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Monday, June 10

10th Jun - US Close

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Roundups & Commentary
Markets – Between The Hedges
The Closer – alphaville / FT
US:  Stocks Pop And Credit Markets Drop – ZH

Southern Europe no longer indebting to the rest of the worldBruegel
Elimination of current account deficits masks changes in composition of capital flows

ECB’s Draghi Hits German Airwaves to Defend Bond-Buying ProgramWSJ
ECB President Mario Draghi has made great efforts to stress that the ECB is not the Federal Reserve. But when the chips are down, he seems perfectly willing to borrow from Ben Bernanke's communications playbook and go on TV.

Making eurozonians, or notalphaville / FT
All the chart does is track how ‘different’ countries are from each other in a range of monetary unions which never existed, or are long dead, compared to the eurozone. ‘Different’ means scores on a hundred or so factors taken from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, from GDP per capita to judicial independence to available airline seat kilometres. The result speaks for itself.

Just about anything makes more sense than the euro zoneThe Washington Post

JP Morgan’s noteDropbox (pdf)

Fed’s Bullard: Weak Inflation May Argue For More StimulusWSJ

Bullard Holds His GroundTim Duy’s Fed Watch
Bullard remains focused on inflation.  If his colleagues were to join him, they would stop pointing us toward cutting asset purchases in the next few months.

The third railFree exchange / The Economist
The thrust of Mr Bullard's argument here is pretty straightforward. The Fed is seeking (ostensibly) to maximise employment subject to an inflation constraint. If the inflation constraint looks less binding, then whatever policies were previously being used in pursuit of maximum employment should be deployed more aggressively

Default Risk for Major US Banks and BrokersBespoke

The 4 Charts Your Friendly Equity Hedge Fund Manager Does Not Want You To SeeZH