Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wednesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Renew Drop on Facebook Concern; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] U.S. current account deficit widens in fourth quarter

[Bloomberg] U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rebound Even as Inventory Remains Tight

[Bloomberg] Powell to Ponder Hawkish Tone in FOMC Debut: Decision Day Guide

[CNBC] GOP spending bill to include funding for NYC tunnel, opioid crisis, and border security

[Politico] White House plans China trade crackdown Thursday

[Bloomberg] U.S. Starter Homes Are Scarcer, Pricier, Smaller and More Run-Down

[Bloomberg] U.S. Mortgage Refinancing Drops to Nine-Year Low as Rates Rise

[Bloomberg] China Inc. Feels Heat From $668 Billion Puttable Bond Cooker

[Bloomberg] Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

[Reuters] China sends carrier through Taiwan Strait after Xi warning: report

[AP] U.S. Official, Taiwanese President to Speak at Taipei Event

[NYT] Fed’s Rate Decision: What to Watch For

[WSJ] Fed Set to Raise Rates, Issue New Economic Projections

[WSJ] China to Target Trump’s Base in Tariff Response

[FT] Global deals surge past $1tn at fastest ever pace

[FT] US affirms Taiwan support after Chinese carrier enters Taiwan Strait

Tuesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks in Asia Set to Gain as Traders Await Fed: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street climbs with oil, but Facebook's slide checks gains

[CNBC] Fed Chairman Powell's first meeting could bring on more market volatility

[Reuters] Congress leaders seek to finalize $1.3 trillion spending bill

[Bloomberg] Soaring U.S. Libor Rate Trickles Into Funding Markets Worldwide

[CNBC] US 2-year Treasury note yield hits 2008 high as Fed meeting begins

[Bloomberg] Libor-OIS Blowout Has Citigroup Eyeing More Negative Effects

[Bloomberg] The Market Gauge of Tech Fear Keeps Rising

[Bloomberg] Libor Rises for 30th Straight Day Ahead of Fed Decision

[BloombergView] The Right Questions to Ask at Fed Press Conferences

[CNBC] Surge in wealth from stocks and other financial assets may be sending a dangerous signal for the economy

[Bloomberg] FTC Probing Facebook for Use of Personal Data, Source Says

[Reuters] Investors crowded into tech sector, BAML March survey finds

[Bloomberg] Drop in Riskiest Chinese Bank Bonds Signals Alert on Dollar Debt

[CNBC] Driverless cars aren’t safe or ready for the road: Robotics expert

[FT] What to look for at the Fed meeting