Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wednesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Earnings Boost Stocks, Euro Retreats as ECB Meets: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts at Four-Month High Give Boost at Quarter-End

[Reuters] Senate Republicans reluctantly consider bipartisan healthcare talks

[CNBC] Mortgage applications jump 6.3% as borrowers rush to refinance

[Reuters] Time to taper? Five questions for the ECB

[CNBC] Foreigners snap up record number of US homes

[MarketWatch] The U.S. stock market is the world’s most expensive

[Politico] House Republicans to fall back on more modest spending plan

[Reuters] After China's curbs on Wanda, investors fret about fate of rivals

[Bloomberg] Greek Bond Sale Is Said to Be Delayed by IMF Debt Cap Rule

[Bloomberg] Summer's Most Common Hedge Fund Theme Is the Global Recovery

[WSJ] Where Are the Dips? The Weird, Unsettling Rise of Global Stocks This Year

[WSJ] Traders Falter in Worst First Half for Commodities Since 2010

[WSJ] America’s Farmers Turn to Bank of John Deere

[WSJ] ECB Chief Mario Draghi Expected to Reinforce Tightening Signals

[FT] Central bank action propels bond market crash worries

[NYT] Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties

[FT] Draghi faces taper test as ECB meets

Tuesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite Hit Records; Gold Climbs: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Soar as Big Futures Trades Show Bulls Are in Control

[Reuters] After healthcare failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform

[Reuters] U.S. banks pay up for big deposits as consumers get pennies

[Bloomberg] Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb

[Bloomberg] Wealthy Investors Are Leaving Hedge Funds for Real Estate

[WSJ] Big Jump in Foreign Buying Adds to Home-Price Pressures

[FT] Japanese groups borrow record amounts in bonds