Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Treasuries Gain as Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Flattening U.S. Yield Curve Nears Decade Lows in Final 2017 Push

[Reuters] U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

[CNBC] When the economic news is this good, history shows the gains are smaller for stocks

[Bloomberg] Five Key Challenges Xi Jinping Faces in 2018

[NYT] In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin

Wednesday News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Treasuries as Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Copper Rallies to Three-Year High as China Plant Halts Output

[Bloomberg] China Beige Book Sees Signs of Shift to Slower Growth Already

[Bloomberg] China Industrial Profit Growth Slows as Factory Inflation Eases

[Bloomberg] Emerging Markets' Dream Run Could See a Reality Check in 2018

[Bloomberg] World's Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017

[Bloomberg] Betting Against Boredom: A Field Guide to 2018 Volatility Trades

[WSJ] A Banner Year for Corporate Debt

[WSJ] White House Considers Former Bush-Era Economists for Fed No. 2 Job

[WSJ] Can Central Banks Keep Control of Interest Rates?

[WSJ] Yield-Starved Investors Giving In to the Demands of Bond Sellers

[FT] Number of IPOs at highest since financial crisis

[FT] China IPOs hit record number in mainland markets

[FT] China share pledges soar as founders seek new borrowing tools

[FT] Unravelling of LeEco leaves creditors scrambling for cash

[FT] Smart beta funds pass $1tn in assets