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As Wall Street Tries To Trade On Trump's Tweets, Problems Emerge

A problem has emerged as Wall Street scrambles to trade on Trump tweets: while HFT strategies can quickly identify that a stock was referenced in a tweet, isolating if the actual message is bullish, bearish or indifferent presents a major challenge.

Futures Rise On Friday 13th Ahead Of Deluge Of Bank Earnings; Dollar Continues To Decline

European shares rose as Fiat rebounded on hopes concerns about parallel to Volkswagen are overblown, Asian stocks were little as Chinese shares fell to the lowest level of 2017 after poor export data, and U.S. equity-index futures rose ahead of a deluge of bank earnings. The dollar is headed for a weekly loss and gold trades at the highest price in almost two months.

Frontrunning: December 6

  • For Europe’s Unity, 2017 Will Be a Year of Reckoning (WSJ)
  • Oil dips as OPEC, Russian output rises ahead of production cut (Reuters)
  • The Pessimist's Guide to 2017 (BBG)
  • Donald Trump’s Message Sparks Anger in China (WSJ)
  • Brazil’s Reform Plan in Disarray After Senate Chief Removed (BBG)

Muni-Massacre Leaves Bonds Most-Oversold Ever

US Municipal Bond yields have now risen for 10 straight days, spiking from 1.72% to 2.34% today - the highest since July 2015. This crash has now moved munis to the most-oversold-ever as the group suffers the biggest fund outflows since 2013's taper tantrum.

Global Bond Investors Lose A Third Of A Trillion Dollars In One Day

Following yesterday's bond rout - which continues today - global bond nvestors have suffered $337 billion in losses on their bond holdings in a single day Wednesday "as Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president sparked concern his plan to boost economic growth will lead to a surge in inflation."

Podesta Files Part 27: Wikileaks Releases Another 1,100 Emails, Total Is Now 44,218

In the final stretch of the presidential race which has just a few days left, Wikileaks continues its ongoing broadside attack against the Clinton campaign with the relentless Podesta dump, by unveiling another 1,114 emails in the latest, Part 27 of its Podesta release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 43,104.