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    Nato ‘Concerned’ Over Russia Build-Up
    Aug08

    Nato ‘Concerned’ Over Russia Build-Up

    Nato is “very concerned” about the “massive” military build-up of Russian troops along its border with Ukraine, the organisation’s Secretary-General says. …read more Source: The Boston...

    With the World Focused on Middle East, Will Putin Invade Ukraine?
    Aug08

    With the World Focused on Middle East, Will Putin Invade Ukraine?

    The Russia backed separatists in Ukraine are on the defensive, fighting to hold on to strongholds like the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Meanwhile some 20,000 regular Russian troops have, along with artillery and heavy armor, massed at the border, seemingly awaiting a signal to go in. In Washington, the Obama administration’s bandwidth now...

    Will Russian Sanctions Hit Shoppers?
    Aug08

    Will Russian Sanctions Hit Shoppers?

    Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia’s ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine crisis: At least 3 killed by shelling in rebel-held city of Donetsk
    Aug08

    Ukraine crisis: At least 3 killed by shelling in rebel-held city of Donetsk

    At least three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, a day after a leadership reshuffle appeared to signal Moscow’s attempt to further distance itself from the pro-Russian insurgency. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian soldiers killed breaking free from rebel blockade, Kiev says
    Aug08

    Ukrainian soldiers killed breaking free from rebel blockade, Kiev says

    Kiev announces it will continue to observe a ceasefire in the MH17 crash-site area, contradicting an earlier announcement on Thursday …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Tensions Weigh on German Equities
    Aug08

    Russian Tensions Weigh on German Equities

    Fearing the tit-for-tat sanctions stemming from the Ukraine crisis, investors are wary of German stocks, causing prices to tumble. Meanwhile, prices soar for the country’s safe-haven bonds. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Read Stuff, You Should: Ukraine Calculus
    Aug08

    Read Stuff, You Should: Ukraine Calculus

    Jonathan Bernstein’s morning links. …read more Source:...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TKMR)
    Aug08

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TKMR)

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. Obama Authorizes Iraq Airstrikes, But None Have Occurred Yet. The White House clarified that it is so far running humanitarian sorties to come to the aid of the Yazidi groups trapped on a mountain in the north near the Syrian border. “A senior administration official described the...

    Japan’s Stock Market Just Had It’s Worst Day In Five Months (NKY, DIA, SPY, SPX)
    Aug08

    Japan’s Stock Market Just Had It’s Worst Day In Five Months (NKY, DIA, SPY, SPX)

    Japan’s Nikkei fell 2.98% on Friday, leading the global market sell-off. This was the biggest single-day loss in in five months. While the Asian markets were open, the Bank of Japan reiterated its easy monetary policy framework, as expected. However, it cut its outlook for exports and industrial output. But we can’t ignore the likely...

    The Unfortunate Reason Why It Could Be An Ugly Day In The Markets (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)
    Aug08

    The Unfortunate Reason Why It Could Be An Ugly Day In The Markets (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    There’s not much on the economic calendar today to remind us that the economy is in decent shape. And that could be a bad thing. Markets are currently selling off around the world. U.S. futures are in the red, European markets are down by nearly 1%, and Asia closed sharply lower with Japan’s Nikkei plunging 2.9%. “Risk aversion...