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Courtesy of James Howard Kunstler

While the folks clogging the US tattoo parlors may not have noticed, things are beginning to look a little World War one-ish out there. Except the current blossoming world conflict is being fought not with massed troops and tanks but with interest rates and repayment schedules. Germany now dawdles in reply to the gauntlet slammed down Sunday in the Greek referendum (hell) “no” vote. Germany’s immediate strategy, it appears, is to apply some good old fashioned Teutonic todesfurcht — let the Greeks simmer in their own juices for a few days while depositors suck the dwindling cash reserves from the banks and the grocery store shelves empty out. Then what?

Nobody knows. And anything can happen.

One thing we ought to know: both sides in the current skirmish are fighting reality. The Germans foolishly insist that the Greek’s meet their debt obligations. The German’s are just pissing into the wind on that one, a hazardous business for a nation of beer drinkers. The Greeks insist on living the 20th century deluxe industrial age lifestyle, complete with 24/7 electricity, cheap groceries, cushy office jobs, early retirement, and plenty of walking-around money. They’ll be lucky if they land back in the 1800s, comfort-wise.

The Greeks may not recognize this, but they are in the vanguard of a movement that is wrenching the techno-industrial nations back to much older, more local, and simpler living arrangements. The Euro, by contrast, represents the trend that is over: centralization and bigness. The big questions are whether the latter still has enough mojo left to drag out the transition process, and for how long, and how painfully.

World affairs suffer from the disease of terminal excessive complexity. To make matters worse, much of the late-phase complexity operates in the service of accounting fraud of one kind or another. The world’s banking system is mired in the unreality of so many unmeetable obligations, cooked books, three-card-monte swap gimmicks, interest rate euchres, secret arbitrages, market manipulation monkeyshines, and countless other cons, swindles, and hornswoggles that all the auditors ever born could not produce a coherent record of what has been wreaked in the life of this universe (or several parallel universes). Remember Long Term Capital Management? That’s what the world has become.

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Chart o’ the Day: Why the Market Feels Worse Than It Is

Courtesy of The Reformed Broker, Joshua Brown

My pal Ari Wald (Oppenheimer Asset Management) has an interesting take on the “feel” of the market versus the objective reality.

While Wald maintains an overall bullish bent, he notes that identifying winners and losers has been more important this year given the trendless nature of the S&P 500. High dispersion and flat indices make for a frustrated investor class, despite our proximity to the all-time highs:

If the alternative is a bearish view, we believe a bullish S&P 500 outlook remains warranted. However, reality is probably somewhere in the middle as stock-level trends vary considerably. At last week’s low, the S&P 500 was down 3.6% from its all-time high of 2134, but the market environment feels worse than this is because the dispersion of performance has widened sharply. For instance, the spread between the best (Health Care, +24%) and worst (Energy, -24%) performing S&P 500 sectors over the last 52 weeks is the widest since February 2010. This is a reason we continue to place greater emphasis on our sector and stock calls than our market one.

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Josh here – If you’re a devoted stockpicker, now is finally your time to shine after five years. Try not to f*** it up.

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It Begins: ECB “Adjusts” Greek ELA Haircuts; Full “Depositor Bail-In” Sensitivity Analysis

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Earlier today we reported that as Bloomberg correctly leaked, the ECB would keep its ELA frozen for Greek banks at its ?89 billion ceiling level last increased two weeks ago. However we did not know what the ECB would do with Greek ELA haircuts, assuming that the ECB would not dare risk contagion and the collapse of the Greek banking system by triggering a waterfall solvency rush in Greek banks if and when it boosts ELA haircuts. Turns out we were wrong, and as the ECB just announced "the Governing Council decided today to adjust the haircuts on collateral accepted by the Bank of Greece for ELA."

Full Press Release:

ELA to Greek banks maintained

  • Emergency liquidity assistance maintained at 26 June 2015 level
  • Haircuts on collateral for ELA adjusted
  • Governing Council closely monitoring situation in financial markets

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank decided today to maintain the provision of emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greek banks at the level decided on 26 June 2015 after discussing a proposal from the Bank of Greece.

ELA can only be provided against sufficient collateral.

The financial situation of the Hellenic Republic has an impact on Greek banks since the collateral they use in ELA relies to a significant extent on government-linked assets.

In this context, the Governing Council decided today to adjust the haircuts on collateral accepted by the Bank of Greece for ELA.

The Governing Council is closely monitoring the situation in financial markets and the potential implications for the monetary policy stance and for the balance of risks to price stability in the euro area. The Governing Council is determined to use all the instruments available within its mandate.

What does this mean? Since it is almost certain that the haircut is being increased (as decreasing the ELA haircut makes no sense since Greek banks still have about €20 billion in ELA collateral buffer and instead the ECB would have simply raised the total ELA amount), it means that the ECB just took its first practove step toward launching a Greek bank bail in. [ZH: it has since been confirmed that haircuts are being raised].
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Greece: The Slow Motion, Multi-Year Train Wreck

 

Greece: The Slow Motion, Multi-Year Train Wreck

Courtesy of Wade of Investing Caffeine

Train Wreck

 

Watching Greece fall apart over the last five years has been like watching a slow motion train wreck. To many, this small country of 11 million people that borders the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Ionian Seas is known more for its Greek culture (including Zeus, Parthenon, Olympics) and its food (calamari, gyros, and Ouzo) than it is known for financial bailouts. Nevertheless, ever since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, observers have repeatedly predicted the debt-laden country will default on its €323 billion mountain of obligations (see chart below – approximately $350 billion in dollars) and subsequently exit the 19-member eurozone currency membership (a.k.a.,”Grexit”).

 

Source: MoneyMorning.com and CNN

Source: MoneyMorning.com and CNN

Now that Greece has failed to repay less than 1% of its full €240 billion bailout obligation – the €1.5 billion payment due to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) by June 30th – the default train is coming closer to falling off the tracks. Whether Greece will ultimately crash itself out of the eurozone will be dependent on the outcome of this week’s surprise Greek referendum (general vote by citizens) mandated by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza party. By voting “No” on further bailout austerity measures recommended by the European Union Commission, including deeper tax increases and pension cuts, the Greek people would effectively be choosing a Grexit over additional painful tax increases and deeper pension cuts.

Ouch!

And who can blame the Greeks for being a little grouchy? You might not be too happy either if you witnessed your country experience an economic decline of greater than 25% (see Greece Gross Domestic Product chart below); 25% overall unemployment (and 50% youth unemployment); government worker cuts of greater than 20%; and stifling taxes to boot. Sure, Greeks should still shoulder much of the blame. After all, they are the ones who piled on $100s of billions of debt and overspent on the pensions of a bloated public workforce, and ran unsustainable fiscal deficits.

 

Source: TradingEconomics.com

Source: TradingEconomics.com

For any casual history observers, the current Greek financial…
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Krugman Essentially Correct on Greece; Chance of Escape

Courtesy of Mish.

It’s quite rare for me to agree with economist Paul Krugman on much of anything, or him with me.

Today, I think Krugman is essentially correct with his New York Times Op-Ed on Ending Greece’s Bleeding.

Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief.

Of course, that’s not the way the creditors would have you see it. Their story, echoed by many in the business press, is that the failure of their attempt to bully Greece into acquiescence was a triumph of irrationality and irresponsibility over sound technocratic advice.

But the campaign of bullying — the attempt to terrify Greeks by cutting off bank financing and threatening general chaos, all with the almost open goal of pushing the current leftist government out of office — was a shameful moment in a Europe that claims to believe in democratic principles. It would have set a terrible precedent if that campaign had succeeded, even if the creditors were making sense.

What’s more, they weren’t. The truth is that Europe’s self-styled technocrats are like medieval doctors who insisted on bleeding their patients — and when their treatment made the patients sicker, demanded even more bleeding. A “yes” vote in Greece would have condemned the country to years more of suffering under policies that haven’t worked and in fact, given the arithmetic, can’t work:

Debate Over Austerity

I can accept the above paragraphs completely. I disagree with what comes after the colon.

Immediately after the colon Krugman writes “Austerity probably shrinks the economy faster than it reduces debt, so that all the suffering serves no purpose.

My disagreement is over austerity. I do not label tax hikes in the middle of an economic depression ‘austerity’; I label them ‘stupidity’. And Greece did not do enough to reduce its bloated public sector.

What Greece most needs is reform of all sorts. There was virtually no reform in Greece on work rules, pensions, ease in starting a company or firing workers. Guaranteed pensions in Greece are higher than in Germany.

Chance of Escape

Krugman quickly gets back on track with his statement “The landslide victory of the ‘no’ side offers at least a chance for an escape from this trap.”…



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Euro tanks after Greece votes 'no' (Business Insider)

Currencies are trading in Asia's Monday session, and it's not looking good for the euro.

At around $1.100, the euro is down about 0.7% against the US dollar.

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Gold little changed as Fed trumps Greek drama (Market Watch)

Gold futures continued to brush off Greece’s deepening debt crisis Monday, eschewing its traditional role as a global safe haven as investors focused instead on prospects for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in coming months.

[Picture: Pensioners wait in line in front of the main entrance of a National Bank branch to receive part of their pension in Athens. Reuters.]

China stocks volatile after Beijing acts to avoid crash (CNN)

China stocks remained volatile on Monday, despite a series of dramatic steps by officials over the weekend designed to support markets.

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Tumbling Futures Rebound After Varoufakis Resignation; Most China Stocks Drop Despite Massive Intervention (Zero Hedge)

More than even the unfolding "chaos theory" pandemonium in Greece, market watchers were even more focused on whether or not China and the PBOC will succeed in rescuing its market from what is now a crash that threatens social stability in the world's most populous nation. And, at the open it did. The problem is that as the trading session progressed, the initial 8% surge in stocks faded as every bout of buying was roundly sold into until every other index but the benchmark Shanghai Composite turned sharply red.

European and Asian Markets Fall After Greek Referendum (NY Times)

European and Asian stock markets dropped on Monday but did not plunge, as investors reacted with muted dismay to the results of the Greek referendum and showed nervousness about steep declines in China’s stock market over the past three weeks.

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Global Banks Tank: What Part of Financial Stability Doesn’t Germany Understand?

Courtesy of Pam Martens.

Greeks Filled the Streets of Athens During the Weekend Leading to Sunday's Referendum

Greeks Filled the Streets of Athens During the Weekend Leading to Sunday’s Referendum

The fallout from yesterday’s Greek referendum is now spilling over into the share prices of global banking stocks in morning trading, with some down as much as 7 to 5 percent, raising the specter that if Germany doesn’t soon focus on the bigger financial stability picture, it could create more bailouts in short order.

The rumored close vote by the Greek people in a referendum yesterday turned into a landslide 61 percent vote against the tough austerity measures being offered by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund in exchange for continued loans to the struggling country.

News reports since the vote indicate that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Finance Minister, have no plans to quickly cave in to Greek demands for a more generous deal than the one offered prior to the referendum. Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s Finance Minister, resigned this morning in hopes of allowing friendlier negotiations to proceed. The outspoken Varoufakis has called the Sunday vote an historic moment in time “when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.” Schäuble is in no mood to hear phrases coming out of Greece like “debt bondage.”

Merkel is scheduled to meet today with French President Francois Hollande, followed by a full conference among Eurozone leaders tomorrow.

Italian bank stocks were leading decliners with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena declining more than 7 percent at one point this morning with Banca Popolare di Milano losing as much as 5 percent in morning trading. Even Germany’s Deutsche Bank was off by as much as 2.65 percent.



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China Attempts to Prop Up Stock Market After Steep Declines; 1929 Flashback

Courtesy of Mish.

The overheated Shanghai and Shenzhen markets have lost 29 and 32 per cent respectively over the past three weeks following 7-year highs reached on June 12.

Instead of welcoming a much needed correction, Chinese brokerages and the Bank of China agreed to prop up the market.

Stimulus Short-Lived

The stimulus act has failed already. The South China Morning Post reports Chinese Shares Close Mixed as Stimulus Boost Short-Lived.

Equity markets in China finished mixed on Monday, with Shenzhen stocks losing ground and Shanghai shares clawing their way to positive territory as the weekend stimulus package launched by Beijing failed to ignite markets that have been reeling from a three week long rout.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 2.41 per cent, or 89 points, to finish at 3,775.91, after rising as much as 7.8 per cent at open.

The Shenzhen Component Index, which is comprised of more smaller and medium-sized companies, lost 1.39 per cent, or 170.29, to close at 12075.77.

The latest move by China came in a commitment from the People’s Bank of China providing liquidity for state-backed margin lender China Securities Finance Corp after a weekend meeting of the State Council, China’s cabinet, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

The move underscored the extent of the state’s exposure to a debt-driven unwind that has erased some US$2.8 trillion from mainland Chinese stock markets in a three-week long rout.

A total of 21 of the country’s largest brokerages announced plans to pool funds to buy shares in the market and some large firms such as developer China Vanke announced a 10 billion A-share buyback plan on Monday to boost their company’s shares.

Greece hit the Hong Kong share market hard as shares were battered by a sell-off on Monday sparked by the vote in the European country rejecting the bailout package of international creditors.

The city’s de facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, said it is ready to supply liquidity as Hong Kong stocks tumbled over 1,000 points in late afternoon trade on Monday. …



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With Yanis Gone, Now Troika Heads Must Roll

Courtesy of The Automatic Earth.


Dorothea Lange ‘A season’s work in the beans’, Marion County, Oregon 1939

Now that Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, in the kind of unique fashion and timing that shows us who the real men are, it’s time to clear the other side of the table as well. The new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, should not have to face the same faces that led to Europe’s painful defeat in yesterday’s Greek referendum.

That would be an utter disgrace, and the EU would not survive it. So we now call for Juncker, Lagarde, Schäuble, Dijsselbloem, Draghi, Merkel and Schulz to move over.

It’s time for the Troika to seek out some real men too. It cannot be that the winner leaves and all the losers get to stay.

The attempts to suppress the IMF debt sustainability analysis were a shameful attempt to mislead the people of Greece, and of Europe as a whole. And don’t forget the US: Lagarde operates out of Washington.

It cannot be that after this mockery of democracy, these same people can just remain where they are.

It’s time for Europe to show the same democratic heart that Varoufakis has shown this morning. And if that doesn’t happen, all Europeans should make sure to leave the European Union as quickly as they can.

Because that would prove once and for all that the EU is no more than a cheap facade, a thin veil behind which something pretty awful tries to hide its ugly face.

Here is Yanis’ explanation behind his resignation:

Minister No More! (Yanis Varoufakis)

The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic rejection of the Eurogroup’s 25th June ultimatum comes with a large price tag attached. It is, therefore, essential that the great capital bestowed upon our government by the splendid NO vote be invested immediately into a YES to a proper resolution – to an agreement that involves debt restructuring, less austerity, redistribution in favour of the needy, and real reforms.

Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its


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FBR Downgrades Aetna: Humana Is 'Nice,' But Results Are Inconsistent

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Today's Market: Another Merger Monday As Greece Weighs On Stocks (Seeking Alpha)

In a report published Monday, FBR Capital Markets analyst Steven Halper downgraded the rating on Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) from Outperform to Market Perform, while raising the price target from $120 to $130, after the company announced plans to acquire Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM) (rated Market Perform).

Aetna intend to acquire Humana for $230. “Given its large presence in Medicare Advantage, Humana is a nice asset, but results have been inconsistent. With an acquisition price of $230 per HUM share, a reasonable level of synergies, and a 54/46 cash/stock split, we estimate nominal EPS accretion,” analyst Steven Halper mentioned.

Aetna’s management expects the acquisition to be neutral in 2016 and result in mid-single-digit percentage accretion in 2017.

Post acquisition, the company’s revenue mix is expected to skew more in favor of government sources. The revenue from government sources is expected to increase from 40 percent at present to 65 percent after the integration.

“Given the change in mix, integration risk, and limited upside to our revised price target, we are lowering our rating on AET shares to Market Perform from Outperform,” Halper added.

In the report FBR Capital Markets noted, “Aetna/HUM will have to increase pricing in 2017 and/or change its network approach in order to improve the profitability of its MA and exchange-based plans.”

“Given its investment in its Accountable Care Solution products, we believe the company is likely to be a net market share gainer over the longer term,” the report added.

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Courtesy of James Howard Kunstler

While the folks clogging the US tattoo parlors may not have noticed, things are beginning to look a little World War one-ish out there. Except the current blossoming world conflict is being fought not with massed troops and tanks but with interest rates and repayment schedules. Germany now dawdles in reply to the gauntlet slammed down Sunday in the Greek referendum (hell) “no” vote. Germany’s immediate strategy, it appears, is to apply some good old fashioned Teutonic todesfurcht — let the Greeks simmer in their own juices for a few days while depositors suck the dwindling cash reserves from the banks and the grocery store shelves empty out. Then what?

Nobody knows. And anything can happen.

One thing we ought to know: both sides in the current skirmish are fighting reality. The Germa...



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It Begins: ECB Hikes Greek ELA Haircuts; Full "Depositor Bail-In" Sensitivity Analysis

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Earlier today we reported that as Bloomberg correctly leaked, the ECB would keep its ELA frozen for Greek banks at its ?89 billion ceiling level last increased two weeks ago. However we did not know what the ECB would do with Greek ELA haircuts, assuming that the ECB would not dare risk contagion and the collapse of the Greek banking system by triggering a waterfall solvency rush in Greek banks if and when it boosts ELA haircuts. Turns out we were wrong, and as the ECB just announced "the Governing Council decided today to adjust the haircuts on collateral accepted by the Bank of Greece for ELA."

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Financial Markets and Economy

Euro tanks after Greece votes 'no' (Business Insider)

Currencies are trading in Asia's Monday session, and it's not looking good for the euro.

At around $1.100, the euro is down about 0.7% against the US dollar.

Gold little changed as Fed trumps Greek drama (Market Watch)

Gold futures continued to brush off Greece’s deepening debt crisis Monday, eschewing its traditional role as a global safe haven as investors focused instead on prospects for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in coming months. ...



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Leading indicator breakdowns, more important than Greece?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Has Greece been a good economic indicator over the past few years? Most would say NOT!

Could Crude & Copper be sending a more important global message than what happens in Greece?

A year ago a long-term pennant pattern in play with Crude Oil. Once it started heading south a year ago, it fell hard. Crude Oil’s rally took it 23% retracement level and its 200MA line of late at (1) below. See what is happening now!

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Swing trading portfolio - week of July 6th, 2015

Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

 

This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

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Bitcoin Surges After Initial Forecasts Show "No" Vote Ahead

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Tyler Durden.

If the early bitcoin markets are an indication of what will happen once New Zealand opens for illiquid FX trade, it will be a risk off kinda day.

And that doesn't even take into account the pandemonium that will be unleashed in China in a few hours after the PBOC just went all-in to halt the crashing stock market. What if it fails to get a green close before tomorrow's US open?

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Chinese SSEC rally with Wyckoff Logic

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Mid-Day Update

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Sector Detector: Bulls under the gun to muster troops, while bears lie in wait

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Courtesy of Sabrient Systems and Gradient Analytics

Two weeks ago, bulls seemed ready to push stocks higher as long-standing support reliably kicked in. But with just one full week to go before the Independence Day holiday week arrives, we will see if bulls can muster some reinforcements and make another run at the May highs. Small caps and NASDAQ are already there, but it is questionable whether those segments can drag along the broader market. To be sure, there is plenty of potential fuel floating around in the form of a friendly Fed and abundant global liquidity seeking the safety and strength of US stocks and bonds. While the technical picture has glimmers of strength, summer bears lie in wait.

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Baxter's Spinoff

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Baxter Int. (BAX) is splitting off its BioSciences division into a new company called Baxalta. Shares of Baxalta will be given as a tax-free dividend, in the ratio of one to one, to BAX holders on record on June 17, 2015. That means, if you want to receive the Baxalta dividend, you need to buy the stock this week (on or before June 12).

The Baxalta Spinoff

By Ilene with Trevor of Lowenthal Capital Partners and Paul Price

In its recent filing with the SEC, Baxter provides:

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Mapping The Market

An update on oil proxies

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Saillard

Back in December, I wrote a post on my blog where I compared the performances of various ETFs related to the oil industry. I was looking for the best possible proxy to match the moves of oil prices if you didn't want to play with futures. At the time, I concluded that for medium term trades, USO and the leveraged ETFs UCO and SCO were the most promising. Longer term, broader ETFs like OIH and XLE might make better investment if oil prices do recover to more profitable prices since ETF linked to futures like USO, UCO and SCO do suffer from decay. It also seemed that DIG and DUG could be promising if OIH could recover as it should with the price of oil, but that they don't make a good proxy for the price of oil itself. 

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