Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asia stocks wait on Sino-U.S. talks, China trade data

[Reuters] Wall Street rises on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks

[Reuters] U.S. government posts $14 billion deficit in December

[Bloomberg] Trump Says China Trade Talks Going ‘Very Well’ Ahead of Deadline

[Reuters] U.S. Republican Senator Rubio pushes plan to tax stock buybacks

[AP] Q&A: Should anyone worry about a $22 trillion national debt?

[WSJ] U.S. Tax Revenues Fall, Deficit Widens in Wake of New Tax Law

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Global stocks greet sign of trade truce extension with glee

[Reuters] Oil rises 1 percent on deepening OPEC supply cuts, sanctions on Venezuela

[Reuters] Consumer price index unchanged in January, vs. expectations of 0.1% gain

[Reuters] 'So far, so good,' Mnuchin says of trade talks in China

[Reuters] Euro zone industrial production falls more than expected in December

[Bloomberg] Euro Industry Posts Biggest Annual Slump Since Financial Crisis

[CNBC] Mortgage applications drop 3.7% as homebuyers pull back

[Washington Post] Record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments, a red flag for economy

[Reuters] NZ central bank hold rates, signals accommodative policy through 2020

[Reuters] BOJ's Kuroda says it's his responsibility to meet 2 percent target

[Bloomberg] Brexit Talks Head for Late Showdown as No-Deal Crisis Looms

[Reuters] Spain's government loses budget vote, paving way for snap election

[Bloomberg] Emerging Markets Beware: A Recent History of BofAML's Most-Crowded Trades

[Bloomberg] As China Defaults Rise, Ratings Firms Are Little Help

[Bloomberg] China’s High-Stakes Bid to Boost Stocks Risks Inflating Bubble

[FT] Market consensus is too dovish on Fed U-turn

[FT] Markets should be careful what they wish for