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Chinese Capital Outflows Return As Soon As PBOC Halts FX Intervention

Although the PBOC reported that in September official central bank reserves rose by $17 billion to $3.109 tn , according to the latest SAFE data released overnight, after the first, and only month of inflows in three years, outflows have again returned for a total of $7bn in September (vs. net inflows of +US$9bn in Aug), in light of the recently relaxed FX forward rule

Ray Dalio Is Shorting The Entire EU

"Dalio doesn’t call the bluff of Italy, and this is not just like George Soros’ shorting the British pound in 1992, he’s calling out the entire EU and its financial system. He’s saying I don’t believe you can keep up the charade. He’s making a mockery of Mario Draghi’s 'whatever it takes'..."

"My Watch Is Off": HSBC Traders Used Code Words To Trigger Front-Running Trades

"We actually have Mark Johnson telling Stuart Scott ‘Tell Ed my watch will be off.  We have communications where the word ‘watch’ is used, and then within seconds, 20 seconds of ‘my watch is off,’ we have all that trading that’s been described. The word is instrumental in getting the information to the traders when it comes to their early front-running trades."

Two Gartman ETFs To Close

Even in a time when retail investors are (almost) literally throwing money at ETFs, and the passive industry is growing by billions of dollars each day at the expense of active managed funds, there are occasional casualties, and on Tuesday afternoon it was Dennis Gartman's turn.

Back To Rehab Or Continue Chasing The Dragon

"Like a drug addict chasing the proverbial dragon, the world’s central bankers are faced with the painful choice of rehab to break the grip of easy money or an on-going downward spiral toward economic demise."