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U.S. markets are negative in the premarket with S&P 500 futures down 1% on disappointing revenue and guidance from Dell (DELL) - Get Dell Technologies Inc Class C Report, down 8% in early trading.

European markets also remain under pressure as the Stoxx Europe 600 index falls into negative territory this morning. The negative action highlights investor unease after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy fail to endorse Eurobonds as a solution to Euro debt woes, instead choosing integration as the path forward.

Asian stocks were mostly positive as Australia reported positive wage growth (nearly 1%), while China announced new cross-border initiatives with Hong Kong. Strong earnings from China Coal Energy, up 7% in Hong Kong, also added to positive sentiment.

Crude oil is trading up by 1% as investors speculate on decreasing U.S. fuel supplies ahead of today's inventory number, to be released at 10:30am. Crude has broken a major multi-month trend -- but will that keep the price below the $90 level?


SPDR Gold Trust ETF

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remains the go-to safe haven play for investors as the precious metal approaches $1800 again. Active traders continue to find hedging opportunities in leveraged and inverse ETFs such as the

Direxion Financial Bear 3X ETF

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, playing the increasing volatility via the

iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures ETF

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Financial sector stocks appear to be breaking down again after a bullish head fake.

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have all consolidated in potentially bearish patterns near the bottom range of their charts.

JPMorgan Chase

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remains the leader of a troubled group, while

Wells Fargo

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has positive news this week with Buffett scooping up shares and the two dozen investment bankers joining the bank by way of




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continues to see tremendous selling pressure based on a CCTV report in China that accused the company of engaging in fraudulent practices with its online ad business. The reports have resulted in aggressive selling of Chinese ADRs such as


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The selling in technology stocks extends to


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, both down in yesterday's session, while


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tries to base for the next move.

Disclosures: Scott Redler has no positions

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