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Frontrunning: January 31





  • Even Obama's fans has turning on him: "The Decline and Fall of 'Hope and Change'"
  • European Stocks Drop, Head for Worst January Since 2009 (BBG)
  • Euro-Area Inflation at 0.7% Builds Rate Pressure on ECB (BBG)
  • Japan’s Inflation Accelerates as Abe Seeks Wage Gains (BBG)
  • Unpossible - this is the USSA: Detroit Debt Proposal Favors Pension Funds (WSJ)
  • Keystone Report Said Likely to Disappoint Pipeline Foes (BBG)
  • YHOO still pretending someone cares about it: Yahoo says detected hacking attempt on email accounts (Reuters)
  • How Google's Costly Motorola Maneuver May Pay Off (WSJ)
  • Mexico Surpassing Japan as No. 2 Auto Exporter to U.S.  (BBG)
 


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Frontrunning: September 16





  • Summers Quit Fed Quest After Democrats Spurned Obama Favorite (BBG)
  • Geithner Still Not Interested in Fed Chair Slot (WSJ)
  • Gross’s Trade Sours as Bonds Lose Faith in Fed Guidance (BBG)
  • Bob Diamond calls for bank rules shake-up (FT)
  • Russia says may be time to force Assad's foes to talk peace (Reuters)
  • Iran Dials Up Syria Presence (WSJ)
  • Kerry Seeks to Sell Syria Deal (WSJ)
  • Shutdown of Japan’s Last Nuclear Reactor Raises Power Concerns (BBG)
  • Emerging Stocks Rise to 3-Month High as Bonds Gain on Fed (BBG)
  • Bernanke’s Maradona swerve hits bonds (FT)
 


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Frontrunning: September 10





  • Obama Shrinking Second-Term Hastened by Syria Opposition (BBG)
  • Obama says Russian proposal on Syria a potential 'breakthrough' (Reuters)
  • Poll Finds Support Fading for Syria Attack (WSJ)
  • France to Introduce Resolution Aimed at Dismantling Syria's Chemical Arsenal (WSJ)
  • Apple to Unveil IPhones Seeking End to Year of Struggles (BBG)
  • Verizon Plans Largest Debt Sale Ever: Proceeds From Deal, Expected to Raise $20 Billion, Would Fund Venture Buyout (WSJ)
  • Shipping Rates Seen at 2010 High on Record Ore to China (BBG)
  • Ads coming to Twitter: Twitter makes its largest acquisition, a mobile ad company (FT)
  • Houses on fire as fighting erupts in southern Philippines (Reuters)
  • Banks Seen at Risk Five Years After Lehman Collapse (BBG)
 


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Hedge Fund Second Quarter 13F Summary





It's a Carl iCahn world, and 13-Fs are nothing more than 45 day old tweets. Also, with Ben Bernanke Chief Risk Manager of the developed world, there is absolutely no point to be invested in hedge funds (why - there is simply no risk, until Ben loses control, then no amount of hedging will help anyone), and as such what "hedge" funds are buying is irrelevant. But since the cottage industry of alphacloners still exists, here, via RanSquawk and Fly, is the full June 30 holding recap of the usual suspects.

 


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Frontrunning: August 7





  • Libor Settlements Said to Ease CFTC’s Path in Rate-Swaps Probe (BBG)
  • Manhattan Homes Under $3 Million Never Harder to Buy (BBG)
  • Just two years late: Abe Pledges Government Help to Stem Fukushima Water Leaks (BBG)
  • Chesapeake drops energy leases in fracking-shy New York (Reuters)
  • Hedge Fund Magnetar Won't Face Charges Tied to Mortgages (WSJ)
  • U.S. envoy leaves Cairo after talks declared over (Reuters)
  • Credit-Crisis Oracle Rajan to Head India’s Central Bank (BBG)
  • Bank of England Changes Policy Tack (WSJ)
 


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Meet The Man In Charge Of America's Secret Cyber Army (In Which "Bonesaw" Makes A Mockery Of PRISM)





Meet General Keith Alexander, "a man few even in Washington would likely recognize", which is troubling because Alexander is now quite possibly the most powerful person in the world, whom nobody talks about. Which is just the way he likes it. ... And also meet Bonesaw: "Bonesaw is the ability to map, basically every device connected to the Internet and what hardware and software it is."

 


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Frontrunning: June 14





  • As Goldman's money-printing tentacle Carney arrives, everyone else leaves: Tucker to Leave BOE (WSJ)
  • So much for pent up demand: Refinancings Plunge as Bond Yields Rise (WSJ)
  • Singapore Censures 20 Banks for Attempts to Rig Benchmark Rates (BBG)
  • Behind the Big Profits: A Research Tax Break (WSJ)
  • While working for spies, Snowden was secretly prolific online (Reuters)
  • Turkey to Await Ruling on Park as Erdogan Meets Protesters (BBG)
  • Iran votes for new president, Khamenei slams U.S. doubts (Reuters)
  • NSA revelations, modified wheat cast a pall on U.S. trade talks with Europe (WaPo)
  • Euro zone inflation subdued as employment keeps falling (Reuters)
 


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Frontrunning: May 16





  • As scandals mount, White House springs into damage control (Reuters)
  • Glencore Xstrata chairman ousted in surprise coup (Reuters), former BP CEO Tony Hayward appointed as interim chairman (WSJ)
  • JPMorgan Chase asks Bloomberg for data records (Telegraph)
  • Platts Retains Energy Trader Confidence Amid Price-Fix Probe (BBG)
  • Syrian Internet service comes back online (PCWorld)
  • Japan Q1 growth hits 3.5% on Abe impact although fall in business investment clouds optimism for recovery (FT)
  • Soros Joins Gold-Stake Cuts Before Bear Market Drop (BBG)
  • Factory Ceiling Collapses in Cambodia (WSJ)
  • Sony’s $100 Billion Lost Decade Supports Loeb Breakup (BBG)
  • Snags await favourite for Federal Reserve job (FT)
  • James Bond’s Pinewood Turned Down on $300 Million Plan (BBG)
 


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Frontrunning: December 12





  • Here come the low margin products: Apple Tests Designs for TV (WSJ)
  • Obama and Republicans Trade Offers to Avert Fiscal Crisis (BBG)
  • Carney broaches dumping inflation target (FT)
  • Bernanke Critics Can’t Fight Bonds Showing No Inflation (BBG)
  • Corporate Taxes on Table in Cliff Talks (WSJ)
  • US business chiefs back tax rise (FT)
  • Greece Confident Bond Buyback Needed for Aid Succeeded (BBG)
  • New Faith in Europe's Banks (WSJ)
  • European Bank Sees Little Room for Rate Cuts (WSJ)
  • North Korea Claims Success in Rocket Launch (WSJ)
 


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Frontrunning: December 3





  • Union solidarity rubs up against slow economy in LA port strike (Reuters)
  • Geithner predicts Republicans will allow higher tax rates (Reuters). And "no risk" of a US downgrade, "no risk"
  • Geithner takes hard line on fiscal cliff (FT)
  • Narrowing LDP lead points to Japan post-election confusion (Reuters) - not to mention, USDJPY plunges if LDP loses
  • Vietnam Says China Must Avoid Trade Weapon in Maritime Spat (Bloomberg)...  and real one, one hopes
  • Greece unveils bond buyback plan (FT)
  • ECB Can’t Deliver Spain Spread Rajoy Wants, Wellink Says (Bloomberg)
  • UK’s euro trade supremacy under attack (FT)
  • Merkel Signals Debt Write-Off Possible as Buyback Begins (Bloomberg)
  • ECB's Noyer Says Bond-Buying Plan 'Is Bearing Fruit' (WSJ) - as long as just plan, and not execution.
 


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Frontrunning: November 19





  • Israel Ready to Invade Gaza If Cease-Fire Efforts Fail (Bloomberg)
  • Petraeus: A Phony Hero for a Phony War (NYT)
  • IMF'S Lagarde says Greek deal should be "rooted in reality" (Reuters) "rooted" or "roofied"? And where was it until now?
  • ECB's Asmussen says Greece to need aid beyond 2014 (AP)
  • EU makes budget plans without (FT)
  • Japanese Poll Shows LDP Advantage Ahead of Election (WSJ)
  • Shanghai Composite Dips Below, Regains 2,000 Level (Bloomberg)
  • Bond investor takes big punt on Ireland (FT)
  • Noda defends BoJ’s independence (FT) Indewhatnow?
  • Inaba Says BOJ Could Ease More If Government Reins in Debt (Bloomberg) Actually it's the other way around
  • Miles Says Bank of England Can Do More If U.K. Slump Persists (Bloomberg) So much for the end of QE
  • US tax breaks worth $150bn face axe (FT)
 


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Frontrunning: September 1





  • Obama to address Congress on September 8 (Reuters)
  • China Says Fighting Inflation Is Priority (WSJ)
  • Katia a hurricane; another storm likely in Gulf (Reuters)
  • IMF and eurozone clash over estimates (FT)
  • Japan’s New Leader Oversaw Biggest Intervention Since 2004 (WaPo)
  • Asia feels impact of global slowdown (FT)
  • Germany's Resiliency Buoys Europe (WSJ)
  • EU Reaches Deal to Expand Syria Sanctions (WSJ)
  • Goldman Takes Dark View in Private Note (WSJ) or is the European bailout really $1 trillion?
 


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Frontrunning: August 25





  • Analysts warn China facing pressure from US, EU debts (China Daily)
  • U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages (NYT)
  • US budget watchdog cuts debt forecast (FT)
  • ECB ‘Stands Ready’ to EaseDollar-Market Tensions, Dombret Says (Bloomberg)
  • Merkel Rejects Seeking Collateral in European Bailouts as Splits Emerge (Bloomberg)
  • Europe Banks Lean More on Emergency Funding (WSJ)
  • Apple’s Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO, Will Be Succeeded by Tim Cook (Bloomberg)
  • Bernanke Signaling No QE Backed by Higher Data (Bloomberg)
 


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Frontrunning: May 25





  • France's Lagarde launches IMF bid, BRICs complain (Reuters)
  • Greek assets could go to ‘fund of experts’ (FT)... and gold "could" go to central banks
  • U.K. Economy Grew 0.5% in First Quarter (Bloomberg)
  • OECD cuts Japan GDP forecast again, urges easy monetary policy (Reuters)
  • Kan targets structural issues after quake (FT)
  • Shanghai Composite down 10% in six weeks, officially enters correction territory (FT)
  • Banks Face $17 Billion in Suits Over Foreclosures (WSJ)
  • EU Juncker: Still In Favor Of 'Reprofiling' Greek Sovereign Debt (WSJ)
 


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