Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Nasdaq scale new highs on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

[Reuters] Oil up on slowing pace of coronavirus, Venezuela sanctions

[Reuters] U.S. housing starts fall; building permits near 13-year high

[Reuters] U.S. producer prices post biggest gain in more than a year

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Virus hits small business owners, Iran says two test positive for virus

[Reuters] Foreign inflows into U.S. Treasuries in 2019 hit largest in 7 years: data

[Reuters] It’s never been this hard for companies to find qualified workers

[Reuters] Japan's exports, machinery orders fall as virus risks grow

[FT] Record Wall Street rally triggers boom in options

[FT] Cost of corporate debt protection sinks to post-crisis low

[Reuters] Lebanon bonds slide to record lows on "ideal" debt restructuring talk

[FT] CDC warns against releasing Diamond Princess passengers in Japan

[Bloomberg] Fed’s Balance Sheet Dominates What to Watch For in FOMC Minutes

[WSJ] The Market’s Real Worry Is Lack of Worry

[WSJ] Amid Coronavirus, the World Closes Its Doors to China: ‘I Feel So Isolated’

[FT] Bankruptcy risks rise for US shale

[FT] Chinese companies use ‘virus control’ bonds to boost balance sheets

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street skids after Apple's shock sales warning

[Reuters] Gold back above $1,600/oz as Apple's virus warning lifts safety demand

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Sanofi working on vaccine with US health agency, Jaguar faces parts shortage

[Reuters] U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

[CNBC] ‘Chernobyl-like’ response by China means ‘worst is yet to come’ for coronavirus, Raymond James say

[Bloomberg] Home Sales Jump With Builders Recording Best January Since Crash

[Bloomberg] U.S. Homebuilder Sentiment Eases While Staying Near 20-Year High

[WSJ] Defaults Are Rising in Sluggish New York City Hotel Market