Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks hold steady as investors shrug off Trump impeachment

[Reuters] Bond yields rise as Sweden ends negative rates, stocks drift lower

[Reuters] Sweden ends five years of negative rates with hike to zero

[Reuters] China says in touch with U.S. on signing of Phase 1 trade deal

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales fall more than expected in November

[CNBC] Housing shortage hits new record low, igniting prices

[Reuters] Moody's cuts Boeing's debt ratings as 737 MAX problems deepen

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rising Demand for Loans in China Conceals Economic Weakness

[SCMP] China’s rural banks struggling under pressure of overdue loans as slow growth, trade war take their toll

[Bloomberg] Riksbank Hike Ends Subzero Experiment in Global Test Case

[Bloomberg] China Adds Most Cash in Open Market Operations Since January

[Bloomberg] Rising Demand for Loans in China Conceals Economic Weakness

[Bloomberg] Longtime China Watchers Predict What's Next for Slowing Economy

[Bloomberg] Wall Street Magic Tricks Make Banks Look Safer Than They Are

[Bloomberg] A Global Anarchy Revival Could Outdo the 1960s

[WSJ] China’s Ever-Growing Bank Bailout

[WSJ] Emerging-Market Junk Bonds Sell at Record Pace

[FT] Sweden ends negative rates regime over side-effects concern

[FT] Top-rated US companies raise record $129bn in euro debt

[FT] Lowest-rated US bonds end the year with a bang

[FT] Glory days of negative rates look over

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street extends record-setting rally; FedEx drops

[Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields up as investors shrug off likely impeachment

[CNBC] Uncertainty remains on Wall Street about China-US phase one agreement: ‘More trade truce than deal’

[Reuters] Fed's Evans says U.S. economy doing well but inflation too low

[Reuters] A $10 trillion debt burden coming due one day could hit the stock market and Amazon, UBS proposes

[WSJ] Demand Drops for Fed’s Liquidity Operation

[FT] More evidence that the art market is bananas