Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow futures drop 250 points after Chinese media reports that trade talks have made no progress

[SCMP] US and China make no progress on key trade issues in two days of deputy-level talks, sources say

[Reuters] Trump says there is a 'really good chance' of U.S.-China trade deal

[Reuters] Tech stocks lift Wall Street as reports brighten hopes of trade deal

[Reuters] Federal Reserve policymakers increasingly divided on way ahead, minutes show

[CNBC] Market may be expecting more rate cuts than the Fed will deliver, meeting minutes show

[CNBC] Low expectations for trade talks: ‘If you’re looking for good news, they didn’t cancel the trip’

[AP] Powell faces key question: What’s wrong with low inflation?

[CNBC] Turkey launches military operation against Kurds and ISIS in northern Syria

[Bloomberg] Trump Is Tweeting Less About China and That’s Good for Stocks

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks grind higher as investors cling to trade truce hopes

[Reuters] Oil rises on signs of easing U.S.-China tensions

[CNBC] China ready to discuss a partial trade deal and will increase US agricultural purchases, reports say

[Reuters] China plans to restrict visas for U.S. visitors with 'anti-China' links

[AP] China demands US lift tech curbs, will ‘safeguard’ interests

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage refinances jump 10% as rates drop to the lowest level since August

[Reuters] Chinese state media slam U.S. basketball's NBA in free speech row

[CNBC] China’s heavy-handed reaction to the NBA is just the wake-up call the world needed

[Reuters] Venture capital investments in U.S. set for another bonanza year

[Yahoo/FT] Why central banks are edging away from the dollar

[Reuters] Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive 'shortly': Erdogan's aide

[Bloomberg] China Open to Partial Trade Deal If Trump Removes Tariff Threats

[Bloomberg] Trouble Is Brewing in the Darkest Corner of China’s Shadow Banking

[Bloomberg] Former Draghi Lieutenant Appeals for Calm in ECB Stimulus Row

[Bloomberg] The Repo Market Is More Than Mere Plumbing

[Bloomberg] GE’s Gaping Pension Deficit Is Just a Tiny Part of Companies’ $269 Billion Gap

[NYT] Fed Chair Powell Signals Balance Sheet Will Grow Soon After Recent Market Turmoil

[WSJ] Fed Minutes to Shed Light on Internal Debate Over Rates

[WSJ] Fed to Increase Supply of Bank Reserves

[FT] Fed restarts debt purchases — just don’t call it QE

[FT] Central bank easing soars to a decade high