Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic factory activity picks up

[Reuters] U.S. 30-year mortgage rates hit 7-year peak: Freddie Mac

[CNBC] When earnings look this great, it's actually a really bad time to invest in stocks

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street turns positive as oil powers energy stocks

[BloombergQ] Treasury Yields Hit 3.1%; Customs Talk Roils Pound: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar stands tall as euro plumbs five-month low on Italian political uncertainty

[Reuters] Japan plans retaliatory tariffs against United States: NHK

[Politico] Tensions erupt among Trump trade officials ahead of China talks

[BloombergQ] Fitch Says Emerging Markets Vulnerable as Debt Hits $19 Trillion

[BloombergQ] Emerging Markets Come Under Pressure to Boost Borrowing Costs

[BloombergQ] Investors' Unconditional Love for Emerging Markets Is Fading

[UK Guardian] Populists’ rise to power in Italy sets perilous precedent for EU

[BloombergQ] Italy Populists Seek Banking System Overhaul in Policy Plan

[Reuters] Italy's 5-Star and League put final touches to government deal

[BloombergQ] Hong Kong Spends $1.2 Billion Defending Currency Overnight

[BloombergQ] Morgan Stanley Says a Shipping Revolution Has Oil Headed for $90

[BloombergQ] Why Is The Indian Rupee Looking Nervous?

[Axios] Exclusive: 40% in U.S. can't afford middle-class basics

[BloombergQ] Bolton Emerges as Potential Wrecking Ball for Trump's Kim Summit

[BloombergQ] The U.S.-China Rivalry Is Just Getting Started

[NYT] The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

[WSJ] U.S. Farms, Factories Can’t Produce Enough to Meet White House Goal to Cut China Deficit

[WSJ] In Emerging Turmoil, What Links Argentina and Turkey?

[WSJ] U.S. Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987