Thursday, May 17, 2018

Friday's News Links

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Mixed on Trade Angst, Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar and oil pause ascent, bonds and gold lick wounds

[Reuters] Italian markets hammered by fears of government spending binge

[BloombergQ] ECB Watches Italy Yields Spike as Populists Form Government

[BloombergQ] Oil Rides Best Weekly Winning Streak Since 2011 as Risks Mount

[CNBC] China says it hasn't offered Trump a $200 billion trade surplus cut

[Reuters] China offering Trump package to slash U.S. trade deficit, officials say

[Reuters] Trump's bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO

[BloombergQ] U.S. Dashes Hopes for Quick Nafta Deal Amid `Gaping' Differences

[BloombergQ] German Envoy Sees U.S. Sanctions Likely Over Russia Gas Pipeline

[BloombergQ] Fed's Mester Warns Against Dismantling Post-Crisis Bank Reforms

[BloombergQ] Italian Populists Seal Agreement to Challenge EU Establishment

[WSJ] The Era of Low Mortgage Rates Is Over

[WSJ] Trump Offers North Korea’s Kim Political Safeguards, but Warns of ‘Total Decimation’

[FT] Nafta talks set to drag in to next year after missed deadline

[FT] Why Argentina has returned to the IMF — in charts

[FT] Five Star and League strike Italy government deal

[FT] China sees rise in mainland companies defaulting on bonds

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic factory activity picks up

[Reuters] U.S. 30-year mortgage rates hit 7-year peak: Freddie Mac

[CNBC] When earnings look this great, it's actually a really bad time to invest in stocks