Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday's News Links

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rise Before Fed Decision; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

[BloombergQ] Fed Seen Making Dovish Hike With 2019 Pause: Decision Day Guide

[Reuters] Fed expected to raise rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead

[Reuters] U.S. current account widens; companies bring home piles of cash

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales unexpectedly rise in November

[CNBC] Italy reaches budget breakthrough after the EU initially rejected its 2019 spending plans

[Reuters] Japan exports slow to crawl on global slowdown, trade tensions

[CNBC] Stock buybacks hit a record $1.1 trillion, and the year’s not over

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Hints at Fannie-Freddie Changes to End U.S. Control

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage applications fall 5.8% as stock market plunge unnerves potential buyers

[BloombergQ] Citigroup Faces $180 Million Loss on Loan to Asia Fund

[BloombergQ] Thailand Central Bank Delivers First Rate Hike Since 2011

[BloombergQ] India’s Shadow-Bank Risks Put China in the Shade

[WSJ] Fed Set to Raise Rates, Signal Slower Pace of Increases

[WSJ] U.S. Cities Look to Shed Ratings While Taking On More Debt

[WSJ] Sears Bankruptcy Battle Tests Swaps Market

[FT] Fed’s Powell under pressure over rate rises

[FT] Hedge funds showing signs of caution towards US equities

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asia tenses for Fed call, oil slide boosts bonds

[Reuters] S&P flat as government shutdown threat, Fed decision loom

[CNBC] Oil sinks 5% to 15-month low as US and Russian output rises amid signs of faltering demand

[Reuters] Treasury's Mnuchin says expects January trade talks with China: Bloomberg

[CNBC] White House suggests it could back down on $5 billion border wall demand

[BloombergQ] Fed Hasn’t Seen This Much Intra-Meeting Equity Pain Since 2008

[BloombergQ] Here Are 10 Macro Risks Keeping Morgan Stanley WM Awake at Night

[WSJ] White House Signals Flexibility on Border-Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms

[WSJ] Tech Unicorns Are Going Public at Near-Record Pace