From Indiana Pensioners' Richard Mourdock





June 22, 2009

Dear Friends & Supporters:

 

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Letter From Indiana Pensioners' Richard Mourdock





June 22, 2009

Dear Friends & Supporters:

 

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Madoff Victim Widow Speaks Out





Claudine De La Villehuchet, widow of Rene?Thierry Magon who commtited suicide on December 23 after losing everything in the Madoff scheme (over $1.4 billion in personal and client capital), has spoken out for the first time. In an interview with Fox Business Network's Adam Shapiro, Claudine calls Madoff "a murderer" and for the first time comes clean with her own personal tragedy.

 

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Propaganda Machine Needs Oiling, GDP Needs Red Bull





With headlines like this, who can argue that the media machine, in full control for the past 3 months, has gotten skewered on its own (lack of) propaganda:

1:00 pm : A lack of upbeat headlines has allowed participants to take control of the session. In turn, losses have been deep and broad-based, leaving stocks to test a major technical hurdle.

 

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Propaganda Machine Needs Oiling, GDP Needs Red Bull





With headlines like this, who can argue that the media machine, in full control for the past 3 months, has gotten skewered on its own (lack of) propaganda:

1:00 pm : A lack of upbeat headlines has allowed participants to take control of the session. In turn, losses have been deep and broad-based, leaving stocks to test a major technical hurdle.

 

Tyler Durden's picture

Propaganda Machine Needs Oiling, GDP Needs Red Bull





With headlines like this, who can argue that the media machine, in full control for the past 3 months, has gotten skewered on its own (lack of) propaganda:

1:00 pm : A lack of upbeat headlines has allowed participants to take control of the session. In turn, losses have been deep and broad-based, leaving stocks to test a major technical hurdle.

 

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Moody's: "Sellers Beginning To Capitulate To Realities Of CRE Markets."





Moody's has released its April Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) update and it is a doozy: -8.6%, after what many had expected was a shooting green reading of just -1.7% in March. The problem that many don't grasp, that even Moody's has finally caught on, is that once capitulation in CRE sets in, the bottom will be torn out. Furthermore, after the Madison random walk last week, this weekend I did a comparable one for 5th Avenue.

 
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