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josh lipton, thanks so much. apple worldwide developers conference. >> how about stop messing with itunes. songs disappearing, going grayed out. forget it, map. >> thanks for watching "power lunch." >> "closing bell" startis right now. hi and welcome to the "closing bell," everybody. i'm kelly evans with the new york stock exchange. >> and i'm bill griffeth. in case you haven't heard, microsoft is buying linkedin for $26 billion. we're going to talk about whether this acquisition even makes sense and if it could spark a new wave. in sympathy as we say. >> now apple just announcing siri's role is expanding. the personal assistant now coming to the mac and apple tv. we're live in san francisco with all the great news. >> and we'll be attempting to
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get an interview with siri, by the way. tomorrow is day one of the fed meeting with most economists saying a rate hike is off the table. when will we see any movement on monetary policy? we'll be joined live here at the new york stock exchange. >> and oil, the highest it's been. >> he's holding to that forecast. we begin with microsoft's blockbuster acquisition of linkedin, announced just before the opening this morning. jon fortt spoke with both ceos. jon? >> microsoft wants to get bigger, but to do that it needs online professional services running on the platform. linkedin has got more than 430 million members, but only about a quarter of them sign in during
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any given month and to change that, it's been promoting itself more than just the biggest place to find a job online. it's promoted it through news stories, training courses and more. linkedin was approached when stock was lower. take a listen. >> we were talk in february about what's the next phase? can we complete it more tastefully and wbetter relevanc. if it was informed like what projects are you working on. i mean think about how you can bring it to improve the relevance of the feed. that's what excited us. >> microsoft's ceo amy hood said
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she's going to measure this deal on top line revenue but how linkedin brings more revenue to microsoft. what remains to be seen is whether they can strike the right balance which is the key tenet of this deal and getting the engineers to work closely enough to improve the products on both sides, guys. >> oh, the challenge for so many of these takeovers, thank you. microsoft one of several tech giants. dominic chu has other cash orders that could be looking to make an acquisition of their own. dom? >> tech companies are among the biggest hoarders of cash, and we're talking about a ton of money. let's take a look at our wall gear, our wall of knowledge, and take a look at the big cash short-term and long-term investments. we talk about apple and its $233 billion cash hoard. when it comes to cash, microsoft
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has the most even if you include all of those things, it's $117 billion for microsoft. cisco systems, telecommunications giant, $65 billion in cash and oracle on the computer software side. what's interesting about these companies, they all have one thing in common. they're all very, very credit worthy. according to s&p, each one of these companies has a credit rating of at least aa minor or later. they're one of two to have that vaulted aaa rating. johnson & johnson is it. they said they were going to take a look at microsoft to see whether or not this acquisition could affect their long-term rating. for now, microsoft one of two companies that has that s&p triple credit rating.
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back over to you. >> something they'll be exploring later. dom chu at the wall of knowledge. thank you very much. does this deal make sense for microsoft and will we see more dealing coming forward. >> joining us now is mark hauten. good to have you with us and what a roller-coast ride it has been. let's just start with what it means for the future of linkedin. >> well, hi, kelly. thanks for having me. i think this is a tremendous extra teej strategic deal for both companies. the need to have it within the enterprise, they're very much for them. they provide more products in
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the next generation cloud based service services. they've had mixed degrees of success. i think this is a big acquisition. for linkedin, it givens them a chance to jump start. first quarter 2015 and 2016. we saw significant sell-downs in the shares because they made these missteps. i think working within the -- within the microsoft organization will assist that enormously. >> you know, i find it interesting. you were in seattle recently and you were visiting with the microsoft people and you were asking them, why don't they buy linkedin, so clearly this was something that was on your mind as well. but drill this down to the personal -- the impact it will have on users out there. i mean satya nadella was trying to do that in his interview with
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jon fortt. what makes sense for the users of both microsoft and linkedin to have this deal make sense? >> i think the important thing is to understand this is not synergies in a more normal sense. you know, this is not really a cost-saving game. this is about providing more products that enterprise users need in one place. it's a little bit like the sales force for a whole number of different klaus based products from one vendor. i think this is doing the same thing. they can now provide within their dynamics offering. they can now provide the social fabric, which i think is going to be so important for the network economy that we live in today. >> that does raise the question, mark. since it's been a rumor for some time, why wouldn't they a acquire a sales force? what happens in terms of the dominos and other combinations that are out there? >> i think that the sales forces now, you know, it's pretty big.
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it's double the size of acquisition, probably slightly more than the premium you'd pay for linkedin. there are also personality issues that would need to be handled. i think that, you know, this is a much safer stat, although, it's been much talked about that they could buy the sales force. other combinations, i think the most interesting area is in the analytics area. with the enormous amount of data that's being created at the moment, analyzing that data is important and there's two names that stand out there both in the $3 billion to $5 billion mark. >> by the way, before we let you go, i know you own both shares of companies but are you pleased with the price that microsoft paid for this company? they've been down sharply the last year or so and they had the huge decline in february. this price takes us back to that level where they began the year.
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is that a good price for you? >> i mean obviously if you get any kind of premium on a one-day view, it looks great. but i have to say i think microsoft has got a great deal price-wise. it's not dissimilar to the play you pay for other network companies, visa, mat f mastercard, and adobe, for example. you actually get a much higher growth. so i think it's great. i'm kind of disappointed as a linkedin shareholder because i'm still sitting below the heise, 30% below where the shares were at their highs. >> i'm sure you're not alone in that one. mark, thanks for joining us, i appreciate it. let's get to our "closing bell" change for this monday with the dow down almost 100 points. we're setting some lows. jim lowell is back and ben willis with princeton securities
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and jack ber rue jan checks in. what do you expect the market to do with it? >> the stockmarket is still entirely driven by central banks. today's coming in. the pressure came out of china, some of the economic data there that continued to question the pboc. but the brexit was probably the single most important coming in and the fact that the remaining poll exit dropped by 10%. it's still very much positive, if if you will, to remain, but that sort of weakening concerned the market coming in. so there were some stocks to trade with the microsoft linkedin deal, but the stockmarket itself does not have a real good feel to it. keep an eye on 2081 for a support level on the s&p. if we breach that, koit uld be another painful drop down here. again, if you're a long-term
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investor, this is going to be a buying opportunity. i'm still bullish. i don't think this is the final song by any means, but this is the tape right now because of lack of participation, lack of volume has a real nasty feel to it. >> we also seem to be tracking crude oil in here, jack. do we continue to do so? >> if you look, it's finally on the wayside. i don't have to worry about it right now. on the other hand, if we look at the slow side manifesting itself look for crowd to hit a little bit. this june exploration, which is this friday, i guess the question is the fed going to be
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playing havoc with that pricing and more importantly is brexit the black cloud on the horizon because nobody seems to have price thad in. >> jim lowell, so all of these different fundamentals, the macrowith the fed meeting and the brexit and the price of oil and what it's doing wrrks do you see opportunities? nice tie, by the way. where do you see opportunities? >> thanks, bill. i think brexit will be an absolute leverage point if the vote to stay is what transpires, i think you'll get a knock-on rally that's significant in the european forces. if it's to go, i think that's going to create some real near term havoc which means buying opportunities for the long term. we like jed weiss as a good active manager who will hopefully be able to sort that out for us. the feds, while they continue to favor no rate hike, if they stay with it, i think the fed likely
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raises rates based on fundamentals in their july meeting. so i don't think the fed's going to go away, but the brexit issue will go away one way or the other creating good near-term buying opportunities based on fear. >> jacking we should mention what's happening in china and japan. certainly overnight it seemed like the chinese currency was weakening, a lot of the data and the bank of japan with all the rate headaches has a meeting coming up. so what's the bigger risk, do you think, or opportunity? >> right now, negative rates are a cancer. we have to understand that. it's not only asia. it's happening in europe. i've dealt with them for years. i can tell you first hand, several bankers and bankers alike are staying up with this negative interest rate and wondering how long it's going to take because quite frankly people are hoarding cash. they're looking for ways to be
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able to preserve capital. none of this is workingful we're not seeing any of it come out. we're not seeing any inflation stoke up. nothing that the central banks want is happening. >> ben, as we're standing here talk, the dow down 19, the s&p 13, but the vix has hit 20 for the first time in a few months. significant to you or what do you make of that? >> for those who want to play more belts and braces, the vix has been a good place to hedge your portfolio. if you bought it below 13, it's obviously paid very well. it's hardly anything to worry about if you have a hedge on with the vix. so a good place, a question for anybody who does that trade now is when do you step out of that trade. is it time to sell the vix and if you get out of 20, do you wait for 20 2 2 or 25. i think it's probably wise. i'd be looking to lighten up my vix position if i bought it for a hedge.
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>> all right. very good. thank you, gentlemen. good to see you. appreciate your thoughts today. >> thank you all. about 45 minutes to go here. you just heard the dow is down 109 points. the s&p down 14. the transports are getting hit, 76 points, and the nasdaq is about 39. >> we talked about fed, brexit, negative interest rate, goldman sachs jan hatzius talks to us about the biggest risks he sees with the u.s. markets coming up. and best selling author walter isaacson joins us for the next hour of the show. we'll get his take and to the latest announcement from the worldwide verps conference kicking off in san francisco today. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. i was working in the yard, my chest started hurting
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high credit quality by sustaining its net cash. they also say the company's long history of making investment decisions in a fiscally prudent manner is a positive. so interesting development here, bill. moody's, remember, earlier said they were contemplating a possible downgrade of this particular credit rating on their end because of this deal, but standard & poor says it will maintain a aaa rating. back over you do guys. >> credit ratings are an art, not a science, i guess. >> it depends how you look at it. it's a good point why moody's did this, because they will be using debt to finance the deal, even though it's a cash deal. it goes back to that byzantine structure we're left with because of all the ways the companies are leaving it. >> we had a long discussion about this earlier today.
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we're reinacting it right now. tomorrow kicks off a two-day meeting. you'll see it live here on cnbc. then there's the bank of japan meeting next week. so is yellen's testimony before congress, there are all kinds of dramatic things happening that could impact the u.s. economy coming up here. joining us with his thoughts on the days ahead, jan hatzius, chief economist at goldman sachs. hello. >> how are you. >> what a difference one data point can make. >> yeah, i mean if it hasn't been for the employment report, you know, it would look like there was at least a chance they might go this week, but clearly that's not happening. now the question is really what do they signal about what happens after the june meeting, you know, july, september, what do we see and so forth. >> do they wait -- do you think
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they could raise rates in july and will the brexit vote have an impact on it? >> i think so, yes. we have a 35% chance in july and the same on september. so i think there's a decent chance. the brexit vote, of course, is a factor, but i think the most important factor is whether the next employment report shows the last one to be basically an outlier on the low side. that would be my expectation. you know, we'll have to get more information on that. >> by the way, the whipsawing of the opinion about what the fed's going to do because of the data has led to the critiques of the profession. paul mcculley, by the way, who's an economist. you probably know him well. the egg belongs on the face of my profession, he says. he's upset in particular about the entire approach the fed has taken here. he says, my profession refuses to acknowledge that the
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economy's existential woe is a deficiency of aggregate spending, for which fiscal policy expansion. meanwhile david zervok says, and the fed is behind to the cash you observer it would appear the market -- >> what's going on? why has this been such a moment of self flagellation? >> i think there's a time where there's back and forth. for years we were in an environment where the debate was about whether the fed would be on hold for one year, two years, or three years, and now it is data-dependent -- i think it is a normalization process, but it's not something that you can -- you know, you can look at as a sort of calendar -- you know, every so and so many months they
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hike, but it does depend on the new information. i think we'll have plenty of these episodes over the next couple of years would be my expectation. i don't think that will settle into something much more placid. >> we talked about this the last time you were here. the fed is never going to have a perfect moment when they get everything they want. the last time you were here, the jobs market was stronger, but the inflation expectations were not there. now it's reversed it could be argued. inflation is pretty much where they want it to be but now the jobs market is weakening. are they ever going to have that moment in time when they will be screaming to them that, yes, it's time to raise rates here? >> i think there will be a time when it's clearer than at this point when you've just gotten a data point that at least on its own suggests we could be at a lower pay growth rate. if that hadn't been true and you only see the weaker expectation
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numbers in the markets and at least some of the surveys, then i think it probably would be time to at least think about going this week. so i think you're right. nothing is ever all going to line up just because there are so many data points out there and there's quite a bit of noise in them, but you want the. of the evidence to point toward it. >> it would seem that if the jobs need to start weakening, the case is made that it's broadening. we've had a number of people come on the show and saying this is a recession, production has been falling since 2014 and the filibuster sooitd of what has been a very healthy and robust labor market, there are other parts of the economy that look like they could almost classically be in recession. what do you make of these dramatically different signals and how likely is it that more broadly things could actually slow down? >> i think that's too negative. there are certainly some parts of the economy that have
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weakened and the industrial sector, i don't think it's been in recession, but it's stagnated for a quite a while. if you look outside the industrial sector, which is 90% of the economy, it still seems to be making progress at something like a 2% pace. sometimes it will overstate it as in q2 where we're tracking it at over 3% at this point, but i think the pace is still something like 2%, which i think is enough to make progress in the labor market over time. so i think it's certainly not a rip roaring recovery, but we are making progress and we're pretty close to full employment and i think we'll be there before the end of the year. >> last question. we have to ask you about the record low yields. the ten-year boon for example. is that the market -- is that a fear the market has of brexit or what's going on there, and what do you see happening down there?
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>> i think that's part of it, although, if you look at, you know, many economies around the world, we're still much further away from full employment. so if you take it, the unemployment rate is still above 10%. so there's still quite a lot of slack there. inflation is below 1%. so it's at least a percentage point below the ecb's target. so it certainly makes sense that you're in a very low interest rate environment there. i think the u.s. is in a somewhat different position, but there's no question that the world economy as a whole, you know, still has quite a bit of slack. >> i wonder if given the negative effect of the negative yielding debt, does that mean from now on it's going to be quantitative easing and they need them to ease? >> they have to do more or what they go for deeply negative rates, you know, i think you could see a bit of both. i do think that qe is probably the more potent instrument. even if you're not so worried about the negative side of
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things, they can only move if they move in small inkrementes and nobody ever said a te ten-basis-point could would be. >> we would like to talk you do all day, but we must go. heading to the close, 35 minutes left in the trading session here. coming off the lows with the dow down 95 points. the s&p down 12, right at 2083. coming up, could crude prices at $5 a barrel by the end of this year? a leading oil analyst will explain his case coming up. up next, new developments in the investigation of the horrific shooting ram pain in orlando over the weekend. we'll have a reporter on sight from orlando with the latest coming up.
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welcome back. you're seeing the market broadly under pressure today. the stocks are rising in the wake of the terror attack in orlando. the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. let's go now to our reporter eamon javers. he has the latest developments in the orlando shooting over the weekend. >> we have a statement now from disney. disney is putting out this statement in response that the shooter here in this case may have gone to disney world here in ond. obviously if you talk about orlando, florida, you're really talking about the big hometown
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company disney. the report is he may have gone there, may have considered other targets to strike other than the pulse nightclub so disney now putting out a statement saying dur this time we have increased our security measures across our properties adds magna tom ters, canine units, and law enforcement officers on sight as well as less visible systems that employ state of the art-technologies. earlier we heard from jeff comey about what the fbi is starting to discover here about the shooting in orlando. here's what he had to say. >> during the calls he said he was doing this for the leefrd isil who he named and pledged almighty to but he also claimed to pledge solidarity with the perpetrators of the boston marathon bombing and also a group in conflict with the so-called islamic state.
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>> so the fbi there, director there laying out the three phone calls that law enforcement had with the shooter during the course of the attack, two in which he called 911, one in which the 911 operator called him back in a desperate attempt to communicate with him. we're also learning a couple of other details concerning the communications devices at least so far. officials indicating there's no indication that there was an iphone in the shooter's possession. that was such a big thing in san bernardino. no indication that he had an iphone, also mateen's phones are being sent to quantico. they're being sent off to lab in quantico. the fbi will clearly do everything to figure out who he was communicating with and if there was any broader conspiracy here. so far there's been no indication that any of this was directed overseas. back over to you.
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>> this may be hard to answer, but can you give us a sense of the mood where pulse is located? we have too much experience with all these shootings now in san bernardino, belgium, and elsewhere. clearly it's only been a couple of days, but give us a sense of how people are responding in the aftermath at this point. >> yeah, bill. this is a community that has just been devastated by this attack. you're talking about 49 victims dead, 50-plus injured. surgeries overnight at the hospital here behind us, i was at the hotel yesterday where they were notifying the family members of the people who had been killed, and i have never seen a more heartbreaking scene than i saw yesterday as those families were finding out what had happened the people they care about. families cutching each other, in tears, screaming no, no, no. there were clergy members from every faith there to try to
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provide whatever support they could, but they just couldn't take away the painful stij of that news yesterday. >> eamon, thank you. eamon javers. be sure to watch america's gun t rice of the ar-15. our documentary on the ar-15 airs tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern on cnbc. let's get to our headlines this hour. sue herera has the latest. sue? >> here's what's happening this hour. they're gaining control outside fallujah. army vehicles and rocket launchers were seen on the outskirt os testify city and thick smoke could be seen as well. nato's chief said they'll
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send four battalions to the ball kin states. they will formally approve the plan at nato meeting in brussels tomorrow. the department of transportation says airlines are doing a better job of arriving on time while consumer compla t complaints are also falling. 84.5% of the largest airlines arrived on time during april and that is up from 82% a year ago. hawaiian airlines topping the list. and two soccer fans were charge and sentenced to two and three months respectively in prison. one of the fans was backed from entering france for two years. his father called that decision pathetic. you're up to date. back to you guys. i'll see you in an hour. meantime we have breaking news from fantasy sports. seema mody has the details.
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what's happening? >> they're said to be in talks about a potential merger. this, of course, following the increased scrutiny around the regulation and legality of faept sports. fanduel and draftkings are the two biggest online companies, both valued at $100 billion each. disclosure. comcast are . >> thank you. >> i think both companies are spending a lot of dough trying to get this legalized across the united states. it could make sense to combine them in order to just have one set of outlays, but i wonder in a way if it would favor the industry more if it had more players as opposed to just one. >> good point on that one as well. we'll see how that plays out.
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24 minutes left in the trading session here. back below -- getting near the lows of the day. i'm trying to get cute and it didn't work. the dow is down 104 points. have a leading trader tellinging us what he's watching when we come back. also ahead, best selling author walter isaacson giving us his take on the world wade developers conference. stay tuned. working 24/7 on mobile trader, rated #1 trading app on the app store. it lets you trade stocks, options, futures... even advanced orders. and it offers more charts than a lot of other competitors do on desktop. you work so late. i guess you don't see your family very much? i see them all the time. did you finish your derivatives pricing model, honey? td ameritrade. when you cook with incredible thingredients...ato. you make incredible meals. fresh ingredients, step-by-step recipies,
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we're in the final half hour of trade. we're on floor with my pal gordon. typically i the market goes up before a fed meeting but you also have the exploration on friday which could be causing some volatility and every time a new poll on the brexit comes out, the market responds as well. >> you know, listen. that really is the one, bill. the fed is going to say what they say and inspiration's coming. you've got russell coming next week. these are big events, of course. but the brexit is such a wild card. people say, look, forget the polls, but how can you forget the polls?
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in light of what happened in orlando and a lot of this stuff is being sort of factored into it because of feelings about, you know, immigration and some of these other issues, so it becomes kind of like a global type of conundrum here and it's taking its toll on the markets. we came in, bill. asia was sloppy, europe was sloppy. european banks not behaving well. not a lot of things to get excited about. then you saw the linkedin deal. you think maybe something will materialize but the other side of it, with don't have much of a banking calendar this week. all eyes are on brexit, bill. >> they are. thanks. kelly? >> in the shadow, apple is holding its worldwide developers conference. josh lipton is live in san francisco with the very latest.
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josh? >> reporter: well, kelly, remember, of course, apple has four different on rating systems, right? mobile, app, watch tv. they want to be everywhere you are. it's a theme apple's tim cook talked about at this big software show today. take a listen. >> we believe that technology should lift humanity and should enrich people's lives in all the ways they want to experience it. whether it's on their wrist, in their living room, on their desk, in the palm of their hand, in the car, or even automating their home. >> reporter: two bing headlines that came out of this show, one, they talked to developers and were excited about siri. apple is going to allow developers to integrate siri
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into their apps. that means, for example, you can use siri to order an uber or make a reservation. that's important because in this battle with virtual assistants, you can talk to developers and they'll say apple's real great strength is this global community of developers. also apple's music got a revamp. it was last year at this time it was the subject of it. they're trying to make it easier to use. the service is now going to include lyrics, a daily cure rated playlist. apple now has 15 million paying subscribers. remember, in april apple said it was 13 million. they got to 10 million in six mon months. we know over the past year people have faced criticisms. the questions now is with the
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changes today, do consumers think the issues have been addressed? we'll soon find out. back to you. >> thank you, josh. they're one of the worst performers on the dow today. >> and microsoft, too, as a matter of fact. 17 minutes left in the trading session. look at this. now we're setting lows for real. the dow down, the s&p below that 2081 level that ben willis identified at the top of the hour where he wants to see it close above and he wants to see it go higher and the nasdaq is down 43 points. >> oil moving lower has been a factor, but cost t days of costing $85 a barrel could still be to come. mike santoli explains how next.
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that ten-year yield, 1.61% sliding lower. crude oil closing the day lower, too, despite an overall climb higher this year. cnbc's commentator mike santoli sat down with one analyst who says he sees oil climbing much higher. he has been saying that for a while, right? >> he has. he's a long-time oil analyst, in fact, one of the widely watched voices on oil industry. $85 a barrel is his target. and, in fact, he came to that target in january and february when crude was still crashing. i spoke to him last week. here's what he had to say about that target. >> 85, aisle admit, is somewhat arbitrary. it was something mentioned as perhaps a good intermediate price. that edds up becoming like a center of gravity especially if
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the oil tight abouts. are prices going to stay here. that's a topic for another time, but at this point, that already seems very difficult for people to believe, that oil could possibly be at $85 before, you know, the end of the year is out, but that is the number. that's what we think is going to happen. >> you know, and he's sticking with that. then we've gotten to this $50 level. underpinning this target is the fact that he thinks demand for oil is chronic. the markets are much tighter than most people think and opec and more specifically saudi arabia cannot bridge that gap and they cannot come back on very quickly. so therefore he sees them having the ability to get a lot longer crude oil. >> yu, but very quickly you'd
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have to believe that as production moves higher, more production will come online. >> he thinks it can't be turned like a switch. in the meantime inventories are going to be drawn down. >> very good. mike, thanks very much. by the way, for much more on this, be sure to check out for mike's entire interview. very instructive. ten minutes left to go. the dow drags down by a number of factors. it's down 118 points, two-thirds of a percent. the nasdaq is down almost 1%. >> and art cashin signaled the market on close is $500 million to sell. we're seeing the impact. >> when we come back, data with the u.s. market reaction to recent u.s. and international acts of terror after this.
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the weekend it doesn't seem like the market responded that much. >> it didn't seem like that way, but if you look at the last six or seven terrorist attacks, whether they were u.s. or internationally, one month, three months, six months later, you see virtually no change. of course w don't like when those things happen. the markets are up close to 2%. so very little impact. but there are many things weighing down in the market. the odds at brexit are increasing. of course, there's still uncertainty about what the federal reserve is likely to do the next couple of months. not at that they're going do something in june but prematurely. >> what are the odds of raising interest rates? >> i think the odds are zero. but the odds are starting to creep up for july and a little bit higher for september. but one of the things they look at is the two-year treasury, no
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yield. and typically a month before that, the federal reserve raises rates. they go up ten basis points. beginning of the month, the yield is down. so the credit markets are telling you very little chance of the fed doing anything any time soon. >> the low is 1.4% going back to 2012. do you think they're going to retest that? >> i think right now the yields would be low when you get them for the brexit vote. until then, there's no way that the credit markets are going to feel complaisant. >> very good, anthony, thanks. we'll take a break, come back with a closing countdown in just a moment. after the bell we'll have more on the microsoft/linkedin deal. also we'll go to the apple conference where tim cook just left. keep it here. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide.
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seen since late february and now we're going to take that number out. 2081. >> this is a little strange. i don't pay a lot of attention to the vix unless it's over 20. then it gets interesting. it gets very unusual. the vix went there for two days. that's very unusual at a time when the s&p 500 hasn't moved that much. we're down 4% in the last two days or so. you would think it would indicate a bigger move in the s&p and that hasn't happened. i called around some of the trading desks -- excuse me -- trade options, and they noted that banks in the past had been big buyers of trade volatility. they're under some pressure not to to that as much anymore. there may be a lack of a seller of volatility. when people want to buy
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protection with this brexit thing, there may not be as many selling protection out there. moving the vix was very, very pronounced. >> all right. very good, bob. thank you very much. going on with a decline of 126 right now. we have the thomas robinson, the president. stay tuned with hour number two with kelly and company. see you tomorrow, kel. >> thank you, bill. and welcome to the "closing bell." i'm kelly evans. here's how we're finishing the day on wall street, the dow down 131 pointss. pretty much the lows of the seg as we hit the bell. apple one o tf the worst performers. the nasdaq down nearly 1%. down 46 point, this despite some big deal make in tech space.
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and coming up, microsoft denouncing its buying linkedin. we'll talk about that in just a moment. first, though, on today's panel, we have cnbc's columnist mike santoli along with walter isaacson. for more, "fast money" trader guy adami. welcome, everybody. just thought on the market. i guess the tone was set overnight, but it didn't improve throughout the day. >> the stockmarket was pretty resilient most of the day. it was standing up to a pileup of a lot of extreme moves in the global market. you have the yen rallying which nobody seems to be positioned for. it's very much a risk aversion trade and the risk around the world. i do think that the discussion that they're having about this unusual increase in the volatility increase which
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basically means people paying up for downside protection, i think a what's going on, you're kind of going into the stock options market to hedge a lot of things besides stocks. you're sort of hedging a general sense. we have brexit votes coming up and a lot of potential for shifting underneath. >> i do think you have to look at brexit because they're getting more and more clear. that adds one bit of uncertainty to the whole pile of uncertainty we have. >> the brexit. th britain is going to determine whether they're going to stay or leave. >> shifting toward exit. i talked to somebody today who's very active and still thinks that people will vote to stay by a small margin, but it's a turnout you have to look at. and also around the world, you're having this retrench. ment nationalistic hunkered dune
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feelings whether it involves immigration or terrorism or anything else. all of this adds to uncertainty. >> maybe it trilkles down to the day-to-day price action we're seeing, that this world's flat era is over, that the whole -- >> the era of globalization being something we celebrate every day is over. >> what does that mean? >> well, it does mean, especially when you look at what could be secular stagnation in some of the economies especially in the west and you look at the fact that there's no great thing propelling the economy the way the internet and the digital revolution war and that people are more hunkered down. i think people say we're not in for year after year growth as we used to be. >> guy, cheer me up. >> i'll cheer you up. you look grandparents' day. walter isaacson is here. mike is the hardest working here.
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the penguins won the stanley cup last night. an nba champ tonight. the yankees are batting .500. is that good enough? >> i've got a big smile already. >> what walter is saying is pretty much it. the fact that countries are thinking about this makes the inevitability inevitable. think about this real quickly. if you ask somebody where are you from, new jersey, texas, but broadly speaking when they answer the question, i'm american. when you go to europe, they're either from a great britain, ireland, tlauns. they don't view themselves as europeans. this experiment that took place about 20 years ago, to me is a failed experiment and is starting to unravel now. you're going to see it increase. and it is going to continue to ratchet lower. is that supportive, mike, to
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your point that people are going to look to u.s. assets period of whatever? >> they will. the question is at what level the buying come back in. i do think what we're talking about in general leaves them. on this cycle of looking for the next policy move, the next referendum, the next thing that's not businesses do what businesses do to give you a cat lichl for what markets might be up to. i think you have this clenching up in advance of these known events. right now it looks like a downward wiggle after an up trend, and i do think that on some level u.s. stocks are along the spectrum of stuff you buy when things don't look so good other places. >> let's not overstate it as you said it. you look at the s&p 500. it sits there wiggling around just below 2100. we're not talking a major
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problem. we're talking people not feeling secure about long-term growth prospect. >> you're seeing major new investments, innovations in our economy. so i think there's just a lack of vision for the future that we've been stuck with for the last if you'res. >> at least two companies are trying to rectify that. a mega merger on sunday acquired for $26 billion. jon fortt is covering the story. julia boorstin following the linkedin side of things. welcome to you both. let's start with you, jon. >> here's what's in it for microsoft, more subscribers, more revenue, and more data. linkedin has got millions of members. they all need to be more productive and microsoft makes software in the cloud that helps them do that.
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of course, linkedin knows where you've been, who you know. microsoft at the same time know as what you're building to some extent and who you're folk to be meeting with potentially today throughout outlook. we spoke with microsoft's ceo satya nadella. here's what he had to say. >> these professionals are using microsoft on one side, linkedin on the other. that's a massive opportunity to engage in both. think of the other side of it. it's a higher market, sell and learn. that's a huge opportunity to integrate and expand with those dynamics. those two sides are the crown jewels of linkedin but it's about putting in microsoft office 365 and our cloud. that's what's super exciting.
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>> this is most's biggest acquisition to date by far. microsoft had never bought anything for more than $10 billion. and this is more than twice that level. we'll have to see how it plays out, guys. >> that being said, let's get linkedin's side of this deal with julia boorstin. julia? >> well, for linkedin, a key to making the deal with most was to benefit it and be able to operate totally independently, jeff weiner reporting to satya nadella. the potential for most to linkedin and they're largely bullish on the potential. jeffries brian pitts is looking at the opportunity to integrate
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things. there's an opportunity to cross out linkedin and products. of course it's all about the execution and how much execution weiner gets. >> thank you. walter, are you a fan of this? >> i am. i was going to ask jon a question. what seems to be a cool thing about this is you have a combination of the cloud and social networks, and those are the things that microsoft really needs to get into, but what i really don't understand is how would that work.
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>> they need an opportunity. for that to work well, you need tenets to use that capacity. linkedin is one of the biggest tenets when it's one of the productive software out there. they have a lot of members. the news feed increasingly on mobile are starting to communicate more. if microsoft can take advantage of that, it can combine it with the productivity software it's got, the things people are doing, now things that people want to do and people are interested in. that's going to help them build artificial intelligence. it as foij help them build better software and get more office 365 subscribers and linked in users at the same time depending on what it's focused on or the job you want tomorrow. >> you can access them.
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>> you see this is going to be interlaced somehow. i don't know if that in itself, very specific applications of it is what it's about. i do think it's sort of expanding on microsoft's franchise, and i think what it also tells you, lived in always was destined to be a business tool. i think that makes sense. also just to put it in context, it seems like a big deal. 55 times linkedin's earnings. about 6% of microsoft's cap and they're going to borrow it very cheaply. it's a low bar. >> maybe the warning is worth mentioning here. they say microsoft needs to make linkedin less irritating to uhers but they say limiting
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irritation is not where microsoft has excelled in the past, guy? >> it's 100% accurate. if you think about when they started the conversation, it's not coincidently that they started talking in february. the call was early february what link ed linkedin wemtd from 190 to 125. the language they used and the ability to speak to the street was lacking. in a lot of ways we're back where we were around christmas time or so. i think linchedin, their failure to talk about their vision and in dpaep, it's a really interesting deal. i guess fwet what i they're doing it. integration is going to be interesting. but i don't necessarily see the
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huge downside for moicrosoft here. >> we've got to go, but mike and julia, a quick response. >> it's more than just recruiting tools. obviously it has a huge recruiting business. it's an assortment of different apps, whether it's news or slide shower. it wants to be part of every different piece of your business day and that really fits in with what microsoft does whether it's outlook, calendar, or different tools there. so it's really about the business day experience and making sure they're giving all of the users the tools to be better at their jobs. >> and jon? >> interesting that google is not the one buying linkedin. they're both in mountain view. google tried to make this volatility assault. it hasn't worked. microsoft 365 is still king of the hill when it comes to revenue.
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they have not unseated the titans. >> all right. >> real quick, jon, who's going to buy twitter? >> yeah. i don't know that, walter. you think i know a lot, i appreciate that. >> i think you know everything. >> i have no idea. >> jon, julia, thank you, guys, for now. guy, thank you as well. always a pleasure. be sure to stick around to catch guy with the "fast money" crew, next hour talking with gene munster. that's at 5:00. now, what do developers think about apple'ses big announcement including a new operating system for watch. we're going to head live to that conference to find out. and later, which other deals could be in the works in the way of the $25 million purchase of linked in. you're watching cnbc. first in business worldwide.
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from all around the world at apple's big software show, so we caught up with some of them to ask what excited them the most about what ceo tim cook had to say, and clearly some of them very enthusiastic about apple's decision to now allow developers to integrate siri, that voice activated virtual helper into their apps. we spoke to developers about what that's going to mean to their business. here's what they had to say. >> it really mean as great deal to our business. we have a lot of business to business enterprise customers and opening up siri allows them to ease the application, make and receive calls and make their business a lot more efficient. >> and when you talk to developers, kelly, in this war between virtual assistants, whether it's apple or amazon or google, they'll say, listen, amazon clearly has a lot of skill at voice recognition and voice transition. am's might be this great global
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community of developers in now giving them this new tool. in addition they said they were all excited about opening up imessage to developers. we caught up with them about what that's going to mean to their apps. >> by opening up imessage and allowing users to operate jibjab right from the conversation, it makes us easier to build great new products. >> so more jibjab coming soon, kelly. the app store launch eight years ago with 5 million apps. now two billion apps. to keep people excited, tim cook had to offer new tools and software. we'll find out. >> what did they end up doing with payments? they're holding off on integrating that into the messaging system for now? >> yeah.
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there was news about apple pay. there were rumors. people were talking about that as a possible. but we did not see that come to imessage today, kelly. >> do you think, walter there's a level -- it's inevitable there's a loevl disappointment out of these events but no big announcements, right? do these iterations and the things that matter to developers a lot, do you think that's still significant enough to move the needle for apple? >> yeah. sometimes you don't know what the big announcement is until it plays out. for example, i don't have special insight on it. but when steve jobs allowed the app store to be open to third-party developers, you didn't know it was going to create an entire new economy in america and that things like ooper and list is built on these kinds of things.
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i think it's a big thing. i use the amazon echo at home. i can say, hey, alexia, have uber call me a car. >> i think you turned on everyone watched to alexia. >> at the moment, echo has some good ones, but i think this could open a whole new ecosystem. especially if you look at it in the history of the digital able, which is having an easier in tirr face with our digital devices is the big thing and the next big one will be chatting with your devices. not entering data into them. >> do you agree, mike? >> yes. i think you can bayingly draw the conclusion, that, yeah, they are opening these things and also a sign that it's a crowded area. messaging and these digital messages, that's where everyone is pushing so apple probably
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feels on some level compelled to say, hey, let's strengthen those functions. >> one more point, i think another big killer app will be when we really do have the next generation of venn mows. when you can pay for things by voice. i want to buy something digitally or 50 cents for kelly's song. >> oh, yes. >> but right now i'm stunned at how slow it's been to get easy easy payment systems. >> i notice one of them. you're going to see the dam break. >> by the way, banks are trying to break the dam themselves. josh, can apple bring sort of the hammer to the payment space to the way it had to knock
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he was 29 years old. he was born in new york and moved to florida where he lived for several years. he worked as a security guard of all things for g4s. his ex-wife says he was abusive and unstable. he always wanted to be a law enforcement officer. the fbi had been in contact with him on three separate occasion, the earliest we know going back to 2012 or 2013. none of that, though, was enough to really keep mateen on the fbi's radar list over the next several years. they ultimately let him go, decided he was not a threat. that's going to be one of the big focuses of people's questions as we move forward, was that the right decision by the fbi. why did the fbi make that decision. the director of the fbi james comey was asked about that and
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here's what he had to say about the challenges that the fbi faces throughout the country. >> our work is very challenging. we're looking for needles in a nationwide haystack, but we're also called upon to figure out which misses of hay might become needles. is hard work. if we can find a way to do that better, we will. >> so the fbi director saying ultimately the fbi is going to review. for now he feels that the fbi officials did their jobs properly here in investigating here. and, of course, the big question comes down to one of resources. you can't keep everyone who's a potential suspect tin definitely. too expensive and too much manpower to do that. at some point the fbi agents in the field have to make a decision about whether a person represents a significant present threat or not.
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otherwise they're missing the possibility of keeping somebody else under surveillance. all of that decision-making now is going to be questioned, second-guessed, analyzed, and we'll learn about what happened in the weeks and days to come, kelly. >> thank you. there's a more intense focus on so-called soft targets as well as aloe indicated sources. joining us is kol p clark and jeff ran za, a retired fbi agent. thank you both for joining us. what measures should be taken going forward? >> no, this isn't a new issue. the united states is particularly vulnerable because of the vast number of soft targets. i'm talking about shopping malls and baseball stadiums unlike easy real which is able to hard an lot of soft targets.
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plus weapons are readily more available here in the u.s. >> meanwhile, jeff, as eamon mentioned, there's pressure on the fbi why they didn't detain him that we don't know what more could have been done. they should release the information. there shouldn't be privacy concerns because the suspect is deceased. they can redact things. let's get it out there so everyone can look at it. as we stated earlier, you can't follow these people, even if you deem them a possible threat. how long can you follow them, surveil them for years at a time? they don't have the resources to do that when new people are coming into the fold all the time. >> jeff, just to follow up on that, i thought comey's metaphor was good. it's not so much even the
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resources to follow somebody, but where do you draw that line when somebody merits that much scrutiny when there could be thousands of people that fall into that bucket that on the days that he was interviewed in '13 and '14 and beyond, there were probably dozens or maybe hundreds of other people nationwide who were interviewed under somewhat similar circumstances. this is what the fbi faces everyday, the hay stack as comey said. even if you had the resources to follow people around, how long do you do it? >> he doesn't do anything until he decides to buy these guns just a couple of days ago. >> this is walt isaacson. one of the questions is how much do we allow in our society. if you're trying to do surveillance on all sorts of people, does it help to be able to have the messaging that twitter feeds there, you know,
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things they may be doing on their phone and as an fbi agent, were there things that you wish you could have had that would have been more helpful? >> absolutely. any type of intelligence is useful in any investigation, especially the social media. the problem we've seen today is encryption issues. there are companies like app and others locking down devices as a way to make it more secure but making it more difficult for law enforceme enforcement officers who need that. >> what do you say in response to that? >> clearly this was an individual inspired by isis, and i think we need to dedicate far more resources to countering the narrative. we spent a lot of money on the kinetic aspects of warfare. but what about counter messaging. fearing out how to deconstruct
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the isis brand which has proven pretty resilient to citizens of our own country willing to inflict violence on civilians. >> colin clark, jeff lanza, thank you both. >> you're welcome. time now for a cnbc news update. >> a car bomb wounding nine people in eastern turkey. security officials say three of the wounded were in critical condition and that most of those hurt were civilians. kurdish militants claiming responsibility. the coast guard unloading eight tons of cocaine at its miami beam base off the coast of central and south america. the shipment is estimated to be worth about $214 million. 17 italian masterpieces stolen from a museum in verona were on display in kiev. the paintings include works by
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peter paul rue benz and peter ensa know. worth more than $18 million. >> george h.w. bush celebrated his 91 92nd birthday. last week barbara bush celebrated her 91st birthday. up next, wheel look alt whether that can spark more mergers and which company can be next. later we'll look at one big auto supplier revving up its big bet on high-tech car batteries when "closing bell" comes right back. they found out who's been hacking into our network.
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welcome back. it was a rough session, the dow closing 132 pointss, three-quarters of a percent. the s&p was down 17 points at 2079. the nasdaq down 46. it was giving up nearly a percent today. and it's the return of americaner monday. microsoft announcing its plans to buy linchedin in an all-cash
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deal. jeff weiner will stay on and report to microsoft's satya nadella. they appeared on cnbc this morning and satya spoke about the details. >> jeff and i have known each other for a while and we've been talking about these thing for a while, but for me, this is about the next space of growth for microsoft. when i think about the opportunity ahead around productivity, business process, and the professional network, it's a tremendous opportunity to expand our ability to grow. >> and the deal putting a spotlight on other tech companies that might be takeover targets. for more we're joined by victor. welcome. >> thank you. >> we'll get to the other potential targets in just a moment. there are many people who have these kind of zombie accounts on the site. you sign up at one point, you're not necessarily active with it, but what does today's deal say
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to you about the future of linkedin and its future with microsoft in particular? >> it just tells me that that future is extremely bright. i linkedin. i think it's extremely valuable for me. ceos, engineers of the very companies that i cover, and so, you know, i go to linkedin every single day. i see the articles that they like and share. that's extremely valuable for me. >> you use it as a news source. >> i use it as a news source, very valuable news source. >> no, please. >> twitter became valuable as a news source. it would be useful, you know, to take linkedin and have it be a place where people can write, have it be like or people share news and maybe microsoft can elevate that part
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of linkedin. >> definitely. they could catapult it into a new stratosphere. >> it seems to me it was a pretty good match because linkedin at its core is a business tool. they seem to have it as a primary way of going about i.t. but what does it do to the market for internet properties? linkedin being acquired. yahoo!'s going to go somewhere. so is it now going to be something where the scarcity is in the remaining properties? >> i think it's the zbiing of consolidation. i talked about this earlier. i think twitter, pandora, ebay, paypal, shutterfly, those sort of names are, i think, prime targets not just for amazon or alibaba or facebook as well as alphabet now, google. i think those are acquirers within the space.
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xo group is another one. i think that's a small niche. that's a nice acquisition target. >> we receive this in other industries. they often mature to four major players. look at telecom. did we learn in 2014 who those four are? it didn't include apple. and netflix is going to take over. who do you see to be in kind of those pillars of the internet tech space? >> clearly it's microsoft now, apple, alphabet, clearly facebook. amazon. don't forget alibaba in china as well. >> you know, you also have to put in things like verizon, which you didn't expect. if they do aol and yahoo! together and become a different type of model. >> excellent point. >> i love the way that they're looking at the model differently. i'm kind of bullish on that. >> at&t and verizon, definitely. >> rico, the topic you were
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talking about earlier, it could be google or comcast that might be interested. >> oh, yeah. that gets you back to verizon, at&t, what tim armstrong is putting together. aisle ask you the question. what do you think. who would be the most likely person? >> i've argued that google is probably the most logical part of it. they tried but they failed in terms of social media, and so i think they missed out on social media. google has missed out on it. i think they could solve that problem now with an acquisition of twigger. kelly made a good point earlier which is for the search to be the dominant engine for google. it needs to search twitter feeds. >> they're doing it now because they have a relationship in place. >> there are plenty of investors who hope it's about price.
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seeing the names floated around today, you have one analyst who covers it. it could be twitter, grubhub, and godaddy. another talking about -- you mentioned your picks, xo group, paypal, ebay, pandora, and shutterfly. there are v been a lot of announcements including mar ke toe. there's sim man tex and blue coat. there is a frenzy of it. >> of course, you have the retail for that. the dynamic is there. i guess the one place i'd caution all that, i don't think microsoft taking linkedin particularly requires a direct answer from a competitor. it's not as if somebody else says, wow, we have to match that somehow and create the same combination of things. without a doubt, a lot of companies at this point, they're going to have their growth plateau. >> and it's going to be
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fascinating to watch. he says he thinks this deal is threatening interestingly enough true sales force given that they'll have way that will be difficult for the market leader to follow. a significant day in many ways rj thank you for joining us. adapt or die as the saying goes. one auto parts marek is changing its times and electronic autonomous vehicles. we'll hear from the ceo next. we're ten days away from the brexit vote, how it can affect pounds and the euro later. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. a deluge of digital records. x-rays, mris. all on account...of penelope. but with the help of at&t, and a network that scales up and down on-demand, this hospital can be ready.
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believes they're scratching the market for how much the demand will be in the market for these batteries. >> trying to find a car in europe that's not start-stop, you're not going to. five years from now, it will be difficult in the united states or china or never else to find a car that's not start/stop. >> that's where those batteries will be in the sweet spot of the market jci is building a fourth battery place, which is no surprise. the demand there particularly for start/stop technology is going to be picking up over the next couple of years. and yet, kelly, when you look at jci shares, they've had a bit of a bounceback in the last couple of weeks, but anything related to the auto industry right now, investors have largely ignored them. they're looking at the center saying, until we see consolidation, until we see the end of peak autos, then we're not going to see it regardless
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of the future growth. >> unless it starts with a "t" and ends with a "j," phil. they'd better get their, what are they calling it, giga factory up to speed. >> you're talking about -- you're talk about lithium ion batteries there which is separate from what jci is talking. when it comes those batteries, you're betting on the growth of the electric vehicle and the head of them is saying, look, we're not going to see rapid growth for 15, 20 years, i mean really huge growth until then. in the meantime, you've about got higher fuel efficiency. that's the sweet spot of the market that jci believes it's targeting with these batteries. >> phil lebeau. to leave or not to leave. that's the question facing british voters. we'll be right back. it's more than a network.
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the british pound moving lower today on the poll showing more british voters favor leaving the eu. the so-called brexit vote takes place june 23rd. while they're closely watching currencies for the reaction, it should not be the only thing on your radar. hi. >> good to be here. yes, the markets are waking up to the possibility of a brexit. now tracking the polls closely, off sharply since friday. various polls have highlighted despite sterling weakness over
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the last week year-to-date. we're still though, above lows that we saw in february when the brexit date was set. but it's interesting to see this discrepancy that still exists between the polls which over the last couple of days have shown a lot of momentum toward exit and the betting markets which haven't really shown that. and the sterling off its lows. one topic that is expected to be a swing factor is if immigration can still be a focal point in the remaining days or not. or if the economy remains. it's interesting to have the issues in orlando, florida. i had a leading uk pollster on and i asked him whether that would be an impact to change the debate in the remaining ten days. >> i think something probably bigger has to happen. but when you get these sudden horrible events, we're not quite sure how people will react. >> he thinks the orlando issue wasn't quite enough, but certainly as we watch the last ten days, if it's the economy
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that maintains the debate, that will help a large amount. if it's immigration, that will help the exit camp significantly. so far it's pretty much sterling where it's manifesting itself thus far. >> do you think it stays that way? we look at the performance of european stocks overnight. i think all of them were down more than 1%. i ask whether this if britain were to leave, if it would be better for their currency and better for the euro. >> the last three or four trading sessions, we would have to say global assets are waking up to it. brexit part of the driving force of that. if you take a step back from the last three or four days, the euro is up 4% year-to-date against the dollar and 6% year-to-date against the pound. showing huge resilience ahead of this. this will have a big impact on europe. first i would say the euro would
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see a little bit of action there. how often do we respond to the german dax. 10% of the dax sales goes to chinese companies. 9% to the uk. i think european assets certainly need to respond more. just to take a step further, u.s. secretaries, they've been remarkably resilient over the last two weeks, really, when we've seen risk off trades and equities selling off whether in asia, or europe, or japan, u.s. or uk within europe, we haven't seen u.s. equities sell off so much. the u.s. secretaries seem to be less effective. >> do you think today's sell-off on the market was related to the brexit fears? >> i think it's definitely got an impact. look at sterling's move today. it was off about a% earlier in the trade after the weekend's polls that saw more momentum toward brexit. the icm poll that came out about two hours ago was going to show
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the momentum switching back. sterling rallied to be in positive territory until the poll came out. and then we saw it come off again. sterling is seriously got the jitters. i think as we get closer to the date itself, ten days to go, we'll see other assets get the jitters as well. >> in the poll of polls, when things are going to close indicates a view of interest. thank you. >> pleasure to be here. >> tomorrow kicks off the first day of the fed meeting. we'll tell you what to expect from that, next. ther than making me move stuff, what are you working on? let me show you. okay. our thinkorswim trading platform aggregates all the options data you need in one place and lets you visualize that information for any options series. okay, cool. hang on a second. you can even see the anticipated range of a stock expecting earnings. impressive... what's up, tim.
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welcome back. we've mentioned one of the many risks on the horizon as far as investors are concerned. mike, what are you watching here? >> tomorrow is the fed meeting, i don't think there will be a lot of excitement on the statement. we do see what degree janet yellen dismisses the jobs report. >> walter? >> i think the uncertainty in our political systems in europe, united states, whether it's our presidential election or brexit, that's just got to be starting to have a real drag. >> the fed will know by
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wednesday. we've got many more months to go. >> i look forward, by the way, to see you in aspen. >> june 29th, "closing bell" will be live from the aspen ideas festival. we're very much looking forward to it. thank you for having us. thank you for joining us this afternoon. that does it for us. "fast money" begins now. "fast money" starts right now. live from the nasdaq market site overlooking new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. tonight on fast, a strange phenomenon is occurring in the global market. it could spell big trouble for u.s. stocks. we'll explain what it is and how you can protect yourself. microsoft agreeing to buy linkedin. if history is any indication, you might want to sell right now. we'll explain. and later, worried about a brexit becoming a reality? dennis gartman says he knows the one commodity that will surge. it begins with g, ends in d, may rhyme with old.


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