Japan Nikkei PMI for October: Services 50.5 (prior 48.2), Composite 51.3 (48.9)
Australia - Retail sales for September, +0.6% m/m (expected +0.4%)
Economic data due from Asia today - also BoE and BoC speakers
US major indices down for the 8th consecutive day
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 26.98 POINTS, OR 0.15 PERCENT, AT 17,932.66
S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 9.23 POINTS, OR 0.44 PERCENT, AT 2,088.71
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 47.43 POINTS, OR 0.93 PERCENT, AT 5,058.13
Europes major indices end the day flat to lower
UK'S FTSE DOWN 0.7 PCT; FRANCE'S CAC FLAT
GERMANY'S DAX DOWN 0.4 PCT; SPAIN'S IBEX DOWN 0.3 PCT
Dollar weakness seen versus yen & pound. Uncertainty with US Election taking a toll.
October NFP report - what Goldman Sachs is expecting
A look at the trends in the US employment
US President Race Update.....
Latest WikiLeaks Dump Includes Full List Of Clinton Global Initiative Donors http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-03/latest-wikileaks-dump-includes-full-list-clinton-global-initiative-donors …
AP journalist tells Clinton campaign it is preparing to report FBI has thumb drive but can be "steered away" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-03/wikileaks-releases-doj-fbi-huma-special-podesta-emails …
FBI Agents View Hillary As The "Antichrist Personified" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-03/fbi-agents-view-hillary-antichrist …
THIS - "There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day."
Can't imagine she would ask him to stay on , not after what's been made public.
IBD/TIPP Daily Tracker -dead heat.
National Rasmussen Daily Poll -Trump + 3 in one day.
National LA Times /US Poll -Clinton picks up a point , down by 5 points overall.
Clinton still lead by 3 , Trump has picked up 6 points since mid-October.
Around The Horn - News From Europe.....
FITCH PLACES DEUTSCHE BANK ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
FITCH: DEUTSCHE BANK WATCH REFLECTS CHALLENGES POSED BY SLUGGISH BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Greek Lawmakers Head Towards New Deadlock in TV Watchdog (NCRTV) Debacle http://dlvr.it/Mb6MCy #Greece
Greece Continues to Have the Highest Unemployment Rate in the Eurozone http://dlvr.it/Mb4zw2 #Greece
Greek Central Bank Gov Stournaras: Greek GDP To Shrink By 0.3% In 2016, Grow By 2.5% In 2017 & By 3% In 2018 -- RTRS
Stournaras: Projections Assume Greece Sticks To Bailout Implementation, Loans Are Timely Disbursed, ECB's MonPol Remains Accommodative
Stournaras: Risks Remain, Delays In Implementing Bailout Reforms, Privatisations Could Dampen Growth
Stournaras: Urgent Action Needed By European Partners On Specifying Greek Debt Relief Measures
Unemployment ticks up for Italy in September...
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, TECNÈ poll: Yes: 47% (nc) No: 53% (nc) #ReferendumCostituzionale
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, EMG poll: Yes: 48% (nc) No: 52% (nc) #ReferendumCostituzionale #Sondaggio #Italia
Germany, INSA poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 31% SPD-S&D: 23% AfD-ENF: 13% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 12% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% ↓ FDP-ALDE 7% ↑ #btw17
UK BREXIT RULING : Judge rules that UK parliament must approve Article 50
Key paragraph from High Court ruling on #Article50
UK Supreme Court set aside 5th – 8th December for hearing on appeal against Article 50
UK PM May Spokeswoman : Article 50 will be settled in UK, not an issue of EU law; key is that we are appealing
Cold snap demand increase drives French power prices to a record 255€ a megawatt-hour. (via BBG)
Odds & Ends....
OPEC is pumping at record levels, while Russian oil output is at a post-Soviet-era high
U.N. says 239 migrants die in 2 shipwrecks off Libya. (It means 4,220 lives lost in central Med so far this year)
Turkey's Foreign Minister says Turkey isn't waiting forever-says Turkey won't wait until end of 2016 for EU to act.
EU-Turkey deal basically in limbo...
Pound crashes as Egypt free floats its currency and raises lending rates to spur the economy. http://bloom.bg/2fk2hCa
Faiez Serraj in interview with Libya Herald: The HoR has been hijacked by Agila Saleh and his two deputies and a minority
Reports of Qatari &Italian military/intelligence officials helping Jufrah based forces prepare for offensive to capture oil terminals #Libya
Baghdadi audiotape released - follow thread for details..