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***Economic Data***
- (IL) Israel Oct Foreign Currency Balance: No est v $79.9B prior
- (MY) Malaysia Central Bank (BNM) left its Overnight Policy Rate unchanged at 3.00%; as expected
- (DE) Germany Sept Industrial Production M/M: -0.9% v 0.0%e; Y/Y: 1.0% v 0.8%e
- (ZA) South Africa Sept Manufacturing Production M/M: -4.7% v -1.2%e; Y/Y: -3.3% v 0.0%e
- (IE) Ireland Sept Industrial Production M/M: +2.9% v -0.8% prior; Y/Y: +11.7% v -5.7% prior
- (IE) Ireland Oct CPI M/M: -0.2% v 0.0%e; Y/Y: 0.1% v 0.3%e
- (IE) Ireland Oct CPI EU Harmonized M/M: -0.2% v 0.0%e; Y/Y: -0.1% v +0.1%e
- (PT) Portugal Q3 Unemployment Rate: 15.6% v 16.4% prior
- (BR) Brazil Oct IBGE Inflation IPCA M/M: 0.6% v 0.6%e; Y/Y: 5.8% v 5.9%
- (RU) Russia Gold and Forex Reserve w/e Nov 1st: $513.9B v $517.0B prior
- (RU) Russia Oct Official Reserve Assets: $524.3B$515.0Be
- (CL) Chile Oct Trade Balance: +$241M v -$100.0Me; Total Exports: $7.0B v $5.9B prior; Total Imports: $6.8B v $6.1B prior
- (CL) Chile Oct Copper Exports: $3.9B v $3.4B prior
- (UK) Bank of England (BOE) left both Interest Rates and Asset Purchase Target (APT) unchanged at 0.50% and 375B respectively (as expected)
- (CZ) Czech Central Bank left Repurchase Rate unchanged at 0.05% but enacts FX Intervention to weaken the CZK currency
- (EU) ECB cut its Main Refi Rate unchanged at 0.50% (not expected)
- (PL) Poland Oct Official Reserves: $105.5B v $106.9B prior
- (US) Q3 Advance GDP Annualized Q/Q: 2.8% v 2.0%e; Personal Consumption: 1.5% v 1.6%e
- (US) Q3 Advance GDP Price Index: 1.9% v 1.4%e; Core PCE Q/Q: 1.4% v 1.5%e
- (US) Initial Jobless Claims: 336K v 335Ke; Continuing Claims: 2.868M v 2.87Me
- (MX) Mexico Oct CPI M/M: 0.5% v 0.5%e; Y/Y: 3.43.3%e; CPI Core M/M: 0.2% v 0.2%e
- (US) Q3 MBA Mortgage Foreclosures: % v 3.33% prior; Mortgage Delinquencies (seasonally Adj): % v 6.96% prior
- (US) Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventories: +35 bcf vs. +34-38 bcf expected range

- With a very heavy news stream this morning, markets have been acting a little bit bipolar, with US GDP, the Twitter IPO, tons of earnings, the surprise ECB rate cut, BoE and Czech rate decisions, and positive October retail comps all in the mix. As of writing, US equities are at or around their lowest levels, with the DJIA down 0.51%, the S&P500 down 0.44% and the Nasdaq down a whopping 1.33%.

- The advanced reading of US Q3 GDP surprised all observers with a +2.8% reading, the highest rate of GDP expansion since the third quarter of 2012. The extra strength was seen mainly in inventory restocking, while both imports and exports saw big steps down from the Q2 reading. Consumer spending grew at +1.5%, matching its slowest pace of growth in more than 3.5 years. Some wonder whether the data will argue for or against tapering, as there is ammunition within the report for both positions.

- The ECB surprised markets with an interest rate cut plus an extension of its fixed-rate, full allotment by one year to mid-2015. The moves will help prime banks with liquidity and prevent the weak recovery from stalling as inflation falls. It comes after the October euro zone CPI data fell to a four-year low of 0.7%, way off the target rate of 2.0%. The appreciation in EUR/USD has also presented problems for the euro zone, however Draghi insisted that the euro was not a factor in the decision and reiterated that the ECB has no FX policy target. Regarding the inflation issue, Draghi insisted that there is no risk of deflation in the zone, although he also indicated that Europe was entering a prolonged period of low inflation.

- The better US GDP data sent USD/JPY above the 99.00 level and opening the door for retest of the year's high near 104. EUR/USD tested below 1.3300 to make two-month lows but rebounded after Draghi noted that the Euro was not a factor in today's decision.

- Twitter frenzy has dominated the conversation this morning. The social media firm's 70M share IPO opened for trade this morning at approximately 10:50ET at $45.10, way ahead of the $26 pricing earlier this week. Shares of TWTR surged above $50 and then declined back below $45. Other social media names are not benefitting, with FB down 1.5% and LNKD down 2%.

- Shares of Tesla are down nearly 7% this morning after reports made the rounds that another Model S vehicle caught fire following an accident. This is the third Tesla to Model S vehicle to catch fire after an accident in the past six weeks. Tesla notes that it is investigating the accident.

- Toll Brothers is up 4% but off its best levels after reporting better-than-expected preliminary fourth-quarter revenue. The company said strong revenue growth is being driven by price increases in many communities and the acceleration in sales paces per community. Note that the company also floated 6.3M shares this morning. Beazer Homes widely topped both revenue and earnings targets inits Q4, and shares of BZH are up 7.6%.

- Retailers reported better-than-expected sales in October as discounts and promotions helped get shoppers into stores. Heading into retail reports expectations were very low, given the confidence issues and the chaos in Washington, DC during the month. Abercrombie's preliminary report yesterday, with its 14% decline in comps also didn't help. However nearly all major retailers disclosed pretty strong comps. Note that with a few exceptions, retail names are in the red as overall markets swoon. CACH and NWY are

***Looking Ahead***
- 13:30 (US) Fed's Dudley in NY
- 13:30 (EU) ECB's Draghi with German Fin Min Schaeuble at conference in Hamburg
- 14:00 (US) Fed's Stein in Chicago
- 14:00 (EU) EU President Van Rompuy speaks at Kristallnacht Ceremony in Brussels
- 15:00 (US) Sept Consumer Credit: $12.0Be v $13.6B prior
- 18:00 (PE) Peru Central Bank Interest Rate Decision: Expected to leave Reference Rate unchanged at 4.25%



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