Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] S&P 500 Limps to Record While ETF Investors Turn Sour on Stocks

[Reuters] China finmin skips summit with Japan, Korea to attend emergency meeting

[Bloomberg] Suddenly, Oil Below $40 a Barrel Doesn't Seem So Far-Fetched

[Reuters] From two would-be Fed leaders, the central bank needs to change

[Reuters] Fed should start trimming balance sheet in second half: Bullard

[Bloomberg] Five Charts That Explain Crude Oil's Sudden Nosedive Toward $45

[Bloomberg] India Empowers RBI to Resolve World's Worst Bad Debt Problem

[FT] France: A divided nation decides

[WSJ] Quantitative Investing: A Crisis Waiting to Happen

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Treasuries on Jobs Data: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil spill leaves commodities spinning, safe-havens shine

[Bloomberg] U.S. Job Gains Rebound; Unemployment Falls to Pre-Crisis Low

[Bloomberg] Chinese Shares Tumble as Oil Slump Exacerbates Drop on Crackdown

[Bloomberg] Decision Time for France as Polls Show Macron’s Lead Holding

[Bloomberg] Bad Week for Oil and Iron Ore Gets Worse, Spurring Contagion

[Bloomberg] China's Renewed Drive to Tame Its Debt Pile Starts to Bite

[Reuters] China's insurance regulator bans Anbang Life for three months

[Bloomberg] Senate Moves Obamacare Repeal to Slow Lane

[Bloomberg] OPEC Runs Out of Options as Bid to Boost Oil Price Fizzles

[WSJ] China’s War on Debt Causes Stocks to Drop, Bond Yields to Shoot Up and Defaults to Rise

[WSJ] Screws Tighten on Risky Chinese Insurance

[WSJ] Assessing the Impact of the House GOP Health Bill

[WSJ] The Great Productivity Slowdown

[FT] China commodities rout continues as iron ore, coking coal tumble

[Bloomberg] North Korea Accuses U.S. of Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong Un

[WSJ] U.S. Jet Fighters Flex Muscle Amid Russia Tensions