Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Evening Links

[Reuters] U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

[Bloomberg] Stocks Ignore Shutdown Talks, Continue Record Run: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] ‘The Intensity Is Crazy’: Stock Advisers Bask in the Bull Market

[CNBC] A government shutdown may not affect stocks much, but a bigger political battle brewing will

[CNBC] Bond yields at a critical level means more than meets the eye

[Reuters] Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

[Reuters] Fed's Williams says three rate hikes 'good starting point'

[CNBC] Majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the economy at levels not seen since dotcom boom, NBC/WSJ poll finds

[Bloomberg] Investors Yank Money From Junk-Bond ETFs

[Bloomberg] GE's Credit Risk Rises After Insurance Charge Spooks Investors

[Bloomberg] Draghi Task Force Plan for Euro Safe Assets Is Ready

[WSJ] Trump Calls for Four-Week Funding Extension After Talk With Schumer as Possible Shutdown Looms

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Dollar Pressured as Treasuries Steady; Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] 'Shutdown coming?' All eyes are on divided Senate, Trump as deadline threatens

[CNBC] House passes bill to avoid a government shutdown. Now comes the hard part

[Reuters] U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

[Bloomberg] Fed Officials See Benefits in Letting Inflation Run Above Target

[Reuters] Fed's Williams under consideration for No. 2 Fed post: WSJ

[Reuters] China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

[Bloomberg] Fed Working on Proposal to Ease Up on Bank Leverage Limits

[Bloomberg] Australia Yields Signal Central Bank Tightening Looms

[Bloomberg] Chinese Region's Fake Data in Focus After Local Borrower Downgrade

[Bloomberg] HNA Group's Bonds Plunge to Record Lows Amid Share Halt Concerns

[Bloomberg] HNA Group CEO to Skip Gathering of Leaders at Davos

[Bloomberg] Why Is Volatility So Low?

[WSJ] Showdown Looms as Senate Democrats Prepare to Reject Spending Bill

[FT] Sovereign debt sell-off continues in Asia

[FT] Populist swing alarms financial titans