Frontrunning: January 31

Tyler Durden's picture
  • Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis Amid `Upbeat' Davos (Bloomberg)
  • Wall Street's Collapse to Be Mystery Forever (Bloomberg)
  • Egypt and Tunisia usher in the new era of global food revolutions (Evans-Pritchard)
  • Central Bank Raises Priority of Price Controls (Xinhua)
  • Brazil and China Trade Tensions Set to Rise (FT)
  • United, Delta Profit at Risk From `Silent Killer' in Fuel Hedges (Bloomberg)
  • Home Prices Sink Further (WSJ)
  • Obama to Send Congress Multitrillion-Dollar Budget Likely to Show Cutbacks (Bloomberg)
  • US Pushes for Calm Transition in Egypt (FT)
  • Europe Summit to Focus on Funds (WSJ)
  • RBA May Keep Rate Unchanged to Gauge Flooding Damage (Bloomberg)
  • Traders Laying Groundwork For New Type Of Credit Derivative (WSJ)
  • Canada Bears Tripling Bets as Carney Says Loonie Too Strong for Exporters (Bloomberg)
  • Getting active: Icahn defends his role as an investor (Post)
  • The Daily LOL: A Cross of Rubber (NYT)

European economic data:

  • Germany Retail Sales -0.3% m/m -1.3% y/y – lower than expected.Consensus 2.0% m/m +1.1% y/y. Previous -2.4% m/m 2.0% y/y.
  • Eurozone CPI Estimate 2.4% y/y– higher than expected.Consensus 2.3% y/y. Previous 2.2% y/y.

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Kina's picture

How about this one..




Sudden Debt's picture

Wall Street's Collapse to Be Mystery Forever

Bummer... we'd better pay more attention during the next credit crisis.


Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis Amid `Upbeat' Davos


That's like forever...

Oh regional Indian's picture

The "bomb" that caught my eye is the new derivative that traders are Innovating on. All the other stuff is so gloomy.
But that fills me with hope.
As long as we have financial innovators who can figure out how to mask value and mask underlying assets, we will be okay.

All hail financial innovation. Doing god's work.


velobabe's picture

ORI i read that post from November. liked it a lot. thanks for the direction. also started to read those powerful letters from, son. i might finish later, when i have more courage.

Careless Whisper's picture

"silverfuturist" notes new blog by "Turd Ferguson":


Florida Legislator: For Right Price Worth Avenue Renamed GoldmanSachs Boulevard





scratch_and_sniff's picture

So what's this Barry Wilkinson character really saying then...that its a no-holes-barred bull run all the way to 2015?

anony's picture




"..To get to the heart of what went wrong with the report released yesterday by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, check out its account on page 254 of how the largest investor in a cash fund managed by Bank of America suddenly pulled out $20 billion of its money in November 2007.

The withdrawal crippled the fund, which had $40 billion of assets at its peak, forcing Bank of America to step in and prop it up. The commission included a note about the episode in the back of its report.

“The identity of the investor has never been publicly disclosed,” it says. The note then referred readers to the source of the information: A couple of stories published in December 2007 by Bloomberg News and the New York Times.

And here I had thought the purpose of the commission’s inquiry was to uncover new facts that the public didn’t already know. Such as: The identity of the mystery investor that single- handedly kneecapped Bank of America’s Columbia Strategic Cash Portfolio, once the largest cash fund of its kind in the U.S. The commission had subpoena power. It should have been able to get this information. It didn’t, though".


Any chance at all of getting the ZH hounds to track this perp down?

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Hill is doing what?

So this is the reason for the uber face lift.

Clinton convenes mass meeting of US ambassadors:

youngman's picture

She is telling them all to pack it up...get ready to move it back to the USA...because with Obama....we don´t do foreign policy...

satansanus's picture

technical issues at pse and arca. the blackscholes computer keeps crashing lol

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Stuxnet II:  Rise of the Algo Trading Machines from Hell

Pool Shark's picture

And.... the Nasdaq is now red.

Other indeces to follow.

Pemaquid's picture

"Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis ..."  Them at the top always think things are better than reality.  To bad their confidence game isn't working. 

I wonder how many of the elites have stashes of PM -- just in case?