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Jan 12, 2017

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on January 12, 2017

Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes

WSJ | Forex Closing on January 12, 2017

Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Thursday, January 12, 2017

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on January 12, 2017

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Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 01/12/2017

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on January 12, 2017

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Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 01/12/2017

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on January 12, 2017

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Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:31 pm ET 01/12/2017

FTC Consumer Updates: Pass It on to Your Community - January 12, 2017
by Carol Kando-Pineda
Pass it On is the FTC’s consumer education campaign designed to encourage older adults to talk to their friends, neighbors, and relatives about scams. Because we’ve learned that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam.

The Washington Post news Alert: Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom - January 12, 2017

President Obama awarded Vice President Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony honoring the surprised vice president on Thursday. (The Washington Post)
President Obama was honoring the vice president at a White House ceremony when he surprised Joe Biden by presenting him with the nation's highest civilian honor.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Wall Street at Close Report on January 12, 2017: Nasdaq Falls for First Time in 2017 as Trump Disappoints; Street Awaits Earnings
Fred Imbert
Stocks fell on Thursday after President-elect Donald Trump disappointed investors during his first news conference since July, while Wall Street geared up for the start of earnings season.

The Guardian | Opinion | Barack Obama - January 12, 2017: The Obamas Changed How the World Sees Black Families. That's Their Legacy by Lola Okolosie
Lola Okolosie
When was the last time we readily believed in the words of a politician? Simple – listening to Barack Obama give a tribute to the sheer brilliance of his wife, Michelle, at his farewell speech. Call it schmaltzy or sentimental, their love, even from this distance, seems real. At work, colleagues huddled around tiny phone screens to watch Obama tell the world that he was proud of his wife and the grace and dignity with which she made the office of first lady her own. We cooed and aahed as though over a baby.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org: Agency MBS Transaction Summary - January 12, 2017

Agency MBS Transaction Summary
Gross purchases from January 5 through January 11, 2017: $11,516 million
Sales (dollar rolls) from January 5 through January 11, 2017: $0 million
Net purchases from January 5 through January 11, 2017: $11,516 million

SEC Press Release - January 12, 2017: BNY Mellon Settles Charges Stemming From Miscalculations of Regulatory Capital Figures

SEC Seal

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BNY Mellon has agreed to pay a $6.6 million penalty to settle charges stemming from miscalculations of its risk-based capital ratios and risk-weighted assets reported to investors.

SEC Litigation Release - January 12, 2017: Gregory W. Gray, Jr., et al: Perpetration Of Ponzi -Like Scheme Settle Charges and Court Approves Plan of Distribution to Investors

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CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on January 12, 2017

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, January 12, 2017


European Markets at Close Report on January 12, 2017: Europe Stocks Close Lower After Trump Remarks; Fiat Crashes 16%
Silvia Amaro, Sam Meredith
European bourses closed lower on Thursday as investors focused on fresh corporate reports and digested the latest remarks by President-elect Donald Trump.

FDIC - Press Release: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income - January 12, 2016

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BBC Newsnight - January 12, 2017: CIA is "Designed to Disseminate Propaganda": Glenn Greenwald

Bloomberg Markets - January 12, 2017: 5 Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Bloomberg Markets
by Lorcan Roche Kelly
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Trump Trades Unwind
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There are signs that the Trump trade is unraveling, UniCredit is looking to raise $14 billion, and Volkswagen agrees to plead guilty. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

Trump trade

The dollar slumped against major peers and the yield on 10-year Treasuries touched its lowest level since November, in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference since his election. While the PEOTUS's comments during the media gathering sent biotech shares tumbling, U.S. stock indexes finished the day higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing within 1 percent of 20,000 for the 18th session in 20. The director of the federal Office of Government Ethics said that Trump's plan to step down from a leadership role while retaining ownership of his multi-billion-dollar businesses is "meaningless from a conflicts-of-interest perspective.”

UniCredit cash call

Italy's largest bank is seeking investor backing for a 13 billion-euro ($14 billion) rights offer, at a shareholder meeting in Rome today. The cash call, which is close to UniCredit SpA's current market value, is for the purposes of carrying out a turnaround plan which was presented by Chief Executive Officer Jean Pierre Mustier in December. Analysts are not expecting a re-run of last month's failure by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA's to raise funds. For the wider Italian economy, tomorrow's decision on the country's rating by DBRS could prove important, for if the agency downgrades the rating it would increase the haircuts on Italian sovereign debt at the European Central Bank.

Volkswagen says fair cop

Volkswagen AG agreed yesterday to plead guilty in the U.S. to an emissions-cheating scandal and pay $4.3 billion in penalties. The scandal, which at one stage threatened the viability of one of the world's largest carmakers, can be put behind the company now, even if the reputational damage may take longer to heal. Shares in the automaker are over 13 percent higher so far in 2017.

Markets slip

Overnight, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 1.1 percent, while Japan's Topix index closed 1 percent lower, as drugmakers there were dragged lower by Trump's press-conference comments. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index was 0.3 percent lower at 5:27 a.m. ET, as shares headed towards the lowest level of the year, with pharmaceutical companies again leading the declines.  S&P 500 futures slipped 0.3 percent.

Central Bank talk

Later today the European Central Bank will publish an account of its December meeting. Analysts will scrutinize it for signs of divisions on the governing council, following the decision to extend quantitative easing that was taken at that gathering. There is plenty for Fed-watchers today too, with Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker speaking at 8:30 a.m. ET, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart at 11:30 a.m., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard at 1:15 a.m and Fed Chair Janet Yellen at 7:00 p.m.

What Bloomberg has been reading 

This is what's caught our eye over the last 24 hours.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - January 12, 2017: Dow Futures Descend as Analysts Question the Trump Rally
Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stock futures lost altitude Thursday, putting the Dow on track to give up much of the prior day’s gain as analysts continued to digest President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference.

Asian Markets at Close Report on January 12, 2017: Asian Markets Off to The Races, Hoping Trump Will Reveal Stimulus Details
Willa Plank 
Asian stock markets broadly rose Wednesday on encouraging economic data and an impending press conference by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, which traders hoped may contain details of his stimulus program.

Bloomberg View | Share The View - January 12, 2017: China's Wealth Is Vast, Not Infinite
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Watch for Red Flags

China's yuan reserves are shrinking -- perhaps approaching perilous levels, warns George Magnus. Four indicators will help investors decide when to worry.

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Global Economy - January 12, 2016: Protectionism's Winds of Change are Blowing, But The Left Can Make It Work
Colin Hines
Next week will see protectionism take centre stage globally as the Davos elite gathers to vent about its rise, and the Twitter protectionist Donald Trump becomes US president.