Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Apple, Facebook propel Wall Street to three-week peak

[Reuters] U.S. oil prices rise above $50 on trade talk hopes

[Reuters] Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

[Reuters] Gundlach on 2019: Rising yields to hit stocks, trouble in bonds and a possible bitcoin bounce

[CNBC] Hedge funds squeak by S&P 500, topping the benchmark for the first time in a decade

[Reuters] World Bank sees global growth slowing in 2019

[CNBC] Chinese buyers expand their reach in the US housing market as the middle class gets in on the act

[NYT] Federal Deficit Climbs Again, Putting It on Track for $1 Trillion This Year

[WSJ] U.S., China Negotiators Narrow Differences on Trade

[WSJ] Volatility Signal Flashes Red, Even as Stocks Rebound

[FT] Italy’s 2019 financing challenge — in charts

[FT] Hedge funds suffer worst year since 2011

[Bloomberg] Realtors Say the Government Shutdown Is Sinking Home Sales

[Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Lost Almost 6% Last Year as Markets Roiled Managers

Tuesday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks stay strong as Europe shrugs off Samsung warning

[Reuters] More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless

[AP] No word on progress after 2nd day of China-US trade talks

[CNBC] Sears plans to shutter after 126 years in business as Chairman Eddie Lampert’s bid fails

[CNBC] Apple’s China warning is a ‘canary in the coal mine,’ says expert Stephen Roach

[Reuters] Trump renews dig at Fed, expresses longing for lower interest rates

[Reuters] S&P downgrades PG&E ratings to 'junk' status

[CNBC] China’s current GDP growth is likely less than 6 percent, economist says

[Reuters] German growth worries mount as industrial output plunges

[Reuters] Supply avalanche keeps upward pressure on euro zone bond yields

[FT] Donald Trump and Xi Jinping face off in global trade war

[FT] Triple-B movie: ‘Big Short’ star fears for debt-laden companies

[FT] Erdogan: US made ‘serious error’ in push against Kurdish offensive

[Bloomberg] Three Reasons Trump’s Trade War Will Become a Pain for the U.S. Economy

[BloombergQ] Samsung Feels Apple's Pain as Technology Slowdown Hits Sales