Monday, April 22, 2019

Tuesday's News Links

[Reuters] Upbeat earnings boost Wall Street

[Reuters] Oil hits highest since November as U.S. to tighten Iran sanctions

[Reuters] Italian bond yields hit seven-week high as govt tensions grow, rating review looms

[Reuters] U.S. new home sales rise to near one-and-a-half-year high

[CNBC] Trump vows to ‘reciprocate’ against EU tariffs after Harley reports nearly 27% drop in profit

[Bloomberg] Fed Seems Resigned to Bubble Risk in Effort to Extend Expansion

[Reuters] North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday: report

[Reuters] How China is replacing America as Asia’s military titan

[NYT] As Herman Cain Bows Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore

[NYT] A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing

[WSJ] Traders Wager on Calm as Volatility Evaporates

[WSJ] China’s Banks Are Running Out of Dollars

[WSJ] Xi’s Unsteady Steps Revive Worries Over Lack of Succession Plan in China

[FT] Tranquillity reigns but markets are scarred by last year’s mayhem

[FT] China protests against renewed US sanctions on Iran crude oil

[FT] Chinese slum demolitions reveal government debt strains

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street jogs in place in quiet trading session

[Reuters] Oil jumps on U.S. plans to tighten Iran sanctions; dollar eases

[Reuters] Treasuries -Steeper yield curve kicks off $237 bln auction week

[Reuters] U.S. home sales tumble as supply constraints linger

[AP] Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

[AP] San Francisco at ‘boiling point’ over tech, houses, homeless

[AP] Boom market in small businesses shows signs of cooling

[Reuters] Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat, Trump says

[CNBC] Sales of the cheapest and swankiest homes are tanking, but for very different reasons

[Bloomberg] Recently Hot Housing Markets Now See Biggest Sales Declines

[Bloomberg] America’s Elderly Are Twice as Likely to Work Now Than in 1985

[WSJ] Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say

[FT] What does the end of the US waiver on Iran’s oil exports mean?