Zephyr Global Report 3/1/2013

Headliners

-China enacts 20% levy on capital gains by sellers to rein in house prices

-Druckenmiller : ”a storm coming, maybe bigger than the storm we had in 2008, 2010″

-Sequesteration in USA takes effects as talks fail!!

-Obama denies he is a dictator ” I am not a dictator”. Freudian Slip

-Pound Drops below 1.50/$ and Euro below 1.30/$

-Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised output by 97,000 barrels to 30.7 million a day in February

-JPMorgan Grabs No. 1 Underwriter Spot Spurred by Debt Refinance

-China plans bond overhaul to fund $6 trillion urbanization

-EU Unemployment ticks up 11.9 % in Jan-New Record

-Italian Manufacturing PMI (Feb) M/M 45.8 vs. Exp. 47.5 (Prev. 47.8)

-Italian Unemployment Rate SA (Jan P) M/M 11.7% vs. Exp. 11.3% (Prev. 11.2%, Rev. to 11.3%), highest since series began in 1992. Youth unemployment 38.7%.

-Nutter Dennis Rodman Tells N. Korea Dictator he will be friends for life

-Groupon CEO Mason run out by Zionist Money Managers

-German Retail sales rise 3.1 % in Feb.

-Senate Votes down Democrat and Republican plans to avoid Sequester

-China FEB PMI 50.1 v 50.5e; China official manufacturing PMI at 4-month lows and HSBC final at 5-month lows as all components fall m/m

-Fed Sterilizes balance Sheet this week

-USA Launches Cyberattacks against China (after USA cyber false flag?)

-Anglomason Sen Lindsey Graham and Sephardi Jew Senator Menendez want Resolution to attack Iran

Commentary

-USA Closing Prices

ARKETS – AT A GLANCE
5:46 p.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA* 14089.66 35.17 0.25
Nasdaq* 3169.74 9.55 0.30
S&P 500* 1518.20 3.52 0.23
DJ Total Stock Market* 15831.82 31.11 0.20
Russell 2000* 914.73 3.62 0.40
Global Dow* 2080.15 -8.90 -0.43
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600* 289.02 -0.92 -0.32
UK: FTSE 100* 6378.60 17.79 0.28
 
7:15 p.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 0/32 0.245
10-Year Note 0/32 1.846
* at close
5:14 p.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 91.02 -1.03 90.68
Gold 1575.8 -2.3 1572.3
E-mini Dow 14074 36 14074
E-mini S&P 500 1516.75 3.50 1516.50
4:59 p.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 93.59 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.3020 1.3054
† Late New York trading.

-Just a weekend Reminder Herr Regling..I’m gunning for your DAX.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/italy-finances-idUSL6N0BT79620130301?feedType=RSS&feedName=marketsNews&rpc=43

-747-8, All American Heart-throb

I always figured these POS that run Europe would sabotage the 787. Too bad we have Obama, we could deal with those two nasty Jews Cameron and Hollande who probably were in on the planning of that and bring them to trial. Go Boeing. Go USA. Go to hell Washington and Obama and the Satanist at the Pentagon. Our Military sucks. Vile, violent, and evil to the core at any rank of Col or above. Here is the big middle finger of contempt to the pigs at the Pentagon.

http://boeing.com/stories/videos/vid_04_747-8.html?cm_mmc=Link-_-INNOVATION-_-Outbrain-_-747-8

-London is long gold here, as the witch of London, and MI6 Spy type weighs in…boy I loathe this feminist piece of trash… ‘straighten’ out Tett. Granted it is tough to find a straight guy from Oxbridge but that does not give you a Linsday Lohan license.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3422d5d2-813c-11e2-9908-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fcomment%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz2MJiodB8p

-USA Closer

I’ve automated my trading for the rest of the day, if the market tanks into the close I will take some short profit, if not I will carry the shorts. I’ve got to fly.

Basically we had a big drop at the opening on the horrid drop in worker income. I exploited that, but not enough expecting Lew to be active no matter what Outcome to Jam the Shorts up as Obama had his ‘I failed but did not fail’ and ‘I’m not a dictator speech’. Lew’s job was aided by an artificially strong ISM number, made to order. Construction spending dried in Jan surprising all the bulls. Worker confidence ticked up. Bernanke cut the cash off last week, so the bulls who are not insiders like JPM/GS will have to factor that into next weeks mania.  You need to be stealthy as a short and patient to survive and thrive.

And here we are.

Economic Release Summary

 

(US) Jan Personal Income: -3.6% v -2.4%e; Personal Spending: 0.2% v 0.2%e
(US) Jan PCE Deflator M/M: 0.0% v 0.1%e; Y/Y: 1.2% v 1.2%e
(US) Jan PCE Core M/M: 0.1% v 0.2%e; Y/Y: 1.3% v 1.3%e
(US) Feb Final Markit US PMI Manufacturing: 54.3 v 55.2 prelim
(US) Feb Final University of Michigan Confidence: 77.6 v 76.3e
(US) Jan Construction Spending M/M: -2.1% v 0.4%e
(US) Feb ISM Manufacturing: 54.2 v 52.5e v 53.1 prior; Prices Paid: 61.5 v 57.3e

(BR) Brazil Q4 GDP Q/Q: 0.6% v 0.7%e; Y/Y: 1.4% v 1.6%e; GDP 4Qtrs Accumulated: 0.9% v 0.9% prior
(BR) Brazil Feb PMI Manufacturing: 52.5 v 53.2 prior
(CA) Canada Dec Gross Domestic Product M/M: -0.2% v -0.2%e; Y/Y: 0.8% v 1.0%e; Q4 Quarterly GDP Annualized: 0.6% v 0.6%e
(MX) Mexico Jan Remittances: $1.47B v $1.47Be

U.S. STOCKS OVERVIEW
1:49 p.m. EST 03/01/13Major Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14074.64 20.15 0.14
Nasdaq 3164.38 4.19 0.13
S&P 500 1516.41 1.73 0.11
DJ Total Stock Market 15810.62 9.91 0.06
Russell 2000 912.24 1.13 0.12
 
1:49 p.m. EST 03/01/13Markets Diary
Issues NYSE Nasdaq NYSE MKT
Advances 1,472 1,209 168
Declines 1,516 1,194 206
Unchanged 115 96 28
Issues at
New Highs 121 81 5
New Lows 41 32 10
Share Volume
Total 2,245,745,126 1,153,963,992 40,007,952
Advancing 1,095,065,178 684,699,807 15,064,964
Declining 1,120,610,793 462,775,846 24,108,715
 

-China enacts 20% levy on capital gains by sellers to rein in house prices

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/02/content_16268479.htm …

-John Kohn..er John Kerry, just another hate filled Jew..

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogansaid at a United Nations meeting in Vienna on Wednesday, “Just as with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it has become necessary to view Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.”

Mr. Kerry indirectly chastised the Turkish leader for the statement in his opening remarks following a meeting with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, saying that it was important for all leaders to encourage a spirit of tolerance.

But Mr. Kerry was more pointed when asked about the comments during a joint news conference with Mr. Davutoglo. “We not only disagree with it. We found it objectionable,” he said in response to a question.

Turkey is the fifth stop on Mr. Kerry’s nine-nation tour and the first Muslim-majority nation he has visited as secretary of state.

Mr. Davutoglu, for his part, appeared unrepentant in his news conference with Mr. Kerry. The Turkish foreign minister insisted that Turkey was not hostile toward Israel and said that the downturn in relations was Israel’s fault, referring to the 2010 episode in which eight Turks and an American of Turkish descent were killed when Israeli commandos boarded the lead ship of a pro-Palestinian activist flotilla that was trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

“What did those nine individuals do so that with an army they were attacked as if they were aboard a hostile ship on open waters?” Mr. Davutoglu asked.

“If Israel wants to hear positive statements from Turkey it needs to reconsider its attitude both towards us and towards the West Bank,” he said. A senior State Department official, who spoke under ground rules that he not be identified by name on Mr. Kerry’s flight to Ankara, expressed the American position on the Turkish comments in less diplomatic terms than Mr. Kerry, saying that the pattern of Turkish denunciations of Israel was having a “corrosive effect” on American-Turkish relations.

“This was particularly offensive, frankly, to call Zionism a crime against humanity,” the official said, referring to Mr. Erdogan’s remarks. “It complicates our ability to do all of the things that we want to do together when we have such a profound disagreement about such an important thing.”

The official said that the United States wanted to foster a thawing in relations between Turkey and Israel, but that the current ties between those two nations were “frozen.”

“We want to see a normalization, not just for the sake of the two countries but for the sake of the region and, frankly, for the symbolism,” the official added. “Not that long ago you had these two countries demonstrating that a majority Muslim country could have very positive and strong relations with the Jewish state.”

Efforts to revive the Middle East peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and the conflict in Syria are also subjects on Mr. Kerry’s agenda here.

On Thursday, Mr. Kerry promised food and medical supplies for the armed Syrian resistance fighting to depose President Bashar al-Assad and $60 million in additional assistance to the opposition coalition’s political wing at a conference in Rome.

Mr. Kerry’s first stop here was a ceremony at the American Embassy where he paid tribute to Mustafa Akarsu, the Turkish security guard who was killed in a Feb. 1 attack by a suicide bomber at the embassy compound. Mr. Akarsu’s wife and children were in attendance as were two other Turkish guards wounded in the attack.

After his meeting with Mr. Davutoglu, Mr. Kerry headed to dinner with Mr. Erdogan(fellow Jew..ZGR)  Arriving at the prime minister’s residence, Mr. Kerry apologized for being a little late, noting that he had had long discussions with the Turkish foreign minister.

Mr. Erdogan said through an interpreter that the two diplomats “must have spoken about everything so there is nothing left for us to talk about.”

“There’s a lot to talk about,” Kerry said. “We actually didn’t talk about everything.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/europe/kerry-criticizes-turkish-prime-minister-over-zionism-remark.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

What kind of Jerk shows up late for a meeting with the Head of state. The Billionaire Jew, John Kerry, must have had to call Bibi on a secure line!!

-Europe Summary

Here comes my 15 minutes allocated to the Eurotrashed Zone

Lets start with the vaunted German retail number. In reality, Germany like the USA  reports 2 pc type of inflation but their real inflation is closer to 4-5 pc. We pretty much have globalized , inflation, of 4-5 pc ex the places like India where they really know how to print. The FED and the ECB both have the same bloated balance sheet and roughly same 3-4 pc M3 growth., while both have real economies that are at best flat. So when you consider real inflation, the Germans are not buying enough to keep up. In real terms German spending went down 1 pc or thereabouts last month. The German PMI was just barely above contracting.

The EZ unemployment went to a new record, which kind of tossed water on all these people who said the EZ was pulling out of its recession. Italian unemployment hit a new record, at 11.7 %, with youth unemployment at 38.7 % and that was while everyone was expecting a happy election outcome. Italian MFG continued to fall. The others are bouncing on the bottom. Over all the MFG recession is getting deeper in Europe, despite the German bright spot.

The UK ONS which cooked the last GDP report, copying the FED, had water thrown on its fraud by MFG PMI of 47.8 which clearly showed the UK is in the same contraction as France, Italy, etc. So all the Anglosaxon supremacist trumpeting their finance based ‘flexible’ economy were proven to be cheap shills. Apparently the UK government will have to have a talk with the Markit boys who are out of London. In addition, local elections and a surge by the UKIP party indicates Cameron’s government may crumble quickly which it should after losing its AAA status and continuing to blow its budget out of the water and make up with interest on BOE printed money use to buy Gilts. Sweden was a bright spot for Europe but offset by Switzerland starting to head into the EU recession.

In Italian politics, Bersani ruled out a deal with Berlusconi, and the Italian President said it would take a long time to form a government and Bersani would not be allowed to bring any , cheezy deals to the floor until their was something firm. Bersani at present does not have enough support in the Italian senate to do this and likely a ‘care taker’ government might get installed again until the next election, which seems very likely at this point and we could see Monti and Bersani continue in this role for a year. The goal seems to get Merkel through her election. Berlusconi of course is not going to sit back and let this happen without a big fight. One thing is for sure, this is not going to get resolved quickly.

There is a fair amount of backlash against Von Rompuy/Ashton/Barroso/Merkel/LaGarde/Draghi . Geert Wilders the Dutchman married to the Jew, who is always bashing Islam said.

Where voters have not “kicked out the bums”, the big EU rulers have acted instead, with Berlin, Paris, Brussels, and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt conspiring to bring down elected prime ministers Silvio Berlusconi in Italy and George Papandreou in Greece.The message to the Italians from the German government this week was “you may have kicked out our politicians, but you must not kick out their policies”.

The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano concluding a trip to Berlin, where apparently he was rebuffed by the Germans said..

I don’t want to simplify the problem, but it would be reasonable to expect an expansive impulse from Germany to contribute to a real, not just proclaimed, recovery in growth and employment in Europe.

A very damning indictment.  You could go on endlessly about Europe as it has 27 Presidents, 27 finance ministers, 27 foreign ministers, 27 defense minister, and the Brussels Clowns and the MEP Clowns. But 15 minutes are up.

We had remarkable volatility in the EZ equity markets but it rallied on the USA ISM data and the ESF and probably ESM buying DAX/DIA futures. I managed to get the low on the DAX and sold the close short for a weekend carry.

Italy’s FTSE MIB: down 245 points at 15675, -1.5%

FTSE 100: up 17 points at 6378, +0.28%

German DAX: down 20 points at 7720, -0.27%

French CAC: down 16 points at 3706, -0.4%

Spanish IBEX: down 43 points at 8187, -0.5%

The English pound slipped below 1.50 and the Euro below 1.30. This made it easy to keep gold under control for Jacob Lew, and the ESF in the USA.

-Sequester Fester, Who gets the axe and what amounts

-Most of the sequester cuts come from the smaller parts of the budget, leaving many big-ticket items untouched

-Apple requiring CEO Cook to hold 10 times base salary in company stock after slowed growth

http://bloom.bg/WlHfbH

Anglomasonic cretin. This guy is not a design engineer, just a mfg engineer. Boy talk about taking APPL down fast. There is hope in the 2H. APPL has some great designers.

-Market Watch

Massive Intervention by Lew the Jew, selling short. By the close he probably won’t be able to hold the tape together.

12:59 p.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14103.25 48.76 0.35
Nasdaq 3169.85 9.66 0.31
S&P 500 1519.69 5.01 0.33
DJ Total Stock Market 15843.17 42.46 0.27
Russell 2000 912.53 1.42 0.16
Global Dow 2081.15 -7.90 -0.38
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600* 289.02 -0.92 -0.32
UK: FTSE 100* 6378.60 17.79 0.28
 
12:58 p.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 0/32 0.245
10-Year Note 6/32 1.860
* at close
12:49 p.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.60 -1.45 92.05
Gold 1573.5 -4.6 1578.1
E-mini Dow 14076 38 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1516.75 3.50 1513.25
12:59 p.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 93.68 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.3031 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

-Michigan governor declares Detroit fiscal emergency http://reut.rs/XsxMMD 

-Europe Close

The German 10 year bund looks like a great short. Of course the ‘best’ short is Gilt but that is 90 pc controlled by the BOE and the big 4 ‘trolls under the bridge’ as Keiser calls HSBC, ROBS…er RBS, Barclay and Standard Charter..

German 10y 1.41-0.05, 3.17%
Italy 10yr 4.73+0.06, -1.23%
Spain 10yr 5.09+0.03, -0.61%

 

Country: Index Last Change % Chg
Europe Dow 1678.33 -18.71 -1.10
Stoxx Europe 50* 2637.33 -9.71 -0.37
Stoxx Europe 600* 289.02 -0.92 -0.32
Euro Stoxx 50* 2616.75 -16.80 -0.64
Euro Stoxx* 264.96 -1.39 -0.52
Austria: ATX Index* 2468.08 1.48 0.06
Belgium: Bel-20* 2546.83 -22.34 -0.87
Denmark: OMX Copenhagen 20* 549.11 2.56 0.47
Estonia: OMX Tallinn* 765.42 1.30 0.17
Finland: OMX Helsinki* 6214.64 -6.38 -0.10
France: CAC 40* 3699.91 -23.09 -0.62
Germany: DAX* 7708.16 -33.54 -0.43
Greece: Athex Composite Share Price* 990.42 -17.57 -1.74
Greece: DJ Greece TSM* 744.95 -13.70 -1.81
Greece: FTSE/ATHEX 20* 326.88 -7.59 -2.27
Iceland: OMX Iceland All-Share* 779.87 2.43 0.31
Ireland: ISEQ Overall * 3762.20 5.43 0.14
Italy: FTSE MIB* 15675.37 -245.88 -1.54
Latvia: OMX Riga* 402.43 0.52 0.13
Lithuania: OMX Vilnius* 367.31 -1.39 -0.38
Netherlands: AEX* 339.73 -0.80 -0.23
Norway: OSE All-Share* 519.16 -1.37 -0.26
Portugal: PSI 20* 5938.37 -49.34 -0.82
Russia: DJ Russia Titans* 6293.63 -57.64 -0.91
Spain: IBEX 35* 8187.10 -43.20 -0.52
Sweden: OMX Stockholm* 374.68 -0.64 -0.17
Switzerland: Swiss Market* 7601.99 8.32 0.11
UK: FTSE 100* 6378.60 17.79 0.28
UK: FTSE 250* 13750.55 46.53 0.34
UK: FTSE AIM All-Share* 739.66 -1.40 -0.19

-Selling DIA short at 14091..

U.S. STOCKS | See all U.S. Stocks Data
12:49 p.m. EST 03/01/13Major Indexes(Roll over for charts)
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14092.00 37.51 0.27
DJ Transportation Average 5992.04 -1.31 -0.02
DJ Utility Average 481.07 0.66 0.14
DJ Total Stock Market 15827.78 27.07 0.17
Nasdaq 3166.63 6.44 0.20
Nasdaq 100 2746.68 8.09 0.30
S&P 500 1518.20 3.52 0.23
S&P 100 684.07 1.54 0.23
S&P 400 Mid-Cap 1097.50 -5.14 -0.47
S&P 600 Small-Cap 511.25 0.82 0.16
NYSE Composite 8871.18 2.46 0.03
Russell 2000 912.32 1.21 0.13
NYSE MKT Composite 2379.42 15.59 0.66
KBW Bank 54.26 0.28 0.52
PHLX Gold/Silver 132.88 -1.36 -1.01
PHLX Housing Sector 182.84 1.22 0.67
PHLX Oil Service 241.33 -2.30 -0.94
PHLX Semiconductor 425.51 -1.12 -0.26
CBOE Volatility 15.21 -0.30 -1.93
* at close
 
12:49 p.m. EST 03/01/13Markets Diary
Issues NYSE Nasdaq NYSE MKT
Advancing 1,540 1,211 167
Declining 1,442 1,146 190
Unchanged 107 114 37
Total 3,089 2,471 394
Issues at
New 52 Week High 103 73 4
New 52 Week Low 39 30 10
Share Volume
Total 1,906,393,243 976,269,994 33,300,196
Advancing 1,070,821,546 598,482,091 12,375,519
Declining 817,363,551 364,000,428 18,308,506
Unchanged 18,208,146 13,787,475 2,616,171
 
Stock Indexes(Click through for full charting)
12:47 pm EST 03/01/13Most Active Stocks (Roll over for charts and headlines)
NYSE | Nasdaq | ArcaComposite
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
BankAm (BAC) 117,287,073 11.42 0.19 1.69
FordMotor (F) 24,653,947 12.68 0.07 0.57
GenElec (GE) 22,662,909 23.26 0.04 0.17
Nokia (NOK) 21,803,056 3.58 -0.07 -1.92
BestBuy (BBY) 21,193,098 16.50 0.09 0.55
 
12:47 pm EST 03/01/13Gainers (Roll over for charts and headlines)
NYSE | Nasdaq | ArcaComposite
Issue Price Chg % Chg Volume
GMX Res (GMXR) 3.80 1.39 57.68 3,758,626
MGIC Inv (MTG) 3.61 0.63 21.14 20,291,588
RosettaStone (RST) 12.73 1.15 9.93 106,282
YPF ADS (YPF) 13.78 1.18 9.37 1,092,870
Trulia (TRLA) 25.94 2.10 8.81 469,206
 
12:46 pm EST 03/01/13Decliners (Roll over for charts and headlines)
NYSE | Nasdaq | ArcaComposite
Issue Price Chg % Chg Volume
AtlanticPower (AT) 7.09 -2.88 -28.89 6,171,323
McDermInt (MDR) 10.93 -1.79 -14.07 10,570,997
SuprInd (SUP) 19.14 -2.61 -12.00 151,919
CinnBell (CBB) 2.96 -0.29 -9.08 12,406,052
OiADS Ord (OIBRC) 4.15 -0.35 -7.78 129,065
Industry Groups 3/1/2013 12:49:52 PM
Leading Groups
DJ US Airlines Index 2.39%
DJ US Brewers Index 1.29%
DJ US Paper Index 1.27%
DJ US Forestry & Pape 1.27%
DJ US Medical Equipment I 1.17%
Lagging Groups
Dow Jones U.S. Alternativ -4.40%
Dow Jones U.S. Renewable -4.40%
DJ US Coal Index -2.94%
DJ US Platinum & Prec -2.91%
DJ US Heavy Construction -2.85%
 

-Great BBN TV is going to cover minority Speaker Pelosi, but not Boehner. What a bunch of rotten Jews at Bloomberg!!

-1218 Gov Synder declares state of financial emergency so he can take Detroit into receivership.. but Jack Lew thinks this is good news, so he is buying SP futures, selling gold and buying the $.

-POTUS on, @1140 EDT, selling more DIA short

Sequester will cost jobs

Washington not making it easy for economy

Blaming Sequester for bad economic data to come and blaming republicans..

Republicans refuse to close tax loopholes

Major Stock Indexes @1142
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14047.38 -7.11 -0.05
Nasdaq 3153.26 -6.93 -0.22
S&P 500 1512.01 -2.67 -0.18
DJ Total Stock Market 15761.82 -38.89 -0.25
Russell 2000 908.75 -2.36 -0.26
 

Highlighting his NWO agenda, gun control, etc

Dodges first question about if he bears any responsibility..

 

MARKETS – AT A GLANCE
11:46 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14033.90 -20.59 -0.15
Nasdaq 3152.79 -7.40 -0.23
S&P 500 1511.69 -2.99 -0.20
DJ Total Stock Market 15759.37 -41.34 -0.26
Russell 2000 908.72 -2.39 -0.26
Global Dow 2075.98 -13.07 -0.63
11:46 a.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 0/32 0.245
10-Year Note 7/32 1.854
* at close
11:36 a.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.63 -1.42 92.05
Gold 1572.7 -5.4 1578.1
E-mini Dow 14045 7 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1512.75 -0.50 1513.25
11:46 a.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 93.24 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.2984 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

Obama says he does not want ‘horns painted on his head’ ..lol

 

11:49 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14027.34 -27.15 -0.19
Nasdaq 3151.42 -8.77 -0.28
S&P 500 1510.86 -3.82 -0.25

Says Rats want middle class and srs to bear burdens rather than close tax loop holes.

Says it may take a couple of weeks or months to reach new deal..six month patch in interim

11:50 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14029.64 -24.85 -0.18
Nasdaq 3151.90 -8.29 -0.26
S&P 500 1511.10 -3.58 -0.24

Says Republicans making deal difficult

Refuses to admit he failed..

Says Sequestration will lead to loss of 750k jobs.

“I still believe we can and must replace these cuts with a balanced approach that asks something from everybody.”

Says Americans must persuade congress on sequester

Says government wont shut down at end of March.

11:57 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14033.90 -20.59 -0.15
Nasdaq 3152.82 -7.37 -0.23
S&P 500 1511.68 -3.00 -0.20

1201-still blabbing away to stupid female reporters questions. females shut up if you cant ask intelligent questions. ditto for the queers.

Cuts will have rippling effect..effects wont be all at once, claims ‘cumulative’ effects will be crushing for the poor and working classes. This guy is a queer and a lying drama queen.

Equates megadeficits and higher taxes with ‘growth’.

Major Stock Indexes 1205-finish
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14059.09 4.60 0.03
Nasdaq 3159.90 -0.29 -0.01
S&P 500 1514.48 -0.20 -0.01
DJ Total Stock Market 15789.21 -11.50 -0.07

“People will be hurt”

Only calling on the broads. What an cretin

1206, now pushing his hatefilled, antifamily queer marriage agenda. the jew-rainbow potus

1209 still blabbing about his queer butt buddies and their wanting the sacrament of marriage. american feminist women are sick, and evil.

1210 Now calls on a Jew , but at least the q is on the economy.. now talking again about his nwo agenda..

finally mentions some infrastructure spending..yeah, but only for Washington DC, New York and New Jersey and the other high Jewish population states

Markets as he finished..

12:13 p.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14079.56 25.07 0.18
Nasdaq 3163.67 3.48 0.11

-Nancy Pelosi ‏@NancyPelosi

.@OversightDems reports furlough notices have begun going out to criminal prosecutors at U.S. Attorney offices. http://huff.to/Z6Edo2

-Market Watch

The German market rallied into the close. I took a lot of profit at -1 %, so I sold some more DAX short at the close. The Germans can end-zone dance about their economy, but their 4th Reich is crumbling around them. Thanks Regling!! What a mess Italian politics were today!!

11:31 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14053.79 -0.70 0.00
Nasdaq 3157.08 -3.11 -0.10
S&P 500 1513.65 -1.03 -0.07
DJ Total Stock Market 15777.15 -23.56 -0.15
Russell 2000 908.51 -2.60 -0.29
Global Dow 2076.77 -12.28 -0.59
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600 289.44 -0.50 -0.17
UK: FTSE 100 6381.83 21.02 0.33
 
11:30 a.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 1/32 0.241
10-Year Note 7/32 1.855
* at close
11:21 a.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.87 -1.18 92.05
Gold 1576.8 -1.3 1578.1
E-mini Dow 14044 6 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1512.50 -0.75 1513.25
11:31 a.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 93.34 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.2980 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

-1130 Too bad for you Eurotrash of London, your markets will be closed when your con-man comes Obama comes on.

-1129 Finally POTUS is coming up on BBN-TV

-Interesting how BBN-TV provided no live coverage of Sequestration and when the cuts took effect, and Obama had to sign off, hardly a mention. I wonder if Lew the Jew or Goldman Sachs phones in the intstrusctions to that slimy Jew run organization.

-Anglomason Harry Reid to the Press: You Guys Have an Obligation to Report  that Democrats Are Right

-Press Begins to Turn on Obama Administration..must watch, hyper arrogant Jay Carney, Obama Press Secretary

Why am I paying this lying punk/thugs salary. Go to hell Carney, you lying POS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ReduzkrMQUQ#at=86

-“There will be no last-minute, back-room deal and absolutely no agreement to raise taxes,” McConnell said in an e-mailed statement today.

“The president has organized a photo op,” Representative Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, said in an interview.

Obama met with congressional leaders as no one predicted a breakthrough to avert $85 billion in spending cuts

http://bloom.bg/YGxhxZ

-JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI (Feb) M/M 50.8 (Prev. 51.4)

-Lew Jamming the shorts up on the bad news!!!

-1107 Massive sequestration cuts have kicked in after talks failed. Watch Seib & Wessel, live now: http://on.wsj.com/WsrTCl

-Sure looks like Jack Lew the Jew is trying to jam the shorts up. I sold some more DIA @14070

-Barclays expects that unemployment in Eurozone will exceed 12% in the next months.

They read the ZGR, and that is not in ‘jest’. The City of London/MI6 crowd are my number 1 ‘fan’ base, not the Christians, whom this blog is written for, and other truth seekers.

- I wish I had taken more DIA /SPY profit ahead of the ISM, but I have high hopes the Pols in Washington will make it worse.

-Private space fim SpaceX launches rocket carrying resupply capsule to space station:

http://bit.ly/Z6w5DP

-Groupon +8%

-Thieving Zionists /Satanists, never lose as they Cheat with the Repo Pool and UST /ESF piggyback

It will only get “better” under Lew the Jew for the Wall Street and London Jews.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), which generated 53 percent of revenue from sales and trading last year, recorded losses from that business on 16 days in 2012, the fewest since the bank started reporting the figure in 2004.

The days of losses, detailed in a regulatory filing from the New York-based company today, were down from 54 in 2011 and below the previous low of 19 days in 2009. Traders made more than $100 million on 41 days, down from 54 days a year earlier and the least since 2005.

Goldman Reports Fewest Trading-Day Losses Since at Least 2

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs said it’s been redeeming hedge-fund holdings to comply with the Volcker rule and the firm outlined risks to its businesses from attempts to regulate foreign subsidiaries. Revenue from sales and trading advanced 5 percent to $18.1 billion in 2012 even as value-at-risk, a measure of how much the firm could lose from trades in a single day, was the lowest since 2005, the firm reported in January.

“The bulk of what you’re seeing is the decline in market volatilities, it’s not a reduction in risk or capital deployment,” Harvey M. Schwartz, Goldman Sachs’s chief financial officer, told analysts on Jan. 16. “There was no top- down directive, for example, to take less risk.”

Morgan Stanley (MS), owner of the world’s biggest brokerage, reported Feb. 26 that it lost money in its trading business on 37 days last year, down from 64 in 2011 and the fewest since 2007. Traders in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s investment bank lost money on seven days in 2012, down from 26 in 2011.

Goldman Sachs’s net income rose 68 percent last year to $7.5 billion as debt underwriting surged and the firm marked up the value of its own investments…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/goldman-sachs-traders-lost-money-16-days-in-2012-down-from-2011.html

-Market Watch

10:25 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14006.16 -48.33 -0.34
Nasdaq 3139.81 -20.38 -0.64
S&P 500 1508.19 -6.49 -0.43
DJ Total Stock Market 15717.79 -82.92 -0.52
Russell 2000 905.92 -5.19 -0.57
Global Dow 2070.48 -18.57 -0.89
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600 287.98 -1.96 -0.68
UK: FTSE 100 6351.74 -9.07 -0.14
 
10:24 a.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 0/32 0.245
10-Year Note 6/32 1.858
* at close
10:15 a.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.79 -1.26 92.05
Gold 1579.3 1.2 1578.1
E-mini Dow 14002 -35 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1508.50 -4.75 1513.25
10:25 a.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 93.28 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.2977 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

-Outlays for U.S. construction projects unexpectedly declined in January, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Construction spending fell 2.1% in January to an annualized rate of $883.3 billion, the first drop since last March. The decline in January was well below analysts’ expectations of a 0.7% gain. Both private and government spending fell in January. Private construction spending fell 2.6%, and private nonresidential construction outlays tumbled 5.1%. Public spending fell 1% in the month. Spending on private homebuilding was virtually unchanged. December construction spending was upwardly revised to 1.1% growth from an initial read of a gain of 0.9%.

-1007 Sequestration meeting started 2 minutes ago..The Politico whore crowd of Washington DB better be on top of it.

-The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index accelerated in February, climbing to a reading of 54.2% from 53.1% in January. That came in ahead of the MarketWatch-compiled consensus of 52.5% and represents the third straight expansion. The new orders component was particularly strong, climbing to 57.8% from January’s 53.3%.  MW

-1002 Dead Cat Bounce

Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14017.09 -37.40 -0.27
Nasdaq 3142.66 -17.53 -0.55
S&P 500 1508.93 -5.75 -0.38
DJ Total Stock Market 15733.12 -67.59 -0.43
Russell 2000 901.14 -9.97 -1.09

-USA Feb. ISM manufacturing index 54.2%.U.S. January construction spending down 2.1%

-Market Watch

9:57 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 13979.36 -75.13 -0.53
Nasdaq 3137.04 -23.15 -0.73
S&P 500 1506.05 -8.63 -0.57
DJ Total Stock Market 15703.71 -97.00 -0.61
Russell 2000 899.36 -11.75 -1.29
Global Dow 2068.61 -20.44 -0.98
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600 286.88 -3.06 -1.06
UK: FTSE 100 6323.97 -36.84 -0.58
 
9:56 a.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 0/32 0.245
10-Year Note 9/32 1.847
* at close
9:47 a.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.62 -1.43 92.05
Gold 1584.2 6.1 1578.1
E-mini Dow 13944 -94 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1502.25 -11.00 1513.25
9:57 a.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 92.84 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.2984 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

- 956 USA Consumer sentiment(UMichigan) rises to 77.6 in February

-The euro fell below $1.30 for the first time in two months after reports showed the region’s manufacturing contracted in February and unemployment climbed to a record.The 17-nation currency extended a fourth weekly loss against the greenback, the longest streak since June, as signs the region remains stuck in a recession backed the case for the European Central Bank to cut interest rates. The Dollar Index rose to the highest level since August as investors sought safer assets. The pound tumbled below 1.50 after a British factory index unexpectedly shrank in February.

EUR/USD 1.2987 -0.0070 -0.54%
GBP/USD 1.5013 -0.0151 -1.00%
USD/JPY 92.81 +0.24 +0.26%
USD/CHF 0.9436 +0.0071 +0.76%
AUD/USD 1.0206 -0.0008 -0.08%
USD/CAD 1.0309 +0.0002 +0.01%
EUR/GBP 0.8650 +0.0039 +0.45%

-Where are the tough guys that tried to squeeze me at 14125 yesterday? Europe an Asia looked pretty punk, along with that sharp drop on earning. Markets is not buying Evans/FED Bull manure forecasts. Wow, what a drop in, income.

- China plans major bond market reform to raise the money the ruling Communist Party needs for a 40 trillion yuan ($6.4 trillion) urbanization program to buoy economic growth and close a chasm between the country’s urban rich and rural poor.The Party aims to bring 400 million people to cities over the next decade as the new leadership of president-in-waiting Xi Jinping and premier-designate Li Keqiang seek to turn China into a wealthy world power with economic growth generated by an affluent consumer class.The urban development would be funded by a major expansion of bondmarkets, sources with leadership ties, and a senior executive at one of China’s “Big Four” state banks, who was formerly at the central bank, told Reuters. Reuters, exclusive

-Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe.Napolitano told reporters during a visit to Berlin that the Italian constitution requires 20 days between elections – which were held on Sunday and Monday – and the new parliament sitting for the first time.”I don’t see right now how it could be accelerated. But it is important to say that Italy is not without a government, there is a government in office until the new one is sworn in,” he said. “Italy is not a contagion risk for anyone. Reuters

-940 Newslinks are updated

-Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, which yesterday received a 4.1 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) government bailout, sued Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and Nomura (8604) Holdings Inc. over two derivatives that soured.Monti Paschi filed separate suits in Florence seeking damages over two contracts from 2008 and 2009 dubbed Santorini and Alexandria, the Siena, Italy-based lender said in a statement today. The bank also sued former executives Antonio Vigni and Giuseppe Mussari over their involvement in the transactions. The lender didn’t specify how much it’s seeking. Kathryn Hanes, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank in London, and Rob Davies, a spokesman for Nomura, declined to comment. Lawyers for Vigni and Mussari didn’t return calls. BBN

-Market Watch

9:32 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Stock Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 13986.91 -67.58 -0.48
Nasdaq 3140.42 -19.77 -0.63
S&P 500 1506.57 -8.11 -0.54
DJ Total Stock Market 15715.72 -84.99 -0.54
Russell 2000* 911.11 1.19 0.13
Global Dow 2069.93 -19.12 -0.92
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Stoxx Europe 600 287.59 -2.35 -0.81
UK: FTSE 100 6327.84 -32.97 -0.52
 
9:31 a.m. EST 03/01/13Treasurys
Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note 1/32 0.241
10-Year Note 6/32 1.860
* at close
9:22 a.m. EST 03/01/13Futures
Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 90.64 -1.41 92.05
Gold 1581.9 3.8 1578.1
E-mini Dow 13991 -47 14038
E-mini S&P 500 1506.50 -6.75 1513.25
9:32 a.m. EST 03/01/13Currencies
Last (mid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) 92.82 92.56
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.2995 1.3057
† Late New York trading.

-U.S. STOCKS OVERVIEW

9:31 a.m. EST 03/01/13Major Indexes
Last Change % Chg
DJIA 14010.50 -43.99 -0.31
Nasdaq 3144.93 -15.26 -0.48
S&P 500 1509.21 -5.47 -0.36
DJ Total Stock Market 15739.27 -61.44 -0.39

-925 Pound Falls Through $1.50 for First Time Since July 2010

-The final reading of the Markit manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 54.3 in February from 55.8 in January and a flash estimate of 55.2. Output rose to the fastest rate since March 2012, while the employment gauge was the weakest since November.

-President Barack Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders today won’t yield a breakthrough to avert $85 billion in federal spending cuts set to start before midnight, members of both parties say.Republicans John Boehner, the House speaker, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, and Democrats Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, and Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, will attend the morning meeting.Democrats and Republicans are in a standoff over how to replace the cuts totaling $1.2 trillion over nine years, $85 billion of which would occur in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year. Republicans reject Democrats’ call for higher taxes on top earners to replace part of the spending reductions.“Middle-class families can’t keep paying the price for dysfunction in Washington,” Obama said in a statement yesterday. The president has until 11:59 p.m. to issue the order officially putting the cuts into effect.“How much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government?” Boehner said at a news conference in Washington yesterday. “I’m for no more.” BBN

-Futures

Futures Index Value % Change Open High Low Time
Americas Futures
DJIA INDEX FUTURE Mar13 13,992.00 -0.33% 14,034.00 14,051.00 13,968.00 09:00:55
S&P 500 FUTURE Mar13 1,506.70 -0.44% 1,512.40 1,513.40 1,503.40 09:02:09

-Glencore-Xstrata tie-up delayed in China. FT

-Took some profit out of the DAX short I put on yesterdayat the Close

-Deutsche Bank was downgraded to a sell rating from neutral by Goldman Sachs on Friday. The target price was dropped to €37.30 from €47.00, largely as a result of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s new capitalization rules likely being adopted by foreign banks, said the Goldman Sachs report. Deutsche Bank is considered one of the most stable banks in the eurozone area by Goldman Sachs analysts, however the new Fed proposal brings potentially “substantial” challenges to capital and profit expectations that the management needs to address, said the report. Deutsche Bank shares were down more than 6% in pre-market trading.

-854 London copper hits 2-month low, COMEX Copper below $3.50/lb, amid  sharp rise in Shanghai Futures Exchange weekly copper stockpiles, weaker than expected China manufacturing PMI and continued property curbs out of China.Norwegian Krona hits 7-month low on disappointing PMI data; Swedish Krona hits 5-month high vs. Euro on stronger than expected GDP data and Feb PMI. Euro drops below 1.30.

West Texas Intermediate dropped to the lowest price this year and headed for a second weekly decline as Chinese manufacturing expanded less than forecast and OPEC crude production rose for the first time in six months. WTI fell below $91 a barrel in New York for the first time since Dec. 31. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised output by 97,000 barrels to 30.7 million a day in February. China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 50.1 last month, compared with a median forecast of 50.5. Oil also fell as $85 billion of spending cuts were about to be triggered in the U.S.

Gold 1582.00 +3.90 +0.25%
Silver 28.623 +0.191 +0.67%
Copper 3.499 -0.048 -1.36%
Crude Oil 91.08 -0.97 -1.06%
Natural Gas 3.483 -0.003 -0.07%
US Cotton No.2 85.14 -0.15 -0.18%
US Coffee C 143.38 +0.30 +0.21%
EUR/USD 1.3010 -0.0048 -0.36%
GBP/USD 1.5024 -0.0140 -0.92%
USD/JPY 92.74 +0.18 +0.19%
USD/CHF 0.9414 +0.0049 +0.52%
AUD/USD 1.0209 -0.0006 -0.05%
USD/CAD 1.0304 -0.0004 -0.03%
EUR/GBP 0.8660 +0.0049 +0.56%

-849 Europe

Europe Session Economic Release Summary

 (DE) GERMANY JAN RETAIL SALES M/M: 3.1% V 0.9%E; Y/Y: +2.4% V -1.7%E
(UK) FEB NATIONWIDE HOUSE PRICES M/M: 0.2% V 0.2%E; Y/Y: 0.0% V -0.2%E
 (ES) SPAIN FEB MANUFACTURING PMI: 46.8 V 46.3E (highest since June 2011)
 (IT) ITALY FEB PMI MANUFACTURING: 45.8 V 47.6E (3-month low)
(FR) FRANCE FEB FINAL PMI MANUFACTURING: 43.9 V 43.6E
(EU) EURO ZONE FEB FINAL PMI MANUFACTURING: 47.9 V 47.8E
 (IT) ITALY JAN PRELIMINARY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 11.7% V 11.3%E (highest since data series began in 1992); UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SEASONALLY ADJ: 11.2% V 11.2%E
 (UK) FEB PMI MANUFACTURING: 47.9 V 51.0E
(IT) ITALY FEB PRELIMINARY CPI (NIC INCL. TOBACCO) M/M: 0.1% V 0.3%E; Y/Y: 1.9% V 2.1%E
(EU) EURO ZONE JAN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 11.9% V 11.8%E
(EU) EURO ZONE FEB CPI ESTIMATE Y/Y: 1.8% V 1.9%E

Country: Index Last Change % Chg
Europe Dow 1670.13 -26.91 -1.59
Stoxx Europe 50 2617.05 -29.99 -1.13
Stoxx Europe 600 286.87 -3.07 -1.06
Euro Stoxx 50 2593.91 -39.64 -1.51
Euro Stoxx 262.94 -3.41 -1.28
Austria: ATX Index 2439.25 -27.35 -1.11
Belgium: Bel-20 2525.49 -43.68 -1.70
Denmark: OMX Copenhagen 20 547.95 1.40 0.26
Estonia: OMX Tallinn 766.43 2.31 0.30
Finland: OMX Helsinki 6193.65 -27.36 -0.44
France: CAC 40 3667.47 -55.53 -1.49
Germany: DAX 7650.00 -91.70 -1.18
Greece: Athex Composite Share Price 985.23 -22.76 -2.26
Greece: DJ Greece TSM 746.70 -11.95 -1.58
Greece: FTSE/ATHEX 20 325.92 -8.55 -2.56
Iceland: OMX Iceland All-Share 778.99 1.56 0.20
Ireland: ISEQ Overall 3737.47 -19.30 -0.51
Italy: FTSE MIB 15582.64 -338.61 -2.13
Latvia: OMX Riga 402.43 0.52 0.13
Lithuania: OMX Vilnius 367.28 -1.41 -0.38
Netherlands: AEX 336.60 -3.93 -1.15
Norway: OSE All-Share 518.71 -1.82 -0.35
Portugal: PSI 20 5920.94 -66.77 -1.12
Russia: DJ Russia Titans 6265.18 -86.09 -1.36
Spain: IBEX 35 8140.30 -90.00 -1.09
Sweden: OMX Stockholm 372.33 -2.99 -0.80
Switzerland: Swiss Market 7555.62 -38.05 -0.50
UK: FTSE 100 6313.49 -47.32 -0.74
UK: FTSE 250 13679.24 -24.78 -0.18
UK: FTSE AIM All-Share 738.72 -2.34 -0.32

- China State Council said it will continue to implement home price controls; property price increase expectations have gotten stronger.

- Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January for the third straight month, suggesting that a payroll tax increase on American workers at the start of the year has not affected their buying patterns all that much. Spending climbed 0.2% last month on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Commerce Department said Friday. That was slightly higher compared to a downwardly revised 0.1% increase in December. Personal income, meanwhile, sank 3.6% to mark the sharpest drop in 20 years. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.2% rise in spending but a 2.6% drop in personal income. Incomes surged a revised 2.6% in December as companies accelerated bonuses and dividend payments ahead of a tax increase in January, but that led to the sharp decline in earnings last month. Since incomes fell so much, the personal savings rate skidded to 2.4% in January from 6.4% in December. The level of savings in January was the lowest in six years while the increase in savings in December was the largest in four years. Also, inflation as gauged by the core PCE price index edged up 0.1%. The closely followed core rate has risen just 1.3% in the past 12 months, down a tick from December. MW

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-USA trading Day Ahead

Personal Income and Outlays 8:30 AM ET

PMI Manufacturing Index [djStar]8:58 AM ET

Consumer Sentiment [djStar]9:55 AM ET

ISM Mfg Index[Star] 10:00 AM ET

Construction Spending 10:00 AM ET

Obama /Congress Sequester Meeting White House 1005 AM ET [Star][Star][Star]

Ben Bernanke Speaks 10:00 PM ET

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-405 Germany gets stronger, everyone else gets weaker in Europe or not really improving. Italy at new record unemployment, and this was before the chaos of the election outcome. Stoxx .14 % after PMI data barrage.

-Greece Mfg PMI  up to 9-month high. But at 43.0 (Jan: 41.7) continues to signal sharp contraction.

-Final EZ Mfg  PMI unchanged at 47.9 in February

-Italy 4Q SA unemployment rises  to 11.2% from 10.7%

-Italy Unemployment Rate SA (Jan P) M/M 11.7% vs. Exp. 11.3% (Prev. 11.2%, Rev. to 11.3%), highest since series began in 1992. Youth unemployment 38.7%.

-German Mfg  PMI edges higher to 50.3 (Jan: 49.8). Strongest rise in order books since May ’11. Exports up to strongest degree for 21 months

-French Manufacturing PMI (Feb F) M/M 43.9 vs. Exp. 43.6 (Prev. 43.6)

-  Italian Manufacturing PMI (Feb) M/M 45.8 vs. Exp. 47.5 (Prev. 47.8). Domestic weakness weighs on sector. Export orders up for second month.

-Swiss Manufacturing PMI (Feb) M/M 50.8 vs. Exp. 52.1 (Prev. 52.5)

-Spanish Manufacturing PMI (Feb) M/M 47.0 vs. Exp. 46.3 (Prev. 45.2), highest since May 2011

-Huawei dismisses claims over Beijing ties‘Private’ group has no state support, says CEO, FT (lies)

-The problem with England..

Wanted ex-Bank of Moscow CEO Borodin granted asylum in UK

http://bit.ly/ZO6AMz

-300 Europe Opens

Stoxx Europe 600 index down 0.2% to 289.27

German DAX 30 index flat at 7,736.29

French CAC 40 index down 0.3% to 3,713.07

FTSE 100 index down 0.1% to 6,352.25

Bonds

German 10y 1.45-0.01, 0.42%
Italy 10y 4.70+0.03, -0.59%
Spain 10y 5.06+0.00, -0.01%

 

Gold 1579.70 +1.60 +0.10%
Silver 28.505 +0.073 +0.26%
Copper 3.519 -0.028 -0.79%
Crude Oil 91.89 -0.17 -0.18%
Natural Gas 3.497 +0.011 +0.30%
US Cotton No.2 85.51 +0.22 +0.26%
US Coffee C 143.07 -0.20 -0.14%
EUR/USD 1.3076 +0.0018 +0.14%
GBP/USD 1.5171 +0.0007 +0.05%
USD/JPY 92.61 +0.04 +0.05%
USD/CHF 0.9362 -0.0002 -0.03%
AUD/USD 1.0224 +0.0010 +0.10%
USD/CAD 1.0306 -0.0001 -0.01%
EUR/GBP 0.8619 +0.0008 +0.09%

-Ukip came second in Eastleigh as the Liberal Democrats hung onto the seat despite recent allegations of a sex scandal involving a senior party figure.Being defeated by both their coalition partners and Ukip will add to the growing doubts that the Conservatives can win the next general election.Eastleigh is one of the Conservatives’ target seats and the party has flooded the seat with MPs over the last weeks, hoping to seize a constituency won by the Lib Dems in 2010.But the final results, announced after 2am this morning, showed that the Lib Dems had held on and that Ukip had inflicted a huge symbolic blow to the Conservatives. DT

-Lloyds Banking Group, the state-backed lender, has reported a £570m pre-tax loss for 2012, after a £1.8bn rise in mis-selling provisions masked an otherwise improved performance in the business.

-0245 China Closing Prices

Last                          Change                     %

China: DJ Shanghai* 303.54 0.06 0.02
China: Shanghai Composite* 2359.51 -6.09 -0.26
China: Shenzhen Composite* 977.36 10.94 1.13
China: Shanghai 50* 1944.42 -12.18 -0.62
Hong Kong: Hang Seng 22933.01 -87.26 -0.38

-Futures

Futures Index Value % Change Open High Low Time
Americas Futures
DJIA INDEX FUTURE Mar13 14,025.00 -0.09% 14,034.00 14,034.00 14,010.00 02:19:54
S&P 500 FUTURE Mar13 1,509.70 -0.24% 1,512.40 1,512.40 1,507.60 02:19:54
NASDAQ 100 FUTURE Mar13 2,736.25 -0.06% 2,736.00 2,739.50 2,732.00 02:20:34
Europe, Middle East & Africa Futures
EURO STOXX 50 Mar13 2,623.00 -0.46% 2,623.00 2,625.00 2,619.00 02:16:12
FTSE 100 IDX FUT Mar13 6,327.00 -0.50% 6,329.50 6,340.50 6,323.00 02:16:49
DAX INDEX FUTURE Mar13 7,728.00 -0.29% 7,726.50 7,732.00 7,723.50 02:16:4

- US Fed’s Evans (FOMC voter/dove): Budget sequester will take even bigger hit on outlook; Sees 2013 GDP at 2.5-3.0% and 2014 GDP at 3.5-4.0%.

-Retail sales in Germany rose more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Friday. Destatis said that German Retail Sales rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.1%, from -2.1% in the preceding month whose figure was revised down from -1.7%.Analysts had expected German Retail Sales to rise 1.0% last month.

-130 Asia

Japan

Tokyo stocks continued higher Friday, with the Nikkei Stock Average climbing 47.02 points, or 0.41%, to end the day at 11,606.38, the highest point since Feb. 25, when the index hit its 2012-’13 high at 11,662.52. The Y/D traded from 92.49 -52.Nikkei report forecasted more aggressive easing under BOJ Gov nominee Kuroda, boosting the Y/D in the early trading.

Car Sales Fell 12.2% In Feb; household spending rose 2.4 % in Jan; the jobless rate remain unchanged in Jan, and the CPI Y/Y fell -.9 % in Jan. Japan inflation remains in the red in January despite the weaker yen; Government official reiterated calls  for exporters to raise wages.

ANA, after meeting with the Boeing CEO said they were happy with the progress being made to resolve the battery issue and no orders would be change. JAL announced its plants to reduce some US-bound flights for up to two months due to 787 grounding; effective 31st March.Yamaha Motor CEO Ryoichi Sumioka: said Yamaha plans to build amotorcycle production facility in Karachi; will produce 400K units annually.

Japan Econ Min Amari said “Abenomics” leading some firms to announce pay increases. The government said Friday it has decided to appoint former Vice Finance Minister Kazuyuki Sugimoto as chairman of the Japan Fair Trade Commission next Tuesday following last Tuesday’s parliamentary approval of his nomination.BOJ Gov. nominee Kuroda steps down from ADB and is preparing testimony for Monday. The Nikkei press is speculating Kuroda may push forward the start of unlimited easing to this year from 2014 or increase the pace to 3-5T yen a month from 2T planned initially.

China

China’s  official manufacturing PMI is at 4-month lows and the HSBC final is at 5-month lows as all components fell m/m; Market reaction was mostly muted, as CFLP attributes decline to Lunar New Year and calls economy “stabilizing”, while HSBC notes the decline should keep PBOC on hold.

China Feb home prices m/m: Shanghai +1.33%, Beijing +0.86%, Overall +0.83% v 1.0% prior . China may announces new Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) rules this month  China may appoint Sovereign Wealth Fund (CIC) chairman Lou Jiwei as the next Finance Minister .China’s top four banks’ new yuan loans in Feb 1-25th at CNY205B.

A government reorganization plan, targeting bureaucracy in the economy, will be presented to lawmakers for review at the upcoming legislative session, the top leadership announced on Thursday. The draft plan, circulated and approved at the second plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, aims to streamline government agencies that may have overlapping functions and generally reduce red tape, experts said.The plan aims to make the functioning of the State Council more efficient.A list of candidates for State leadership positions will also be discussed by lawmakers during the annual plenary session of the National People’s Congress, which opens on March 5.This will complete a power transition that began in November when Xi Jinping was elected Party leader.

Korea

President Park reproached Japan over past war crimes, saying Japan must honestly face history. Not exactly a good way to start your term, given the current situation in North Korea. The Korean trade balance, was a stunning $2.1 billion in  Feb. The Kospi finished up 1.12 pc on the Won and strong trade figures.Dennis Rodman, the basketball Hall of Famer who once wore a wedding gown to promote his autobiography, told North Korean Dictator and Criminal Kim Jong Un, “You have a friend for life,” after an exhibition game in the communist nation, according to organizers.

Singapore

Singapore Finance minister  Shanmugaratnam said home prices have risen too fast must further stabilize and the SGD is fairly steady in the FX markets. The Strait Times Index is flat.

Australia

Mongolia and Rio will to continue to fund Oyu Tolgoi $6.2B project; on track for first production in June.Australia MoF (AOFM) sold A$600M in 4.75% in 2016 Bonds; avg yield 2.1307%; bid-to-cover: 4.39x. According to one survey reported in the Australian press, economists are unanimous in expectation for RBA to remain on hold at 3.00% at its meeting next week. The ASX finished down -.35 %.

 

Economic Release Summary, Asia Sessioin

(CN) CHINA FEB MANUFACTURING PMI: 50.1 V 50.5E (5-month low) . CHINA FEB HSBC FINAL MANUFACTURING PMI: 50.4 V 50.6E (4-month low)Economic Release Sumary, Asia Trading Session

(JP) JAPAN JAN LOANS & DISCOUNTS CORP M/M: 1.3% V 1.0% PRIOR

 (JP) JAPAN Q4 CAPITAL SPENDING: -8.7% V -7.2%E (first decline in 5 quarters); CAPITAL SPENDING EX-SOFTWARE: -7.2% V -6.5%E 
-(JP) JAPAN FEB TOKYO CPI Y/Y: -0.9% V -0.6%E; TOKYO CPI EX-FRESH FOOD: -0.6% V -0.5%E
(JP) JAPAN JAN NATIONAL CPI Y/Y: -0.3% V -0.2%E; NATIONAL CPI EX-FRESH FOOD: -0.2% V -0.2%E
(JP) JAPAN JAN OVERALL HOUSEHOLD SPENDING Y/Y: 2.4% V 0.4%E (8-month high) 
 (JP) JAPAN JAN JOBLESS RATE: 4.2% V 4.2%E; JOB-TO-APPLICANT RATIO: 0.85 V 0.83E 
-(JP) JAPAN FEB VEHICLE SALES Y/Y: -12.2% V -12.9% PRIOR 

(AU) AUSTRALIA FEB RPDATA-RISMARK HOUSE PX Y/Y: 0.3% V 1.2% PRIOR
(AU) AUSTRALIA FEB AIG PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING INDEX (PMI): 45.6 V 40.2 PRIOR (8-month high; contraction for 12th month)

(NZ) NEW ZEALAND Q4 TERMS OF TRADE INDEX Q/Q: -1.3% V +1.4%E (falls for 6th consecutive quarter)

(KR) SOUTH KOREA FEB EXTERNAL TRADE BALANCE: $2.1B V $970ME

(TW) TAIWAN FEB HSBC MANUFACTURING PMI: 50.2 V 51.5 PRIOR

(ID) INDONESIA FEB INFLATION M/M 0.8% V 0.3%E; Y/Y: 5.3% V 4.8%E; CORE INFLATION: 4.3% V 4.4%E
 (ID) INDONESIA FEB HSBC MARKIT MANUFACTURING PMI: 50.5 V 49.7 
 (ID) INDONESIA JAN TOTAL TRADE BALANCE: -$171M V -$147ME 

(TH) THAILAND FEB CONSUMER PRICE INDEX M/M: 0.2% V 0.2% PRIOR; Y/Y: 3.2% V 3.4% PRIOR; CORE CPI Y/Y: 1.6% V 1.7%E

(VN) VIETNAM FEB HSBC MANUFACTURING PMI: 48.3 V 50.1 PRIOR

 (IN) INDIA FEB MARKIT MANUFACTURING PMI: 54.2 V 53.2 PRIOR 

Equities

Country: Index Last Change % Chg
Asia Dow 3013.80 14.63 0.49
DJ Asia-Pacific TSM 1377.54 2.83 0.21
Australia: All Ordinaries* 5100.90 -19.50 -0.38
Australia: S&P/ASX* 5086.10 -18.00 -0.35
China: DJ CBN China 600 22114.96 -79.07 -0.36
China: DJ Shanghai 302.27 -1.21 -0.40
China: Shanghai Composite 2340.12 -25.48 -1.08
China: Shenzhen Composite 969.89 3.47 0.36
China: Shanghai 50 1919.61 -36.99 -1.89
Hong Kong: Hang Seng 22909.53 -110.74 -0.48
India: BSE Sensex 18886.42 24.88 0.13
India: S&P CNX Nifty 5701.90 8.85 0.16
Indonesia: JSX Index 4796.46 0.67 0.01
Indonesia: JSX BISNIS 27 419.11 -0.69 -0.16
Indonesia: JSX Islamic 648.98 3.76 0.58
Indonesia: JSX LQ-45 824.77 0.02 0.00
Indonesia: PEFINDO-25 501.73 0.67 0.13
Indonesia: SRI-KEHATI 262.16 -0.37 -0.14
Japan: DJ Japan TSM* 613.86 5.62 0.92
Japan: Nikkei 225* 11606.38 47.02 0.41
Japan: TOPIX Index* 984.33 8.67 0.89
Malaysia: DJ Malaysia TSM 3054.12 5.45 0.18
Malaysia: FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI 1639.74 2.11 0.13
New Zealand: NZX 50* 4317.99 -2.02 -0.05
S. Korea: KOSPI* 2026.49 22.45 1.12
S. Korea: KOSPI 50* 1760.52 18.32 1.05
S. Korea: KOSPI 100* 2033.29 22.25 1.11
S. Korea: KOSPI 200 Composite* 268.01 2.97 1.12
Singapore: FTSE Straits Times 3270.55 0.60 0.02
Taiwan: TAIEX* 7964.63 66.65 0.84
Thailand: SET 1548.29 6.71 0.44
Gold 1580.50 +2.40 +0.15%
Silver 28.548 +0.116 +0.41%
Copper 3.531 -0.021 -0.59%
Crude Oil 91.81 -0.24 -0.27%
Natural Gas 3.498 +0.006 +0.17%
US Cotton No.2 85.47 +0.29 +0.34%
US Coffee C 143.07 -0.20 -0.14%
EUR/USD 1.3082 +0.0026 +0.20%
GBP/USD 1.5185 +0.0021 +0.14%
USD/JPY 92.50 -0.07 -0.07%
USD/CHF 0.9360 -0.0005 -0.05%
AUD/USD 1.0234 +0.0020 +0.20%
USD/CAD 1.0297 -0.0010 -0.10%
EUR/GBP 0.8616 +0.0006 +0.06%

Bonds

U.S. 10yr 1.88+0.00, -0.05%

Japan 10yr 0.66-0.02, 2.31%

Gold and Silver ETF

SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings rise to 10,638 tons from 10,617 tons prior (highest since 10,690 on Jan 23rd)
GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings fall by 3.9 tons to 1,254.5 ton (lowest since 1,251.9 on Aug 2nd; 8th consecutive session of decline)

-USA After Hours Summary

OVTI: Reports Q3 $0.56 v $0.41e, R$423.5M v $411Me; -9.8% afterhours
GPS: Reports Q4 $0.73 v $0.70e, R$4.73B v $4.65Be; Raises quarterly by 20% to $0.15 from $0.125; +2.8% afterhours
 GRPN: Replaces Founder and CEO Andrew Mason with Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis in the Office of the Chief Executive on an interim basis; +4.2% afterhours
CRM: Reports Q4 $0.51 v $0.40e, R$835M v $831Me; +4.8% afterhours
DECK: Reports Q4 $2.77 v $2.59e, R$617M v $632Me; +7.4% afterhours

-FED Balance Sheet 

The FED Balance sheet as of Wednesday the 27, was at 3,092,268 mln, down 4,534 mln w/w and +164, 226 mln  y/y. USTs purchased were +   13,089 mln, w/w and MBS securities sold were -   16,798 mln w/w. Various other minor adjust netted to -4,534 mln on the FED balance sheet w/w.

-A government-sponsored survey of Chinese manufacturing activity released Friday showed growth in the sector’s activity slowing almost to a halt. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing’s version of the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 50.1 from the previous month’s 50.4, missing expectations for a rise to 50.5, according to a Dow Jones Newswires survey. The reading was barely above the 50 mark separating expansion from contraction. A preliminary reading of a privately run version of the China manufacturing PMI, released Monday, showed a drop to a four-month low of 50.4, down from 52.3 in the previous month. The final version of that survey, put out by HSBC, was due later Friday. MW

-President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet at 10:05 a.m. with Republican House Speaker John Boehner and other legislative leaders after first a congressional supercommittee and then a new election failed to settle political differences over how to reduce the federal budget deficit.-Bersani: I have a plan and it is not a grand coalition

-Porcine Anglo-Zionist  thinks he is our King

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on stage for a soundcheck before his keynote address at the Republican National Convention, with his wife Mary Pat Christie.

-China DM: US Hacking Attacks Target Military Websites

Claims Thousands of Attempted Attacks Since US Promise for ‘Retaliation’

by Jason Ditz, February 28, 2013

The complex matter of private hackers targeting foreign governments’ websites is nothing new, but is becoming even more complex with the US government openly promising revenge attacks against China, and the Chinese government is now reporting massive numbers of attacks have been coming out of the US.

The US never offered any proof that the hackers, which it says came from Chinese IP addresses, were actually backed by the Chinese government. Rather it just assumed so. The Chinese Defense Ministry’s own reports are likewise lacking in evidence that the US government is directly involved, though US threats to do so make such suspicions at least a reasonable supposition.

On the other hand, Chinese officials suggest the attacks are nothing new, and that the military’s websites are hit over 100,000 times a month for years, overwhelmingly by American hackers. The number has risen recently, however.

Chinese reaction seems considerably less bellicose than the White House’s response, however, with officials saying that they hoped the US would clarify their own government’s policy vis-a-vis attacks, and reiterating that the Chinese cyber forces were “purely defensive” and not planning to launch offensive attacks.

www.antiwar.com

-Senators Push Resolution Committing US to Aid Israel in Attack on Iran

If Israel attacks Iran in ‘self-defense,’ the resolution declares, the US must provide diplomatic, military, and economic support

by John Glaser, February 28, 2013

A bipartisan group of US senators is pushing a resolution declaring that if Israel attacks Iran “in self-defense,” the United States will join in the military assault on Israel’s behalf.

The chief sponsors of the resolution are Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Graham said the resolution will be non-binding and is neither a declaration of war nor an authorization to use military force. Non-binding resolutions are supposed to express the sentiment of Congress, as opposed to actually legislate policy. This one seems tied to placating the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which holds its annual conference in DC this weekend.

Leaving aside the fact that under no reasonable definition of “self-defense” could Israel conceivably justify an attack on Iran, the resolution is both an illustration of Congress’s fealty to Israel, as well as their aggressiveness towards Iran.

The consensus in the US intelligence community, as articulated repeatedly by officials in the highest echelons of the US government for years now, is that Iran has no active nuclear weapons program and has not made the decision to go for nuclear weapons. Iran has done nothing to threaten, rhetorically or militarily, the United States, despite the fact that Washington has had Iran militarily surrounded for the past decade.

If Iran had passed a resolution or ruling anywhere close to how threatening the Menendez-Graham measure is, there would be hysterical uproar in Washington over how reckless and belligerent the Islamic Republic is.

“This could have several negative implications,” Alireza Nader of the RAND Corporation told Ali Gharib at The Daily Beast. “First, it could be interpreted as endorsing an Israeli preventive strike against Iran, which runs counter to US strategy. The US intelligence community judges that Iran has not made the political decision to create nuclear weapons. An Iranian nuclear weapons capability is not imminent, hence an Israeli military strike against Iran at this moment is not necessary or justified.”

The resolution “could also send the message, not only to Iran, but also the wider international community, including major powers like China and Russia, that the United States is not serious about solving the nuclear issue peacefully,” Nader also toldThe Daily Beast.

www.antiwar.com

-Geopolitical  Headliners

 

News www.antiwar.com
Updated March 1, 2013 – 1:03 AM EST
Senators Push Vote for US to Help Israel Attack Iran
Western Diplomats: Iran Talks Made Progress
AIPAC Lobbyists: Don’t Touch Israel Aid
Israel: No Evidence Palestinian Detainee Was Tortured
Obama Will Cancel Visit if No New Israeli Coalition by March 16
Turkish PM Sparks Israeli Fury With UN Comments
AIPAC Lobbyists to Congress: Despite Sequester, Don’t Touch Israel Aid
Baghdad Bloodbath: 34 Killed, 70 Hurt in Attacks
Don’t Mention the Iraq War, William Hague Tells Cabinet
At Least 30 Afghan Police Killed in 48 Hours
British Troops Face Extended Tours in Afghanistan
Manning Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding the Enemy
The War to Come in Syria
French Troops to Stay in Mali Past July
China DM: US Hacking Attacks Target Military Websites
UK Suspects Stripped of Citizenship – Then Killed by Drones
Viewpoints
Bradley Manning: The Face of Heroism  by Glenn Greenwald
The Shadowy Boondoggle That Is ‘Homeland Security’  by Mattea Kramer & Chris Hellman
Why the Israel Lobby Didn’t Lose the Hagel Fight  by Stephen M. Walt
From War to Welfare  by Ivan Eland
Progress in Iran Talks: Can We Stop the War-Whooping Now? by Robert Dreyfuss
US Press Failed Bradley Manning by Kevin Gosztola

-Scripture for the Day

Matthew 4:12-17

King James Version (KJV)

12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

-Global Calendar

Economic Calendar

Time Cur. Imp. Event Actual Forecast Previous
00:00   INR     HSBC Markit Manufacturing PMI 54.20 53.50 53.20
00:30   AUD     Commodity Prices (YoY) -7.2% -8.9%
02:00   EUR     German Retail Sales (YoY) -1.8% -4.7%
02:00   EUR     German Retail Sales (MoM) 1.0% -1.7%
02:00   GBP     Nationwide HPI (MoM) 0.2% 0.5%
03:00   NOK     Norwegian PMI Manufacturing 51.0 50.5
03:13   EUR     Spanish Manufacturing PMI 46.5 46.1
03:30   CHF     SVME PMI 52.2 52.5
03:45   EUR     Italian Manufacturing PMI 47.60 47.80
03:50   EUR     French Manufacturing PMI 43.6 43.6
03:55   EUR     German Manufacturing PMI 50.1 50.1
04:00   EUR     Manufacturing PMI 47.8 47.8
04:00   EUR     Italian Monthly Unemployment Rate 11.3% 11.2%
04:00   EUR     Italian Quarterly Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.6%
04:00   ZAR     South African Manufacturing PMI 49.1
04:30   GBP     BOE Consumer Credit 0.20B 0.65B
04:30   GBP     M4 Money Supply (MoM) 0.3% 0.7%
04:30   GBP     Manufacturing PMI 51.0 50.8
04:30   GBP     Mortgage Approvals 57K 56K
04:30   GBP     Mortgage Lending 0.80B 1.04B
04:30   GBP     Net Lending to Individuals 1.1B 1.7B
05:00   EUR     Unemployment Rate 11.8% 11.7%
05:00   EUR     Italian CPI (MoM) 0.3% 0.2%
05:00   EUR     Italian CPI (YoY) 2.1% 2.2%
06:30   INR     Indian FX Reserves, USD 293.52B
07:00   BRL     Brazilian GDP (YoY) 1.6% 0.9%
08:30   CAD     GDP (MoM) -0.1% 0.3%
08:30   USD     Core PCE Price Index (MoM) 0.2% 0.0%
08:30   USD     Personal Income (MoM) -2.2% 2.6%
08:30   USD     Personal Spending (MoM) 0.2% 0.2%
09:00   USD     Manufacturing PMI 55.20 55.20
09:55   USD     Michigan Consumer Sentiment 76.3 76.3
09:55   USD     Michigan Inflation Expectations 3.3%
10:00   USD     Construction Spending (MoM) 0.4% 0.9%
10:00   USD     ISM Manufacturing Index 52.5 53.1
10:00   USD     ISM Manufacturing Prices 57.0 56.5
10:30   USD     ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW) 7.60%
13:00   BRL     Brazilian Trade Balance -0.50B -4.04B
16:00   USD     Total Vehicle Sales 15.10M 15.23M
22:00   USD     Fed Chairman Bernanke Speaks

Newlinks 

-Brazil economy grew 0.9% in 2012

http://bbc.in/Wsqufi

-Metals, Stocks Fall on Spending Cuts; Pound, Euro Weaken

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/asian-stocks-fall-with-u-s-futures-oil-as-spending-cuts-begin.html

-India Seeks to Curb Deficit as Spending on Poor Climbs

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/india-s-chidambaram-tackles-widest-bric-deficit-as-budget-begins.html

-Spending Cuts Signal Austere Future for Domestic Programs

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/spending-cuts-signal-austere-future-for-domestic-programs.html

-Stalling European factories and slowing China leave world economy looking to America

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-economy-global-idUSBRE92007L20130301

-U.K. Factory Contraction Revives Triple-Dip Concerns: Economy

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/british-manufacturing-index-unexpectedly-contracts-in-february.html

-Exclusive: China plans bond overhaul to fund $6 trillion urbanization – sources

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-china-economy-urbanisation-idUSBRE91R1H720130228?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

-BOJ Seen Spiking Punchbowl in April Under New Chief Kuroda

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/boj-seen-spiking-punchbowl-in-april-under-new-governor-kuroda.html

-Italy Center-left rules out Coalition with Berlusconi

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE9200EJ20130301

-China’s Manufacturing Expands at Below-Forecast Pace: Economy

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/china-feb-manufacturing-pmi-at-50-1-economists-est-50-5.html

-Euro-Area Unemployment Climbs to Record on Recession

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/euro-area-unemployment-climbs-to-record-on-recession.html

-Druckenmiller Sees Storm Worse Than ’08 as Retirees Steal

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/druckenmiller-sees-storm-worse-than-08-as-seniors-bankrupt-kids.html

-Congress Leaders to Meet With Obama as Budget Cuts Begin

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/congress-leaders-to-meet-with-obama-as-budget-cuts-begin.html

-An insider account of what U.S. officials did–and didn’t do–as the financial crisis unfolded. http://fam.ag/Z3dDMy

-Fallen Icons Defy Australia’s 3% Growth Rate

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/fallen-icons-defy-australia-s-3-growth-rate.html

-German Retail Sales Post Biggest Monthly Jump in Six Years

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/german-retail-sales-jump-as-lower-unemployment-boosts-confidence.html

-Eurotunnel Heads Back to Future With Ferry Acquisition

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/eurotunnel-heads-back-to-future-with-ferry-acquisition.html

-Dennis Rodman Tells N. Korea dictator, Murderer, ‘friends for life’

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/dennis-rodman-tells-north-korea-s-kim-he-will-be-friend-for-life.html

-Zionist /Russia  Tycoons Selling Resources to move to London 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/yeltsin-era-tycoons-sell-resources-to-keep-distance-from-kremlin.html

-Gasförderung: Das Eine-Billion-Euro-Geschäft mit dem Fracking

http://on.welt.de/Z1v12Y

-Exclusive: Glencore bartered with firm linked to Iran nuclear program

http://reut.rs/YFhiA9

-Bersani: I have a plan and it is not a grand coalition

In Italian

http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2013/03/01/news/bersani_il_mio_piano_per_il_paese_chiedo_la_fiducia_a_tutti_partiti-53628011/

-Biggest crop of robusta coffee beans at risk as Vietnam suffers drought http://bloom.bg/Z1qD3T

-U.S. stares down start of steep “automatic” budget cuts

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE91P0W220130301

-Boehner Heads for Obama Talks as No Sign of Averting Cuts

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/boehner-heads-for-obama-talks-as-no-sign-of-averting-cuts.html

-Singapore Avoids Stimulus as Minister Acts on Bubble Risk

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/singapore-avoids-stimulus-as-minister-acts-to-curb-bubble-risk.html

-Apple Supplier Corning Sees 3-Year Wait on Flexible Glass

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/apple-supplier-corning-sees-three-year-wait-for-flexible-display.html

-Intuitive Robot Probe Threatens Trend-Setting Surgeries

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html

-Gold Outlook Splits Traders Weighing Stimulus Gains: Commodities

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/gold-outlook-splits-traders-weighing-stimulus-gains-commodities.html

-Panic in Greek pharmacies as hundreds of medicines run short

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/27/greece-blames-drug-companies-shortages

-’Marijuana cannon’ used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/27/marijuana-cannon-us-border-seized-mexico

-Don’t mention the Iraq war, William Hague tells cabinet

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/feb/28/dont-discuss-iraq-war-william-hague

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