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Dec 18, 2013

TF Metals Report: Is MorganChase buying all that gold for China?: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH December 18,2013.



TF Metals Report: Is MorganChase buying all that gold for China?


7:10p ET Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gold delivery data from the New York Commodities Exchange has gotten the TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson wondering whether JPMorganChase is actually the buyer for China in the United States. Ferguson's commentary is headlined "Another Thought Experiment" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report's Internet site here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Dealbook P.M. Edition December 18, 2013: Ex-SAC Trader Is Convicted of Insider Trading



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
TOP STORY
Ex-SAC Trader Is Convicted of Insider Trading
Ex-SAC Trader Is Convicted of Insider Trading Michael S. Steinberg, the highest-ranking employee at SAC Capital Advisors to become ensnared in a sweeping insider trading investigation, was found guilty on Wednesday of trading on secrets gleaned from some of the nation's largest technology companies.
For the latest updates, go to dealbook.nytimes.com »

DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS
Bobby Lee is the chief executive of of BTC China, the largest Bitcoin exchange, which said that it would no longer accept deposits in renminbi.
Bitcoin Collides With Government Concerns A recent succession of moves by governments around the world has cast doubts on the legitimacy of the virtual currency.
Reuters Breakingviews: Bitcoin Mania Heads Into the EndgameLurking behind the recent declines in the value of a Bitcoin are fundamental intellectual flaws, Edward Hadas of Reuters Breakingviews contends.
Jones Group Nears Deal to Be Sold to Sycamore Partners
Jones Group Nears Deal to Be Sold to Sycamore Partners A deal, which could be announced on Wednesday, would value the company at $1.2 billion. Its brands include Nine West, Anne Klein and Stuart Weitzman.
AMC Entertainment Rises in Market Debut
AMC Entertainment Rises in Market Debut As of midday on Wednesday, AMC's stock traded at $19.30, up 7.3 percent over their I.P.O. price of $18. The company and its advisers priced the offering at the bottom of the stock sale's expected range.
Harland Clarke to Buy Marketing Company Valassis for $1.8 Billion
Harland Clarke to Buy Marketing Company Valassis for $1.8 Billion Valassis Communications provides direct-marketing products, including coupon dispensers in grocery aisles, newspaper inserts, social media promotions and online display advertising.
BUZZ TRACKER
Op-Ed: Stumbling Toward the Next Financial Crash World leaders have spent the five years since the financial crisis resorting to unilateral actions that have made a mockery of global coordination, Gordon Brown, a former prime minister and chancellor of the Exchequer in Britain, writes in The International New York Times.
Centrica to Sell 3 Texas Power Plants to Blackstone The British energy company Centrica says that its North American unit plans to sell three natural gas-fired power plants in Texas to the private equity firm Blackstone Group for $685 million.
For the latest updates, go to dealbook.nytimes.com »
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Regulation is the future of e-currency, not decentralization as many had hoped."
Mark T. Williams, a finance professor at Boston University who has been tracking Bitcoin.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing December 18, 2013.

Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes6:00 p.m. EST 12/18/13
 LASTCHG% CHG
DJIA*16167.97292.711.84
DJ Transportation Average*7207.1787.641.23
DJ Utility Average*486.915.561.16
Nasdaq*4070.0646.381.15
Nasdaq 100*3509.6340.311.16
S&P 500*1810.6529.651.66
S&P 400 Mid-Cap*1314.8115.571.20
S&P 600 Small-Cap*650.997.911.23
DJ Total Stock Market*19001.40293.041.57
NYSE Composite*10154.18165.101.65
NYSE Financial*6211.94126.702.08
Russell 2000*1133.7214.831.33
NYSE MKT Composite*2369.5631.641.35
KBW Bank*67.991.412.12
PHLX Gold/Silver*81.59-1.01-1.22
PHLX Housing Sector*194.016.963.72
PHLX Oil Service*275.891.170.43
PHLX Semiconductor*521.073.890.75
See All Major U.S. Indexes
Markets Diary6:18 p.m. EST 12/18/13
ISSUESNYSENASDAQNYSE MKT
Advancing2,4611,841223
Declining685748171
Unchanged6811317
Total3,2142,702411
ISSUES AT   
New 52 Week High1861453
New 52 Week Low853511
SHARE VOLUME   
Total4,286,619,1082,175,712,524105,689,667
Advancing3,400,513,9381,590,910,14645,752,221
Declining848,844,031520,817,86158,402,376
Unchanged37,261,13963,984,5171,535,070
Major World Indexes4:40 p.m. EST 12/18/13
 LASTCHG% CHG
Global Dow*2412.1425.931.09
DJ Global Index*305.292.910.96
DJ Global exUS*229.920.920.40
Stoxx Europe 50*2792.7023.710.86
UK: FTSE 100*6492.085.890.09
Germany: DAX*9181.7596.631.06
Japan: Nikkei 225*15587.80309.172.02
Hong Kong: Hang Seng*23143.8274.590.32
See All Major World Indexes
Footnotes
Indexes may be real-time or delayed based on exchange requirements.

Sources: SIX Financial Information; WSJ Market Data Group

WSJ | Most Actives Closing December 18, 2013.

Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:47 pm ET 12/18/2013
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Ford Motor (F)219,737,603$15.65-1.05-6.29
Bank of America (BAC)147,427,43615.690.513.36
General Electric (GE)53,925,66727.410.381.41
General Motors (GM)51,551,08241.27-0.26-0.63
Nokia ADS (NOK)42,685,8817.710.354.76
Cemex ADS (CX)36,675,83511.650.292.55
Oracle (ORCL)35,806,48234.600.972.88
EMC (EMC)34,163,71423.610.080.34
Pfizer (PFE)33,921,68230.770.632.09
Citigroup (C)32,333,61051.961.272.51
Wells Fargo (WFC)27,120,40544.931.343.07
Rite Aid (RAD)26,826,4025.760.081.41
JPMorgan Chase (JPM)26,586,47257.241.522.73
Alcoa (AA)26,007,9619.830.131.34
AT&T (T)25,486,39534.380.531.57
Jabil Circuit (JBL)24,351,70515.67-4.05-20.54
Coca-Cola (KO)23,454,77440.020.922.35
Sprint (S)22,620,2948.950.192.17
Barrick Gold (ABX)22,214,56716.91-0.29-1.69
Annaly Capital Management (NLY)20,880,00110.220.131.29
Exxon Mobil (XOM)20,536,39899.542.792.88
Northstar Realty Finance (NRF)18,999,36912.810.241.91
Vale ADS (VALE)18,174,28514.850.130.88
Regions Financial (RF)18,144,7139.600.080.84
Morgan Stanley (MS)18,046,60731.621.103.60
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)137,593,516$3.470.061.64
Micron Technology (MU)105,921,80721.81-1.11-4.84
Facebook Cl A (FB)75,395,28155.570.711.29
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)65,993,31286.140.991.16
Microsoft (MSFT)58,680,95036.580.060.16
Cisco Systems (CSCO)54,367,51821.000.080.38
Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA)45,507,9784.980.8219.71
Intel (INTC)41,899,15425.150.492.01
LSI (LSI)38,960,48910.920.000.00
Groupon (GRPN)28,406,79111.270.605.62
Apple (AAPL)19,880,226550.77-4.22-0.76
Gilead Sciences (GILD)17,548,83073.593.515.01
Yahoo! (YHOO)16,596,61440.040.531.34
VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (XIV)16,291,14633.432.166.91
Zynga (ZNGA)14,994,3364.10-0.04-0.97
Tower Group International (TWGP)14,160,3282.74-1.19-30.28
21st Century Fox Cl A (FOXA)13,815,42133.460.601.83
eBay (EBAY)12,951,70953.130.551.05
Frontier Communications (FTR)12,792,3954.70-0.08-1.67
Comcast Cl A (CMCSA)11,873,37950.271.222.49
Applied Materials (AMAT)11,690,09317.030.231.37
Tesla Motors (TSLA)11,535,848147.98-4.48-2.94
Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK)11,263,8249.210.050.55
Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)10,271,2149.520.131.38
AMR (AAL)9,985,92326.230.130.50
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)217,143,591$181.703.051.71
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)105,720,22941.300.811.99
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)94,857,44921.610.492.32
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)57,432,65211.870.231.96
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)47,446,03020.86-0.33-1.56
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)47,125,620112.881.531.37
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)44,111,05943.88-3.37-7.13
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)37,824,11340.930.661.64
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)30,568,68938.470.751.99
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)28,609,35564.701.001.57
ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS)23,380,56631.00-1.12-3.49
Select Sector SPDR-Industrial (XLI)21,223,76851.060.841.67
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)20,810,49363.761.101.76
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)19,148,09138.140.501.33
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)17,179,19944.690.741.68
Select Sector SPDR-Technology (XLK)16,866,96634.800.270.78
SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)16,107,360117.61-1.04-0.88
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)15,842,49917.79-2.99-14.39
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA)15,495,77018.46-0.75-3.90
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)15,169,88086.671.291.51
ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 (SPXU)14,886,74616.13-0.87-5.12
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA)14,601,030161.762.981.88
Select Sector SPDR-Materials (XLB)13,547,58545.000.541.21
iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB)13,428,56823.400.833.68
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)12,462,299102.77-0.52-0.50
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Ford Motor (F)219,737,603$15.65-1.05-6.29
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)217,743,591181.703.051.71
Bank of America (BAC)147,427,43615.690.513.36
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)137,593,5163.470.061.64
Micron Technology (MU)105,921,80721.81-1.11-4.84
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)105,720,22941.300.811.99
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)94,857,44921.610.492.32
Facebook Cl A (FB)75,395,28155.570.711.29
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)65,993,31286.140.991.16
Microsoft (MSFT)58,680,95036.580.060.16
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)57,432,65211.870.231.96
Cisco Systems (CSCO)54,367,51821.000.080.38
General Electric (GE)53,925,66727.410.381.41
General Motors (GM)51,551,08241.27-0.26-0.63
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)47,446,03020.86-0.33-1.56
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)47,125,620112.881.531.37
Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA)45,507,9784.980.8219.71
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)44,111,05943.88-3.37-7.13
Nokia ADS (NOK)42,685,8817.710.354.76
Intel (INTC)41,899,15425.150.492.01
LSI (LSI)38,960,48910.920.000.00
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)37,824,11340.930.661.64
Cemex ADS (CX)36,675,83511.650.292.55
Oracle (ORCL)35,806,48234.600.972.88
EMC (EMC)34,163,71423.610.080.34
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group