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Kyle Bass Is Having A Bad Day - Greek Bank Stocks Crash To 16-Month Lows

Just over a month ago, Kyle Bass discussed why he was long effectively "long Greece."

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Netflix Jumps After Smashing Subscriber Expectations, Unveils $17 Billion In Content Commitments

After some initial confusion, Netflix stock surged after hours, a repeat of what it did last quarter, soaring above its all time high price, up over 2% after reporting Q3 numbers which while beating slightly on revenues ($2.99Bn, Exp. $2.97Bn), and beating modestly on non-GAAP EPS (GAAP EPS$0.29, non-GAAP EPS $0.37, exp. $0.32), were far more remarkable for the subscriber numbers, which smashed expectations as follows:

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No More "$1,000 Dinners & Champagne" For "Above The Law" Bankers At Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters is fighting the battle to right the ship at the bank on two fronts. First, Winters needs to figure out a way to deal with plunging revenues and billions in NPLs. On the other front, the CEO is working to change a culture in which he is finding many bankers consider themselves "above the law."

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Analyst Warns Deutsche Bank's Problems May Now Be "Insurmountable"

Call it some no holds barred German bank on German bank action.

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The Oil Short Squeeze Explained: Why Banks Are Aggressively Propping Up Energy Stocks

Last week, during the peak of the commodity short squeeze, we pointed out how this default cycle is shaping up to be vastly different from previous one: recovery rates for both secured and unsecured debts are at record low levels. More importantly, we noted how this notable variance is impacting lender behavior, explaining that banks - aware that the next leg lower in commodities is imminent - are not only forcing the squeeze in the most trashed stocks (by pulling borrow) but are doing everything in their power to "assist" energy companies to sell equity, and "persuade management" to use the proceeds to take out as much of the banks' balance sheet exposure as possible, so that when the default tsunami finally arrives, banks will be far, far, away from the carnage.

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