Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] World stocks rally with surge in metals prices, U.S. dollar retreats

[Bloomberg] Homes in U.S. Gained $2 Trillion in Value This Year, Zillow Says

[Bloomberg] Italy's President Dissolves Parliament, Triggering Elections

[Nikkei Asian Review] China Drives Asia's Record International Bond Issuances For 2017 - Dealogic

[Nikkei Asian Review] Asia led 2017's global rise in IPOs as China's prowess grows

[CNBC] Trump sends a warning after report of Chinese oil sales to North Korea

Thursday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Dollar, Treasuries Decline as Stocks Edge Higher: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Gold hits 1-month high as dollar weakens further

[Reuters] Oil prices near 2015 highs on tight market

[Bloomberg] Bitcoin Tumbles Over Exchange-Closure Fears

[Bloomberg] U.S. Merchandise Trade Gap Widens to Largest Since 2015

[Bloomberg] U.S. Renters Paid a Record High $485.6 Billion in 2017: Zillow

[Reuters] China's leaders fret over debts lurking in shadow banking system

[CNBC] The 'single most important' trade in 2018 could be a tug of war between the Fed and the market

[Bloomberg] It’s Been One of the Worst Years Ever for Billion-Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters

[Bloomberg] Japan Industrial Production, Retail Sales Rise in November

[Bloomberg] Steinhoff Downgraded Deeper Into Junk at Moody's as Risks Rise

[CNBC] It looks like the India-China rivalry is spreading to another front

[NYT] Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

[WSJ] The Growing Peril of Index Funds: Too Much Tech

[FT] Global M&A exceeds $3tn for fourth straight year

[WSJ] Tillerson Discusses Conflict Zones in Call With Russia

[WSJ] With the New Tax Law, CPAs Enjoy Sudden Popularity

[FT] Italy braces for election test