Ruble Drops 5% vs Dollar Following S&P Downgrade (RSX) Jan 26, 2015 01:13PM

The ruble dropped 5% vs the dollar after Russia was downgraded to junk at S&P. Russian equities are also lower.

US traders are watching stocks like Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) and ETFs including Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust (NYSE: RSX) and Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares (NYSE: RUSL).

S&P Cuts Russian Federation Ratings to Junk (RSX) Jan 26, 2015 12:59PM

As a "sovereign rating" (as defined in EU CRA Regulation 1060/2009 "EU CRA Regulation"), the ratings on the Russian Federation are subject to certain publication restrictions set out in Art 8a of the EU CRA Regulation, including publication in accordance with a pre-established calendar (see "Calendar Of 2015 EMEA Sovereign, Regional, And Local Government Rating Publication Dates," published Dec. 30, 2014, on RatingsDirect). Under the EU CRA Regulation, deviations from... (continue reading...)

U.S. Rig Count Down 43 to 1,633 - Baker Hughes Jan 23, 2015 01:08PM

U.S. Rig Count Down 43 to 1,633 - Baker Hughes

Existing U.S. Home Sales Rose to 5.04M in Dec., Missing Estimates as Prices Continue to Climb (XHB) Jan 23, 2015 10:05AM

(Updated - January 23, 2015 10:05 AM EST)

Dec. Existing Home Sales 5.04M vs 5.08M Expected; Up 2.4% MoM

UPDATE - More from the National Association of Realtors:

Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors. Median home prices for 2014 rose to their highest level since 2007, but total sales fell 3.1... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Crude Inventory 10M Barrels vs 2.67M Expected Jan 22, 2015 11:04AM (Updated - January 22, 2015 11:04 AM EST)

Crude inventory for the week ending January 16 increased 10.07 million barrels vs a gain of 2.67 million expected.

Cushing inventory increased 2.9 million barrels

Gasoline inventory increased 588 thousand barrels vs a gain of 1.35 million barrels expected.

Distillate inventory declined 3.27 million barrels vs a gain of 780 thousand expected.

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