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    Apple to Zynga Notes Sell on Higher Volatility

    Structured-note investors are making their biggest bets on Silicon Valley companies from Apple Inc. to Zynga Inc. in at least four years as banks seek out more volatile companies to boost yields. Click here to view the entire article.


    Fed, Jobless Claims, Home Sales, Stress Tests

    WHAT TO WATCH: Emerging-market stocks slumped after investors seized on an increase in the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate forecasts and Janet Yellen’s comment that the borrowing costs could rise “six months” after bond buying stops. Click here to view the entire article.


    Early State Oversight Aids New York Issuers

    From Rockland, New York’s lowest-rated county, to Rochester, its third-largest city, localities in the Empire State are winning with investors as the state expands oversight of municipal finances. Click here to view the entire article.


    Fed, German PPI, SNB, EU Leaders, Stress Tests

    WHAT TO WATCH: Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve wasn’t altering policy, while investors seized on an increase in the Fed’s own interest-rate forecasts and Yellen’s comment that the borrowing costs could rise “six months” after bond buying stops. Click here to view the entire article.


    Technical Strategies- Calls and Signals

    Stops on EUR/USD and EUR/GBP longs should be tightened as charts show signs of trend exhaustion and bearish divergence, Karen Jones, Commerzbank head of FX technical analysis, wrote in a note. Click here to view the entire article.


    Wildcatters Return to East Texas Oil Plays

    As fields from Louisiana to North Dakota are starting to show signs of fatigue, producers such as Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and EOG Resources Inc. are targeting East Texas, an area that has gone overlooked for decades. Click here to view the entire article.


    Diamond Castle To Offer LPs Exit From ’05 Fund

    Diamond Castle Holdings LLC, started by a group of executives from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, expects to give investors the choice of exiting its 2006 fund, according to three people familiar with the situation. Click here to view the entire article.


    Second-Lien Loan Boom Belies Risk

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    Institutional Second-Lien Deal Volume, Count Highest Since 2007

    Companies are borrowing through more junior-ranking loans than ever before, helping to fund buyouts and payouts to private-equity firms. Click HERE for more.


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