Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday Evening Links

[CNBC] S&P 500 rises to an all-time high as tech shares lead, Dow gains 150 points

[Reuters] Dollar index surges to near three-year high as yen dips on stronger risk appetite

[Reuters] European shares hit record high on drop in new virus cases, hopes of China stimulus

[CNBC] Fed officials feel rates are likely to stay where they are, minutes show

[CNBC] Goldman says market underestimating coronavirus risk: ‘Correction is looking much more probable’

[Bloomberg] China Nears Takeover of HNA Group as Virus Hits Business

[Bloomberg] As Cases Mount, Japan Is Rapidly Becoming a Coronavirus Hotbed

[Bloomberg] American Everything Rally Has Best Risk-Adjusted Gain Since ‘82

[Bloomberg] Risky Debt is Starting to Look the Same in Junk World

[WSJ] ‘I Was So Scared’: Infectious Disease Doctor’s Day on Japan’s Coronavirus Cruise Ship

[FT] Turkey lowers borrowing costs again in push to reboot growth

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Nasdaq scale new highs on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

[Reuters] Oil up on slowing pace of coronavirus, Venezuela sanctions

[Reuters] U.S. housing starts fall; building permits near 13-year high

[Reuters] U.S. producer prices post biggest gain in more than a year

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Virus hits small business owners, Iran says two test positive for virus

[Reuters] Foreign inflows into U.S. Treasuries in 2019 hit largest in 7 years: data

[Reuters] It’s never been this hard for companies to find qualified workers

[Reuters] Japan's exports, machinery orders fall as virus risks grow

[FT] Record Wall Street rally triggers boom in options

[FT] Cost of corporate debt protection sinks to post-crisis low

[Reuters] Lebanon bonds slide to record lows on "ideal" debt restructuring talk

[FT] CDC warns against releasing Diamond Princess passengers in Japan

[Bloomberg] Fed’s Balance Sheet Dominates What to Watch For in FOMC Minutes

[WSJ] The Market’s Real Worry Is Lack of Worry

[WSJ] Amid Coronavirus, the World Closes Its Doors to China: ‘I Feel So Isolated’

[FT] Bankruptcy risks rise for US shale

[FT] Chinese companies use ‘virus control’ bonds to boost balance sheets