Sunday, December 23, 2018

Monday's News Links

[BloombergQ] Stocks Hit 20-Month Low as D.C. Turmoil Weighs: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Markets far from merry as stock losses extend into seventh day

[Reuters] Dollar weakens on government shutdown concerns, weaker stocks

[Reuters] Gold rises as US political uncertainty breeds risk-aversion

[CNBC] Trump resumes attack on the Fed as markets sink again

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Bid to Calm Markets Risks Making Bad Situation Worse

[Project Syndicate] Stephen Roach: In Defense of the Fed

[BloombergQ] Trump-Powell Battle Would Span Three Arenas Where Everyone Loses

[CNBC] Look to the two remaining Fed board nominees for clues about Trump-Powell battle

[Reuters] China fourth-quarter business confidence index lowest since second quarter of 2017: central bank survey

[WSJ] Global Stocks Fall on Treasury Department Comments

[WSJ] Four New Voters to Join Fed’s Key Panel Amid Rate-Increase Uncertainty

[FT] Steven Mnuchin sparks unease with unusual effort to reassure markets

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Index futures little changed ahead of holiday-shortened week

[Reuters] Asia cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty

[Reuters] Oil eases on oversupply concerns ahead of holiday

[Reuters] Gold rises as investors shy away from risk amid US political uncertainty

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Called Top U.S. Bank Executives on Market Stability

[Reuters] Top Trump official calls bankers, will convene 'Plunge Protection Team'

[Reuters] Trump advisers have discussed arranging meeting with Fed's Powell: WSJ

[BloombergQ] China Still Has a Treasure Chest of Overseas Real Estate to Sell

[NYT] Stock Market Rout Has Trump Fixated on Fed Chair Powell

[WSJ] Trump Administration Warns Shutdown Could Last Into January

[FT] US faces risk of shutdown running into new year

Sunday's News Links

[CNBC] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin moves to quell firestorm, says Trump never suggested firing Fed Chairman Powell despite ‘absolute terrible’ policy

[CNBC] US government shutdown appears set to continue until Thursday as fight over Trump’s border wall stalls spending talks

[BloombergQ] Tough Year for Treasuries Ends With $131 Billion Auction Blitz

[Reuters] China says it held second vice ministerial call with U.S. on trade

[Reuters] Oil producers to have extra meeting if output cuts 'not enough': UAE

[Reuters] U.S. shale producers hit the brakes on 2019 spending

[Reuters] Italy's 2019 budget wins Senate approval amid outcry

[WSJ] Trump Administration Warns Shutdown Could Last Into January

[WSJ] Trump Won’t Try to Fire Fed Chairman Powell, Treasury Secretary Says

[WSJ] Once Hot Housing Market Likely to Cool Further in 2019

[FT] US shale’s financial blanket at risk of wearing thin in 2019