EUR/USD Lower Ahead of Greek Debt Talks, EU Summit (Market Links)

While waiting for news on the Greek debt deal and EU summit, here are some headlines in the meantime and a chart of EUR/USD at 1.317 (-.05%). Look at the perfect uptrends in the descending channel. The March E-mini S&P future is at 1305.5 (-0.53%).

Goldman's Tom Stolper Conducts Sunday Hitfest On The USD (1/29/2012, Zero Hedge)

Cutting Into Muscle - The Record Corporate Margin Juggernaut Has Just Rolled Over (1/28/2012, Zero Hedge)

Bubble Watching: Hainan Edition (looking at the property bubble in China) (1/30/2012, Also Sprach Analyst)

China Signals Limited Loosening as PBOC Bucks Forecast (1/29/2012, Bloomberg)

Hedge Funds Lift Bets to Two-Month High as Rally Accelerates: Commodities (1/29/2012, Bloomberg)

ROBERT SHILLER: A Housing Bottom? What Are They Thinking? (interviewed by Henry Blodget at Davos, Business Insider)

Recession Scares DoubleLine's Gundlach More Than Rising Rates (1/24/2012, Forbes)

Global Oil Production Update: A Strange Future Has Arrived (1/29/2012, Gregor.us)

EU leaders to agree on permanent bailout fund, balanced budget (1/29/2012, Reuters)

Greece should give up budget control: Germany (1/29/2012, ReutersZero Hedge)

Greece, Bankers Expect Debt-Swap Deal This Week (1/29/2012, Bloomberg)

Greek Debt Talks Risk Derailing EU Summit Plan (1/29/2012, Bloomberg)

Portugal Default Swaps at Record as Greece Spurs Loss Concern (1/28/2012, BusinessWeek)

Economic Updates: Spain GDP Contracts, Putting Economy on Edge (1/30/2012, Bloomberg)

Italian Business Confidence Falls to 2-Year Low on Economic Woes (1/30/2012, Bloomberg)

From last Friday: Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Six Eurozone Sovereigns (1/27/2012, Fitch Ratings)

"-Belgium LT IDR downgraded to 'AA' from 'AA+'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR affirmed at 'F1+'
"-Cyprus LT IDR downgraded to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR affirmed at 'F3'
-Ireland LT IDR affirmed at 'BBB+'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR affirmed at 'F2'
-Italy LT IDR downgraded to 'A-' from 'A+'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR downgraded to 'F2' from 'F1'
-Slovenia LT IDR downgraded to 'A' from 'AA-'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR downgraded to 'F1' from 'F1+'
- Spain LT IDR downgraded 'A' from 'AA-'; Negative Outlook; ST IDR downgraded to 'F1' from 'F1+'"

In other news:

Facebook Readies IPO Filing: Morgan Stanley Seen Leading Deal Valuing Giant at $75 Billion to $100 Billion (1/28/2012, WSJ)

Money From MF Global Feared Gone, "Vaporized" (WTF!!) (1/30/2012, WSJZero Hedge)

Longest S&P 500 Valuation Slump Since Nixon Discounting Record U.S. Profit (1/30/2012, Bloomberg)

Law Firms Keep Squeezing Associates (1/30/2012, WSJ)

Occupy Oakland: Arrests may top 400; City Hall vandalized (1/29/2012, Los Angeles Times)

St. Joe Pares Back Its Florida Vision (1/28/2012, WSJ) - Einhorn for the win

Hacking Seen as Rising Risk With Car Electronics (1/30/2012, Bloomberg)

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