81913 Gleaning Solar Flare Comet Death Dive Delphinus Nova New Star In Job’s Coffin Byte In Apple’s Eye Prophetic Sign of Jonah
Investors have yanked nearly $20 billion from bond mutual funds and exchange traded funds so far in August. That’s the fourth highest pullback ever, according to TrimTabs data. In June, investors took out $69.1 billion — the highest on record.
USDINR breaks above 64.00 (20% devaluation in 3 months)
Hot money outflows continue to crush most of Asia’s currencies this evening led by Indonesia’s Rupiah (-1.7%) and Indian Rupee (-1% to a new record low). From the Won to the Ringgit, the USD is bidand now trades at its strongest relative to Asian FX in 13 months. Equity markets are not faring any better as that leveraged carry is eliminated. Indonesia’s Jakarta stock index is down 4.66% today(-12.4% From Thursday’s close); India’s Sensex is -1.6% today (-7.2% From Thursday’s close) with Thailand and China’s Hang Seng close behind with losses over 1.5% on the day. Even the Nikkei (in spite of JPY weakness) has given back all its early gains (after getting back to even from US day session futures losses). JGBs are modestly bid but EM bonds are getting slammed (India’s 10Y +23bps to new 12-year high yield of 9.47%). But apart from all that, the markets are fine…
The nova in Delphinus is now around magnitude 5.0, on fine display high in the evening sky. It erupted on August 14th. It’s easy to see with binoculars even in bright urban surroundings with a good chart, and it’s visible to the unaided eye in a fairly dark sky.
Delphinus does not have any bright stars; its brightest star is of magnitude 3.8. The mainasterism in Delphinus is Job’s Coffin, formed from the four brightest stars: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Delphini. Alpha and Beta Delphini are named Sualocin and Rotanev, respectively. When read backwards, they read as Nicolaus Venator, the Latinized name ofPalermo Observatory‘s former director, Niccolò Cacciatore. However, Delphinus is in a rich Milky Way star field.
“Can you bind the chains[b] of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons[c]
or lead out the Bear[d] with its cubs?
33 Do you know the laws of the heavens?
Can you set up God’s[e] dominion over the earth?
Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space,
A follow-up memo dated Aug. 9 asked Five Rivers for an analysis of what it would cost to close the Space Fence sites. This memo said the system would be turned off Sept. 1.
William Hague: Situation in Egypt ‘very bleak’
It will take “years or maybe decades” for the turmoil in the Middle East to “play itself out,” UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has told BBC News.
Israel will intensify efforts this week, urging Europe and the United States to back the interim Egyptian government and army, a senior Israeli official said
Everbright Securities (the Chinese fat-finger stock brokerage) just announced they SNAFU’d again – this time by ‘mistakenly’ selling 10Y government bonds at 4.2%
More than 840,000 people have been evacuated from Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Guangdong provinces.
At least 91 people have died and 111 are missing after days of torrential rain and floods in north-east and southern China, state media report.
More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from flood-stricken areas in Russia’s far east, where the Amur river has burst its banks after heavy rain.