Dow components, YTD returns. Energy/Industrials/Consumer Staples leading. Tech/Financials lagging. $DIA
Stocks Slump, Dollar Jumps After China Sends Message To Fed http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-04/stocks-slump-dollar-jumps-after-china-sends-message-fed …
ISM Services higher for the 2nd month in a row, above levels that pointed to increased risk of recession in '01/'08.
Gundlach's full take on "president Trump" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-22/gundlach-predicts-trump-will-win-adds-federal-reserve-has-basically-given …
TURKEY'S AK PARTY SAID TO PLAN CONVENTION IN 15 DAYS TURKISH LIRA PLUNGES AS MUCH AS 4.5%, MOST SINCE OCT. 2008
Around The Horn In Europe.....
Will be interesting if #EP rejects this. When is the plenary vote date?,
Confirmation as to why first bailout was a travesty..
Eurogroup to cover comprehensive package of reforms AND Greek debt sustainability, as "both need to be in place"
Officials say TTIP talks are 'likely to stop' as Hollande will "never accept" the deal in its current form.
Northern Europe border controls to remain place for five countries. Greece deficiencies blamed.
Turkey says it expects to meet five remaining criteria on time.
Visegrad countries promptly reject sanctions for refusing to accept quotas which they've already rejected.
Contingent austerity measures ruled ...
Does the UK want an EU Army under the command of Germany ?
Anonymous attacks Greek central bank, says 30-day global hack to follow http://nbcnews.to/1TtzaZK
This is what I fear could happen after the June Elections....
Emerging Nations News......
Piling on against Rousseff....
Senate edging closer to setting impeachment trial for Rousseff.
My new, exclusive article on FP: "Jabhat al-Nusra initiates plans for Emirate in #Syria" http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/04/al-qaeda-is-about-to-establish-an-emirate-in-northern-syria/ …
Mosul offensive could displace 30,000 in weeks http://ow.ly/4np4oO
In Sirte , ISIS selling chickens and eggs on the side of the road. Not exactly " killing it " , in Libya.
Turkey in political free fall as Prime Minister Davutoglu is set to resign http://ow.ly/4nr7CS
Resignation looming ???
New ceasefire agreement for Syria , includes key city of Aleppo.
Political tensions between the President & PM lead to their meeting moved forward a day. Resignation rumors abound.
1. IS strongly increasing use of VBIEDs to defend Mosul against encroaching anti-IS forces (~65+ suicide opps reported yesterday in Ninawa)
Very interesting reading and insight as to what might be going on behind the scenes.
ODDS & ENDS.....
Clinton still has to compete against Sanders, while Trump can train all his fire on her http://bloom.bg/1X80X7J
Trump told supporters, “If we win Indiana, it’s over” | http://ow.ly/4nncDV
LATEST: 80,000 flee as out-of-control fire puts entire city under mandatory evacuation http://nbcnews.to/1T1fxOj
Can and will Ted Cruz put the sting and bitterness of this tough campaign behind, for the good of the Grand Old Party ?
Ominous for Non Farm Payroll & Employment Situation Report on Friday.
State of play - Eastern Libya.