Random Musings -- BREAKING NEWS:DTC, the national clearing system, went down last night. That means a lot of trades did not clear. We don't know the impact, but many firms will not have accurate positions for margining on their desks this morning.
Strap yourself in. It looks like we will have a whoosh this morning.
That's a step leg down from the get-go as margined players get closed out and people panic into the closing of
We just started buying some
in Finland at 206. That's down 12 from last night. That's the real-deal kind of selloff that cleans out any of the shaky players.
Get the cash ready. I smell panic overseas as people try to take it off the table
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