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Euro Tumbles Ahead Of Yellen, Macron Speeches As Stocks Shake Off Korean Crisis

S&P futures are flat after Monday’s tech-driven drop and as tensions with North Korea are once again put on the backburner; Asian stocks are modestly lower while Europe has shaken off the Korean crisis and is in the green on the back of a sharp drop in the EURUSD which has tumbled below 1.18 as the USD rises ahead of much anticipated speeches by the Fed Chair and the French president.

Patriots, Flags, & Referenda - "We're All Screwed"

"There’s a lesson there. That we seem to have forgotten already. And now have to learn all over again. Through Colin Kaepernick, through the unbelievable Kurdish women’s YPG army, though the streets of Barcelona. Our world is screwed up, and we need to unscrew it."

"Go Out & Vote!" - Catalan Separatists Defy Spain, Distribute 1 Million Ballots Ahead Of Referendum

Following the confiscation of millions of ballots in recent days, and the Spanish governments' pressure on local mayors to deter the October 1st independence referendum, AP reports that the grassroots groups driving Catalonia’s separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on Sunday by distributing one million ballots for the vote that  Madrid has called illegal and vowed to halt.

Why The German Elections Matter, And Not Just For Germany

Germany's Sept. 24 election will likely result in one of the most fragmented parliaments the country has seen in decades. The country's two largest parties will try to avoid renewing their current coalition partnership, meaning smaller parties will play a big role in the formation of the next government.

Bill Blain: "Let's Pretend"

"Let’s pretend there is not a storm of contradictory bluster and threats facing Europe – which central bankers should ignore at their peril."

Turkey Faces Threats For Inking Landmark Arms Deal With Russia

"...there is one result the Western sanctions produce – the targeted countries come together to create alternative poles of power... This policy has failed to keep Turkey away from military cooperation with Russia. In the multipolar world there is always an alternative to turn to..."