Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow drops 470 points to 14-month low in second day of big losses following Fed rate hike

[Reuters] Gold jumps 1 pct as Fed stance compounds growth worries

[CNBC] US crude tumbles 4.8% to 17-month low, settling at $45.88, as stock market slides

[CNBC] Shutdown talks collapse: Trump won’t sign spending bill without wall money

[CNBC] House passes spending bill with border wall money — setting up shutdown stalemate with Senate

[CNBC] Defense Secretary James Mattis is quitting because he doesn’t agree with Trump

[Reuters] U.S. stock funds set for most monthly withdrawals on record: Lipper

[BloombergQ] Trump Hardens Border Wall Demands as Shutdown Deadline Nears

[CNBC] Justice Department charges Chinese nationals in ‘extensive’ global hacking campaign

[Reuters] ETFs, major supporter of U.S. stock market, stop buying the dip

[Reuters] Mexico central bank hikes interest rate by 25 basis points

[NYT] Investors Are in Retreat, and the Poorest Countries Are Paying for It

[WSJ] U.S. Charges China Intelligence Officers Over Hacking

Thursday's New Links

[Reuters] Weak earnings add to Wall Street's Fed-triggered slide

[Reuters] Gold jumps 1 pct as dollar slides, stocks tumble after Fed

[Reuters] World stocks suffer as Fed heightens recession fears

[Reuters] Oil slumps 4% to lowest in a year as stock markets sink

[Reuters] After Fed selloff, is a U.S. bear market next?

[CNBC] Powell says he doesn’t see Fed changing its strategy for shrinking the balance sheet

[BloombergQ] Powell Enters Era of Rate-Hike Caution as Growth Headwinds Mount

[Reuters] BoE says Brexit jitters worsen, sees inflation below target

[Reuters] British ministers split over next Brexit steps if PM's deal fails

[BloombergQ] El-Erian: Fed’s No-Win: Balancing Growth and Market Fragility

[Reuters] North Korea media says denuclearization includes ending 'U.S. nuclear threat'

[Reuters] Russia's Putin accuses U.S. of raising risk of nuclear war

[NYT] Global Trade Tensions Boil Over at Staid W.T.O. Forum

[WSJ] Powell to Markets: Take That

[WSJ] China’s Reform Without Opening

[FT] US market slide underscores challenge facing Federal Reserve

[FT] The new era of US-China decoupling

[FT] US warns of Chinese influence at multilateral lenders

[FT] Washington plans new move targeting China ‘economic aggression’

[FT] Italy budget truce fails to address economy’s long-term faults