Welcome to Monday !
NY wrap - German Elections , North Korea make Monday a downer for Stocks - but Gold , Oil & US Treasuries shine !
Interest rates reflect ‘duck-and-cover’ trade to price the risk of North Korean war http://on.mktw.net/2wQmLzW
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 52.35 POINTS, OR 0.23 PERCENT, AT 22,297.24
S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 5.51 POINTS, OR 0.22 PERCENT, AT 2,496.71
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 55.29 POINTS, OR 0.86 PERCENT, AT 6,371.63
#Turkey PM Yildrim said today Ankara will deal w/ Bagh from now on on border ports,airports AND PIPELINES. If true, that's a huge about face
Asia Calendar for Tuesday...
Russia foreign ministry says military conflict will lead to catastrophic consequences
China says war with US & North Korea would have 'no winners'
US Mine-Clearing Ship arrives in South Korean port.
US wants to solve North Korea crisis diplomatically says Mattis
North Korea moving aircraft & defense equipment to east side of country.
PBoC Fixes USDCNY Reference Rate At 6.6076 (prev fix 6.5974 prev close 6.6189)
PBoC Open Market Ops: -PBoC To Inject CNY 40 Bln Via 14 Day Reverse Repos -PBoC To Inject CNY 10 Bln Via 28 Day Reverse Repos
New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence Sep: 0.0 (prev 18.3) -ANZ Activity Outlook Sep: 29.6 (prev 38.2)
Japanese PPI Service (Y/Y) Aug: 0.8% (exp 0.6%; prev 0.6%)
Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting on July 19 and 20, 2017 http://twme.jp/boj/02ZT
New Zealand Exports (NZD) Aug: 3.69B (exp 4.05B; prev 4.62B) -Imports (NZD) Aug: 4.92B (exp 4.80B; R prev 4.53B)
New Zealand Trade Balance (M/M) (NZD) Aug: -1235M (exp -825M; R prev 98M) -Trade Bal (Y/Y) (NZD) Aug: -3200M (exp -2910M; R prev -3205M)
South Korean Consumer Confidence Sep: 107.7 (prev 110)
Graham- Cassidy HC Repeal Bill....
Top Senate Republican: Decision on ObamaCare repeal vote likely to be made Tuesday http://hill.cm/afhdane
Republican US Senator Collins: Opposes Her Party's Healthcare Bill In The Senate – RTRS -Bill Lacks Number Of Votes
HEALTH LEGISLATION WOULD REDUCE DEFICIT $133B 2017-2026: CBO
CBO SAYS EXPECTS TRANSITION TO BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY "MARKET DISRUPTIONS AND OTHER IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS"
GRAHAM-CASSIDY WOULD REDUCE PEOPLE INSURED `BY MILLIONS': CBO
Cornyn non-commital in bringing new health care bill to the flr. “I’m in a fact gathering mode.”
Cruz opposes ObamaCare repeal bill despite changes: "They don't have my vote" http://hill.cm/hSOsd8l
Sen Paul says he can't back Graham/Cassidy because it represents $1 trillion toward Obamacare spending
S&P loudly pans Graham -Cassidy HC Repeal Bill. Probably kiss of death.
Hurricane Maria Aftermath....
Puerto Rico power utility restoring service to ‘priority areas’; still hard to get supplies to many towns: http://go.cb.pr/2xHcvc6
"Pentagon said that technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had conducted a preliminary inspection of the dam " #muniland
Just landed on Air National Guard Relief flight into Puerto Rico. Will lead our Hurricane recovery coverage on @NBCNightlyNews
In new news release, @NoradNorthcom says Air Force strategic airlift for Puerto Rico relief "more than doubled" between Saturday & Sunday.
Dems playing politics on FAA Reauthorization and Tax Relief for Hurricanes.
JUST IN: House Democrats attempt to force vote on path to citizenship for Dreamers http://hill.cm/huzGakO
Whoa: Roy Moore 57, Luther Strange 41 in new Alabama GOP Senate poll https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/25/whoa-roy-moore-57-luther-strange-41-new-alabama-gop-senate-poll/ …
Business groups to Trump: Let’s stop building in dangerous flood zones https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/business-groups-trump-lets-stop-building-dangerous-flood-zones/ …
Boycott? ESPN’s Sunday Night Football game had lowest Week 3 ratings since 2006 https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/25/boycott-espns-sunday-night-football-game-lowest-week-3-ratings-since-2006/ …
Hundreds of illegal voters revealed in Philadelphia https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/hundreds-illegal-voters-revealed-philadelphia/ …
Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court removes travel ban case from it's schedule.
Twitter: We won't delete Trump's tweet threatening North Korea because it's newsworthy http://hill.cm/BWD6sSc
CHINA'S U.N. ENVOY LIU, REACTING TO NORTH KOREAN FM'S REMARKS, TELLS REUTERS: 'WE WANT THINGS TO CALM DOWN, IT'S GETTING TOO DANGEROUS'
US trying to calm waters today..
U.S. Hasn't Declared War on N. Korea: NSC Spokesperson
Pentagon responds to NK Foreign Minister RI statements today - by threatening to give options to Trump..
So , what will happen next time US flies B -1 Lancer Bombers near NK ?
N. Korean foreign minister declares: "In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options are on the table of the supreme leadership"
Ri: Trump declared war. Since this comes from someone holding seat of US presidency, it's declarartion of war 2/
Ri: All (UN) members should remember its US that 1st declared war. UN Charter supports self-defence 3/
Ri: This means we have every right to make countermeasures like shooting down US strategic bombers even if they are not in our air space 4/
The above are Ri's words I dictated live interpreting Korean to English. Official verbatim statement will probably be released soon 5/.
NORTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS TRUMP'S COMMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND WERE CLEARLY A DECLARATION OF WAR
Ri: "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,"
NORTH KOREA HAS RIGHT TO SHOOT DOWN STRATEGIC U.S. BOMBERS EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT IN NORTH KOREAN AIRSPACE: RI
Spain backing off from making further moves against Catalan Gov't & supporters of Independence Referendum?
SPAIN MAY SHUT CATALAN GOVT IF SECESSION DECLARED: CONFIDENCIAL
#Breaking: 72% turnout in Kurdistan referendum: election commission
Results being counted , so far "yes" vote regarding independence getting a resounding 93%..
Turkey has a lot to lose economically , if it intervenes into Kurdistan.
Something to keep an eye on...
Thousands of Kurdish Peshmerga are currently on their way to Kirkuk. Securing the city of utmost importance. #KurdistanReferendum
Iran pivots on border closure threat from earlier today.
An interesting thirteen tweet thread to consider.