Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday Evening Links

[Reuters] Bang-up week on Wall Street ends with a whimper

[Reuters] Oil climbs on Iran tensions, stocks edge back from seven-week highs

[Reuters] Fed officials face weak inflation, but split over what it means

[Reuters] Global money-laundering watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrencies

[Reuters] U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base: military sources

[Reuters] U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post

[WSJ] U.S. Targets China’s Supercomputing Push With New Export Restrictions

[FT] US-Iran: on a collision course for war?

[FT] Inflation is the biggest threat in a world of sub-zero bonds

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall St. slips as Iran tensions rise

[Reuters] Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally

[Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. prices retreat after steep gains, but bias still for lower yields

[CNBC] Gold spikes above $1,400 per ounce to prices not seen in nearly 6 years

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales rise, boosted by lower rates

[MarketWatch] Manufacturing, services PMI slump to multi-year lows in June

[MSN/NYT] Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

[Reuters] China's bank turmoil locks in moral hazard

[Reuters] Clarida: Outlook is for continued U.S. expansion, but Fed prepared to act

[CNBC] A Fed president explained why he was the lone member who wanted an ‘insurance’ cut this week

[CNBC] Giant explosion rocks largest refinery complex on the East Coast, sends gasoline prices higher

[Reuters] Dashboard of a downturn: global recession signals

[AP] US-registered planes barred over Mideast areas amid tensions

[SCMP] US Runs Risk of Backfire with Trade War Tariffs, Chinese Banking Chief Warns

[Reuters] Black-clad protesters demand full withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill

[AP] Pig disease spreading in Asia as nations struggle to stop it

[Bloomberg] King Dollar's Reign May Be Ending as Fed Debates a U-Turn

[Bloomberg] China Is Missing Out on Huge Bond Rally Taking Off Globally

[Bloomberg] China Looks for a Savior in the Shadows

[Bloomberg] Draghi Wins EU Standing Ovation as He Urges Looser Purse Strings

[WSJ] U.S. and Iran Move Closer to Military Conflict After Downing of Drone

[WSJ] Faltering Factories Cast a Dark Cloud Over the Global Economy

[FT] Global equity funds swell as Federal Reserve takes dovish stance