Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wednesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Advance With Dollar as Haven Demand Eases: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Macron clings on to lead in tense French election race

[Bloomberg] Melenchon Softens Attacks on Euro as French Race Tightens

[Bloomberg] Fed June Hike Odds Below 50% After Inflation Expectations Tumble

[Bloomberg] Ryan's Best Hope to Avoid a Shutdown: Making Friends With Pelosi

[Bloomberg] Markets Start to Ponder the $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room

[Reuters] Trump "absolutely not" trying to talk down dollar - U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin

[Reuters] Reflation trades of 2016 deflate with remarkable speed

[Reuters] China relaxes some cross-border capital curbs as yuan steadies: sources

[Reuters] ECB rate hike would help reduce German current account surplus: media

[Bloomberg] There's a Bottleneck in Asia's High Grade Bond Market

[WSJ] A Le Pen-Mélenchon Runoff: Investors’ Nightmare Scenario in France

[FT] China struggles to deal with ‘hopeless’ North Korea

Tuesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Japan 10-Year Yield Hits Zero for First Time in Five Months

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fall as Goldman Earnings Disappoint: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rise; Yields Fall to Lowest Levels of 2017

[Bloomberg] Industrial Metals Are Diving

[Bloomberg] Pound Surges to 4-Month High After Snap Call for U.K. Election

[Bloomberg] Canada Puts Housing Speculators on Notice as Toronto Prices Soar

[Bloomberg] George Calls for Fed’s Balance Sheet to Shrink on ‘Autopilot’

[Bloomberg] Goldman Sachs Cools on Long-Dollar Trades as Reflation Wanes

[Bloomberg] Follow $17 Trillion of Fund Money to See Cracks in Trump Trade

[Bloomberg] Home Prices in ‘Drum-Tight’ Toronto Surge by Most on Record

[Washington Post] On North Korea, Trump administration talks tough but hopes to avoid war

[NYT] How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker Visas

[FT] Interview with Steven Mnuchin

[FT] China bank overseer launches ‘regulatory windstorm’