DAX VIX Soars As German Stocks Plunge Most This Year

…when you combine that batshit crazy scenario with the new report on automaker collusion and a surging euro, what do you get? Well, you get the worst day for German equities this year.

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O, Canada! China?! Yellen Yellin’: Full Week Ahead Preview

Ok, well this should be an interesting week. We’ll get the BoC, which will make Bloomberg’s Luke Kawa happy because it means Canada will be in the spotlight for once. He’s got some fun Canada-themed socks we imagine he might wear on Wednesday. “The recent avalanche of hawkish messages from the BoC, as well as…

Geopolitics! Won At 4-Month Low, Lira Sinks, Trump Says ‘Very Severe’ Shit Is Goin’ Down

Well, the won is at four-month low against the dollar on Thursday because, well, because a mushroom cloud over Seoul isn’t an entirely far-fetched proposition. “The won is under pressure as it appears North Korea is getting closer and closer to its nuclear program and that is causing tension and apprehension in the Korean peninsula,”…

Crude Crashes Abruptly, North Korea Vows More ‘Good-Looking Boys’ For ‘American Bastards’

We just hit technical levels that were a bridge too far at this stage. That’s from Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank and he imagines that largely explains this: One-minute volume on Brent jumped to ~2.8k lots at 9:52am in London and WTI dropped by a similar amount on one minute volume of 4.6k lots. We’re blaming that…

“A Major, Serious” Situation In Japan, PMIs Galore, And A Deadline For Qatar

Ok, so Shinzo Abe’s LDP suffered a stunning loss in Tokyo assembly elections over the weekend, winning their lowest number of seats ever, and that prompted calls for a cabinet reshuffle. “It looks like a tough situation,” LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai said on Sunday. “This is major, it’s serious,” independent political analyst Minoru Morita added. “He…