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Jul 23, 2015

RT Keiser Report: Bankers Lives Matter (E787) - July 23, 2015:

Keiser Report: Bankers Lives Matter (E787)

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Published on Jul 23, 2015
In this Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that life’s but a walking shadow, a poor homeless schmuck that struts and frets his squeegee upon thy windshield, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot tabloid, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. In the second half Max interviews Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com about #BankersLivesMatter and the two-tier justice system in America in relation to bankers and their crimes. They also ask, “where is Eric Holder now? Hmmm, I wonder.”

Dave Kranzler: Anti-gold propaganda reaches bubble proportions: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - July 23, 2015.

Dave Kranzler: Anti-gold propaganda reaches bubble proportions

Submitted by cpowell on  Thursday, July 23, 2015  Thursday, July 23, 2015

In his new commentary, "Anti-Gold Propaganda Reaches Bubble Proportions," Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics argues that there really isn't any gold "market" now that central banks and governments are rigging it so much. Kranzler's commentary is posted at the IRD Internet site here:
http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/anti-gold-propaganda-reaches-bubbl...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

Nikkei to Buy Financial Times for $1.3 Billion: DealBook P.M. Edition Top Story - July 23, 2015.

 
 
Thursday, July 23, 2015
TOP STORY
The Financial Times has combined paid print and digital circulation of 690,000, according to the company.
Nikkei to Buy Financial Times for $1.3 Billion The sale of the FT Group to the Japanese media company comes after the financial newspaper's British owner, Pearson, decided to focus on its growing education business.

Wall Street at Close Report on July 23, 2015: U.S. stocks fall for 3rd straight day as weak earnings weigh

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U.S. stocks fall for 3rd straight day as weak earnings weigh

Anora Mahmudova, Sara Sjolin
Weak earnings from industrial bellwethers such as Caterpillar, 3M and American Express weighed on Dow Jones Industrial Average, pushing the blue-chip index below a key technical level on Thursday.
The selling pressure accelerated in the afternoon session and the main indexes closed with losses for the third straight day, led lower by utilities, materials and industrial stocks.
A cautious mood on Wall Street was evident in the rise in havens such as Treasurys and a selloff in commodities like oil and gold.

SEC Litigation Release - July 23, 2015: DFRF Enterprises LLC, et al.

 SEC Seal

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Litigation Release No. 23310 / July 23, 2015

Securities and Exchange Commission v. DFRF Enterprises LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 1:15 cv 12857-PBS (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts)

United States v. Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho, Criminal Action No. 1:15-mj-07163-JCB (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts)

Authorities Arrest Fugitive Operator of Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme Based in Massachusetts and Florida

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org: Agency MBS Transaction Data Update - July 23, 2015.

Agency MBS Transaction Summary
Gross purchases from July 16 through July 22: $8,856 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from July 16 through July 22: $0 million
Net purchases from July 16 through July 22: $8,856 million

All amounts reflect current face

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on July 23, 2015.

CMI Gold & Sliver

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Gold

Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
$1,095.60 +$2.70 $1,145.20 $1,178.20 $1,290.45

Silver

Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
$14.74 -$0.02 $15.01 $15.77 $20.44

Platinum

Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
$983.30 +$1.10 $1,014.50 $1,067.90 $1,476.80

Palladium

Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
$621.90 -$7.70 $634.55 $697.80 $874.50

Gold/Silver Ratio

74.33

FTC Competition Matters - July 23, 2015: HSR Rule 802.5: the Investment Rental Property Exemption

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By: Premerger Notification Staff, Bureau of Competition 
 
Every day, the PNO receives many inquiries for interpretations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino statute and rules. Recently, several questions have related to transactions involving rental property, which implicate 16 C.F.R. 802.5, the rule that exempts acquisitions of "investment rental property assets." In responding to these questions, we determined that prior informal interpretations regarding which acquisitions qualified for the § 802.5 exemption expanded the rule’s application well beyond the original intent expressed in the Statement of Basis and Purpose. With this post, we are bringing the § 802.5 exemption back into line with the original intent of the SBP. Below, we explain how the PNO will interpret and apply the exemption going forward.
What is Investment Rental Property?

European Markets at Close Report on July 23, 2015: Europe closes lower; earnings dominate focus.

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Europe closes lower; earnings dominate focus

Jenny Cosgrave, Katrina Bishop, Alexandra Gibbs
 
European stocks ended lower on Thursday, after a flurry of corporate earnings came out from across the region.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 dipped, finishing the day in the red by around 0.5 percent, while investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings from some of Europe's largest companies.

Sales of Apple Watch Suggest a Familiar Path to Success: Bits The Business of Technology - July 23, 2015.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
 
Daily Report
Sales of Apple Watch Suggest a Familiar Path to Success | Asking if the Apple Watch will become a hit or a flop is a bit like asking if my 2-year-old daughter is destined to go to Yale or to jail. Interested parties can speculate on the basis of thin evidence - she learned to walk pretty early, though on the other hand, she still thinks cats say "bow wow" - but youth is inherently unpredictable, and anyone venturing a long-term forecast based on short-term performance runs the risk of looking quite silly, Farhad Manjoo writes in his State of the Art column.
Technology pundits tend to be a rash bunch, though, so there has been no shortage of prognostication about the Apple Watch, a device that went on sale three months ago. Because reviews (including mine) were mixed and the device hasn't proved to be culturally revolutionary, some are declaring the watch dead on arrival.

A deceleration in nondurable goods manufacturing and downturns in both professional, scientific, and technical services and wholesale trade were the leading contributors to the downturn in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015. - BEA News Release - July 23, 2015.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:

A deceleration in nondurable goods manufacturing and downturns in both professional, scientific, and technical services and wholesale trade were the leading contributors to the downturn in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, according to statistics on the breakout of GDP by industry released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Overall, 15 of 22 industry groups contributed to the downturn in the first quarter.

The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/industry/gdpindustry/gdpindnewsrelease.htm

Bloomberg Markets - July 23, 2015: European earnings, Greek reforms pass and China rallies.

Bloomberg Markets


Markets Morning
 
Credit Suisse leads a good day for European earnings, China's stock rally continues and Greece approves round two of creditor reforms. Here are some of the things that people in markets are talking about this morning.

Big day for European earnings

 
Credit Suisse, Roche and Unilever posted better-than-expected quarterly results today, triggering a rally in their shares. A weaker euro and a turnaround in the economy could send earnings growth in the region up to 20 percent higher in the second quarter, said HSBC in a note. Some 230 companies listed on the Stoxx 600 Index are due to report by the end of the month.

Bank of America Shake -Up.: DealBook Today's Top Headlines - July 23, 2015.

 
Thursday, July 23, 2015
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
By AMIE TSANG
BANK OF AMERICA SHAKE-UP The lender's chief financial officer Bruce Thompson, has been abruptly replaced as part of a leadership overhaul, Michael Corkery reports in DealBook. He will be replaced by his deputy Paul Donofrio, a longtime Bank of America executive. Mr. Thompson had been mentioned as a possible successor to the chief executive, Brian T. Moynihan, but his departure will set off speculation about other potential candidates.

Mr. Moynihan has been under pressure recently because of regulatory slip-ups and financial results: The bank has struggled to generate consistent profits even as others have prospered. His management changes are a sign that he is moving to bolster his oversight of vital businesses.

Trump, Unafraid to Cross the Line, Takes His Pulpit to the Border: NYT First Draft on Politics - July 23, 2015.

7/23/2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft »
First Draft

Trump, Unafraid to Cross the Line, Takes His Pulpit to the Border

The audience at a rally for Donald J. Trump in Bluffton, S.C., on Tuesday. Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press
7/23/2015
By Maggie Haberman
Good Thursday morning from Washington, where the Senate is set to discuss Iran, and President Obama is packing for Kenya with plans to do the same. And as Donald J. Trump prepares to speak at an event near the Mexican border, the cameras will be watching. And so will his rivals.
“I wonder what he’s going to say next.”

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - July 23, 2015: U.S. stock futures climb after Apple-fueled selloff.

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U.S. stock futures climb after Apple-fueled selloff

Sara Sjolin
 
U.S. stocks were poised to rebound on Thursday, with futures pointing higher ahead of another earnings-heavy trading session and with a reading on jobless claims ahead.
Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NQU5, +0.15%  rose 9 points, or 0.2%, to 4,626, indicating the index will be on track to break a two-day losing run. The tech-heavy index slumped on Wednesday as Apple Inc. AAPL, -4.23% its heaviest-weighted stock, slid 4.2% after a disappointing outlook.
The wider selloff in tech shares also hit sentiment in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.24%  and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.38% which both ended lower for a second straight day.

Asian Markets at Close Report on July 23, 2015: Chinese stocks end higher for sixth session in a row

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Chinese stocks end higher for sixth session in a row

Chao Deng
Reuters
Chinese shares notched their sixth straight session of gains Thursday as Beijing-backed funds and buying by large shareholders appeared to support the market’s rebound, according to analysts.
The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, +2.43%  closed up 2.4% at 4123.92 while the smaller Shenzhen index 399106, +2.83%  gained 2.8% to 2352.65.