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Greetings, Let’s begin with China where industrial output remains under pressure. Electricity, cement, and steel production all contracted in October. Source: @TomOrlik Moreover, container freight index hit new lows pointing to falling trade activity. Source: @moved_average The selloff in industrial metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange has been spectacular: aluminum, zinc, nickel, steel rebar all hit cycle lows.

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I had yet another wedding to attend this weekend: My third in four weeks. I may never get all this rice out of my hair. Seriously. But as I was driving to this happy event, a few questions rolled through my mind: Was I dressed appropriately? (Not really.) Was I going to make it before

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Alexander Brokaw contributes to The Edge on a weekly basis with his posts on the latest frauds perpetrated in the financial industry. What’s Twitter good for? Keeping up on breaking news? Live tweeting the Oscars? Using false information to severely deflate the price of a stock? James Alan Craig, a stock trader hailing from Dunragit,

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Greetings, First of all I’d like to welcome all the new readers from BTG Pactual and Merrill Lynch. Administrative note:  If you are unable to see the Daily Shot images, your network administrator is blocking Mailchimp.com where the images are stored. Please ask them to unblock it and join the 21st century. Also, Gmail and Yahoo

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