Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall St. turns negative after Fed press conference

[Reuters] Fed raises interest rates, sees 'some further' hikes ahead

[CNBC] Fed makes key adjustment in effort to keep rates in line

[CNBC] Here’s what changed in the new Fed statement

[CNBC] Fed now sees just 2 rate hikes in 2019

[WSJ] Fed Raises Rates, but Signals Slightly Milder Path of Future Increases

Wednesday's News Links

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rise Before Fed Decision; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

[BloombergQ] Fed Seen Making Dovish Hike With 2019 Pause: Decision Day Guide

[Reuters] Fed expected to raise rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead

[Reuters] U.S. current account widens; companies bring home piles of cash

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales unexpectedly rise in November

[CNBC] Italy reaches budget breakthrough after the EU initially rejected its 2019 spending plans

[Reuters] Japan exports slow to crawl on global slowdown, trade tensions

[CNBC] Stock buybacks hit a record $1.1 trillion, and the year’s not over

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Hints at Fannie-Freddie Changes to End U.S. Control

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage applications fall 5.8% as stock market plunge unnerves potential buyers

[BloombergQ] Citigroup Faces $180 Million Loss on Loan to Asia Fund

[BloombergQ] Thailand Central Bank Delivers First Rate Hike Since 2011

[BloombergQ] India’s Shadow-Bank Risks Put China in the Shade

[WSJ] Fed Set to Raise Rates, Signal Slower Pace of Increases

[WSJ] U.S. Cities Look to Shed Ratings While Taking On More Debt

[WSJ] Sears Bankruptcy Battle Tests Swaps Market

[FT] Fed’s Powell under pressure over rate rises

[FT] Hedge funds showing signs of caution towards US equities