- US: House Republicans say they will introduce a vote on Weds to extend debt limit to May 19th
-Richmond FED tanks
-Obama compares himself to Lincoln who was happy to Slaughter English Crown(rothschilds) Loyalists. Obama will slaughter American loyalists most likely. He should compare himself to Judas or Benedict Arnold or Major Frank.
-Black Community/Masonic Leaders Gearing Up Blacks for Race War and to kill for Obama
-Obama Firing Any Sr. Military Leader that Won’t Fire on USA Citizens
-Weidmann Warns BOJ Independence under threat
-Germans Bull ZEW Confidence Up. Bulls at ZEW say Bundesbank Wrong about Economy
-Swiss Turn on Banksters
- Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot
-Humans are plague on Earth and need to eliminated- BBC, Sir David Attenborough
-BOJ Adopts Open Ended QE. 2 Pc Inflation Target in Historic Policy Statement
-Travel Day for Elites to Davos/WEF
-English Press now blames Snow Storm for Triple Dip (I jest you not)
-Obama gives unmemorable Inaugural Speech( don’t ask me what he said, I dozed off)
-Israeli to elect violent War Criminal and 911 Master Mind Bibi Again today for 3 rd term
-Weidmann Warns of Currency Wars-FT front page (old news)
-British Forces on Alert for Mali Operation/Invasion , Cameron Calls Fight Against militant Islam a generational Mission, inflaming Islamic World
-Cameron to Give EU Speech Wednesday
-Global Joblessness to hit 200 million this year
-India slams gold with 2 pc increase to 6 pc tariff.
I wanted to study the 10q reports for the USA multinationals before commenting. IBMs results are horrid as global inflation is higher and revenue actually declined y/y. IBM is notorious for cooking the bottom line. GOOG results were great and it is on a revenue streak as it steals share from APPL and generates ad revenue from increased mobile advertising. TI which produces a lot of industrial chips and chips used in advanced and new designs is DOA. TI’s declining revenue is problematical as is AMDs used in the less expensive consumer market as well as PC consumer market. AMD is somewhat left behind by not having a viable mobile computing platform. Chilli’s 1 pc revenue growth was simply horrid given their prices rises and inflation. Chillis results are very predictive of the health of the middle class. Stocks have come a fair pace and I’m not sure current earnings and outlooks will justify more movement to the upside unless Bernanke does ‘in your face’ non sterilizing QE for a few months which he may be told to do after Davos. There was no strength in the Richmond FED report. The ‘con’ is pretty obvious while the USA/Europe are reporting 2 pc inflation the actual inflation is around 4-5 pc, if not more, and that flows in the bottom and top line, especially of the multinationals. Brinkers (Chillis owner) a USA centric firm shows us the USA middle and upper middle classes are simply not doing well. I would say from their results the middle class and upper middle class are slowing their buying by 4 pc a year in the USA in real terms. Middle Class and upper middle class people buying food, eating out, and keeping their properties up is what moves the real economy as the USA industrial base is so weak anymore. NG prices should bring white goods mfg back to the USA but won’t as the Davos/Bilderberg/London crowd want to destroy the American working and middle class. No matter who leaked NSC earning and revenue to the analysts, there is no way you can spin their horrid results as anything else. When a stock top line, bottom line and GP are declining y/y and quarter to quarter, like NSC you should have sold the quarter before. NSC stock is not cheap at all. The boys at the PPT team are tying to paint a Dow Buy and push the market higher or sucker more people to buy the break out momentum before the rug is pulled out and markets correct 5-10 pc, and furthermore the ppt manipulating key DJT stocks like NSC is how they do it!!. I would say a correction here is more likely than a break out, but never say never. Apple is up tomorrow, the belle of the technology ball. The Sentiment is so bearish by all the analysts I expect APPL might significantly beat tomorrow, but it is all in their guidance for the current and next quarter.
-Norfolk Southern Corp.’s NSC +0.36% fourth-quarter earnings fell 14% as the railroad company reported that slumping coal revenue more than offset growth in its general merchandise and intermodal businesses.”While the fourth quarter reflected declines in coal shipments, we also saw steady intermodal volume gains coupled with improved volumes in our chemicals, auto, and housing sectors,” said Chief Executive Wick Moorman.Like other railroads, Norfolk has been affected by a slump in coal demand from domestic utilities as a result of low-cost natural gas and high coal stockpiles. In the latest period, coal revenue slumped 23% to $657 million as traffic volume dropped 13%.Norfolk Southern reported a profit of $413 million, or $1.30 a share, down from $480 million, or $1.42 a share, a year earlier. Revenue decreased 4% to $2.7 billion.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters recently revised projected per-share earnings of $1.19 on revenue of $2.67 billion so Norfolk could beat. But the result are horrid. Railway operating margin fell to 26.6% from 28.6%.General-merchandise revenue improved 3.6% to $1.44 billion as traffic volume increased 1%.Intermodal revenue–or sales from the movement of freight by two or more modes of transportation–rose 5.4% to $584 million as volume increased 4%.
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $473 million, or 63 cents a share, compared with a loss of $177 million, or 24 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The semiconductor maker said quarterly sales fell 32% to $1.16 billion. Excluding one-time items, AMD would have lost 14 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast AMD to lose 21 cents a share on $1.15 billion in sales. In after-hours trading, AMD shares rose 2.5%. MW
-Google GOOG -0.23% was up 4% in after-hours trading after reporting a fourth-quarter profit of $2.89 billion, or $8.62 a share, compared with a profit of $2.71 billion, or $8.22 a share, for the year-earlier period. On a non-GAAP basis, the company reported a profit of $10.65 a share for the recent quarter.Revenue minus traffic acquisition costs was $11.34 billion, up from $8.13 billion.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters on average expected the Internet giant to report a profit of $10.47 a share, on revenue of $12.34 billion. MW
- Texas Instruments Inc. TXN -0.18% said late Tuesday that its fourth-quarter earnings fell to $264 million, or 23 cents a share, from $298 million, or 25 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue fell to $2.98 billion from $3.42 billion last year. Excluding one-time items, the company would have reported earnings of 36 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet estimated an adjusted quarterly profit of 34 cents a share on revenue of $2.95 billion. WhisperNumbers.com, which uses unpublished estimates, expected earnings of 35 cents a share. Texas Instruments expects first-quarter earnings of 24 cents to 32 cents a share on revenue of $2.69 billion to $2.91 billion. Analysts expect 28 cents a share on revenue of $2.9 billion.
-International Business Machines Corp. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $5.8 billion, or $5.13 a share, on revenue of $29.3 billion. During the same period a year ago, IBM earned $5.5 billion, or $4.62 a share, on $29.48 billion in sales. Excluding one-time times, IBM would have earned $6.1 billion, or $5.39 a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast IBM to earn $5.25 a share on $29.12 billion in sales. For its 2013 fiscal year, IBM said its expects to earn at least $16.70 a share excluding one-time items. IBM shares rose 3% in after-hours trading following the release of the results. MW
MARKETS – AT A GLANCE
-Goldman Always wins at weather futures now
Shares of natural-gas producers Chesapeake Energy Corp. CHK +5.25% and Southwestern Energy Co. SWN +2.88% rallied on Tuesday, with Chesapeake among the top 10 gainers on the S&P 500. Chesapeake stock advanced 5.4%, while shares of smaller rival Southwestern gained 3.2%. Natural-gas futures prices edged lower after gains in six out of seven past sessions. The U.S. East Coast “is seeing some of the coldest weather in two years. The cold weather is expected to last, according to most of the extended forecasts,” analysts at the Kilduff Report said in a note Tuesday. MW
-Dracula Draghi Speaks
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the worst of the sovereign debt crisis may be over, saying the “darkest clouds’ over the euro area have receded due to decisive policy steps last year.“We can begin 2013 on a more confident note, precisely because significant progress was made during 2012,” Draghi said in a speech in Frankfurt today. “The darkest clouds over the euro area subsided. Europe’s leaders recognized that monetary union needs to be complemented by a financial union, a fiscal union, a genuine economic union and eventually a deeper political union.”Draghi’s comments are the latest to indicate the ECB chief is increasingly confident that the three-year debt crisis has been contained and that the 17-nation currency bloc can emerge from recession later this year. He defended the ECB’s so-far untapped bond-purchase plan, which has calmed fears of a euro break-up on financial markets, saying it is fully in line with the central bank’s price-stability mandate and doesn’t threaten its independence.“The ECB remains steadfastly committed to its primary mandate of ensuring price stability,” he said. “All of our measures are designed to achieve this goal. And looking at current and expected inflation rates, there is simply no evidence that could substantiate fears about any deviation from price stability.”While the ECB expects the euro-area economy to shrink 0.3 percent in 2013, Draghi said this month he expects a “gradual recovery” to begin later in the year.Many countries are making solid progress in bringing their public finances under control and making structural reforms to increase competitiveness, he said today.“We need patience,” Draghi said. “I am very well aware that for many people in the countries under adjustment, the personal economic situation can be very difficult. But there is simply no alternative to the path of reform.”
Don ‘t worry, 2h it will come. The same story the UST/FED/Obama administration pushes. He panicked after getting the Richmond FED ahead of us!! Interesting how Trichet was a Crypto Jew and lover of Zionism and Draghi is as well. What could be the connection? It is not the Italian Renaissance.
No wonder Berlusconi thinks the Present Draghi/Monti government is targeting his death like they did Berlusconis fellow Sephardi Rebel Al Quaddafi whose father was an Italian Sephardi from the non-Royal class. With the Draghi/Monti axis you have Italian ‘nobility’ Monti, teamed up with Jewish/Zionist banking to destroy the country and retake the lands for the deposed Italian Royals who are loyal to the English crown. The last Italian King admitted it was the English crown that deposed him for not playing ball with them.
Berlusconi despite his massive flaws, is a much better leader than average. He did a great job of keeping China’s from gutting Italian craft industries. Probably one of the reasons he got removed. Putin and Al Quadaffi like(d) him and that is actually saying something. The Big Jews of London eat their own when the don”t cooperate with what England wants as poor Al Quaddafi found out.
I always wanted to meet Berlusconi, there is something redeemable in him unlike Tony Blair, Clinton, Bush, or Obama. And most all of his girlfriends have been Sephardic Jews, it is not like he preys upon gentiles and as he threatened Cameron, ‘hey at least I like women’. The guy is so, so funny, Berlusconi. Europe has never had such a jovial man as him head of a major nation. And the Italian communist, mainly Sephardic Jews hate him. Another plus in my book. Berlusconi is very, very generous, something he does not like known. If Berlusconi has a bad accident, look now further than the largest Goldman Sachs office in Italy, jimo.
-An Anglo Royal, A Morgan wants to ban your cat ladies!!
These Royal Anglosaxon types are truly insane control freaks and just as evil if not more so as their Zionist first cousins. Just require a bell to be put upon the cats and allow anyone to shoot a cat without one that is on their property. Cats range at night far farther than most people realize. Fortunately Owls and coyotes love cats. I will recognize your right to keep your cat bell free, just as long as you recognize my right to kill your cat should it come on my farm and harm my bird life I need to keep the insects down. His death will be painless I will use a 12 gage with buckshot. Still this is just PETA next thrust to control the human population for the control freak the Windsors. You watch, pick out these ‘strange’ headline and it virtually always an Anglosaxon or Jew at the bottom of the pile of strangeness. I like birds, great fertilizers, insect killers, beautiful, and I don’t like bird assassins that are fat and over fed by lazy owners that wont walk their cats. Of course bird populations like the very smart Starlings or Jays can get out of had but that is why you build hawk and owl boxes and starlings and jays are far too smart for stupid, fat house cats who take the all important song birds like the Robins or the very important Sparrows and are really driving up food prices for the masses globally. In the USA their devastation of the Song Bird population has been staggering. Keep kitty like yourself home at night in your own bed ladies least an owl or coyote grab kitty.
-The Taliban Speaking Truth to the Evil Windsor Family
AFP - Britain’s Prince Harry, who compared shooting insurgents in Afghanistan to playing video games, “has probably developed a mental problem”, the Taliban said Tuesday.”There are 49 countries with their powerful military failing in the fight against the mujahideen, and now this prince comes and compares this war with his games, PlayStation or whatever he calls it,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP.
I once worked on the design of a very famous gaming computer. Had I known the madness it would Spawn, I would have employed my talents elsewhere. The Windsors are insane and evil. It is time you Eurotrash started to speak out.
-Carefully censored List of American’s going to Davos
-MARKETS – AT A GLANCE
Obama said he would not veto the Rats 3 month extension. The Obama’s are getting lots of bad press over Michelle Obama’s treatment of John Boehner at the inaugural lunch, despite his milk-toast spine. Who elected her? Probably a bigger dyke than Hillary.
If you watched the Obama’s walk up Penn. Avenue she was wearing Kevlar and the short route was carefully screened to keep out protesters and was mainly women and blacks with many of the blacks bused in at taxpayer expense for his 100 million dollar bash. The walk was wall to wall Marines and Park Service, DC police, USA Army, and Navy and Air Force Personnel. The SS rolled out its new prototype of very fat white guys and tiny dyke looking blonde feminists to guard Obama during his stroll. The SS reports into the UST Secretary. There is not a presidential shooting the SS has not facilitated in its history. I was stunned at how fat all the USA government employees and Cops in Washington DC are and how fat the Secret Service people are. But they have a lot of reason to eat with guilt after 911 in Washington DC.
I’ve had to flee African countries when these black leaders went on their killing sprees. Obama has plenty of Anglosaxon murderers in the Pentagram and among the police all to willing to serve him in a civil war. Europeans remain clueless or their press is controlled that Obama appears ready to start his 40 million person ‘purge’ and murder us under London’s direction just like Rothschilds boy Stalin did. Dying is easy, living with the Corruption of Bill Rockefeller (Clinton), Bush , Prince Charles Close Cousin and now England’s puppet boy Obama is what is hard.
The masses cheering these thugs are not innocent, especially with the ZGR at their finger trips. We got first hand from an English Lord last nite that apparently only English satanists and their kin should be allowed to live. Murder and larceny, have always fueled the hearts of the English, so called Royals, who are a nasty family of Zionist Jews, Rothschilds really if you look at the real bloodline of the so called Windsors.
700 year life is at hand for the Anglo-Zionist elites and death for a whole lot more of us. You can’t possibly heap enough Scorn upon the corrupt English. They have to know the ‘score’ like Brother Kapner says all the Jews know the score. Odd how market commentators think they can ignore politics just to get more subscribers. Americans have only one hope and that is Christians forsaking their NWO values and sin and praying.
1:33 p.m. EST 01/22/13Major Stock Indexes
-I’m still holding my Dell at 12.5 avg cost. Still Silver Lake are a bunch of Shylocks and will be looking to cheat Dell shareholders.
-Gold will be up and running Soon Felix Zulaf
This is another Swiss guy like Faber that is in the know and whom you should always consider what he is saying very carefully. His ‘truth’ content is high.
I took some profit out my DAX short today as I try and ride the top and sell big up days and buy to cover on the down days.
Davos is heating up in Switzerland and anyone who is anyone in Europe and to a lesser extent from the USA goes there to figure out how to screw the working class for the Royal class, political class and banking class. A slimy Zionist Jew runs it, Klaus Schwab . Switzerland typically has 700 snipers on roof tops and shuts the town down so the elites can scheme in secret and get some skiing in. Clearly WW3 and war upon Iran as the next banking victim is high on the agenda of the demons of Davos. Ariana Huffington the Greek Jewess by way of Cambridge England is the Diva of Davos. I wonder how many BJ’s she has given to the big money Jews there? Ditto with Maria Bartiromo, the Sephardi Jew from the USA media. I wonder if she and Draghi will ‘hook up’. Will Geithner get a paper bag full of Euros handed to him or 10,000 Swiss Gold 20 Franc Pieces?
At least a few brave Swiss are using their legal system to confront the bankers, although I resent the term Switzerland is being Americanized with corruption. UBS was taken under by Rothschilds own personal attorney from London and Ackermann at DB is a Zionist Jew and another Rothschilds agent. You might say as the Jews claim to own the Franchise of usury Switzerland is being Judaized, not Americanized or Anglocized if you want to use that term as the Bankster in England, ex Rothschilds are largely all Anglosaxon -Mason royals. A great must read article on the current German-Swiss lead revolution against City of London controlled financial corruption was put out by BBN. It is in the newslink section.
Core EU countries are moving forward with the Tobin Tax, which is set too high but a step in the right direction. Sweden is not going to oppose it. Cameron is looking to attract the Sarkozy’s of Europe and other ‘European’ financial pirates and is sure to rail against it with his big EU Speech , now slated for Wednesday per the WSJ. The Europeans have done a terrible job of shutting down London corruption and Corruption in the Peripheral states where one of Mario’s montis key ‘technocrats (aka bankster) in charge of Tax Cheats turned out to be a Tax Cheat himself. Most of Monti’s money is probably offshore in GS , Cayman Island account. Italians hate their politicians even more than Greeks or Americans do. At least 70 pc of the Italians have a negative opinion of Mario Monti of Goldman Sachs. He was the Greek undertaker and master mind so the Greeks should really hate him. Clearly his economic prescriptions for Italy are sheer nonsense. Italy needs to reduce taxes on labor, liberalize labor laws, and drastically cut government and protect Italy from China and Asian trade predators and increase the working time of the Unions. No one from Milan would object to only taking one month of vacation like the French.
Clearly the German Bürgermeisters of Capital and the Economist at ZEW are super bulls with ZEW going as far as to say the Bundesbank has it all wrong. Bürgermeisters are always bulls in a bubble. Germans wont be able to long squeeze the periphery with the Greens/Communists on the rise. London is trying to Push Weidmann out at the Bundesbank as are the French. Never the less he is standing his ground, but it is one hard money guy against a gaggle of sycophants of the Politicians and the banks. If Merkel wins she will be instructed to get rid of Weidmann. Perhaps that is why EU credit markets were so bubbly today. The Germans have completely failed to make France, Italy, Spain and Greece improve their labor market competitiveness, and reel in corruption. Peripheral corruption and complete Zionist controlled France will pull Europe down no matter if Boeing is Sabotage and France and England get Americans to die for BP in Mali and Algeria. Rioting is sort a nightly ritual in Spain. The Germans can only host so many summits and fancy dinners and have Regling and Draghi push dough to the banks to manipulate markets and distort credit markets before the EU goes off the rails again. And with China wanting to gut European firms like Gucci and Cartier with cheap knock offs and take Europe over it is only a matter of time before the socialist fantasy that is Europe explodes again. The Germans will be forced to do the really big print or peel the Northern half of Europe off and reintroduce the silver and gold Thaler. That some nothing Dutch /socialist got the EU head finance position tells us German power is waning badly in Europe, which will be the lazy half of Europe’s great downfall. Europe should embrace German leadership from the Bundesbank.
Russia is moving strongly, and legally against Sodomite marriage, setting the opposite example from the Abortion loving American and European feminists whom embrace and love their sodomite and immoral leaders. From closet Homosexualists, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Sarkozy to the Dyke looking Merkel, to all the pederasts in Brussels at the EU. Nutty English women are being sent into Russia, English Jews mainly to take their tops off to protest Putin’s bid to restore national morality, not a pretty sight. If I had to pick a country in Europe other than Russia where morality has not gone out of Fashion, it is Austria. Germany is as amoral as after WW1 and German amorality has really been their Achilles heel. I don’t see much difference between Berlin and London now ex Germans like to work and are still proud of their craftsmanship. Something that left England around 100 years ago.
You know things must be really bad in the UK, not from the monthly deficit blow out, but from these stories that a snow storm, or a flu, or the Germans are causing all of England’s problems keep surfacing in their press.
London Bank stocks were hit as Swiss money rotated to high growth targeting Japan. Miners were hit as well in London despite what I thought was a good report from Fresnillo, and a better report from FCX, but we know the LBMA is massively short gold, and in naked manner and rigging the gold and silver mining shares is just another profit center for the English money center banks and their allies on the Continent and in the USA. Mali has extensive gold holdings and you know this if you own IAG. Perhaps American will be forced to occupy it for the LBMA and the gold as much as for the new oil basin discovery they are on the cusp of finding. The German press, in German only, has been the only resource of news on the Jews Hollande /Cameron wanting to plunge the USA into a major conflict in Mali. So far the Germans are only going to send a few planes preferring Americans be sent to die in Mali. Prince Harry the Muslim child murderer and Cameron calling the war on Islam a generational Challenge (for the Anglo-Zionists), would really seem to be part of the EU incongruence of welcoming Islam to take over Europe while bombing its homeland to force more refugees. Only Zionist global ambition to destroy Christianity can explain that.
DBK lost 1.9 percent after a person familiar with the matter said Germany’s regulator asked the lender to simulate an operational split. Vivendi SA (VIV) retreated after the chief executive officer of its SFR phone unit predicted a difficult market for as long as 18 months. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA slid 5.7 percent after a report said it used derivatives that are hurting profit.
A group led by Bank of Finland Governor Liikanen called for banks to move their trading activities into separately capitalized units. Deutsche Bank has the biggest trading activities compared with its balance sheet in Germany, according to the group. German newspaper Boersen Zeitung reported earlier today that BAFIN asked two banks to simulate a split along the lines put forward by the Liikanen group, citing unidentified people. So the Germans are looking for their own real Glass-Steagal.
Drillisch AG jumped 3.7 percent to 12.30 euros, its highest price in more than 12 years. The German telephone-services provider said it will increase its 2012 dividend to 1 euro a share from 70 cents a year earlier.
Credit market auctions in Spain were really goosed today, probably by the ESM Regling looking for another home for his slush fund. It was all short term paper but short and long yield are linked.
I’m sure there is a lot more I missed today, but Europe is a freak show with 27 Donald Rumsfelds, 27 Bob Rubins, 27 Obamas, and 27 Hillary Clintons although most were clinking glasses at the Finance Minister meeting with their eyes on the train schedule for Davos.
Europe’s present financial and political structure is simply not investable without strong and intelligent German or French leadership and it is simply not there. If German tax collectors and industrialist were moving into Greece and Spain, and not moving to China like Fiat is doing, I might have more hope for the Europeans. The only thing Europe has going for it is slaving America through the London Anglosaxon-Zionist connection to fight its bloody oil wars and to use the USA navy to keep oil flowing into Europe. Europeans are dying, they love their good life and murdering their children through Abortion more than God and morality and their children. The opium drug trade from the Ashkenazi paradise of Turkey to Zionist controlled Albanian into the German ports is simply ruining Europe and Germans are being turned into as big of drug addicts as American pretty fast by the English Crown. Merkel knows all about the Heroin routes into Germany and who is doing it and never cleans it up.
|Country: Index||Last||Change||% Chg|
|Stoxx Europe 50||2636.86||-1.69||-0.06|
|Stoxx Europe 600||287.66||-0.12||-0.04|
|Euro Stoxx 50||2716.70||-9.93||-0.36|
|Austria: ATX Index*||2436.89||-9.85||-0.40|
|Denmark: OMX Copenhagen 20*||535.31||0.53||0.10|
|Estonia: OMX Tallinn*||761.07||-3.09||-0.40|
|Finland: OMX Helsinki*||6177.70||28.61||0.47|
|France: CAC 40*||3741.01||-22.02||-0.59|
|Greece: Athens General*||999.20||23.53||2.41|
|Greece: DJ Greece TSM*||756.38||19.06||2.59|
|Greece: FTSE/ATHEX 20*||336.42||9.32||2.85|
|Iceland: OMX Iceland All-Share*||728.57||-4.12||-0.56|
|Ireland: ISEQ Overall *||3487.43||9.71||0.28|
|Italy: FTSE MIB*||17715.90||83.91||0.48|
|Latvia: OMX Riga*||403.01||-4.67||-1.15|
|Lithuania: OMX Vilnius*||368.48||-1.02||-0.28|
|Norway: OSE All-Share*||513.48||-3.07||-0.59|
|Portugal: PSI 20||6271.05||-52.90||-0.84|
|Russia: DJ Russia Titans*||6532.48||-68.57||-1.04|
|Spain: IBEX 35*||8632.10||-33.80||-0.39|
|Sweden: OMX Stockholm*||355.72||-1.03||-0.29|
|Switzerland: Swiss Market*||7291.85||-44.20||-0.60|
|UK: FTSE 100*||6179.17||-1.81||-0.03|
|UK: FTSE 250*||12958.14||-36.80||-0.28|
|UK: FTSE AIM All-Share*||734.92||-2.93||-0.40|
German 10y 1.51-0.02, 1.52%
Italy 10yr 4.15-0.03, 0.72%
Spain 10yr 5.14-0.00, 0.10%
U.K. 10yr 2.02-0.04, 1.87%
Key Credit Auctions
I don’t cover the UK bond markets as UK banks , control over 90 pc of that trade on a daily basis with their QE money.
(ES) Spain Debt Agency (Tesoro) sold total €2.81B vs. €1.5-2.5B indicated range in 3-Month and 6-Month Bills . Sold €1.21B in 3-month Bills; Avg Yield: 0.441% v 1.195% prior; Bid-to-cover: 4.18x v 2.92x prior; Max Yield: 0.460% v 1.270% prior; Tail: bps v bps prior .Sold €1.6B in 6-month Bills; Avg Yield: 0.888% v 1.609% prior; Bid-to-cover: 3.85x v 2.57x prior; Max Yield: 0.920% v 1.688% prior; Tail: bps v bps prior
(EU) ECB allotted €125.3Bt in 7-day Main refi Tender at fixed 0.75% vs. €130Be
(CH) Switzerland sold CHF979M in 3-Month Bills: Yield -0.103% v -0.099% prior
(HU) Hungary Debt Agency (AKK) sold HUF50B vs. HUF50B indicated in 3-Month Bills; Avg Yield 5.43% v 5.45% prior; Bid-to-cover: 1.82x v 1.73x prior
(DE) Germany sold €810M in 0.1% I/L 2023 Bunds; Real Yield -0.19% v -0.38% prior; Bid-to-cover: 2.1x v 1.5x prior
-Lance Armstrong Twisting on a Rope
I think Armstrong is a psychopath, not simply a sociopath with a narcissistic personality, which kind of is just psycho-babble to explain his illuminati , generational satanists Anglo-royal Bloodline and the personal choices he made. If we examine the the great American criminal/financial master minds of the present age, we have
1) Sir Allen Stanford, friend and Business Partner with Prince Andrew and all the dead people surrounding him, thief of 8 Billion dollars of OPM, that is still MIA. Illuminati Wanna bet. Another Anglosaxon blue blood with the Hebraic bloodlines like all Anglo bluebloods have.
2) Bernie Madoff the Zionist Jew with big ties to London’s Bronfman family who stole $100 billion or more, also of which much of the money is still MIA. Key financial operator for the City of London. Zionist filth. And all the dead bodies associated with his crime
3) Lance Armstrong, good friends of W. Bush, Anglomason, illuminati.
While Armstrong himself only managed to acquire 100 million for himself, he generated billions in revenue for illuminati firms, all based upon egregious doping and cheating and whom sought to destroy anyone who told the truth through the courts and physical intimidation and have his ‘enforcers’ in the peloton run anyone off the road who got in his way. The only thing that might help Lance Armstrong and society is his doing 20 years to life for his doping ring. He is no different than a global drug pusher like the Beltran-Levya gang that runs Dope into the USA. Anyone who is good friends with W. Bush is condemned by association. Of course the French and the Tour De France, controlled by friends of the Rothschilds family have the onus of this corruption on their heads although not from a lack of trying by the French police to raid Armstrong. I was glad I called him a doper many years ago. Lance Armstrong does not belong on Oprah, and that fat Negro who promotes Obama as ‘savior’ is a great blight upon the USA like Barbara Walters, Armstrong belongs in jail for a long, long time. Obviously Armstrongs owners in France see some potential for making money and normalizing cheating with him. Armstrong is a complete psychopath. I finally got around to watching his interview where it readily apparent he is like many satanists, insane. What Armstrong is not, nor has ever been is a bible believing Baptist from Texas.
In better times in Texas, Texans would have ridden out to Lances house and strung him up for the damage he did to their society and Children. Armstrong is no different than violent rapist and castration would be too good for him. But what can we say about a state that has coddled the Arbusto family for decades of oil plundering.
4) John Corzine, Crypto Jew, and Goldman Sachs, and Man Financial City of London thug. Egregious theft right out of customers accounts and still walking around and chirping like a Lark.
Granted most of our criminal elite come from this small group of Anglosaxon and Jews, and the even smaller subset of whom are avowed satanist, but these people reflect poorly upon us in America.
-0830 Europe Closed (thank Heaven!)
- Shares of mining giant Freeport-McMoran have gained more than 3% after the firm met expectations and disclosed big gains in gold and copper production, up 39% and 22%, respectively. The firm said gold production from its Grasberg mine would be “extraordinary,” helping to push up gold sales in FY13 by as much as 39%.
- Johnson & Johnson is under pressure after the firm offered realistic FY13 earnings and revenue guidance disappointing the equity bulls. The firm’s Q4 report was free of any surprises.
-USA Session, Economic Release Summary
(PT) Portugal Nov Current Account: No est v -€268.8M prior
(UK) Jan CBI Industrial Trends Total Orders: -20 v -11e; Selling Prices: 21 v 16e; Business Optimism: 0 v -10e
(IE) Ireland Dec Property Prices M/M: -0.5% v 1.1% prior; Y/Y: -4.5% v -5.7% prior
(EU) OECD Q3 Employment: 65.0% v 65.0% prior
(TR) Turkey Central Bank left Benchmark Repo Rate unchanged at 5.50% (as expected); cut both ; Overnight Lending Rate and Borrowing Rates by 25bps to 8.75% and 4.75% respectively (not expected)
(CA) Canada Nov Retail Sales M/M: 0.0%e; Retail Sales Less Autos M/M: 0.1%e
(US) Dec Chicago Fed National Activity Index: 0.02 v 0.27 prior
(EU) ECB weekly Forex Reserves w/e Jan 20th: €219.2B v €218.4B prior
(US) Jan Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index: -12 v +5e
(US) Dec Existing Home Sales: 4.95M v 5.10Me
-Among the companies whose shares are making notable moves in Tuesday’s session are Canadian National Railway Co. CNI -1.32% , First Quantum Minerals Ltd. and Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. .Canadian National (C$93.55, down 1.3%) said fourth-quarter earnings climbed 3%, in line with analyst estimates. Revenue, which rose 7%, was just below analyst expectations and operating costs were up 5% from a year earlier.Inmet Mining (C$71.20, up 0.4%) said its board recommends shareholders reject First Quantum’s (C$20.90, down 2.0%) hostile C$5.1 billion takeover offer, calling it “financially inadequate.” Bellatrix (C$4.55, up 10%) said it has entered a joint-venture agreement with a Korean-based company to accelerate development of Bellatrix’s undeveloped Cardium land holdings in west-central Alberta. The Korean partner will contribute 50%, or C$150 million, to participate in a well program. MW
-Sales of U.S. existing homes unexpectedly dropped in December, restrained by the lowest supply of properties in more than a decade.Purchases fell 1 percent to a 4.94 million annual rate last month, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed today in Washington. The reading was still the second-highest since November 2009. The median forecast of 79 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for sales to increase to a 5.1 million rate. BBN
-Citi is apparently quite mad at gold, they reiterated their downside to gold. Their traders on the naked short side must be feeling the pain, eh.
-Jacob’s Boy Sarkozy to become Slimey Limey
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly wants to move to London to avoid Socialist President Francois Hollande’s punitive 75% tax rate.London’s Daily Mail reports Sarkozy — and supermodel wife Carla Bruni — hope to escape France in order to to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund. The Daily Mail report cited investigative news site Mediapart.Sarkozy may also hope to escape from investigations he is facing over contributions from L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, as well as other probes he faces in France, according to the report.Actor Gerard Depardieu recently accepted Russian citizenship in a bid to escape France’s tax rates. MW
London, the motherland of Zion and Satan. The English his people.
-MARKETS – AT A GLANCE
11:35 a.m. EST 01/22/13Major Stock Indexes
-I stayed Long my APPL over the weekend. APPL you can look at the glass as half empty or half full. So far the growth from China/Asia looks like it is underpinning stock and the BOJ will force others to follow in Asia and ease, probably even China at some point. APPL is being shorted by the English/City of London, so caution and set stops where you cant take the pain if you elect to try and trade the bounc. What a great trading stock. Long Term APPL has to address not the Samsung threat but the Google threat. An manufacturing engineer/bean counter is running APPL. The history of this type in Detroit and in Silicon Valley is not good. RIMM is surprising everyone but me. I’ve long been a fan of the product and the firms IP. APPL should have a go at buying RIMM out. It is undervalued for its revenue and patent portofolio and addresses the lower end. The Koreans/Samsung continue to be shameless IP thieves, worse than China in many respects.
-Why Bernanke is finally Printing like a fiend..Richmond Fed Tanks
The Richmond Fed’s index of manufacturing activity fell in January to negative 12 from 5 in December, the bank said Tuesday. The decline is another sign of weak conditions in the manufacturing sector. The details of the report were also weak. The new-orders index sank 27 points to negative 17 and the shipments index retreated 12 points to negative 11. The employment index slipped 2 points to negative 5. Numbers below zero indicate contraction. The Richmond Fed covers a region stretching from Maryland to South Carolina and extending out to most of West Virginia.
This is an important district.
-RIM RIMM +9.78% CA:RIM +0.17% shares climbed more than 11%, to $17.63 following reports that the BlackBerry maker could sell its hardware business. RIM Chief Executive Thorsten Heins reiterated to a German newspaper that the company is continuing with a strategic review of all of its business operations.Apple AAPL -0.06% was up 77 cents a share, at $500.67 a day ahead of its fiscal first-quarter report. On Tuesday, Verizon VZ +0.80% said it activated 6.2 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2012, with almost half of the activations being Apple’s iPhone 5. Brian Marshall, an analyst with ISI Group, said Verizon’s report is “a solid number supportive of our estimate of 48 million total iPhones,” sold in the December quarter.oogle Inc. GOOG -0.92% shares were off by about 1%, at $697.83 in advance of the Internet giant’s quarterly results, set for after the close of trading Tuesday. Analysts expect Google to show gains from more of its ad business.International Business Machines Corp. IBM +0.33% shares rose 50 cents, to $194.96, while Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD -0.81% was down slightly to $2.43 a share and Texas Instruments Inc. TXN -1.03% shed 28 cents a share to trade at $33.25. All three companies are also scheduled to release quarterly reports after Tuesday’s market close. MW
-Mavs, final photo print
A small day for Mavs ,but great weather and not the typical 35 F morning in pouring rain!
-37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama (and the FED) Have Wrecked The U.S. Economy
The mainstream media covered the inauguration of Barack Obama with breathless anticipation on Monday, but should we really be celebrating another four years of Obama? The truth is that the first four years of Obama were an absolute train wreck for the U.S. economy. Over the past four years, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has fallen, median household income has declined by more than $4000, poverty in the U.S. has absolutely exploded and our national debt has ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Of course all of the blame for the nightmarish performance of the economy should not go to Obama alone. Certainly much of what we are experiencing today is the direct result of decades of very foolish decisions by Congress and previous presidential administrations. And of course the Federal Reserve has more influence over the economy than anyone else does. But Barack Obama steadfastly refuses to criticize anything that the Federal Reserve has done and he even nominated Ben Bernanke for another term as Fed Chairman despite his horrific track record of failure, so at a minimum Barack Obama must be considered to be complicit in the Fed’s very foolish policies. Despite what the Obama administration tells us, the U.S. economy has been in decline for a very long time, and that decline has accelerated in many ways over the past four years. Just consider the statistics that I have compiled below. The following are 37 statistics which show how four years of Obama have wrecked the U.S. economy…
1. During Obama’s first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day.
3. According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”
4. The number of Americans receiving money directly from the federal government each month has grown from 94 million in the year 2000 tomore than 128 million today.
5. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income” at this point.
6. The unemployment rate in the United States is exactly where it was (7.8 percent) when Barack Obama first entered the White House in January 2009.
8. During the first four years of Obama, the number of Americans “not in the labor force” soared by an astounding 8,332,000. That far exceeds any previous four year total.
9. During Obama’s first term, the number of Americans collecting federal disability insurance rose by more than 18 percent.
10. The Obama years have been absolutely devastating for small businesses in America. According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration…
Bush Sr.: 11.3
Bush Jr.: 10.8
11. Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.
12. The economy is not producing nearly enough jobs for the hordes of young people now entering the workforce. Approximately 53 percentof all U.S. college graduates under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed in 2011.
13. According to a report from the National Employment Law Project, 58 percent of the jobs that have been created since the end of the recession have been low paying jobs.
14. Back in 2007, about 28 percent of all working families were considered to be among “the working poor”. Today, that number is up to 32 percent even though our politicians tell us that the economy is supposedly recovering.
15. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, only 24.6 percent of all of the jobs in the United States are “good jobs” at this point.
16. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.
17. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the United States is losinghalf a million jobs to China every single year.
18. The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.
19. According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percentof all global economic activity in 2001. That number declined steadily over the course of the next decade and was only at 21.6 percent in 2011.
20. The United States actually has plenty of oil and we should not have to import oil from the Middle East. We need to drill for more oil, but Obama has been very hesitant to do that. Under Bill Clinton, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 58 percent. Under George W. Bush, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 116 percent. Under Barack Obama, the number of drilling permits approved actuallydecreased by 36 percent.
21. When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.84. Today, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is$3.26.
22. Under Barack Obama, the United States has lost more than 300,000 education jobs.
24. Families that have a head of household under the age of 30 now have a poverty rate of 37 percent.
25. More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as were sold in 2012.
26. Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.
27. Health insurance costs have risen by 29 percent since Barack Obama became president.
28. Today, 77 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time.
29. It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.
30. The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.
31. The Obama administration has been spending money on some of the most insane things imaginable. For example, in 2011 the Obama administration spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.
32. U.S. taxpayers spend more than 20 times as much on the Obamas as British taxpayers spend on the royal family.
33. The U.S. government has run a budget deficit of well over a trillion dollars every single year under Barack Obama.
35. During Obama’s first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.
36. As I wrote about yesterday, when you break it down the amount of new debt accumulated by the U.S. government during Obama’s first term comes to approximately $50,521 for every single household in the United States. Are you ready to contribute your share?
37. If you started paying off just the new debt that the U.S. has accumulated during the Obama administration at the rate of one dollar per second, it would take more than 184,000 years to pay it off.
But despite all of these numbers, the mainstream media and the left just continue to shower Barack Obama with worship and praise. Newsweek recently heralded Obama’s second term as “The Second Coming“, and at Obama’s pre-inauguration church service Reverand Ronald Braxton openly compared Obama to Moses…
At Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Braxton reportedly crafted his speech around Obama’s personal political slogan: “Forward!”
Obama, said Braxton, was just like Moses facing the Red Sea: “forward is the only option … The people couldn’t turn around. The only thing that they could do was to go forward.” Obama, said Braxton, would have to overcome all obstacles – like opposition from Republicans, presumably, or the bounds of the Constitution. Braxton continued, “Mr. President, stand on the rock,” citing to Moses standing on Mount Horeb as his people camped outside the land of Israel.
But it wasn’t enough to compare Obama with the founder of Judaism and the prophet of the Bible. Braxton added that Obama’s opponents were like the Biblical enemies of Moses, and that Obama would have to enter the battle because “sometimes enemies insist on doing it the hard way.”
-1028 USA Broad Markets
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-CIA Report: Israel Guilty of Nuclear Proliferation-Wayne Madsen
The Hagel Battle heats up as the Anglo-Zionists funded by the Windsor -Rothschilds-Rockefellers take on the rest of us.
-I voted for war with Iran..er for myself
-My general impression of earning is that USA specific firms are in trouble, 1 pc revenue growth at Chilis, but international earnings and revenue are good or rather better than expected largely as China had a soft landing. Nothing is more basic and key to the markets than copper Giant FCX which did better than expected. The tech giant IBM is after hours. The Davos Devils are at work planning their next take down and the Lead Zionist Schwab called Iran and Syria black Swans. I will see what gossip, if any that is useful for market direction can be picked up.
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-American Women Remain Immoral Pigs..and Murderers…and American Men Weak and Worthless
Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday.That is the highest level of support for the decision, which established a woman’s right to an abortion, since polls began tracking it in 1989. The shift is mostly the result of more Democrats backing the decision—particularly Hispanics and African-Americans—and a slight uptick in support from Republicans.But the poll showed a consistent tension in Americans’ attitudes toward the decision. Almost seven in 10 respondents say there are at least some circumstances in which they don’t support abortion.
Some 31% of respondents in the poll said abortion should always be legal, and 9% believed it should be illegal without any exceptions. Between those two opinions are the 23% who thought it should be legal most of the time, but with some exceptions, and the 35% who felt it should be illegal except in circumstances of rape, incest and to save a woman’s life…
Abortion is murder. The unborn child is a human being and the mother does not have the power of life or death over before birth anymore than after birth. They have this marvelous thing called Birth control, but for American women, ruined by Hollywood, we need the Chastity belt brought back. A nation of amoral and immoral people makes for a lousy stock market as the Banksters show us daily. I will make exceptions for Zionists their satanic legions. If you’re a Zionist or Satanist please abort, the world does not need you or your fanatical offspring.
-930 USA opens
9:34 a.m. EST 01/22/13Major Stock Indexes
-Loser English run out the ” 1 centimenter of snow did it’ excuse.
You don’t believe this when you read it , it is so absurd. How about your wars, your outsourcing, you dependency on crooked/pirate finance, your money printing, your housing and derivative bubble and the fact you’re a nation of worthless witches, sodomites and pirates and lazy losers and your elites want to kill most of the world off so they can enjoy 700 year lives that Prince Wills’ test tube child will have. Down with England and the English who love all this insanity and theft. May their own house come to ruin when their housing bubble bursts. Americans will watch with glee when your brought ruin.
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Airbus Says A350 Design Is ‘Lower Risk’ Than Troubled 787
Despite copying the B787 design Battery design and using the same supplier. Given an English firm is under investigation, I still have not ruled out Sabotage by the Europeans.
-International investors are the most bullish on stocks in at least 3 1/2 years, with close to two- thirds planning to raise their holdings of equities during the next six months, according to a Bloomberg survey.As the global financial and business elite gather in Davos for their annual forum, 53 percent of respondents to the Bloomberg Global Poll also say equities will offer the highest return in the next year. That’s a 17 percentage point jump from the last poll in November and the most since the quarterly survey of investors, analysts and traders who subscribe to Bloomberg began in July 2009. BBN
-Brinker International Inc.’s EAT +0.30% fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 4.2% as the owner of Chili’s Grill & Bar saw same-store sales that continued to rise at both its major chains.As with other restaurant chains, Chili’s has struggled during the slow economy with cost-conscious customers as well as with rising food costs. However, Brinker has found ways to combat these challenges by reducing labor costs and reworking its menu and restaurant appearance to attract more patrons.The latest quarter continued Chili’s string of same-store-sales growth, which rose 1%.Maggiano’s Little Italy, a much smaller chain Brinker owns, saw same-store sales grow 0.6% in the latest quarter.For the quarter ended Dec. 26, Brinker reported a profit of $37.2 million, or 50 cents a share, up from $35.7 million, or 44 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding certain items, earnings a year earlier were 47 cents.Revenue improved 1.2% to $689.8 million.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters most recently projected earnings of 50 cents a share on revenue of $693 million.
Restaurant operating margin rose to 15.7% from 15.4%.
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-PetMed Express Inc.’s PETS +3.97% fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 17% as the retail pet pharmacy benefited from stronger margins and lower operating expenses.For the quarter ended Dec. 31, PetMed reported a profit of $4.6 million, or 23 cents a share, up from $3.9 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue decreased 1.8% to $49.6 million. MW
-After the closing bell, Google Inc. , International Business Machines Corp. , Texas Instruments Inc. , Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and CA Inc. will release their quarterly reports.
-Packaging Corp. of America’s PKG +0.20% price increases helped lift its fourth-quarter earnings by 54%, but the corrugated box maker warned it expects to incur higher operating costs in the first quarter.The company also forecast current-quarter earnings of 56 cents while analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect 62 cents.Strong demand has boosted Packaging Corp.’s sales volume and revenue in recent quarters, though the bottom line has wavered against raw material costs. The company had said it expected price increases to benefit earnings.Packaging Corp. said Tuesday it expects lower containerboard production and higher operating costs in the first quarter, compared with the fourth quarter due to two less mill production days and annual maintenance downtime. The company also predicts colder weather will contribute to higher energy costs and a pattern of extremely wet weather in the south will pressure wood costs and availability.Fourth-quarter shipments of corrugated products rose 5.8% per workday from a year earlier, while containerboard production reached 652,500 tons, up 1.9% from a year ago.Packaging Corp. reported a profit of $61 million, or 63 cents a share, up from $39.5 million, or 40 cents, a year earlier. Excluding items such as state income tax adjustments and plant closure costs, adjusted per-share earnings rose to 61 cents from 40 cents. Sales jumped 13% to $736.6 million.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had most recently forecast per-share earnings of 62 cents on revenue of $716 million. MW
-Qantas Airways Ltd. has cancelled an order for one of Boeing Co.’s BA -0.29%787 Dreamliners amid uncertainty over the growth prospects of its Jestar unit’s long-haul business.The 14 other Dreamliners Qantas has on order will touch down in Australia from mid-2013 as part of the airline’s upgrade to its low-cost business, the carrier said in a statement Friday.The decision was taken at the end of last year, before a spate of problems this month that has seen Boeing’s flagship carrier grounded due to safety fears, Qantas said, reiterating the company’s commitment to its orders for the planes.”We are using the flexibility in our agreement with Boeing to cancel a firm order knowing that we can replace it with one of our 50 options for this aircraft down the track,” said Chief Executive Alan Joyce. MW
-For the fourth quarter, analysts expect IBM to post earnings of $5.25 per share on revenue of $29.1 billion, according to FactSet. That compares with earnings of $4.71 per share on revenue of $29.5 billion for the same period last year.
-DuPont Co.’s DD +1.36% fourth-quarter earnings sank 70% as the diversified U.S. manufacturer recorded flat sales, while higher costs translated into narrower margins.For 2013, DuPont expects adjusted per-share earnings between $3.85 and $4.05 on revenue of about $36 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had recently expected per-share earnings of $3.84 on revenue of $36 billion. MW
-Verizon Communications Inc., VZ +0.97% the New York telecom-services major, reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss, reflecting special items tied to pensions, debt retirement and other matters. The loss attributable to the company was $4.23 billion, or $1.48 a share, compared with $2.02 billion, or 71 cents, in the year-earlier quarter. Adjusted earnings were 38 cents a share against 52 cents. The number reflects a 7-cent impact from Hurricane Sandy. Revenue rose 5.7% to $30.05 billion from $28.44 billion. A survey of analysts by FactSet produced consensus estimates of profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $29.82 million. MW
-Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL -1.59% said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit fell to $7 million, or a penny a share, from $425 million, or 50 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The carrier’s adjusted profit in the latest quarter totaled 28 cents a share. Revenue rose 2% to $8.6 billion. Wall Street analysts expected Delta to earn 27 cents a share on revenue of $8.59 billion, according to a survey by FactSet. Delta said it booked a $100 million negative impact from superstorm Sandy on airline and refinery operations. Looking ahead, Delta expects 4% to 6% year-over-year increase in March quarter unit revenue. MW
- Johnson & Johnson JNJ -0.85% said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit increased to $2.57 billion, or 91 cents a share, from $218 million, or 8 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, Johnson & Johnson earned $1.19 a share in the latest quarter, The health care product maker’s sales rose 8% to $17.56 billion. Wall Street analysts expected Johnson & Johnson to earn $1.17 a share on revenue of $17.68 billion, according to a survey by FactSet. Looking ahead, Johnson & Johnson expects to deliver “sustainable growth as we enter 2013. MW
-Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. FCX -1.29% said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose to $743 million, or 78 cents a share, from $640 million, or 67 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The mining firm’s latest quarter included a one-time credit of 4 cents a share, partly offset by labor agreement costs and acquisition costs. Revenue rose to $4.51 billion from $4.16 billion. Wall Street analysts expected the company to earn 71 cents a share on revenue of $4.5 billion, according to a survey by FactSet. On Dec. 5, FreePort-McMoRan said it would buy Plains Exploration & Production Co. and McMoRan Exploration Co. MMR +0.06% in deals valued at $20 billion. The transactions are expected to close in the second quarter. MW
- German Bundesbank refuted London rumors that Central bank head Weidmann would step down from ECB
- ECB’s Asmussen: Disorderly developments in Cyprus could undermine progress made in 2012 to stabilize the Euro area
- German ZEW Economists commented that uncertainty over Europe had diminished and this helped survey sentiment and could fuel delayed investments. Germany to grow at a moderate pace in 2013 and saw a good chance the Bundesbank would revise 2013 GDP forecast higher. Over 80% survey respondents expect ECB to hold rates steady over the next 6 months. Lastly it noted that could be the turning point in the EMU crisis if some banks give back LTRO funds this could be a sign that the crisis was not worsening
- EU Commission: The Spanish bad bank and the recap of the Tier 2 banks is helping to rebalance the industry
- Sweden Finance Minister Borg reiterated that his country would not join financial transaction tax but would not block the proposal so it can proceed.
- Germany’s Constitutional Court said to have ruled that interest rate cartel fines are legal
- India Fin Min Chidambaram: Would like to see moderate interest rates but up to RBI to determine policy. FY14 GDP growth approaching 7%. No case to downgrade India’s sovereign rating
BOJ gov Shirakawa’s post rate decision press conference just noted that the board meeting set bold monetary easing and he would like to hit the 2% inflation target ASAP. Prices must sustainable meet BOJ’s target for it to consider a policy shift. Enhanced cooperation with Govt was key to implementing mission on economy and prices. Inflation without economic growth could invite a spike in long term rates; 2% Inflation target could influence inflation expectations. He was aware of rate-rise risk if BOJ seen as financing public debt. Must monitor currency impact on economy. BOJ independence has been preserved
- Japan PM Abe commented that he wanted the BOJ to take responsibility for 2% inflation target and that the Econ advisory panel would review BOJ policy quarterly
- German Bundesbank President Weidmann warned Japan not to “politicize” its exchange rate by pursuing an overly aggressive monetary policy. Japan’s government as well as Hungary’s “were intervening heavily in the duties of the central banks, pressuring for a more aggressive monetary policy
- Japan Econ Min Amari: Yen currency correction progressing, stocks are recovering
-Europe Session, Economic Release Summary
(ZA) South Africa Nov Leading Indicator: 131.5 v 130.1 prior
(FI) Finland Dec Unemployment Rate: 6.9% v 7.5%e
(DK) Denmark Dec Retail Sales M/M: -0.1% v +0.6% prior; Y/Y: -3.5% v -0.5% prior
(EU) ECB: €1.0B borrowed in overnight loan facility vs. €1.0B prior; €207.1B parked in deposit facility vs. €196.4B prior
(UK) Dec Public Finances (PSNCR): £1.3B v £6.5Be; PSNB ex Interventions: £15.4B v £15.2Be; Public Sector Net Borrowing: £13.2B v £13.0Be
(DE) Germany Jan ZEW Economic Sentiment: 31.5 v 12.0e; Current Situation: 7.1 v 6.2e
(EU) Euro Zone Jan ZEW Economic Sentiment: 31.2 v 7.6 prior
(GR) Greece 2012 Central budget deficit: €15.7B vs. €16.3B target; primary deficit €3.5B vs target €4.6B
(ES) Spain Q4 House Price Index Q/Q: -2.2% v -2.4% prior; Y/Y: -9.8% v -9.3% prior
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|Estonia: OMX Tallinn||760.95||-3.21||-0.42|
|Finland: OMX Helsinki||6154.67||5.58||0.09|
|France: CAC 40||3743.62||-19.41||-0.52|
|Greece: Athens General||988.35||12.68||1.30|
|Greece: DJ Greece TSM||752.97||15.65||2.12|
|Greece: FTSE/ATHEX 20||332.41||5.31||1.62|
|Iceland: OMX Iceland All-Share||731.08||-1.61||-0.22|
|Ireland: ISEQ Overall||3479.00||1.28||0.04|
|Italy: FTSE MIB||17700.88||68.89||0.39|
|Latvia: OMX Riga||404.89||-2.79||-0.68|
|Lithuania: OMX Vilnius||367.40||-2.10||-0.57|
|Norway: OSE All-Share||513.08||-3.47||-0.67|
|Portugal: PSI 20||6312.00||-11.95||-0.19|
|Russia: DJ Russia Titans||6528.21||-72.84||-1.10|
|Spain: IBEX 35||8633.10||-32.80||-0.38|
|Sweden: OMX Stockholm||355.70||-1.06||-0.30|
|Switzerland: Swiss Market||7303.95||-32.10||-0.44|
|UK: FTSE 100||6173.66||-7.32||-0.12|
|UK: FTSE 250||12959.51||-35.43||-0.27|
|UK: FTSE AIM All-Share||734.75||-3.10||-0.42|
-BRUSSELS – Germany, France and nine other euro zone countries will get the go-ahead on Tuesday to start work on a financial transactions tax, a measure likely to unsettle banks and trading houses but which will please voters and could raise much-needed revenue. Reuters
-British Again Destroying Children with Toxic Vaccines
Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has wondered if her life is worth living.Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.Finland, Norway, Ireland and France have seen spikes in narcolepsy cases, too, and people familiar with the results of a soon-to-be-published study in Britain have told Reuters it will show a similar pattern in children there.Their fate, coping with an illness that all but destroys normal life, is developing into what the health official who coordinated Sweden’s vaccination campaign calls a “medical tragedy” that will demand rising scientific and medical attention. Reuters
The should name the vaccine after Attenborough or Darwin or Prince Phillip
- European shares edged lower on Tuesday, keeping within their tight range as investors awaited a results from key U.S. releases later in the day. European indexes struggled for direction ahead of results from U.S. bellwethers such as Google, IBM J&J, and Apple.
|Country: Index||Last||Change||% Chg|
|Stoxx Europe 50||2634.16||-4.39||-0.17|
|Stoxx Europe 600||287.46||-0.32||-0.11|
|Euro Stoxx 50||2726.58||-0.05||0.00|
|Austria: ATX Index*||2446.74||-11.80||-0.48|
|Denmark: OMX Copenhagen 20||536.95||2.18||0.41|
|Estonia: OMX Tallinn||764.78||0.62||0.08|
|Finland: OMX Helsinki||6160.52||11.44||0.19|
|France: CAC 40||3761.83||-1.20||-0.03|
|Greece: Athens General*||975.67||1.72||0.18|
|Greece: DJ Greece TSM*||737.27||-1.32||-0.18|
|Greece: FTSE/ATHEX 20*||327.10||-1.24||-0.38|
|Iceland: OMX Iceland All-Share*||732.69||-2.20||-0.30|
|Ireland: ISEQ Overall||3481.26||3.54||0.10|
|Italy: FTSE MIB*||17631.99||77.86||0.44|
|Latvia: OMX Riga||404.71||-2.98||-0.73|
|Lithuania: OMX Vilnius||369.71||0.21||0.06|
|Norway: OSE All-Share||516.21||-0.34||-0.07|
|Portugal: PSI 20*||6323.95||69.13||1.11|
|Russia: DJ Russia Titans||6569.92||-31.13||-0.47|
|Spain: IBEX 35||8659.00||-6.90||-0.08|
|Sweden: OMX Stockholm||356.75||-0.01||0.00|
|Switzerland: Swiss Market||7335.35||-0.70||-0.01|
|UK: FTSE 100||6181.78||0.80||0.01|
|UK: FTSE 250||12990.04||-4.90||-0.04|
|UK: FTSE AIM All-Share||736.76||-1.09||-0.15|
-Italy. 3 card Monti!!
Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, who declared a purchase price for his Rome apartment that was about half its assessed value, said the mismatch is due to a separate payment he made to a relative of the seller for earlier renovations of the 14-room home.Grilli, appointed by Prime Minister Mario Monti to spearhead a drive to prevent tax evasion, declared in an April 27, 2004, purchase document filed with the Italian land registry that he paid 1.065 million euros ($1.39 million) for the apartment. The same day, he signed a loan agreement in which he and his mortgage lender attributed a value of 2.03 million euros to the property, according to a copy of the document obtained by Bloomberg News. BBN
-USA Market Focus
-300 Europe Opens
French CAC 40 index flat at 3,759.52
German DAX 30 index flat at 7,741.45
FTSE 100 index flat at 6,176.56
Stoxx Europe 600 index down 0.2% to 287.27
German 10y 1.53-0.00, 0.22%
Italy 10yr 4.20+0.02, -0.48%
Spain 10y 5.18+0.04, -0.68%
|US Cotton No.2||78.69||+0.14||+0.17%|
|US Coffee C||155.68||+0.70||+0.45%|
-The Gold Rigger Speaketh on Why Deficits dont matter
End the damaging obsession with deficit – Larry Summers, Washington Post
Sheer lies of course. Give no liar his place but note the bold ones is our motto at the ZGR and Larry Summers a Prince of England per the Jewish Chronicle, is a Prince of Liar.
-For the Record
Luxembourg premier and outgoing Eurogroup President, Jean-Claude Juncker denied reports last week claiming he thought the euro’s exchange rate “dangerously high.”His comments reported in the media were a misunderstanding and he “never wanted to take apposition on the euro,” he said.His remarks made last week at an industry forum in Luxembourg were taken out of context, he explained.What he had in fact remarked was the fact that a year ago there were “everyone was saying that Greece was about to leave the Eurozone,” now, “Greece is still here and we are complaining that the euro exchange rate is ‘dangerously too high,” he explained. efx news”We do not pursue a policy on exchange rates,” he said.
-Davos Head Zionist Operative Schwab- Global Economy still at risk of collapsing. DT
-Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was elected to a key European crisis-management post over objections from Spain, pointing to future north-south tussles over bailouts, austerity and fixing the banking system.Dijsselbloem, who last night started a 2 1/2-year term as chairman of euro finance meetings, preached the philosophy of balanced budgets as the best recipe for a healthy economy. Spain, considering a European aid program as it struggles with deficits, was alone among the 17 euro countries in voting against him. BBN
-There’s a first for Apartheid Anglomason lead Oz
Olympic gold medalist set to be first female Aboriginal Australian lawmaker
-Weidmann warns of currency war risk-Bundesbank chief fears erosion of central bank independence. FT
|Futures Index||Value||% Change||Open||High||Low||Time|
|DJIA INDEX FUTURE Mar13||13,588.00||+0.09%||13,586.00||13,611.00||13,574.00||01:41:07|
|S&P 500 FUTURE Mar13||1,481.30||+0.17%||1,482.70||1,484.60||1,478.00||02:08:22|
|NASDAQ 100 FUTURE Mar13||2,740.75||+0.26%||2,740.00||2,746.00||2,733.75||01:43:13|
|EURO STOXX 50 Mar13||2,720.00||-0.04%||2,717.00||2,721.00||2,717.00||02:03:09|
|FTSE 100 IDX FUT Mar13||6,139.00||+0.02%||6,141.50||6,153.00||6,133.00||02:03:08|
|DAX INDEX FUTURE Mar13||7,746.00||-0.05%||7,741.50||7,747.50||7,738.50||02:03:01|
-MOSCOW — Russia is sending two airplanes to evacuate scores of its citizens from longtime ally Syria, Moscow said Monday, in the latest signal that the Kremlin may be preparing for the collapse of President Bashar Assad’s government.The airplanes will fly to neighboring Lebanon on Tuesday and transport more than 100 people back to Russia, a spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Russian media. The evacuees are reportedly mostly women and children.Russia has already disclosed contingency plans for a massive naval evacuation of thousands of its nationals living in Syria. Russia this month plans to carry out large-scale naval operations in the Mediterranean, not far from the coast of Syria, though Moscow has not publicly linked the naval maneuvers to an evacuation blueprint.It was not clear whether the planned airlift indicates that the Kremlin views Assad’s fall as imminent.Russian officials have insisted that Moscow has no vested interest in the survival of Assad’s government, though Syria stands as the Kremlin’s last major Arab ally. But Moscow opposes U.S.-backed efforts to topple the regime and has voiced fears of an Islamic militant takeover and Iraq-style anarchy if Assad is ousted. Russia has called for a negotiated end to Syria’s conflict. LA Times
- S&P affirms Portugal sovereign ratings at BB; Outlook remains Negative
- Ireland Fin Min Noonan: To request maturity extension for EFSF, EFSM with Portugal; sees cost savings in the billions – financial press
- ESM’s Regling: EFSF board to formally approve aid for Greece in a week; Spain second disbursement to be much lower than initially expected – financial press
- China Iron and Steel Association (CISA): 2013 global steel consumption to rise 3.2%; China demand to increase by 3.1% – Chinese press
- Former MOF official Sakakibara ( aka ‘Mr Yen’): USD/JPY may turn around and return to ¥85 – CNBC interview
- According to data from Japan Securities Dealers Association, foreigners were net sellers of Japan govts bonds (JGBs) in Dec for the first time in 9 months – Nikkei News
- Dagong Global Credit Rating: Evaluating debt-paying capacity of local govts . China to set 2013 new yuan loan target at CNY9T vs CNY8T target in 2012 . According to a survey of over 100 economists conducted by China Securities Research & Design Center, 2013 China GDP seen at 7.8% and CPI at around 2.8% – China Daily China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Chairman Guo: Will reduce administrative interventions in stock market - According to Credit Suisse Chinese Whispers Property Sentiment Index, China property market investors sentiment in Dec rose to record high 75 from 65 in Nov Chinese Press
- South Korea Financial Supervisory Service (FSS): Korean Banks target 1.9% growth in 2013 household lending . South Korea Fin Min Bahk: Markets are stabilizing as uncertainty in export market eases – financial press
- Leader of Japan’s coalition New Komeito party Yamaguchi: To visit China and propose that military planes from both countries do not fly over the disputed Senkaku islands – SCMP
- Survey of economists see Australia Q4 CPI at 0.5% q/q and underlying CPI at 0.7% q/q; Does not justify another RBA easing – Australian press
A historic , deflation breaking, policy decision from the Bank of Japan, kowtowing to pressure from the new PM Abe cabinet was at the forefront of markets in Asia and the BOJ delivered policy easing in- line with expectations. The BOJ left target rate unchanged at 0.0-0.1%, set a 2% inflation target in a joint statement to be achieved “at the earliest possible time”, and also introduced an open-ended asset purchase program copying the Federal Reserve. USD/JPY initially spiked above the ¥90 handle but quickly reversed direction to test below ¥89 . The 2% inflation target was not unanimous, with 2 members voting against the change; the open ended program in the monthly purchase amount of ¥13T would not begin until 2014 when the current ¥101T program is set to expire; the ¥13T in purchases is skewed heavily in favor of short-term T-Bills; and board member Miyao was the only voter in favor of a more drastic measure in support of “virtually zero interest rate policy until 2% y/y CPI is in sight”; BOJ outlook section forecasted y/y change in CPI to turn negative in the short term vs prior expectation of remaining flat.Moreover, BOJ lowered its FY12 GDP target to 1.0% from 1.5% and raised FY13 GDP to 2.3% from 1.4%. FY14 was expected to slow to +0.8% from 0.5% prior target. BOJ also did not unveil plans to step up purchases of foreign bonds, as has been speculated by some of the more dovish economists. Most of the ease had been priced into the Y/D and the Nikkei and the Nikkei ended down 0.4% down at 10,709.93 with all the stipulations the BOJ attached to its easing.
A visit by key members of Abe Cabinet to China seems to have cooled off the dispute over the Senkuku Islands for the time being. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is poised to become the world’s biggest telecom equipment maker by revenue, beating Sweden’s Ericsson AB. China announced they exported over 1 million cars in 2012, a first. China remains on inflation alert and smog alert. Hong Kong was up .15, and the Shanghai composite was down -.154. If you read the Chinese press carefully, the Communist are jumping for joy an want to expand ‘free trade’ (rigged trade) greatly in Obama’s 2nd term.
Commodities in general rose across the board, bolstered by BOJ monetary easing and steady growth from Asia. India increased its tariff on gold imports from 4 pc to 6 pc.
Economic Release Summary
(JP) BANK OF JAPAN (BOJ) LEAVES TARGET RATE RANGE UNCHANGED BETWEEN 0.0-0.1%, AS EXPECTED; INTRODUCES OPEN-ENDED ASSET PURCHASES; SETS 2% INFLATION TARGET IN JOINT STATEMENT. (JP) JAPAN DEC SUPERMARKET SALES Y/Y-1.5% V -2.6% PRIOR
(JP) JAPAN NOV ALL INDUSTRY ACTIVITY INDEX M/M: -0.3% V -0.5%E
(JP) JAPAN NOV FINAL LEADING INDEX CI: 92.1 V 91.9 PRELIM; COINCIDENT INDEX CI: 90.2 V 90.1 PRELIM
(TW) TAIWAN DEC UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 4.2% V 4.3%E
|Country: Index||Last||Change||% Chg|
|DJ Asia-Pacific TSM||1351.52||3.66||0.27|
|Australia: All Ordinaries*||4802.90||0.70||0.01|
|China: DJ CBN China 600||21442.11||-200.12||-0.92|
|China: DJ Shanghai||292.78||-2.79||-0.94|
|China: Shanghai Composite||2311.96||-16.26||-0.70|
|China: Shenzhen Composite||928.03||-14.47||-1.54|
|China: Shanghai 50||1894.29||-4.15||-0.22|
|Hong Kong: Hang Seng||23625.58||34.67||0.15|
|India: BSE Sensex||20133.51||31.69||0.16|
|India: S&P CNX Nifty||6092.65||10.35||0.17|
|Indonesia: JSX Index||4411.06||-28.91||-0.65|
|Indonesia: JSX BISNIS 27||377.45||-3.12||-0.82|
|Indonesia: JSX Islamic||607.11||-3.18||-0.52|
|Indonesia: JSX LQ-45||753.66||-6.34||-0.83|
|Japan: DJ Japan TSM*||561.51||-2.41||-0.43|
|Japan: Nikkei Average*||10709.93||-37.81||-0.35|
|Japan: TOPIX Index*||901.15||-4.01||-0.44|
|Malaysia: DJ Malaysia TSM||3017.68||-21.89||-0.72|
|Malaysia: FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||1623.13||-12.50||-0.76|
|New Zealand: NZX 50*||4187.08||1.90||0.05|
|S. Korea: KOSPI*||1996.52||9.66||0.49|
|S. Korea: KOSPI 50*||1723.25||14.79||0.87|
|S. Korea: KOSPI 100*||1994.91||13.18||0.67|
|S. Korea: KOSPI 200 Composite*||262.91||1.61||0.62|
|Singapore: FTSE Straits Times||3221.58||0.26||0.01|
|US Cotton No.2||78.31||-0.41||-0.52%|
|US Coffee C||155.68||+0.70||+0.45%|
U.S. 10yr 1.86+0.01, -0.65%
Japan 10yr 0.75+0.01, -0.85%
-India Imposes Fascist Tax on Real Money
India, the world’s largest bullion buyer, increased taxes on gold imports to reduce a record current-account deficit and moderate demand for the precious metal that’s rallied for 12 straight years.The duty on gold and platinum imports was raised to 6 percent immediately from 4 percent, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram told reporters in New Delhi yesterday. The tariff will be reviewed if imports moderate, he said.
-Beelzebub up for Election in Israel again..
JERUSALEM – Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an election widely expected to win Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a third term in office, pushing the Jewish State further to the right, away from peace with Palestinians and towards a showdown with Iran.
|Tentative||JPY||BoJ Press Conference|
|04:30||GBP||Public Sector Net Borrowing||13.0B||15.3B|
|04:40||EUR||Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction||1.195%|
|04:40||EUR||Spanish 6-Month Letras Auction||1.609%|
|05:00||EUR||ZEW Economic Sentiment||14.0||7.6|
|05:00||EUR||German ZEW Economic Sentiment||12.0||6.9|
|Tentative||EUR||Spanish House Price Index (YoY)||-10.00%||-9.30%|
|05:35||GBP||10-Year Treasury Gilt Auction||1.800%|
|Tentative||EUR||Spanish Trade Balance||-1.20B||-1.50B|
|06:00||GBP||CBI Industrial Trends Orders||-11||-12|
|08:30||CAD||Core Retail Sales (MoM)||0.0%||0.5%|
|08:30||CAD||Retail Sales (MoM)||-0.2%||0.7%|
|08:30||USD||Chicago Fed National Activity||0.10|
|10:00||USD||Existing Home Sales||5.10M||5.04M|
|10:00||USD||Richmond Manufacturing Index||4||5|
|11:30||USD||3-Month Bill Auction||0.075%|
|11:30||USD||6-Month Bill Auction||0.105%|
|13:00||EUR||ECB President Draghi Speaks|
|18:30||AUD||MI Leading Index (MoM)||0.1%|
|19:30||AUD||Trimmed Mean CPI (QoQ)||0.7%||0.7%|
-Atari Files for Bankruptcy
-Analysis: No respite for euro zone in long rebalancing slog
-GS Yuasa Searched After Boeing 787s Are Grounded
-WEF’s Schwab Says Iran, Syria Are ‘Black Swans’
-Intel making big bet on ‘convertible’ device
-Text of Obummer’s Speech
-The Swiss Turn on Super Rich
- Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot
-Humans are plague on Earth – ir David Attenborough, BBC
Okay, start with depopulating England ex for Indigenous Celts, and make the first man we eliminate you, Rascist Anglosaxon
-Euro-Gruppen-Chef: Dijsselbloem ist ein Dämpfer für Merkels Sparkurs
-French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years’ ties
-Weidmann Warns of Currency Wars
Travel Day to Davos, FT/DT running old news as new news. I just report the news.
-FT promises to quit lying in USA Edition so much
-Davos 2013: Global economy still at risk of collapse, says Klaus Schwab
-Dijsselbloem Preaches Balanced Budgets as Euro Chief
-Kampf gegen Islamisten: Britische Armee in Alarmbereitschaft für Mali-Einsatz
-FAA steps up investigation of Boeing 787 Dreamliner
-Bank of Japan adopts firm target of 2% inflation
-Apple May Face First Profit Drop in Decade as IPhone Slows: Tech
-Japan Outlook Most Bullish Since ’09 in Poll on Abe’s Yen
-Global jobless to hit record 200 million this year: ILO
-India, Largest Gold Buyer, Raises Import Tax to Cut Deficit
-FIAT Sees 100k Jeeps Made in China in 2014
-Davos Getting Europe Out of its Mess