Doug Kass Goes Market Neutral Ahead of Opening Beel (SPY) (QQQ) Sep 1, 2015 09:13AM

Invetor Doug Kass said he's now market neutral after he covered a few trades this morning. The following was posted to Twitter on Tuesday:

I have taken off my two RMPRO Trades of the Week in premarket trading - long $QQQ puts and short $SPY calls

— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) September 1, 2015

Covered all $SPY and $QQQ shorts 192.65 and 101.65 Moving back to market neutral from a slightly larger than medium sized net short exposure

— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) September 1, 2015

Oil Trader Sees Crude Prices Stuck in $40 - $60/bbl Range for 2016 (OIL) (USO) Sep 1, 2015 07:47AM

One of the world's top oil traders sees oil prices remaining flat for 2016 with increasing crude supplies continuing to outpace demand.

According to Bloomberg, citing commentary from Vitol Group BV CEO Ian Taylor, excess inventories aren't expected to clear until 2017 at the earliest. The exec expects oil to trade between $40 and $60 per barrel next year.

The recent slump is similar to that of 2008 - 09, following the financial crisis. At the time, oil fell to around... (continue reading...)

European Manufacutring Ticks Lower in August - Markit (FXE) Sep 1, 2015 07:12AM

Markit announced the following on Tuesday:

Data collected 12-21 August

  • Final Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 52.3 in August (Flash: 52.4, July Final: 52.4)
  • Output growth accelerates in Germany and Spain; France and Greece contract further
  • Input costs fall for first time in six months

August data signalled a further expansion of the eurozone manufacturing sector, as continued growth in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria and Ireland offset the ongoing contractions... (continue reading...)

Currency probe by U.S. said to expand to Russia, Brazil trades - Bloomberg (UUP) (RSX) (EWZ) Aug 31, 2015 12:31PM

Currency probe by U.S. said to expand to Russia, Brazil trades, according to Bloomberg.

UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count -8 to 877, Oil Rigs +1 Aug 28, 2015 01:04PM (Updated - August 28, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)

Baker Hughes total U.S. rig count declined 8 to 877. U.S. Oil rig count increased 1 to 675.

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