Markets & Market Moving News.....
US Equities Close: S&P500 2183.87 (-0.14%); NASDAQ 5238.38 (-0.03%); DOW JONES 18552.57 (-0.24%)
VIXtermination Saves Nasdaq's Longest Winning Streak In 6 Years http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-19/vixtermination-saves-nasdaqs-longest-winning-streak-6-years …
How long before cash gets pulled from Banks ?
JPMorgan ends WaMu disputes with FDIC, to receive $645 million http://reut.rs/2bDAe05
This can't end well , but you know that in advance.
With Corporate Defaults Surpassing Last Year's Total, Even Citi Can't Believe What Is Going On http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-19/corporate-defaults-surpassing-last-years-total-even-citi-cant-believe-what-going …
Crude price shrugs off rising US rig count - for this week.
Baker Hughes oil rigs jump by +10 to 406 in the latest week
Flash - 100 migrants rescued after being stranded off Gree... http://gettopical.com/greece/ab8f11430d20051106616fd3a4b8dcb6?src=twitter … via @FRANCE24
Greece hears asylum claim of Turkish ‘coup’ officer http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/greece-hears-asylum-claim-of-turkish-coup-officer-----.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103017&NewsCatID=351 …
Greece's July tax revenues 337 mln below target http://dlvr.it/M4Hz35
Greek unemployment in July up 2.8 pct from June http://dlvr.it/M4Hz5w
German government says WWII damages issue closed http://dlvr.it/M4Hz6p
Europe Elects Data Of Note....
Germany, Forsa poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 36% SPD-S&D: 21% GRÜNE-GREEN: 13% LINKE-LEFT: 9% ↓ AfD-ENF: 9% FDP-ALDE: 6% ↑
Germany, INSA poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 31% ↓ SPD-S&D: 21% AfD-ENF: 14% ↑ LINKE-LEFT: 12% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% ↓ FDP-ALDE 7%
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, EMG poll: Yes: 49% (nc) No: 51% (nc)
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, Ixé poll: Yes: 44% (-10) No: 56% (+10)
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, Winpoll poll: Yes: 47% No: 53%
Hungary, Republikon poll; Migrant Quota Referendum: I approve (the plan of the EU): 8% Disapprove : 92%
Hungary, Tárki poll; Migrant Quota Referendum: I approve (the plan of the EU): 15% Disapprove : 85%
US has to stick to int'l agreements and extradite Gülen, main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu
Bloomberg: U.S. Justice Dept. sending team to Turkey to probe allegations against cleric Gulen. Turkey demanding his extradition from U.S.
The word is @Ahmet_Davutoglu would remain as PM reporting to Ayatollah Fethullah Gülen after the coup, Erdogan fired him over the weekend
Wrote few days ago any politicians can be implicated w coup v past rltns w Gulen. Today Davutoglu & Istanbul mayor
UPDATE: 18 Prime Ministry staff held in Turkey coup bid probe @anadoluagency
Summary of Iran -Turkey meeting. Fighting terror and Syria situation , at top of the agenda.
Further purge updates
LIVE — Interior Minister Ala: PKK terror attack in Elazığ was a suicide attack, carried out with an explosive-laden minibus
In Turkey , the detentions and asset seizures will continue until morale at businesses improves.
Turkish authorities round up women for being Gulen sympathizers.
Turkish government seizes one of the country's biggest conglomerates, Boydak Holding, as the crackdown on businesses escalates
Odds & Ends......
After 5 new Zika cases were found in Miami Beach, Florida now has 2 areas considered active zones for transmission http://nyti.ms/2b6KLiI
MORE: Pentagon asserts the incident is the closest US forces on the ground have come to an attack from the Syrian regime.
MORE: Pentagon: US special forces "all safe," but Syrians would be “well-advised” not to interfere with coalition forces in future.
JUST IN: Pentagon: US fighter jets scrambled to protect US special forces with Kurdish fighters who were nearly bombed by Syrian jets Thurs
Syria &Turkey rapprochement is for real.Shelling of kurdish area in Hasakah by SAA-bone tossed by Assad to Erdogan.
Paul Manafort has resigned - of course , writing was on the way after the big shake up earlier this week.
Hard to blame tourists , France terror attacks have left quite an imprint on the psyche.
Ken Starr finally leaves Baylor..
Another legendary hedge fund guy becomes a superbear..bullish ?
PM May seeks to trigger Article 50 by April 2017 , before French and German Elections.
As per Dong-A Ilbo newspaper , the official may have fled his post in June with as much as $400 million.
Al Qaeda (aka 9-11 mass murderers ) -franchise in Syria , lauded by Sky News...