Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Treasuries, Dollar Mixed: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Worries Over Tax Cuts, Debt

[Bloomberg] Inflation-Vexed Bond Traders Are Unconvinced by Hawkish Fed Talk

[Bloomberg] VIX Funds Face Fresh Scrutiny From U.S. Regulators

[Bloomberg] Xi’s Debt Crackdown Goes Into Hyperdrive With Anbang Takeover

[Bloomberg] China Regulator Seizes Anbang, Chairman Faces Fraud Prosecution

[Bloomberg] What We Know So Far About China's Anbang Takeover: Q&A

[Reuters] Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China’s central bank - sources

[Reuters] Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region

[WSJ] Anbang and the Financialization of China’s Economy

[WSJ] How Gargantuan Can Private Equity Get?

[FT] Chinese regulators take control of Anbang Insurance

[FT] Jens Weidmann on Draghi and the ECB

[FT] Why insurers are being blamed for equity market instability

Thursday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Rise as Traders Weather Higher Yields: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks End Mixed as Bonds Gain, Dollar Slumps: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Treasury Seven-Year Sale Caps $258 Billion Week of Higher Yields

[Bloomberg] Chinese Shares Are on Shaky Ground

[Bloomberg] Draghi Gets ECB Back on Message

[Reuters] Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

[Reuters] Iran says may withdraw from nuclear deal if banks continue to stay away

[FT] US equity fund outflows continue despite rebound

Thursday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound, Dollar Stumbles With Yields: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Guidance Change on the Radar for First Half of 2018

[Reuters] U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'

[CNBC] Art Cashin: Once the 10-year yield hits 3% 'all hell' could break loose

[MarketWatch] The stock market faces a massive headwind in 2018: a lack of new money

[Bloomberg] China's VIX Goes Dark as Government Clamps Down on Options

[Bloomberg] Indian Bonds Slide Most in 3 Weeks as Minutes Show Hawkish Tilt

[CNBC] Global smartphone sales fell for the first time in more than a decade

[NYT] Fed Officials Say Economy Is Ready for Higher Rates

[WSJ] Why America Is Going Broke

[FT] ECB minutes highlight policymakers’ fears over currency wars

[FT] Rising tide of debt to hit rich countries’ budgets, warns OECD

[FT] How the alleged Punjab National Bank fraud unfolded

[FT] Chinese companies halt trading to unwind risky stock loans

[FT] Complacency about the Fed is a habit investors must kick