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Apr 21, 2016

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


Submitted by cpowell on Thursday, April 21, 2016April 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

WSJ | Forex Closing on April 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Thursday, April 21, 2016

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on April 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 04/21/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on April 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 04/21/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on April 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:31 pm ET 04/21/2016
NYSE

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:

SEC Seal
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 during the market volatility on Aug. 24, 2015.  In particular, the Commission has directed the self-regulatory organization (SRO) participants to submit to the Commission further recommendations, as necessary, relating to:
  • The appropriate harmonization of the SRO clearly erroneous execution rules with the plan such that trades that occur within the LULD price bands would not be broken absent legitimate technical failures
  • The establishment of specific provisions relating to the trading of exchange-traded products
  • Other changes deemed warranted in light of the market volatility on Aug. 24, 2015, including the impact of double-wide price bands during the opening period, and the advisability of coordinated reopening procedures
  • Potential enhancements to the categorization of securities into different tiers
The order is effective immediately.  The pilot period will expire on April 21, 2017.

04/21/2016

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

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016
TOP STORY
From left, the Wall Street chief executives Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and John Stumpf of Wells Fargo.
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
 
On 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.

CMI Gold & Sliver

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)

FTC Consumer Information - April 21, 2016: Bogus Debt, Bogus Collection.


Federal Trade Commission

Consumer Information

consumer.ftc.gov

by Christopher Koegel

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The New York Times


The New York Times 

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.

European Markets at Close Report on April 21, 2016, by CNBC: Europe Shares Close Lower after Draghi; Euro Seesaws;Oil Slips.


 
Matt Clinch, Alexandra Gibbs, Holly Ellyatt
 
European markets finished in negative territory on Thursday afternoon, after the European Central Bank (ECB) held its key interest rates unchanged and following a slew of disappointing earnings.

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.


 
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

The New York Times
The New York Times

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A campaign office for Donald J. Trump on Wednesday in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
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.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - April 21, 2016, by MarketWatch: U.S. Stocks to Fight for Further Gains; GM results, ECB Meeting Ahead.

marketwatch.com

Barbara Kollmeyer
 
Wall Street stocks looked set to pause their march upward Thursday, as the oil rally took a breather and a European Central Bank meeting loomed for later.

Asian Markets at Close Report on April 21, 2016: Nikkei Notches Third Win in a Row, on Hopes for BOJ Boost

marketwatch.com

Dominique Fong 
Japanese shares extended a winning streak Thursday as the yen weakened and hopes rose for more monetary stimulus.

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - Today's Media Stories from the Papers.

theguardian.com

Top story on MediaGuardian

Sky TV growth slows as it cuts discounts
Satellite broadcaster adds just 30,000 TV customers in first quarter but group revenues and profits continue to rise

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 | Forex Closing on April 20, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on April 20, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 04/20/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on April 20, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:31 pm ET 04/20/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on April 20, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 04/20/2016
NYSE