Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street wanes ahead of holiday; Catalan vote hits euro, Spanish stocks

[Bloomberg] U.S. Consumers’ Holiday Merriment Comes at the Expense of Their Savings

[WSJ] Analysis: How Consensus for Corporate Rate Cut Turned Into Partisan Tax Brawl

[FT] S&P 500 set to break record with ‘perfect’ calendar year

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street little changed as Nike weighs

[Reuters] U.S. new home sales race to more than 10-year high in November

[Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Tops Forecasts as Inflation Accelerates

[Reuters] Strong U.S. consumer, business spending bolster fourth quarter growth picture

[Bloomberg] Catalan Separatists Cheer Puigdemont as Rajoy Handed a Drubbing

[Reuters] Japan's record financial year 2018 budget puts fiscal discipline in doubt

[CNBC] Bitcoin falls by more than $3,000, dropping through $13,000 mark

[Bloomberg] December's $361 Billion Deal Haul Is the Busiest in a Decade

[Politico] Republicans plan mega marketing push to sell unpopular tax plan

[Politico] Republicans warn Trump of 2018 bloodbath

[CNBC] China's using cheap debt to 'bend other countries to its will,' academic says

[NYT] China Shrugs Off Debt Worries as Xi Takes Firmer Economic Grip

[WSJ] China’s HNA Faces Calls for Probe in U.S.

[FT] Corporate debt boom will come to a nasty end

[FT] Hidden gyrations underpin 2017 global fund flows

[FT] Moments when central banks turned markets in 2017

[FT] Biggest market trades that lit up 2017

[WSJ] Watch Out VIX: Nasdaq Amps Up Volatility Game