Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Fears for growth, company profits keep stocks under pressure after five days in red

[Reuters] U.S. new home sales drop to near two-year low in September

[Reuters] Fed's Kaplan sees three more interest rate hikes 'likely'

[BloombergQ] Trump Says He ‘Maybe’ Regrets Picking Fed's Powell, WSJ Reports

[CNBC] China talks up the stock market amid lurking concerns about share-backed loans 

[MarketNews] Here are the early signs China’s stock-market woes are starting to infect the rest of the world

[CNBC] Mortgage applications weaken further as interest rates rise

[MarketWatch] China investors fear too much stock is being used as collateral, a big market drag

[BloombergQ] Record China Bond Failures Breathe Life Into CDS-Like Tool

[BloombergQ] Yuan Trading Volume Exceeds 2015 Peak as Currency Stays Rooted

[Reuters] Trump threats, demands spark 'existential crisis' at WTO

[NYT] Italy Is in Trouble. Here’s Why the World Should Care.

[WSJ] Chinese Stocks Pledged to Lenders Raise ‘Doom Loop’ Fears

[WSJ] Risk Returns to Leveraged-Buyout Market

[WSJ] Stock Market Whiplash Rattles Investors

[WSJ] U.S. Manufacturers See Signs of New Risks

[FT] China’s rising share pledges pose market risk

[FT] Capital key risks an Italy dilemma for the ECB

[FT] Italian banks’ fate tied to ‘lords of the spread’

[FT] Italy’s populist coalition ramps up pro-Russia rhetoric

Tuesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Trump directly attacks Fed Chairman Powell, saying 'Obama had zero' interest rates: report

[BloombergQ] Stocks End Lower as Late Rally Falters; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Italian yields rise as EU gives Rome three weeks to revise budget

[CNBC] Oil prices plunge more than 4 percent as stock market tumbles

[CNBC] Trump and China's Xi to meet at G-20: Kudlow

[CNBC] EU rejects Italy's budget plan for 2019, sending bond yields higher

[UK Guardian] EU and Italy face off over populist government's budget

[Reuters] Tariffs begin to take bite out of U.S. corporate earnings growth

[CNBC] The Federal Reserve doesn't need to 'keep our foot on the gas pedal' anymore, Fed's Bostic says

[BloombergQ] Fed's Bostic Supports More Hikes, Warns of Running Economy Hot

[CNBC] Kudlow says stocks are falling on fear Democrats will win midterms and end 'pro-growth policies'

[NYT] Italy’s Populists Dig in After E.U. Rejects Their Budget as a Danger

[WSJ] Trump Steps Up Attacks on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell

[WSJ] Foreign Buying of U.S. Treasurys Softens, Unsettling Financial Markets

[WSJ] Rising costs at US manufacturers unnerve investors

[FT] EU rejects Italian budget in unprecedented rebuke

[FT] Haven assets in demand as investors seek refuge from stock sell-off