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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - April 21, 2016: Are Stars Aligned for Gold Revaluation? - and is GATA Finished

Submitted by cpowell on Thursday, April 21, 2016 .  April 21, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on April 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:44 p.m. EDT 04/21/16

SEC Press Release - April 21, 2016: SEC Issues Order Modifying and Extendeing the Pilot Period for National Market System Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued an order to extend for one year the pilot period of the National Market System Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility, commonly known as the limit up-limit down (LULD) plan. The Commission also approved a modification to the manner in which the LULD plan establishes the reference price in cases where a security does not trade in the opening auction on the primary listing exchange.  In these circumstances, a security’s reference price will now be the previous trading day’s closing price or, if no closing price exists, the last reported sale on the primary listing exchange.  The Commission believes that this modification is appropriate to potentially prevent unnecessary trading pauses that are unrelated to extraordinary volatility. The Commission extended the pilot period in order to allow the plan participants to conduct further analysis regarding the LULD plan’s operation, including how it operated du

DealBook P.M. Edition - April 21, 2016: Top Story Wall Street Regulators Propose Stricter Pay Rules for Bankers.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 TOP STORY Wall St. Regulators Propose Stricter Pay Rules for Bankers Regulators released on Thursday long-awaited proposed rules that would restrict how big financial institutions can pay their top executives.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York on April 21, 2016: Agency MBS Transaction Summary.

Agency MBS Transaction Summary Gross purchases from April 14 through April 20, 2016: $7,407 million Sales (dollar rolls) from April 14 through April 20, 2016: $0 million Net purchases from April 14 through April 20, 2016: $7,407 million

Wall Street at Close Report on April 21, 2016, by CNBC: Stocks Close Lower, With Dow Below 18K; Telecoms Weigh.

cnbc.com Evelyn Cheng   U.S. stocks traded mostly lower Thursday, with telecoms leading declines amid the latest batch of earnings.

NYT | Opinion Pages - April 21, 2016: Brexit's Threat to "The Special Relatioship", by Stobe Talbott.

nytimes.com Strobe Talbott Dominic Mckenzie WASHINGTON — On June 23, Britons will go to the polls in a nationwide referendum on a single question: Should their country remain in the European Union or leave it? Their answer will determine government policy.

The Guardian | Opinion | EU Referendum - April 21, 2016: Despised, but Voiceless - What It's Like to be an EU Migrant in the UK, by Jakub Krupa

theguardian.com Jakub Krupa   O n the night of the EU referendum , millions of British voters will be waiting for the result that could define the country’s future. Another group of people will be following the vote count closely as well: the voiceless group of EU migrants for whom Brexit would change everything. They will watch the results coming in, their fate decided by other people’s rather uninformed vision of who they are and what they do.

CMI Spot Prices at Close on April 21, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Thursday, April 21, 2016  

RT Max Keiser Report - April 21, 2016: Marquis de Sade & Modern Bankers (E904)

Bits | The Business of Technology - April 21, 2016: A Hot App Discovers Virality, and Its Downsides

Thursday, April 21, 2016   A Hot App Discovers Virality, and Its Downsides | Automating friendship may be a laudable goal, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be pretty.

BEA News Release - April 21, 2016: Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 4th Quarter and Annual 2015.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: Information; construction; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to statistics on the breakout of gross domestic product (GDP) by industry released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), overall, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 1.4 percent increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter. The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at  www.bea.gov/newsreleases/ industry/gdpindustry/ gdpindnewsrelease.htm

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - April 21, 2016: U.S. Stock Futures Signal Flat Open as Mixed Earnings Flow Scrutinized.

marketwatch.com   Anora Mahmudova, Barbara Kollmeyer   U.S. stock futures were switching between small gains and losses on Thursday as investors digested a number of mixed earnings reports and listened to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s press conference after the ECB left key interest rates unchanged as expected.

NYT First Draft on Politics - April 21, 2016: Trump's Campaign Evolution Might Take Some Time, by Maggie Haberman.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Thursday, April 21, 2016 A campaign office for Donald J. Trump on Wednesday in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Mark Makela for The New York Times Trump’s Campaign Evolution Might Take Some Time By MAGGIE HABERMAN

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - April 21, 2016: Global Stock Rally | Volkswagen Deal Expected | Change for a $20

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG GLOBAL STOCK RALLY Stock, oil and steel prices were all on their way up for a fourth day on Thursday , as Bloomberg reports . European shares were up slightly ahead of the European Central Bank policy meeting, while Asia shares reached a four-month high.

The Guardian | Business Global Economy: Trump Presidency Would Sink TPP and Harm China Relations, Says Kim Beaszley by Paul Karp on April 20, 2016.

theguardian.com Paul Karp   A Trump presidency would be “certain” to cause substantial problems in relations with China and sink the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement , Kim Beazley, the former Australian ambassador to the US has said.

DealBook P.M. Edition - April 20, 2016: Top Story: White Collar Watch: Theranos Under Pressure as Inquiries Mount.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 TOP STORY White Collar Watch: Theranos Under Pressure as Inquiries Mount The news that the blood-testing company Theranos is being investigated by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission brings to mind the adage that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

NYT | Europe on April 20, 2016: 00 Migrants May Have Died in Sinking of Boat in Mediterranean, U.N. Says.

nytimes.com Liz Alderman Coast Guard members at the port of Kalamata, Greece, on Sunday helped some of the 41 migrants who survived a sinking in the Mediterranean. Nikitas Kotsiaris/European Pressphoto Agency The United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday that 500 people may have died in the choppy waters of the Mediterranean last week, when a large boat packed with migrants from Africa and the Middle East capsized in an unknown location between Libya and Italy .

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on April 20, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:39 p.m. EDT 04/20/16