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Today - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • 1:08 PM  
    • SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities (CWB) announces monthly distribution of $0.118.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.57% (as of 8/28/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 10; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
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  • 1:08 PM  
    • SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond (CJNK) announces monthly distribution of $0.087.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 4.29% (as of 8/28/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 10; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
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  • 1:07 PM  
    • SPDR Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond (CBND) announces monthly distribution of $0.078.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 3.15% (as of 8/28/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 10; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
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  • 1:07 PM  
    • SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond (BABS) announces monthly distribution of $0.191.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 3.80% (as of 8/28/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 10; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
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  • 1:06 PM  
    • Mitsubishi Motors (MMTOF) unit sales +22.1% to 8,289 units.
    • Mirage sales -5.8% to 1,569 units.
    • Outlander sales +93% to 2,188 units.
    • Outlander Sports sales +15% to 3,286 units.
    • YTD Mitsubishi U.S. sales +24.4% to 65,701 units.
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  • 1:05 PM  
    • The wild ride in August had at least the trading business booming at Interactive Brokers ([[IBKR]] -3.6%), which reports DARTs are 737K, up 13% from July and a full 49% from one year ago.
    • Client equity and margin loans slipped from July though:
    • Ending client equity of $62.9B fell 4% M/M, and rose 13% Y/Y.
    • Ending client margin loan balances of $16.3B fell 10% M/M and 2% Y/Y.
    • Ending client credit balances of $35.6B gained 3% M/M and 21% Y/Y.
    • Average commission per cleared client order of $4.15.
    • Source: Press Release
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  • 1:03 PM  
    • Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (MSP) declares $0.26/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 9.71%
    • Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Sept. 17; ex-div Sept. 15.
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  • 1:03 PM  
    • Madison Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund (MCN) declares $0.18/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 9.85%
    • Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Sept. 17; ex-div Sept. 15.
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  • 1:02 PM  
    • BMW (BAMXY) unit sales +2.0% to 32,864 units.
    • Sales growth by brand: BMW +2.0% to 27,755; Mini +2.1% to 5,109 units.
    • BMW passenger car sales rose 2.9% to 21,929 units, paced by strong demand for the 3 Series.
    • YTD BMW sales +7.3% to 263,908 units.
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  • 1:00 PM  
    • Dow -2.6%.
    • 10-yr +0.28%.
    • Euro +0.5% vs. dollar.
    • Crude -7.03% to $45.74.
    • Gold +0.7% to $1,140.40.
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