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Futures higher following Ukraine cease-fire agreement/steps

  • While the Ukraine president's office says Porshenko and Putin agreed to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman says the two only discussed steps to facilitate a cease-fire. "Russia can't negotiate a cease-fire because it isn't a party to the conflict" ... and so it goes.
  • Major U.S. stock index futures are all ahead about 0.45%, and Europe's Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is up 1.3%. The Hang Seng's 2.3% gain led Asia higher overnight.
  • The 10-year Treasury yield is up three basis points to 2.45% and gold is up $3 per ounce to $1,268.
  • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, SH, DIA, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, SFLA, BXUC, QQXT, SPUU
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  • User 509088
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    and then it isn't. is the chocolate president also a herbalife distributor?

     

    just wonderin'...
    3 Sep 2014, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • taxman100
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    Ukrainian military went for political targets, and not military. Once their best units got surrounded and cut off, it was only a matter of time. Their goal has never been to win, but to draw NATO deeper into the war.

     

    I feel sorry, not only for the civilians in Eastern Ukraine being bombarded by their own military, but the poor Ukrainian consripts being slaughtered in a proxy war between NATO and Russia.
    3 Sep 2014, 12:15 PM Reply Like
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