Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks gain on upbeat Target, Lowe's earnings; Fed minutes eyed

[Reuters] European stocks recover before Fed minutes, Jackson Hole gathering

[Reuters] Oil up over 1%, buoyed by U.S. stock drawdown

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

[Politico] Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short’ recession

[Reuters] Trump says he had to 'take China on,' regardless of short-term impact on U.S. economy

[CNBC] Trump says the Fed is the ‘only problem’ with economy, calls Powell ‘a golfer who can’t putt’

[CNBC] Surge in corporate debt with negative yields poses risk ‘unlike anything’ investors have ever seen

[AP] Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

[AP] Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade

[Reuters] U.S. home refinancing activity hits three-year high: MBA

[Reuters] Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

[Reuters] Germany sells new 30-year bond with negative yield, a first

[Reuters] Bond yields a one-way bet? Loosening Europe's purse strings will end trend

[Reuters] State Department approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

[Reuters] Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

[Reuters] U.S. commander says cracks in Asian alliances a worry amid North Korea, China threats

[Bloomberg] Fed’s Daly Says She Doesn’t See a U.S. Recession on the Horizon

[Bloomberg] Luxury Homebuilder's Woes Show Mounting Fears of U.S. Slowdown

[Bloomberg] China Threatens Retaliation Over U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong Protests Enter Crucial Period Before China’s Big Anniversary

[Bloomberg] Bavaria’s Leader Wants Germany to Outlaw Negative Rates

[WSJ] Fed Minutes to Show Extent of Committee Divisions on Last Month’s Rate Cut

[WSJ] Slowing Share Buybacks Remove a Pillar of Stock Market

[WSJ] Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers

[WSJ] America’s Priciest Listing Sells at Foreclosure Auction

[WSJ] The Trouble With Rate Cuts in China

[WSJ] The Great Student-Loan Scam

[FT] Central bankers seek fresh policy tools to combat slowdown

[FT] Rip-roaring bond rally revives talk of ‘widow-maker’ trade

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street rally ends as financial shares slide

[Reuters] Global Markets - Safe havens rise as recession concerns trigger easing bets

[Reuters] Italian bond yields tumble as investors brush off political turmoil

[Reuters] Trump looking at possible U.S. payroll, capital gains tax cuts

[Reuters] White House spokesman: No payroll tax considered at this time - Fox

[Reuters] It's the Fed, but the world will have its say

[Reuters] U.S. regulators hand Wall Street a major win with stripped-down 'Volcker Rule'

[Reuters] DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says Federal Reserve has lost control

[Reuters] EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit

[WSJ] Trump Examining Various Tax Cuts to Bolster the Economy

[WSJ] Italian Government Collapses, Setting Up a Power Struggle

[WSJ] Traders Bet on Falling Volatility

[FT] Germany prepares to sell 30-year bond with no coupon