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Frontrunning: February 24

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  • Gadhafi Flails as Libya Splinters (WSJ)
  • As reported on Zero Hedge two days ago... Libya placed billions of dollars at U.S. banks (Reuters)
  • Bullard Is ‘Bellwether’ as Fed Weighs Duration of Asset Buying (BusinessWeek)
  • Is Stevie Cohen the Feds' Moby Dick? (Reuters)
  • Those delusionary brits...Miles Says BOE Outlook Warrants ‘Very Gradual’ Rate Increase (BusinessWeek)
  • Bonuses on Wall Street Declined 8% in 2010, N.Y.'s DiNapoli Says (Bloomberg) The average Wall Street employee took home a cash bonus of $128,530 in 2010
  • Fleeing Egyptians Tell of Qaddafi's `Bloodbath' Across Libya (Bloomberg)
  • Senator Wyden's Son Starts Hedge Fund After D.E. Shaw Internship (Bloomberg)
  • Indian Rally Raises Pressure on Singh (FT)
  • Geithner Butt of Jokes No More as Money Man Now on Top (Bloomberg)
  • Berlin reinforces stance on eurozone rescues (FT)
  • Sex Ratio Does Magic in China Amid Egypt (Bloomberg)
  • Investors Should Use Oil Price Increase Wisely (CNBC)
  • EU Weighs Response to Migrant Influx on Libyan Unrest (Bloomberg)
  • Obama's Economic Report to Congress Says 2010 Marked Year of U.S. Recovery (Bloomberg)

European economic highlights:

  • Eurozone Consumer Confidence -10.0 - in line with expectations. Consensus -10.0. Previous -11.2.
  • Eurozone Economic Confidence 107.8 - higher than expected. Consensus 106.8 Previous 106.8.
  • France Consumer Confidence 85 - in line with expectations.Consensus 85. Previous 85.
  • German Q4 GDP Final 4.0% y/y 0.4% m/m - in line with expectations. Consensus 4.0% y/y 0.4% m/m. Previous 4.0% y/y 0.4% m/m.
  • Portugal Consumer Confidence -49.1.Previous 50.6.
  • Sweden Consumer Confidence 21.4 - lower than expected.Consensus 22.8. Previous 23.7.
  • Switzerland Employment 1.2% - in line with expectations. Consensus 1.2%. Previous 1.0%.
  • UK CBI Reported Sales 6 - lower than expected. Consensus 28. Previous 37.

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Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:04 | 992343 buzzsaw99
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Bullard can blow me.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:21 | 992372 Sudden Debt
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What I don't understand is why those dictators haven't shipped their money weeks ago.

If I where a dictator, I would have shipped some to every bank in the world weeks ago.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:46 | 992438 Bob
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OT: Holy fuck, TZA (triple inverse small cap etf) closed at $14 yesterday and is at $43 in early trading.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:02 | 992502 IBelieveInMagic
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Effect of reverse split.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:32 | 992615 Bob
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Yeah, I should read my account notices.  My bad.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:08 | 992521 Temporalist
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Wikileaks' Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:46 | 993078 velobabe
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yes, that was my scary moment of this day, when i read this. how can this be happening to this man. and the possibilities of him going to trial in US and possible death to him......for WHAT pray tell. this just makes me so fucking sick to my stomach. sweden you will pay for this. you two cunts will pay for this lie you spread, the rest of your lives. you two are the biggest whores i have ever read about. you two cunts will go down in history, as being the biggest traitors in the universe. i hope they burn you at the stake, not being a witch just being selfish stupid cunts.

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