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  • Citadel’s Silver Bet Exposes Rifts in WallStreetBets Army
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    Citadel’s Silver Bet Exposes Rifts in WallStreetBets Army

    สล็อต 7891️⃣LOOK618,แนวรับ : 21.3 +/-ส่วนการลงทุนโครงการโรงไฟฟ้าพลังงานน้ำกำลังผลิต 30 เมกะวัตต์ ที่เมืองมัณฑะเลย์ของเมียนมาร์นั้น บริษัทได้เลื่อนระยะเวลาการสรุปแผนการลงทุนออกไปเป็นปี 59 จากเดิมที่คาดว่าจะสรุปได้ภายในปลายปีนี้ เนื่องจากต้องการรอความชัดเจนของผลการเลือกตั้งของเมียนมาร์ก่อนตัดสินใจลงทุน"ทั้งนี้เตรียมจัดโปรโมชั่นช่วงไฮซีซั่น พบห้องราคาพิเศษ เริ่มต้นเพียง 3.09 ล้านบาท พร้อมเข้าอยู่ได้เลย พร้อม มาตรการ เดอะ กู๊ด ไลฟ์ สนับสนุนมาตรการการเงินการคลังเพื่อกระตุ้นเศรษฐกิจภาคอสังหาริมทรัพย์ ลูกค้าโครงการ เดอะ วัลลีย์ เขาใหญ่ รับส่วนลดค่าธรรมเนียมการโอนคืนให้ลูกค้าทันที ตั้งแต่วันนี้ จนถึง 30 เมษายน 2559 พร้อมรับ Siam Paragon Gift Voucher มูลค่าสูงสุด 70,000 บาท รวมถึงสามารถนำวงเงิน 20% จากการซื้อโครงการไปหักลดหย่อนภาษีเงินได้บุคคลธรรมดาได้เป็นเวลา 5 ปี ตอบรับมาตรการกระตุ้นอสังหาริมทรัพย์จากภาครัฐอีกด้วย"?ทั้งนี้ในสัปดาห์นี้อาจไม่สามารถพึ่งพาการชี้นำจากตลาดหุ้น WallStreet ได้อย่างที่เคยเนื่องจากเป็นสัปดาห์ที่มีวันขอบคุณพระเจ้า (Thanksgiving) ในวันพฤหัสของสหรัฐฯ ซึ่งชาวอเมริกันส่วนใหญ่จะถือเป็นโอกาสหยุดยาว โดย บล.เอเชีย เวลท์ คาดว่า SET Index จะเคลื่อนไหวในกรอบ 1,375-1,405 จุด สุธิดา มงคลสุธี ขึ้นแท่นผู้ถือหุ้นใหญ่ TBSP หลัง SCC ขายหุ้น Biglotขณะที่การบันทึกขาดทุนด้อยค่าสินทรัพย์จำนวนมากในไตรมาส 3/58 ที่ระดับ 1.39 พันล้านเหรียญสหรัฐนั้น เป็นผลจากราคาน้ำมันที่ปรับตัวลดลงมามากโดยการบันทึกดังกล่าวบนพื้นฐานราคาน้ำมันดิบที่ 48 เหรียญสหรัฐ/บาร์เรล โดยเชื่อว่าหากราคาน้ำมันยืนในระดับปัจจุบันบริษัทก็จะไม่มีการบันทึกขาดทุนจากการด้อยค่าสินทรัพย์ฯอีกCPF ซื้อ WICE Trading buy ปิด: 2.94 แนวรับ: 2.92-2.82 แนวต้าน: 3.04-3.14 ต้องยอมรับว่า Social Media เป็นสิ่งที่เราควบคุมไม่ได้ เป็นสิ่งที่เราก็ไม่รู้ที่มาที่ไป ใครปล่อยออกมา การตรวจสอบจึงทำลำบากมาก เราเอาเวลาไปควบคุมมาตรฐานการให้บริการของโบรกฯดีกว่ามานั่งจับผิดข่าวลือ แต่ถ้ากรณีไหนเราตรวจสอบได้โบรกฯก็มีความผิดด้วย แต่ต้องแน่ใจจริงๆก่อน นายรพี กล่าวSET Index แสดงอาการลงยากออกมาแล้ว มองบ่ายแม้จะมีการอ่อนตัวลงมา แต่คาดว่าจะไม่ต่ำกว่า 1,388 จุด และมีโอกาสสูงที่จะปรับเพิ่มขึ้นอีกในช่วงท้ายจนไปปิดตัวเหนือระดับ 1,390 จุดด้าน บล.ฟิลลิป (ประเทศไทย) มอง SET บ่ายนี้น่าจะเริ่มผันผวนในกรอบ ขณะ Upside จำกัด โดยคาดยังมีแรงซื้อหนุนจากกองทุน LTF/RMF ประคอง Downside มองกรอบวันนี้ที่ 1380-1400 จุด กลยุทธ์ระยะสั้นรอทยอยซื้อเมื่ออ่อนตัวบริเวณแนวรับ โดยยังคงพอร์ตหุ้นไม่เกิน 60%ค่าเงินดอลลาร์สหรัฐปรับตัวลงเทียบกับสกุลเงินเยนที่ 123.83 เยน จาก 123.55 เยน และลดลงเมื่อเทียบกับฟรังก์สวิสที่ระดับ 1.0130 ฟรังก์ จาก 1.0196 ฟรังก์ ขณะที่ค่าเงินดอลลาร์ออสเตรเลียปรับขึ้นเมื่อเทียบกับดอลลาร์สหรัฐที่ระดับ 0.7193 ดอลลาร์สหรัฐ จากระดับ 0.7091 ดอลลาร์ STOP LOSS สถานะ Long ถ้า S50Z15 ปรับลดลงหลุด 884 ลงไปนายศิโรตม์ ดวงรัตน์ ผู้อำนวยการท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ บริษัท ท่าอากาศยานไทย จำกัด (มหาชน) หรือ AOT เปิดเผยว่า เพื่อให้การรณรงค์การงดปล่อยโคมลอย ลูกโป่ง พลุไฟ และลำแสงในช่วงเทศกาลลอยกระทงเป็นไปด้วยความเรียบร้อย ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ(ทสภ.)พร้อมด้วยหน่วยงานที่เกี่ยวข้องข้างต้น ได้จัดแถลงข่าวในครั้งนี้ขึ้น เพื่อให้ความรู้ความเข้าใจกับสื่อมวลชนและประชาชนทั่วไป เกี่ยวกับอันตรายของการปล่อยโคมลอย ลูกโป่ง พลุไฟ และลำแสงขึ้นสู่ท้องฟ้า โดยปราศจากการควบคุมSET Index แสดงอาการลงยากออกมาแล้ว มองบ่ายแม้จะมีการอ่อนตัวลงมา แต่คาดว่าจะไม่ต่ำกว่า 1,388 จุด และมีโอกาสสูงที่จะปรับเพิ่มขึ้นอีกในช่วงท้ายจนไปปิดตัวเหนือระดับ 1,390 จุดShort ตอนเช้ายังไม่ได้ รอเปิดอีกครั้งที่ 18,530 บาท เป้าหมายทำกำไร 18,400 บาท ตัดขาดทุนเหนือ 18,600 บาท、กราฟ SUTHA จะเห็นการฟอร์มตัวแบบ V-shape ขณะที่ Stoch อยู่แนว Oversold เพียง 13% เป็นระดับของการเข้าสะสม โดยประเมินการไต่ระดับขึ้นที่ 6.50 และ 7.20 บาท ราคาตรงนี้ต้องซื้ออะ ของเขาถูกจริงๆเงินดอลลาร์แข็งค่าเมื่อเทียบเยนที่ระดับ 122.88 เยน จาก 122.83 เยน ขณะเดียวกันก็แข็งค่าเมื่อเทียบฟรังก์สวิสที่ 1.0189 ฟรังก์ จาก 1.0130 ฟรังก์ ขณะที่เงินดอลลาร์ออสเตรเลียแข็งค่าเมื่อเทียบดอลลาร์สหรัฐ แตะ 0.7236 ดอลลาร์สหรัฐ จาก 0.7193 ดอลลาร์สหรัฐ。

    สรุปหุ้น10อันดับแรกที่มีผลดันดัชนีเช้านี้ (20พ.ย.),ด้านนายกิตติพันธุ์ อุยยามะพันธุ์ กรรมการผู้จัดการ ฝ่ายอสังหาริมทรัพย์ EMC เปิดเผยว่า เมื่อได้รับเงินเพิ่มทุนแล้วจะนำมาสร้างรายได้ให้กับธุรกิจอสังหาริมทรัพย์ ทั้งในการก่อสร้างโครงการแลนด์มาร์คมหาชัย ซึ่งเป็นโครงการคอมมูนิตี้มอลล์ที่มีความสวยงาม อยู่ในพื้นที่ที่มีศักยภาพสูง ขนาด 16 ไร่ทั้งนี้ จะดำเนินการขายหุ้นส่วนที่เหลือจำนวน 1,956,724 หุ้นให้กับผู้ซื้อภายในระยะเวลา 5 ปี ที่ราคาต่อหุ้นเดียวกัน การซื้อขายหุ้นทั้งหมดตามข้อตกลงดังกล่าวมีมูลค่ารวมประมาณ 720 ล้านบาทสำหรับงบลงทุนในปีหน้าคาดว่าจะอยู่ในระดับใกล้เคียงปีนี้ที่ราว 2 พันล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ เพื่อใช้ในการลงทุนตามแผนและรักษาระดับการผลิตในระดับเดิม ขณะที่วางเป้าหมายจะรักษาต้นทุนการผลิตต่อหน่วยไม่ให้เกิน 40 เหรียญสหรัฐ/บาร์เรล หลังในช่วง 9 เดือนแรกปีนี้สามารถลดต้นทุนการผลิตลงมาที่ 40.20 เหรียญสหรัฐ/บาร์เรล จากช่วงเดียวกันของปีที่แล้ว มีต้นทุนการผลิตในระดับ 42.22 เหรียญสหรัฐ/บาร์เรล สุธิดา มงคลสุธี เตรียมเทนเดอร์ TBSP หุ้นละ 131.50 บ. ตลท.ปลด H บ่ายนี้ลงซื้อขึ้นขายและเล่นรอบใหม่โดย Follow Buy เหนือ 2.02 บาทนอกจากนี้ การเปิดเส้นทางบินใหม่จะขยายไปยังต่างประเทศมากขึ้นนั้น จะส่งผลทำให้ภาพรวมของมาร์จิ้น ปรับตัวเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างมีนัยสำคัญ ประกอบกับบริษัทฯได้ทำประกันความเสี่ยงเรื่องราคาน้ำมันในปีหน้าไว้ที่ 24% ลดลงจากปีนี้ที่ทำไว้ 55% เนื่องด้วยเป็นไปตามภาวะของราคาน้ำมัน จากที่ผ่านมาจะเห็นได้ว่าราคาร้ำมันปรับตัวลงค่อนข้างมาก,BRR (TP14.8*) : Support 13.4/13.0 Resistance 14.0/14.8แนวต้าน : 896 และ 900 EE เรื่องสำคัญของบริษัทคือการเข้าซื้อบริษัท SSUT ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทที่ถือโรงไฟฟ้าและผลิตไอน้ำโดยใช้ก๊าซธรรมชาติเป็นเชื้อเพลิง โดย EE เข้าไปถือจำนวน 40% หรือมูลค่า 1.5 พันล้านบาท บริษัทแจ้งว่าได้มีการชำระเงินไปแล้ว 1 งวด คิดเป็น 25% ของเงินลงทุนและชำระอีกงวดราว 649 ล้านบาท กลางปีหน้า โรงไฟฟ้าดังกล่าวดำเนินโครงการก่อสร้าง 2 โรง เฉลียเสร็จไปแล้วเกือบ 80% และเดือนเมษาปี 59 จะพร้อมจ่ายไฟฟ้าทั้งระบบ โดยการไฟฟ้าฝ่ายผลิตทำสัญญารับซื้อไฟแล้ว 180MW ส่วนที่เหลืออีก 60MW และไอน้ำที่ผลิตได้จำหน่ายให้ผู้ประกอบการที่นิคมบางปู ดังนั้น นี่คือการแจ้งอย่างเป็นทางการ และไม่ได้มีการเข้าไปซื้อของเน่าอย่างที่นักลงทุนเป็นห่วงกัน ในปี 59 เราจะได้เห็นการ turnaround ของผลประกอบการบริษัทแบบหน้ามือเป็นหลังมือ เพราะส่วนแบ่งกำไรน่าจะเฉียด 300 ล้านบาท และคิดเป็นมูลค่าหุ้นได้ 2 บาท เป็นอย่างน้อยยังไม่นับธุรกิจเอทานอลของบริษัท โดยให้ค่า PE เพียง 20 เท่า ต่ำกว่า CKP ที่สูง 38 เท่าตลาดภาคเช้าปิดปรับตัวเพิ่มขึ้น ในทิศทางเดียวกันกับตลาดรอบบ้าน โดยได้โมเมนตัมบวกจากการเปิดเผยบันทึกการประชุม FOMC รอบเดือน ต.ค. ซึ่งลดความไม่แน่นอนของการขึ้นดอกเบี้ยนโยบายสหรัฐ กลุ่มที่ปรับบวกนำตลาดคือกลุ่มพลังงาน นำโดย TOP และ PTT ซึ่งได้ปัจจัยหนุนจากราคาน้ำมันดิบที่ปรับตัวสูงขึ้น ดัชนีปรับเพิ่มขึ้น +5.60 จุด สู่ 1,382.42 จุด มูลค่าการซื้อขาย 1.6 หมื่นล้านบาท SET พรุ่งนี้ขึ้นต่อ คาดสัปดาห์หน้ายืนเหนือ 1,400S50Z15/891.40,โดยมีอัตราการใช้กำลังการผลิตเพิ่มขึ้นเป็น 95.60% ของกำลังการผลิตติดตั้งรวม จึงทำให้ต้นทุนการผลิตต่อหน่วยลดลง โดยจะเห็นได้ว่าอัตรากำไรขั้นต้นในงวด 9 เดือนแรกของปี 2558 ของบริษัทอยู่ที่ร้อยละ 30.53 ปรับตัวเพิ่มขึ้นจากร้อยละ 28.20 ในปี 2557 นอกจากนี้ บริษัทยังสามารถบริหารงานได้อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพมากขึ้นโดยมีการควบคุมงบประมาณการใช้จ่ายต่างๆ โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่ง ค่าใช้จ่ายในการโฆษณาประชาสัมพันธ์และการส่งเสริมการขาย ส่งผลให้บริษัทมีอัตรากำไรสุทธิเพิ่มขึ้นจากร้อยละ 5.15 ในปี 2557 เป็นร้อยละ 7.28 ในงวด 9 เดือนแรกของปี 2558กราฟ ECL ก่อนหน้านี้อ่อนตัวลงมาที่ 1.65 จุดและมีแรงรับแข็งแกร่งหลายครั้ง ซึ่งถือเป็น support ที่สำคัญ ขณะที่การดีดตัวล่าสุดนี้ กราฟแท่งเทียนพยายามสร้างรูป Bullish Engulfing พร้อมๆ กับ Stoch โค้งตัวเป็นสัญญาณเตรียมซื้อรอบใหม่ และหาดผ่าน 1.80 บาท จะตีโค้งเป็น U-Curve ดังนั้น ต้องมาพิสูจน์กัน และแนวโน้มค่อนข้างเชิงบวก แนะนำซื้อเก็งกำไรกราฟ EE ดูเหมือนกำลังจะฟื้นตัวจากระยะ down trend โดยโค้งตัวขึ้น ทดสอบเส้นกดทัน และสร้างรู้ U-curve ซึ่งอย่างน้อยควรขึ้นไปชน 1.20 บาท จากนั้นจะผ่านไป 1.30 บาทไม่ยาก สัญญาณซื้อกลับมา ราคาตรงนี้ถือว่า bottom ลองสะสมกันดูนะ ,ราคาปิด : 1.98ด้านนายเจมส์ บูลลาร์ด ประธานเฟด สาขาเซนต์หลุยส์ เปิดเผยว่า สหรัฐจะกลับไปสู่ยุคที่มีความไม่แน่นอนมากขึ้นเกี่ยวกับการดำเนินนโยบายการเงินของเฟดในการประชุมแต่ละครั้ง นายบูลลาร์ดกล่าวว่า หลังจากที่เฟดปรับขึ้นอัตราดอกเบี้ยเป็นครั้งแรกแล้ว การปรับขึ้นอัตราดอกเบี้ยครั้งต่อไปก็จะมีความไม่แน่นอนมากขึ้น โดยขึ้นอยู่กับข้อมูลทางเศรษฐกิจที่เฟดได้รับในการประชุมแต่ละครั้ง นอกจากนั้นยังกล่าวเสริมว่า เฟดจะต้องพร้อมที่จะเปลี่ยนแปลงแนวทางการดำเนินนโยบาย โดยขึ้นอยู่กับพัฒนาการทางเศรษฐกิจนายสีหศักดิ์ กล่าวว่า ปี 59 บริษัทตั้งเป้าหมายปริมาณผลิตเพื่อจำหน่ายถ่านหินที่ 5.5 ล้านตัน เพิ่มขึ้นจากปี 58 ที่คาดว่าจะทำได้เพียง 5 ล้านตัน ต่ำกว่าเป้าหมายเดิมที่คาดระดับ 6 ล้านตัน เนื่องจากการผลิตจากเหมืองถ่านหินของบริษัททำได้ต่ำกว่าเป้า โดยการผลิตจากเหมือง LHI ทำได้ 3 ล้านตัน จากเป้า 3.5 ล้านตัน และ SGP ผลิตได้ 2 ล้านตัน จากเป้า 2.5 ล้านตัน ซึ่งเป็นไปตามสถานการณ์ถ่านหินที่อยู่ในช่วงขาลงต่อเนื่อง ทำให้บริษัทไม่เน้นการเพิ่มปริมาณการผลิตPIMO (Bt 1.98 เป้าเทคนิค 2.04-2.20 cut loss ถ้าหลุด 1.93) ขณะที่ ใช้การหลุด 3.58 เป็นแนว stop lossโดยการขายหุ้น TBSP ในครั้งนี้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของการปรับทิศทางธุรกิจของเอสซีจี แพคเกจจิ้ง ซึ่งมุ่งเน้นการเป็นผู้ผลิตและให้บริการบรรจุภัณฑ์ครบวงจร ในขณะเดียวกันยังเป็นการเพิ่มโอกาสให้ TBSP ได้เติบโตและต่อยอดธุรกิจสิ่งพิมพ์ปลอดการปลอมแปลงได้อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพมากยิ่งขึ้นราคาหุ้นบริษัท สุธากัญจน์ จำกัด (มหาชน) หรือSUTHAปิดตลาดเช้าอยู่ที่ 6.20 บาท ลบ 0.05 บาท หรือ 0.80% สูงสุด 6.45 บาท ต่ำสุด 6.20 บาท มูลค่าการซื้อขาย 28.29 ล้านบาททั้งนี้ นักลงทุนต่างจับตาการกล่าวสุนทรพจน์ของนายดรากี เพื่อประเมินว่า ECB จะดำเนินมาตรการผ่อนคลายเชิงปริมาณ (QE) มากขึ้นหรือไม่ในการประชุมวันที่ 3 ธ.ค.นี้。

    (Bloomberg) -- Ken Griffin’s Citadel has once again found itself at the center of a WallStreetBets drama, this time over the firm’s holdings of silver.The precious metal has become a popular buying target for retail investors keen to inflict losses on hedge funds, after posts on WallStreetBets claimed the market was ripe for a short squeeze. Yet some members of the Reddit forum have responded with pleas to avoid the trade, saying Citadel stands to benefit as a major holder of the largest silver exchange-traded fund.“CITADEL IS THE 5TH LARGEST OWNER OF SLV,” one WallStreetBets user wrote on Sunday, referring to the iShares trust’s ticker symbol. “IT’S IMPERATIVE WE DO NOT ‘SQUEEZE’ IT.”Read more: Silver Spikes Past $30 as Retail Investors Swarm Biggest TargetCitadel Advisors LLC owned about 6 million shares of the iShares Silver Trust as of Sept. 30, equivalent to a 0.93% stake, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The firm also held shares in at least 17 other silver companies and ETFs.While WallStreetBets users have stunned the world by banding together to fuel epic gains in heavily shorted stocks including GameStop Corp., the debate over silver highlights that traders in the forum are far from a homogeneous group. Investors have been watching the metal’s rally for clues on the staying power of a David-vs-Goliath buying spree that’s spreading to ever-bigger targets.Silver futures on the Comex jumped as much as 13% on Monday. That pushed prices above $30 an ounce to the highest level since 2013, but the gains are so far tiny relative to GameStop’s 16-fold surge since mid-January.A phone call to Citadel’s Chicago office outside regular business hours went unanswered. It’s unclear whether the firm’s holdings of iShares Silver Trust or other silver-related securities have changed since September. Inflows into the iShares trust surged by a record $944 million on Friday as trading in the ETF soared.Citadel runs one of the largest hedge funds and one of the biggest market makers in the world. The firm drew the ire of the WallStreetBets crowd last month after it injected cash into hedge fund Melvin Capital, which lost about 53% in January after being hit by a short squeeze on shares including GameStop.Anger toward Citadel among WallStreetBets users only increased after Robinhood Markets imposed curbs on trading GameStop last week. Some alleged that Griffin, whose firm helps execute orders from Robinhood customers, might be behind an attempt to stamp out the rebellion of individual investors. Citadel and Robinhood both denied any involvement by the billionaire in the decision.(Updates silver price and adds chart.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    India's more relaxed rules on investment in insurers set to attract U.S., European players

    The Indian government on Monday said it plans to raise limits on how much foreign companies can invest in the country's insurance industry, a move that could attract inflows from U.S. and European insurers. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech for 2021-22 said the government would allow foreign direct investment of up to 74% in insurance entities, up from 49% currently, clearing the way for "foreign ownership and control with safeguards". The change could attract investments from international insurance companies, industry sources said, many of which have existing joint-venture operations in India, including from American International Group and United Kingdom's Prudential Plc.

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    Playboy agrees to buy sexual wellness chain Lovers

    Playboy Enterprises Inc, the lifestyle brand that is in the process of going public and known for its eponymous magazine, said on Monday it has agreed to acquire the parent company of sexual wellness chain Lovers. In October, Playboy agreed to go public by merging with blank-check acquisition company Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp in a deal that values Playboy at $413 million, including debt.

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    Yahoo Finance Presents: NBA Legend Ray Allen

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    Billionaire Fertitta's hotel company to go public through SPAC deal at $6.6 bln valuation

    Fertitta Entertainment Inc, owned by Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, said on Monday it has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check company, in a deal that values the combined entity at $6.6 billion. The deal with FAST Acquisition Corp includes a $1.2 billion private investment from institutional shareholders, Fertitta Entertainment said. Fertitta would be the Chief Executive Officer of the combined company and its largest shareholder, the company said.

  • Gamesmaker Nexters?to Go Public Via Former MegaFon CEO SPAC
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    Gamesmaker Nexters?to Go Public Via Former MegaFon CEO SPAC

    (Bloomberg) -- Nexters Global Ltd., the game developer behind Hero Wars and Throne Rush, is going public through a deal with a blank-check company started by former MegaFon PJSC head Ivan Tavrin.The transaction between Limassol, Cyprus-based Nexters and Tavrin’s Kismet Acquisition One Corp. is valued at $1.9 billion, according to a statement Monday. Kismet Capital Group will invest an additional $50 million in the deal.Tavrin, the founder of Russian media company UTH Russia Ltd. and former chief executive officer of telecommunications group MegaFon, has filed for three special purpose acquisition companies -- or SPACs -- since last year. Kismet Acquisition One, which raised $250 million in August, was formed to focus on acquisitions in the telecom infrastructure, internet, technology and consumer industries, according to its filing documents.“There is a great opportunity for European businesses to go public on Nasdaq through SPACs,” Tavrin said in an interview. “It was our thesis that technology and innovation has no borders.”Shares in Kismet, which is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, closed at $10.47 Friday. They climbed 7% to $11.20 in early New York trading Monday.Tavrin will join the board of the listed company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter, after which the company will trade under the GDEV tickerNexters was founded in 2010 by Andrey Fadeev and Boris Gertsovsky. Its main franchise is Hero Wars, a multiplayer battle game where characters fight for territory in a fantasy land known as Dominion.”Nexters is very well diversified in terms of gamers and in terms of currency,” Tavrin said, adding that 60% of its users are in the U.S. and Europe, and 20% are in Asia, excluding China where the company has yet to establish a footprint.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Selloff Puts Emerging Markets on Trial While Bulls Hang Tough
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    Selloff Puts Emerging Markets on Trial While Bulls Hang Tough

    (Bloomberg) -- After a one-month trial of 2021, the shoppers of emerging-market assets can point to any number of reasons for wanting their money back.Yet the balance of evidence suggests they’ll stick with the product for a while.For all the factors that triggered last week’s selloff, the prospect of stronger growth ahead as stimulus kicks in, vaccines are distributed and restrictions lifted continues to underpin confidence. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Societe Generale SA and Loomis Sayles & Co. were among those talking up emerging markets in the past week, even as the Cboe Volatility Index had its biggest daily jump in about three years on Wednesday.“I see the current backup as an opportunity to fade weakness, rather than the start of another sustained leg down,” said Ilya Gofshteyn, a senior emerging-markets strategist at Standard Chartered in New York. “Assets can rally once U.S. equity market volatility rolls over. Emerging-market currencies were on the back foot even ahead of the recent spike in VIX, so positioning is much cleaner now.”MSCI Inc.’s gauge of developing-nation shares had the worst week since March in the five days through Friday, falling 4.5%, as the uneven rollout of inoculation programs and gyrations brought about by retail traders in U.S. markets sapped risk appetite.Investor anxiety, as measured by expected price swings for equities, reached the highest in almost three months last week even as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged to keep monetary spigots wide open. Implied volatilities across emerging-market currency pairs jumped on Friday, while local bonds fell for a third straight week.February may still get off to a rocky start. Kicking off a week of economic releases, an official gauge of China’s manufacturing output slipped for a second month in January, while activity in the services sector slowed to the lowest reading since March, data published on the weekend showed. Traders are also monitoring silver’s price spike, as the precious metal took center stage Monday in the retail investor frenzy sweeping through markets.Listen: EM Weekly Podcast: Risk of Retail Frenzy Contagion; PMI NumbersDefaults and RestructuringsZambia skipped a $56.1 million coupon payment on Jan. 30 on its Eurobond maturing in 2027, the Finance Ministry confirmed SundayIt became Africa’s first pandemic-era sovereign to default after it missed a $42.5 million Eurobond coupon payment in NovemberEthiopia’s State Minister of Finance Eyob Tekalign said the nation will seek to restructure its external debt under a Group-of-20 programIts Eurobonds plunged the most on record on FridayChad was the first country to request the restructuring of its external debt under the G-20 common frameworkElsewhere, Argentina’s Salta province reached a deal with an ad-hoc creditors group for amendments to its foreign bonds due in 2024Central Banks DecideThe Bank of Thailand is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Wednesday by unanimous consensusBloomberg Economics believes that this does not preclude other easing measures to build on relief for retail borrowersThe central bank may also express further concern about the Thai baht’s strength and discuss steps to “address structural problems in the foreign-exchange market and encourage more balanced capital flows,” as described in the most recent minutesRead: Shorter Thai Bonds in Demand Ahead of Rate Verdict: SEAsia RatesThe Reserve Bank of India’s decision will be closely watched on Friday. Consensus expects policy makers to stand patHowever, Bloomberg Economics says the central bank has scope to ease rates after December inflation dropped to within its target bandIf they do cut, analysts will watch how much shorter-tenor yields can fall even with the expected rate cut as the RBI has signaled its willingness to withdraw liquidityPoland’s central bank is expected to hold rates Wednesday, according to all economists surveyed by BloombergThe zloty is little changed this yearThe regulator pledged to return to currency interventions to avoid zloty gains and allow the economy take full advantage of ultra-lax monetary conditionsCentral banks in the Czech Republic, Ghana and Egypt are also expected to keep rates on hold this weekCentral Banks InterveneA number of Asia’s large holders of reserves are due to report January foreign-exchange levels this weekJanuary shouldn’t have been a heavy dollar-buying month given the recovery in the U.S. currency. For those countries that experienced depreciation pressure -- like South Korea -- the figures will provide an illustration of the asymmetric nature of reserves accumulation; Asian countries are generally more willing to buy dollars than to sell themSouth Korea reports on Wednesday. Valuation effects alone could reduce the figure to $441.6 billionThe calculations of valuation-adjusted reserves accumulation are done on the assumption that 40% of currency reserves are denominated in non-dollar currencies -- broadly along the lines of the International Monetary Fund survey dataThe Korean won was the worst-performing Asian currency in JanuaryIndonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines release data on Friday. Valuation alone would cut Taiwan’s figure to $528.1 billionChina releases its numbers on Feb. 7The yuan was the strongest currency in Asia last week, as the authorities continued to battle the attraction of rising interest rates and corporate demand for the Chinese currencyRead: Yuan Bulls Take Comfort From High FX Conversion Rate: Macro ViewPMI PulseA slew of factory activity data from Indonesia to India, Russia and Brazil will offer further clues on the pace of recovery across the developing world as investors assess whether market valuations are stretchedChina’s official PMIs -- especially services -- were poor in data released on SundayThe Caixin manufacturing numbers also disappointed in data released on Monday, falling 1.1 points below consensusChina aside, Asia’s January Markit manufacturing PMIs have so far come in strong. The average outcome -- excluding China -- rose for the ninth consecutive month, by 0.7Back of the envelope calculations suggest that PMIs should have been expected to come in roughly flat. On the one hand, the tightening of lockdown conditions across the region and spill-over from China’s official PMI slowdown were expected to constrain these figures. On the other, strong U.S. Markit figures for January, and impressive export data from South Korea suggested support for the numbersChina (Caixin) and India’s (Markit) service PMIs are due Wednesday. China’s number is expected to lose a little momentumInflation WatchJanuary CPI data will be closely watched. Any sign of slowing inflation would boost real yields in a low interest-rate environment -- a relief to bond investorsIndonesia’s number on Monday unexpectedly fell on a headline basis, and remains comfortably below the central bank’s target rangeSouth Korea’s figure is due on Tuesday. Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan report on Friday -- consensus expects most to remain stableA reading of Colombia’s January consumer price inflation, scheduled for Friday, may show a small increase while lingering below the targetArgentina’s central bank is expected to release its monthly survey on inflation expectations on FridayPeruvian headline inflation for January is expected to rise from a month earlier while staying near the midpoint of target, according to Bloomberg EconomicsOther Data & EventsMyanmar’s military detained Aung San Suu Kyi, declared a state of emergency and seized power for a year after disputing her party’s landslide November election victory in a setback for the country’s nascent transition to democracy. The nation’s stock exchange on Monday said it halted trading due to a connection errorStill, it’s unlikely that there will be a spill-over into other Asian marketsIndia’s bonds tumbled and stocks surged after the government unveiled a spending plan worth almost a half-trillion dollars to help lift Asia’s third-largest economy out of a pandemic-induced slumpThe fiscal deficit next year is expected at 6.8% of gross domestic product. That’s wider than the 5.5% forecast in a Bloomberg survey. The deficit will be 9.5% for the current year, against a planned 3.5%India plans to borrow about 12 trillion rupees ($164 billion) in the next fiscal year starting in AprilIndia to Borrow Big for Nearly Half-Trillion Dollar Budget Indian Bonds Tumble on Near-Record Borrowing, Focus Turns to RBISouth Korean export data, released on Monday, beat expectations by a little more than 1 percentage point, while the nation’s current-account balance is due FridayIndonesia’s fourth-quarter GDP report is due on Friday, and is expected to show a continued contractionBrazilian developments around a strike planned for Monday by truckers, unhappy with higher diesel prices, should be monitoredA nationwide truckers’ strike in 2018 (mid-May to early June) all but shut down Latin America’s No.1 economy and cost billions alone in lost outputBrazilian Minister of Infrastructure Tarcisio Gomes de Freitastold daily Estadao that he had spoken with sector leaders and expected minimal participationBrazil’s $3.5 billion bond maturing in 2030 was little changedBrazilian lawmakers are set to return from recess on Monday and vote on new presidents for the lower house and Senate. The two candidates backed by President Jair Bolsonaro are broadly favored to win and the result of the election could impact the outlook for economic reform in Latin America’s largest economy, including further fiscal stimulus to ward off the worst of the pandemic’s economic effectsOn Tuesday, Brazilian December industrial production figures are expected to show a continued rebound from the pandemic plunge.A reading of Chile’s December economic activity on Monday flagged a tepid recovery while lingering below levels from a year earlierBusiness confidence rose, perhaps signaling that vaccine rollouts in the nation will be enough to stoke a comebackMeeting minutes from Colombia’s January meeting may offer investors a more dovish tone and hint at further accommodation if inflation remains subdued, according to Bloomberg EconomicsPolicy makers held their key rate at an all-time low for a fourth straight month last weekFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    REFILE-US STOCKS-Futures bounce back as small-time traders pile into silver

    U.S. stock index futures bounced 1% on Monday following a steep sell-off on Wall Street last week, as a shift in the retail trading frenzy to silver drove up mining stocks and investors awaited manufacturing data later in the day. The iShares Silver Trust ETF jumped 9% in premarket trading as silver broke above $30 an ounce for the first time since 2013 with an army of retail traders storming into the metal after betting billions of dollars on stocks last week. Wall Street's main indexes last week logged their steepest weekly fall since October, as investors digested the efficacy data from Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial results, while a slugfest between Wall Street hedge funds and retail investors added to volatility.

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    Russian prosecutors seek Navalny jail term as Kremlin tells U.S. to back off

    Russian state prosecutors said they would back an effort to jail opposition politician Alexei Navalny for up to three and a half years at a court hearing on Tuesday, as the Kremlin said it would not heed U.S. complaints about his case. Riot police used forced to break up protests across Russia on Sunday calling for Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, to be freed.

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    Silver Coin Sites Seize Up as Buying Frenzy Takes Hold

    (Bloomberg) -- Retail sites for silver have been overwhelmed with demand for bars and coins, suggesting the frenzy that roiled commodities markets last week is spilling over into physical assets.Sites from Money Metals and SD Bullion to JM Bullion and Apmex, the Walmart of precious metals products in North America, said over the weekend they were unable to process orders until Asian markets opened because of unprecedented demand. Buying continued on Monday, and both spot and futures silver prices spiked up to breach $30 an ounce.“Pretty much physical silver is almost all gone in terms of live inventory,” Tyler Wall, president and chief executive officer at SD Bullion, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. “Currently we’re seeing the premium -- the price you pay over spot to get actual physical silver in your hands -- is skyrocketing. Most stuff on our website’s at least 30% over spot and we can’t source it for much less than that right now from our wholesalers.”Phones were ringing non-stop at Swiss dealer Gold Avenue, said CEO Alessandro Soldati.“Demand was ten times a typical Sunday yesterday, and today I would say six times,” he said on Monday. “Everyone is calling us saying ‘I want to buy gold and silver ASAP.’”Retail traders, inspired by Reddit posters, stormed into the silver market last week and successfully drove up prices of the physical metal, silver miners and exchange-traded funds. Spot prices, silver futures on the Comex and the largest silver exchange-traded fund, iShares Silver Trust, all climbed more than 5% in the week.Premiums are expected to rise quickly, according to Apmex, which said it’s seeing significant increases in costs and warned it likely needs an additional day or two to fill orders. On Saturday alone, it added as many new customers as it usually adds in a week.Premiums on American Eagle silver coins have risen to close to $5 from a normal level of $2 over the past three days, according to Everett Millman at Gainesville Coins in Florida. His company’s website has a notice saying orders are taking longer than normal to fulfill.“That absolutely motivates more people not only to jump on the bandwagon with the Redditors,” Millman said by phone. It also “reinforces the bias that holding physical silver is a safer investment as opposed to speculating on the stock market.”What’s unusual this time in the physical silver market is that “everybody has been raising their premiums,” according to Millman. In normal times, some retailers will be able to offer lower premiums.There are also signs that investors are holding onto silver they own, rather than trying to take profits.“Now we’re seeing nothing, no single offer, which is scary,” Peter Thomas, senior vice president at Zaner Group, said by phone from Chicago. “Whatever we sell, people are holding it. There’s no inflow of metal at all.”The surge in demand also spread to Asia.“We have seen unprecedented demand for physical silver,” Gregor Gregersen, founder of Singapore-based dealer Silver Bullion Pte. “The demand is broad based and deep as we have witnessed both a record number of orders as well as new record size orders over the past 24 hours.”(Updates with fresh comments from fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    Fertitta Takes Landry’s Public Again at $6.6 Billion Value

    (Bloomberg) -- Tilman Fertitta is taking his restaurant and casino empire public again through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company that values his Fertitta Entertainment Inc. at $6.6 billion, including debt.Fertitta is combining his closely held Houston-based business with Fast Acquisition Corp., a shell company taken public last year by fellow restaurateurs Sandy Beall and Doug Jacob. Bloomberg News reported earlier that the deal was in the works.Fast Acquisition surged as much as 49% in premarket trading Monday and was up 22% to $12.90 at 7:28 a.m. in New York.Institutional investors have agreed to invest an additional $1.2 billion for a roughly 35% stake in the business. Those investors include Fidelity Investments, BlackRock Inc. and Neuberger Berman, according to people familiar with the deal, who asked not to be named because the investors haven’t been made public.Fertitta, who’ll be chairman and chief executive officer, will own about 60% of the shares, a stake valued at roughly $2 billion. He’ll also control the majority of the vote through a special class of stock.Fertitta, 63, said he was taking the company public now to take advantage of opportunities for acquisitions in the wake of the global pandemic, particularly in the casino industry. Sports betting has exploded in the U.S. since the Supreme Court allowed states outside of Nevada to offer such wagers in 2018.“I want to do big gaming deals,” Fertitta said in an interview Sunday. “Thirty years ago there was gambling in two states. Now we’re approving new states for online almost on a weekly basis.”Pandemic PainThe company reported about $3.4 billion in sales in 2019, but like most consumer-driven businesses, Fertitta’s chains were hit hard by the coronavirus. Fertitta said he expects earnings to rebound to $575 million this year and $648 million in 2022, giving the company leverage of around four times. That’s up from around $250 million in 2020, when the company furloughed tens of thousands of employees and borrowed at a rate of 13% to weather the pandemic.The Texas native first acquired control of Landry’s, then consisting of two seafood restaurants, in 1986. Today the business is a surf-and-turf giant, with 500 locations including the Morton’s and Del Frisco’s steak chains and the Chart House and McCormick and Schmick’s seafood eateries.Fertitta also branched into casinos and now operates five under the Golden Nugget brand. The new company will include Fertitta’s 50% stake in Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc., which he took public last year, also via a merger with a SPAC. Golden Nugget Online rose 2% to $18.20 in premarket trading Monday.The Houston Rockets basketball team, which Fertitta bought four years ago for $2.2 billion, isn’t part of the transaction. Nor are his hotels, which include the Post Oak in Houston.Landry’s operated as a public company previously from 1993 to 2010, when Fertitta took it private because he didn’t think the public market valued it highly enough.The company is hosting a prerecorded call for investors at 9 a.m. New York time on Monday.Beall, one of the founders of the Ruby Tuesday chain, and Jacob of &pizza raised $200 million in their public offering of Fast Acquisition last year. They and the current Fast shareholders will own about 5% of the new company.(Updates with shares in third and 10th paragraphs.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    The European Commission will continue discussions with AstraZeneca with the purpose of receiving more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine than the company has so far pledged in the first quarter of the year, a spokesman said on Monday. On Sunday, the Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said AstraZeneca had raised its target of supplies to the EU to 40 million doses from 31 million until the end of March, after a large cut last week. The offer by AstraZeneca was an improvement but "it is definitely not the amount which we expect to receive until the end of the first quarter, so of course discussions will continue," the spokesman told a news conference.

  • Stock market news live updates: Stock futures jump to recover some losses, silver prices surge
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    EV firm Microvast to go public through $3 bln merger with SPAC

    Electric-vehicle battery maker Microvast said on Monday it would go public through a merger with blank-check company Tuscan Holdings Corp, in a deal that values the combined entity at roughly $3 billion. The deal with Tuscan was announced in November. Microvast will receive $822 million in gross cash proceeds, which includes a private investment of $540 million from investors like Oshkosh Corp, BlackRock Inc, Koch Strategic Platforms and InterPrivate Investment Partners.

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    The Swiss franc fell out of recent trading ranges against the dollar on Monday, dropping to its lowest levels in two months while the U.S. currency bounced to a 2-week high. A weaker euro, which lost half a percent against the dollar by 1147 GMT, helped the index that measures the greenback's broader strength gain 0.2% on the day. The Swiss franc broke lower from recent ranges to drop more than half a percent to its lowest against the buck since Dec. 2, at 0.8964 francs per dollar.

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  • The Citadel Link: What Ken Griffin Has to Do With GameStop
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    The Citadel Link: What Ken Griffin Has to Do With GameStop

    (Bloomberg) -- The name is a byword for power on Wall Street. But suddenly, there it was, in the White House Briefing Room, too: “Citadel.”Given the wild stock-market spectacle involving GameStop Corp., the question last week for the new press secretary was this: would Janet Yellen, now Treasury secretary, recuse herself from the matter given the hundreds of thousands of dollars she’d collected in speaking fees from Citadel?For people outside financial circles, the answer -- Yellen is a pro, nothing to see here -- was probably less surprising than the fact that Citadel came up at all. But in the is-this-for-real story of GameStop and Robinhood, Citadel, the financial empire run by billionaire Kenneth Griffin, has become a subject of fascination, speculation and, in some corners of the internet, grassy-knoll conspiracy theories.No one in a position of authority has officially accused Citadel of wrongdoing. But from Washington to Silicon Valley to Wall Street to cyberspace, the giant financial firm lies at the center of many of the questions being raised, including the big one: What on Earth just happened?Griffin, 52, got his start trading out of his Harvard dorm room, and three decades later, he runs one of the largest hedge funds and one of the biggest market makers in the world. On the brink of extinction during the 2008 financial crisis, the billionaire has now become the ultimate example of a moneyed, Wall Street archetype who is easy to rage against.Enter the angry retail mob with their “to the moon” bets on GameStop, AMC Entertainment and other stocks. When Robinhood imposed curbs on trading many of those companies last week, Redditors and politicians cried foul. Accusatory fingers pointed at Griffin, a Republican mega-donor, for scheming to stamp out the rebellion of individual investors -- even as Citadel and the online broker both denied any involvement by the billionaire in the decision.All roads in last week’s saga seemed to go through Citadel. The market maker, Citadel Securities, is one of the biggest sources of Robinhood’s revenue, as it pays the no-fee trading app for handling its orders and fills more of them than any other firm.Meanwhile, the hedge fund -- a separate entity from the market maker -- along with Griffin and his partners together invested $2 billion in Melvin Capital, which lost 53% in January after being bloodied by a short squeeze on shares including GameStop. Citadel’s hedge funds lost less than 1% from its investment in Melvin, and overall dropped 3% during the month.‘Categorically False’No one could say why they were sure of Griffin’s hand in Robinhood’s decisions and they gave short shrift to the more likely explanation: the brokerage’s financial fragility. The deposits Robinhood had to make for equities jumped 10-fold during the week.Congressman Rohit Khanna, a California Democrat, called for Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev to answer questions about whether he discussed the company’s actions with anyone from Citadel, and whether clearinghouses were restricting trade in coordination with hedge funds.“There’s people saying that we were forced to do this by market makers we route to or other market participants, and I just want to come out and say that that’s categorically false,” Tenev said in an interview on Bloomberg TV. He later reiterated that no market makers or other players had even asked him to restrict buying in GameStop or a handful of other high-volume names.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched his own probe into Citadel, Robinhood and other brokers: “The apparent coordination between hedge funds, trading platforms, and web servers to shut down threats to their market dominance is shockingly unprecedented and wrong. It stinks of corruption,” he said.Paxton is himself under investigation for corruption on a separate matter, according to the AP, for which he has denied wrongdoing.Citadel denies even the hint of any suspect behavior. “Citadel Securities has not instructed or otherwise caused any brokerage firm to stop, suspend, or limit trading or otherwise refuse to do business,” the company said in a statement. For its hedge fund, “Citadel is not involved in, or responsible for, any retail brokers’ decision to stop trading in any way.”Market MakingAmateur sleuths found fertile ground to fan conspiracies. They didn’t hesitate in casting Jeff Psaki, a money manager at Citadel, as proof of dark arts at the firm. It started with claims that Psaki, an ex-Goldman trader, was married to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. He’s not: He’s her second cousin and has never spoken to her, a person who knows him said. But on it went, ricocheting from chatboards to Twitter and beyond.There were the questions over Yellen’s windfall from Citadel -- the more than $700,000 she got for speaking engagements the firm paid for over the past two years.What’s certain is that Griffin’s Citadel Securities plays a key role in trading across the stock market, and has probably made a lot of money during the GameStop frenzy. The market-maker’s machines are built to thrive on uncertainty and high-volume days, of which there were many in January: On Wednesday alone, $29 billion worth of GameStop shares changed hands.And in recent days, Citadel’s holding of silver have come under scrutiny on Reddit. The precious metal has become a popular buying target for retail investors, after posts on WallStreetBets claimed the market was ripe for a short squeeze. Others in the forum have balked, saying Citadel stands to benefit as a major holder of the largest silver exchange-traded fund.The trading mania offers millions of chances to execute a trade. Firms like Citadel Securities make money from the price difference between buying (or selling) a stock and then almost immediately selling (or buying) it. While the amount is minuscule for any individual order -- fractions of a penny -- it adds up quickly in extreme moments.“Citadel Securities witnessed an extraordinary level of retail trading last week,” the company said in a statement to Bloomberg. “At many times over the course of the week, the large brokerage firms depended upon our capabilities to handle the deluge of orders.” The firm said it saved individual investors a total of $1.3 billion last year by executing their orders at better prices than those available on exchanges.“The more shares they see, the more bread crumbs they take,” said Larry Tabb, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “Especially in highly volatile names, the spreads are wide so they’re not necessarily bread crumbs any more.”Given that scenario, Robinhood’s decision to limit purchases of certain stocks “has to do more with clearing than with execution,” he said.(Updates with Citadel’s silver bets in fourth paragraph below second subheadline.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    Hedge fund body slams retail investors for 'distorting'. markets

    The retail trading frenzy on Wall Street has grossly distorted markets and it was concerning to see lawmakers cheering this from the sidelines, global hedge funds industry body AIMA said on Monday. Retail investors have been driving up the price of stocks shorted by hedge funds. "What is dangerous, amid this trading frenzy, is that retail investors have been chasing prices so far above any sane valuation and that many will end up nursing losses," AIMA CEO Jack Inglis said in a letter to members.

  • AMC Leads Gains in Reddit Darlings as Focus Shifts to Silver
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    AMC Leads Gains in Reddit Darlings as Focus Shifts to Silver

    (Bloomberg) -- AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and some other Redditor favorites extended January’s spectacular advance on Monday, while GameStop Corp’s rally paused, as brokerages removed trading restrictions from all but the most volatile stocks.AMC rose 18% to $15.51, while GameStop erased earlier gains and was 7.7% lower at $300 as of 7:10 a.m. in New York. The latter surged 1,625% last month, propelled by day traders using Reddit forums to take on the Wall Street establishment and inflict multibillion-dollar losses on hedge funds with large short positions.Robinhood Markets Inc. is continuing to impose trading curbs on GameStop, movie-theater chain AMC and six other stocks, but on Sunday removed restrictions on 42 others. Clients can buy only 1 share in GameStop, and as many as 10 in AMC. The popular trading app put buying limits in place last week after its clearinghouse deposit requirements for equities increased. Other brokerages including Morgan Stanley’s E*Trade also eased restrictions.Among other stocks recently favored by the Reddit community, Blackberry Ltd. rose 5.3%, cannabis firm Sundial Growers Inc. gained 10% and headphones and loudspeakers retailer Koss climbed 6.3%.The attention of the retail speculators who fueled the breathtaking gains in the most heavily shorted stocks looked to be shifting over the weekend to commodities such as silver, which broke above $30 an ounce in a move that like GameStop and AMC can be traced back to Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum.“So far, it is not exactly the GameStop anomaly, but it is a hint that the retail traders who just discovered the strength of their unity are out there, looking for new targets -- and apparently bigger ones,” Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior analyst at Swissquote Bank, said in written comments.European-listed silver miners surged, with Fresnillo Plc rising as much as 21% in its biggest intraday gain since 2008, and Hochschild Mining Plc climbing 18%. U.S.-listed peers also skyrocketed in premarket trading, with First Majestic Silver Corp. and McEwen Mining Inc. both rising 28%.(Updates with details of trading limits in third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

  • India to Set Up Bad Bank for Record Levels of Soured Debt
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    India to Set Up Bad Bank for Record Levels of Soured Debt

    (Bloomberg) -- India will set up a company to manage banks’ bad loans, which are expected to reach record levels this year and threaten the financial stability of the world’s second-most populous nation.The firm will hold stressed assets -- bad loans, restructured debt and advances to companies that can’t service their debt -- which can be sold on to investors at a reduced price, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a budget speech on Monday, without giving further details. An index of bank shares surged the most since May.Banks might have to put in initial capital to start the bad bank, which will be a “cash neutral” company, banking secretary Debasish Panda told reporters at a subsequent briefing.Like their global peers, Indian lenders are struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, which has triggered an unprecedented economic slump and hurt borrowers’ ability to repay debts. Banks were already weakened by a two-year-old shadow lending crisis and are now struggling with one of the worst bad-loan ratios among major nations.The Reserve Bank of India expects non-performing assets will rise to 13.5% of total advances by the end of September from 7.5% a year ago, according to its semiannual Financial Stability Report published last month. If the number holds through the fiscal year ending March 2022, it would be the worst since 1999.“The government wants bankers to now boost lending and spin off stressed loans to experts who can focus on recovery,” said Karthik Srinivasan, group head of the financial sector at ICRA Ltd., the local arm of Moody’s Investors Service Ltd. “However, a bad bank is not a magic wand that will resolve the issues of India’s bad loans in the next few quarters. A lot depends on the fine print of execution plan for the bad bank.”Shares of Indian lenders surged, with the Bankex index climbing as much as 7.4% after the announcement.The idea of a bad bank has been floated -- and rejected -- for many years. Former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian in 2017 recommended setting a bad bank. Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan rejected the idea.Separately, the government plans to pump 200 billion rupees ($2.7 billion) into state-run lenders from April 1, to boost lending in a nation that’s set for its worst contraction since at least 1952, Sitharaman said.The measures follow a 200 billion rupee budgeted infusion in the year ending March 31, but fall short of estimates from ICRA, which expected 430 billion rupees.While private banks raised about 700 billion rupees in equity capital last year, state-run peers have mainly relied on capital bonds and private placements. As a result, many government-owned banks have cut lending after bad loans spiked and capital waned. Overall lending has slowed to 3.2% this financial year after dropping to a multi-decade low of 6.1% in the year ending March 2020.Sitharaman also outlined plans to privatize two more state lenders and a state-run insurance firm, in addition to IDBI Bank.After completing a mega-merger in 2019 that reduced the number of large state banks to 12 from 27, the government has been looking to reduce its stake in some lenders to raise much-needed cash.The government will also start the sale of a stake in Life Insurance Corp. of India after announcing the plans a year ago, Sitharaman said.(Updates to add banking secretary comment in third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Silver Spikes Past $30 as Retail Investors Swarm Biggest Target
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    Silver Spikes Past $30 as Retail Investors Swarm Biggest Target

    (Bloomberg) -- Silver broke above $30 an ounce as the precious metal took center stage in the retail investor frenzy sweeping through markets.Most-active futures jumped as much as 13% to $30.35 an ounce on the Comex, the highest in eight years. That followed a weekend buying binge that overwhelmed online sellers of silver coins and bars from the U.S. to Australia. BlackRock Inc.’s iShares Silver Trust, the largest exchange-traded product tracking the metal, recorded an unprecedented $944 million net inflow on Friday.Like the buying stampede in GameStop Corp. and other small-cap stocks that has captivated the financial world in recent weeks, silver’s advance can be traced to Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum. One post last week declared the metal “THE BIGGEST SHORT IN THE WORLD” and encouraged traders to pile into the iShares trust as a way to stick it to big banks.Yet silver differs in important ways from stocks like GameStop. For one, the scope for a short squeeze in silver is far less obvious: money managers have had a net-long position on the metal since mid-2019, futures and options data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission show.The market for silver is also by some measures much deeper than those for smaller stocks like GameStop. The bricks-and-mortar video game retailer had a market capitalization of about $1.4 billion in mid-January, before the Reddit frenzy sent the company’s value soaring more than 16-fold. By contrast, London vaults held 1.08 billion ounces of silver at the end of November, according to LBMA data. That’s worth almost $32 billion at current prices.Why Reddit traders will learn commodities aren’t stocks: Macro ViewWhat’s more, it’s unclear how long retail investors will stick to the silver trade. Already some prominent members of the WallStreetBets forum have advised against it, with some noting that Ken Griffin’s Citadel Advisors LLC, a favorite bogeyman of the Reddit crowd, is listed as one of the biggest shareholders of the iShares silver trust.Whether or not the rally fizzles, it could have ramifications beyond what has typically been a relatively niche corner of the commodities world. As the first high-profile target of the retail frenzy to start trading on Monday, silver may help set the tone this week for managers trying to gauge how Reddit-fueled volatility will impact their risk models and potentially cascade from one asset to the next.Momentum Trade“Last week’s events have shown it to be unwise to doubt the purchasing power of retail investors, and this has been sufficiently demonstrated again on the silver market,” said Howie Lee, an economist at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. “They may find it a bit harder to squeeze the silver market than they did with GameStop -- the former is much bigger and more liquid -- but the momentum looks like it rests with them at the moment.”Early trading pointed to more gains for SLV on Monday. The ETF was up about 9% in the pre-market session, on huge volumes. As of 7:03 a.m. in New York 5.4 million shares had changed hands, about eight times the second most-traded fund.Futures were trading 11% higher on the Comex, after rising more than 5% last week. Spot silver climbed to as high as $30.1003 an ounce. Other precious metals also advanced. Spot gold rose 0.9%, while platinum jumped 4.1%.The buying frenzy also fed into mining shares. Mexican silver miner Fresnillo Plc surged as much as 21% in London trading. China Silver Group Ltd. rose as much as 63% in Hong Kong, while Australia’s Silver Mines Ltd. gained as much as 49%.The calls to buy silver began appearing on WallStreetBets as early as Wednesday, when the mania surrounding GameStop reached a fever pitch. Some of the posts touched on a similar David-vs-Goliath theme that has inspired individual investors to take on short-selling hedge funds: “Any short squeeze in silver paper shorts would be EPIC. We know billion (sic) banks are manipulating gold and silver to cover real inflation.”But that narrative isn’t as straightforward as the one surrounding GameStop, one of the most-shorted stocks in the U.S. before it began surging this month.Silver has performed well over the past year, rallying more than 60% on a weaker dollar and hopes for an end to the pandemic. It has also attracted bullish commentary from some of the biggest Wall Street banks. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. described silver as the “preferred precious metal” in a Jan. 27 research note that had a price target of $30 an ounce. Net-bullish bets by money managers rose to a three-week high in the week to Jan. 26, according to CFTC data compiled by Bloomberg.Short-term forward rates on the London silver market flattened on Monday, indicating strong demand for the metal in coming weeks.“I can envisage a scenario where maybe a hedge fund has purchased maybe a short-term tactical long position, so the upside could be a combination of several factors now,” said Philip Newman, managing director at consultancy Metals Focus.Locking UpStill, that hasn’t stopped some retail investors from piling in. By Sunday, sellers of physical silver including Apmex -- often called the Walmart of precious metals products in North America -- said they were unable to process orders until Asian markets opened because of record demand. “It’s been nuts,” said John Feeney, business development manager at Guardian Vaults in Sydney.Ken Lewis, Apmex’s chief executive officer, said the decision to temporarily suspend silver sales was unprecedented in the company’s history and that it may take longer then usual to fill orders going forward.“As we evaluate the markets, it is difficult to know where silver’s price and demand will go in the coming day and weeks,” Lewis said, adding that his firm is “locking up any metal we can find in the marketplace.”(An earlier version of this story corrected value of London vault holdings in fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Battery Maker Microvast?Agrees to Merger With Tuscan SPAC
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    Battery Maker Microvast?Agrees to Merger With Tuscan SPAC

    (Bloomberg) -- Battery maker Microvast Inc. will go public via a merger with blank-check company Tuscan Holdings Corp. in a deal that values the combined company at $3 billion.The companies will receive more than $800 million in cash when the deal closes, including a $540 million investment led by Oshkosh Corp., BlackRock Inc., Koch Strategic Platforms and InterPrivate, according to a statement Monday.Special purpose acquisition company Tuscan raised $276 million in March 2019. Led by Chief Executive Officer Stephen Vogel, the firm initially said it intended to focus on targets in the cannabis industry, though it could pursue an acquisition in any sector, according to its listing documents. Tuscan shares closed at $15.66 each on Friday in New York.“There are many battery companies out there to talk to,” Vogel said in an interview. “This is the only battery company out there we talked to that has a history of 10 years, and has revenue -- its products are being used by customers every day.”Microvast, founded in 2006, makes batteries for commercial vehicles such as taxis and buses, as well as specialty transportation including mining trucks and port equipment. CITIC Securities, a Chinese state-owned broker, led a $400 million private funding round in the company in 2017, according to its website.Last year, Microvast said it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium to develop low-cost and fast-charge batteries for electric vehicle applications.“We are tackling commercial vehicles first because they’re required to run for longer hours and require better technology,” said Yang Wu, CEO of Microvast, in an interview. “I believe that carmakers are eventually going to make batteries by themselves, and why would I want to compete with my customers?”One of the lead investors in the additional investment raised to support the transaction -- InterPrivate -- has also managed a SPAC. InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. signed a merger agreement with Lidar company Aeva Inc. in November.The deal is expected to close in the second quarter, after which the company will be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol MVST.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.?2021 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, retail surge drives silver to 8-year high

    Global shares bounced and silver markets surged on Monday as retail investors expanded their social media-fuelled battle with Wall Street to drive the precious metal to an eight-year high. Stock markets were roiled last week after a spike in retail demand to buy the stocks most bet against by hedge funds drove huge gains in companies such as GameStop Corp, and prompted fresh concern that COVID-19 monetary and fiscal support measures were fuelling a market bubble. With chatrooms abuzz with talk that silver was the new target, silver-exposed stocks, funds and coins jumped, helping push spot silver up more than 11%, before gains were trimmed and it last traded up around 9%.

  • Reuters

    Israeli data automotive firm Otonomo to go public in $1.4 bln SPAC deal

    Israeli automotive data firm Otonomo said on Monday it would merge with a blank-check company to go public at a valuation of $1.4 billion. The deal with Software Acquisition Group Inc II is expected to fetch Otonomo $307 million in cash, including a $172.5 million private investment from investors such as Fidelity Management & Research Co and BNP Paribas Asset Management Energy. Otonomo's partners include Daimler AG, Mitsubishi Motor Co, BMW and Avis Budget Group.

  • Yahoo U: Short-seller squeeze
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