NEW YORK, Dec 11- Stock markets worldwide slipped on Wednesday after the U.S. Congress announced a provisional budget deal, which heightened expectations of a stimulus reduction by the Federal Reserve.» Read More
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US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street today as investors waited on news out of Europe over losses private bondholders of Greek sovereign debt would be expected to accept. European shares are higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss terms of a Greek debt restructuring deal, with banks rallying on a report about easier capital rules.
US futures point to Wall Street retreating 0.4 per cent from a six-month peak. European shares rose on a rally in banks boosted by a report saying that France and Germany are calling for a relaxation of global bank capital rules. Asian shares and the euro paused from last week's rally on Monday as investors sweated on the progress of crucial Greek talks on a debt swap deal to avoid a default, while activity was subdued due to the Lunar New Year holiday in much of Asia.
The Greek drama continues to roil the euro, and this strategist has a way to play investors' shifting moods.
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US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street, with Greece still locked in talks with private creditors over a haircut on some of its bonds and ahead of earnings by market bellwether General Electric. European shares have retreated from recent highs, with tech stocks very much in focus, but showing mixed performances.
S&P 500 futures suggest Wall Street will pull back fractionally from near 6-month highs with Google being the only real disappointment in earnings. European shares retreated today from their 5-1/2-month highs in the previous session as major stock index neared an "overbought" territory. Asian shares rose to fresh two-month highs as solid euro zone sovereign debt sales and signs that Greece may be nearing a vital debt-swap deal eased concerns over Europe's refinancing capability, boosting appetite for riskier assets.
Economic indicators may be starting to turn up, but this strategist has a trade to also protect on the downside.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets, which started up but have since pared some early gains. Financials are up today and up 8 percent year to date. Kodak files for bankruptcy protection. China's short-term lending rates fall sharply. And Moody's boosts Indonesia's credit rating to investment grade for the first time in a decade.
Market rally on U.S. banks and better euro zone sentiment. There was strong demand for Spanish and French bonds today. The dollar and euro gain on the sell-off in the Japanese yen. Italy's Monti intends to push Italian growth agenda. And Portugal's finance minister says there's "significant" foreign investor interest in its T-bill sale. With John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf.
The euro is riding an updraft after successful European bond auctions, but this strategist is wary.