Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] S&P 500 blasts through 3,300 as tech stocks surge

[Reuters] Trump to nominate Shelton, Waller to serve on Fed

[Reuters] China set to post weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, investment sputters

[CNBC] Student debt is over $1.6 trillion and hardly anyone is paying down their loans

[MarketWatch] Opinion: Jumbo mortgages are haunting the housing market, and things could get really scary

[Bloomberg] Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Is Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

[NYT] China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks near record on trade deal, robust earnings

[CNBC] US retail sales climb in December, and November sales were revised up

[CNBC] Homebuilder optimism slips slightly to start 2020 but is still high

[Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims drop more than expected

[Reuters] Doubts linger after U.S. and China sign initial trade deal

[Reuters] Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

[Reuters] China's home price growth at almost 1-1/2-year low, further softening seen

[CNBC] Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro lists what the US wants from China in ‘phase two’ trade deal

[Reuters] Erdogan says Turkey starting troop deployment to Libya

[CNBC] What’s Putin up to? Here’s what Russia’s political upheaval could mean

[Bloomberg] Tariffs Become New Normal as Trump Moves to Next China Demands

[Bloomberg] U.S. Homebuilder Sentiment Posts Best Two Months Since 1999

[Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Comfort Reaches Highest Level in More Than 19 Years

[Bloomberg] China Home-Price Growth Accelerates as Curbs Eased

[Bloomberg] Political Turmoil to Be ‘New Normal’ for 2020, Risk Firm Says

[WSJ] U.S. and China Face a Steep Climb to Meet Trade Goals

[FT] The Federal Reserve is the cause of the bubble in everything

[FT] Climate change will reshape markets, McKinsey warns