Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street slips from records as investors lock in year-end gains

[Reuters] Treasuries - Yield curve steepest since October 2018

[Reuters] Dollar falls in thin trade on lower safe-haven demand

[CNN] Residents warned it's 'too late to leave' parts of Australia's Victoria state as fires rage

[Reuters] Iraq condemns U.S. air strikes as unacceptable and dangerous

[Reuters] Turkey may send allied Syrian fighters to Libya: sources

[Bloomberg] Flash-Crash Risks Are Back as Japan Shutters for Six-Day Holiday

[Bloomberg] North Korea Signals Escalation Ahead of Kim’s Big Speech

[WSJ] After a Tumultuous Decade, Bond Investors See Rocky Times Ahead

[WSJ] Small Businesses Rush to Borrow Online, Sparking Fears of High Rates, Costly Terms

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] World stocks hold onto gains, dollar under pressure

[Reuters] Repo rate steady before year-end

[Reuters] Treasuries - Yields rise, yield curve steepest since October 2018

[Reuters] Oil rises to three-month high on upbeat data, Middle East tension

[Reuters] The Decade of Debt: big deals, bigger risk

[Reuters] The decade that saw volatility trading come of age

[Reuters] China rate switch to ease funding costs, but banks not ready to pass cut along

[Reuters] China's 2019 retail sales to rise 8%: commerce ministry

[CNBC] The Fed could face a possible ‘inflation scare’ in 2020 with commodity prices on the rise

[Bloomberg] Hedge Funds to Record More Closures Than Launches for Fifth Straight Year

[NYT] California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?

[WSJ] The Deals and Dealmakers That Made the Year in M&A

[WSJ] In Battle to Recruit New Quants, Hedge Funds Outpay Banks

[WSJ] China Is Taking No Chances With Stagflation

[FT] Why market faith in US-China trade deal is misplaced

[FT] Bond ETFs gain traction in the great rotation to passive investing