Financial/Economic Headlines

~@ These are all from Zerohedge, all I have time for at the moment… But will watch for more and post later…

The Run Begins: Deutsche Bank Hedge Fund Clients Withdraw Excess Cash

Deutsche Bank concerns just went to ’11’ as Bloomberg reports a number of funds that clear derivatives trades with Deutsche Bank AG have withdrawn some excess cash and positions held at the lender, a sign of counterparties’ mounting concerns about doing business with Europe’s largest investment bank.

Major Dollar Shortage Exposed In Europe As Deutsche Bank Contagion Spreads

“Storm in a teacup” this is not.

Stocks Slammed: S&P Gives Up OPEC Gains Despite Oil’s Rally

Well that de-escalated quickly…

 

Outflows From Active Funds Surpass A Record $200 Billion

Over the last several years, we have observed an accelerating trend of flows out of active funds and into passive vehicles. Price sensitivity of investors to fees, coupled with poor performance trends, have conspired against active funds, and year-to-date flows out of active have reached a post-crisis high. As of this moment, the outflows from active funds have surpassed $200 billion: an all time high.

Panic In The Kingdom: Saudi Currency, Bonds, Banks Extend Collapse Despite OPEC ‘Deal’

Following Obama’s 9/11 bill veto defeat yesterday, and despite a surge in oil prices after a ‘deal’ was struck by OPEC, Saudi Arabia’s markets are signaling panic in The Kingdom. Currency forwards are collapsing, default risk is jumping, and bank stocks are hitting record lows

Deutsche Bank Is Now Smaller Than Twitter

Just some context for what has happened…

BofA Stunned By Record VIX Roundtrip; Fears “Fragile Market”

In recent months, BofA notes that the speed of mean reversion in the VIX has been particularly striking by historical standards. Since the end of QE3, VIX spikes have had very little persistence, generating low cumulative volatility relative to the previous 25 years, underscoring BofA’s thesis of a fragile market that features rapid jumps from states of calm to states of stress and back.

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