Thursday, December 20, 2018

Friday's News Links

[CNBC] NY Fed President John Williams says the Fed could re-evaluate view in 2019 — stocks jump

[Reuters] Williams says Fed policy views could change, listening to markets

[Reuters] Corporate bond issuance shrinks to 7-year low as selloff deepens

[AP] US economy grew at 3.4% rate in the third quarter

[AP] US durable goods orders rose 0.8% in November, led by defense spending

[Reuters] U.S. consumer spending increases solidly; wage growth tepid

[CNBC] Trump promises a ‘very long’ government shutdown as the Senate is set to reject border wall money

[BloombergQ] Powell Discovers Juggling Three Fed Communication Tools Is Hard

[CNBC] El-Erian: Fed chief Jerome Powell is trying to break the market’s central bank ‘co-dependence’

[BloombergQ] China Pledges More Stimulus in 2019 as Economy Seeks Bottom

[Reuters] Japan's slowing consumer inflation piles pressure on BOJ

[Reuters] China denies 'slanderous' economic espionage charges from U.S., allies

[Reuters] U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

[WSJ] Trump Pledges Long Government Shutdown Without Border-Wall Funding

[WSJ] China to Step Up Efforts to Halt Economic Downturn Amid Trade Tussle

[FT] Loan funds suffer record outflows

[FT] Quant investors face test of faith in 2019

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow drops 470 points to 14-month low in second day of big losses following Fed rate hike

[Reuters] Gold jumps 1 pct as Fed stance compounds growth worries

[CNBC] US crude tumbles 4.8% to 17-month low, settling at $45.88, as stock market slides

[CNBC] Shutdown talks collapse: Trump won’t sign spending bill without wall money

[CNBC] House passes spending bill with border wall money — setting up shutdown stalemate with Senate

[CNBC] Defense Secretary James Mattis is quitting because he doesn’t agree with Trump

[Reuters] U.S. stock funds set for most monthly withdrawals on record: Lipper

[BloombergQ] Trump Hardens Border Wall Demands as Shutdown Deadline Nears

[CNBC] Justice Department charges Chinese nationals in ‘extensive’ global hacking campaign

[Reuters] ETFs, major supporter of U.S. stock market, stop buying the dip

[Reuters] Mexico central bank hikes interest rate by 25 basis points

[NYT] Investors Are in Retreat, and the Poorest Countries Are Paying for It

[WSJ] U.S. Charges China Intelligence Officers Over Hacking