Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Shares gain as Wall Street record outweighs jitters over growth

[Reuters] Dollar struggles near 27-month lows as Fed minutes eyed

[Reuters] Oil slips as demand worries outweigh U.S. stocks draw

[Reuters] U.S. official sees 'real desire' for smaller coronavirus relief bill

[Reuters] No new U.S.-China talks scheduled: White House chief of staff

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage refinances fall as interest rates suddenly turn higher

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Britain to ramp up mass testing; Roche and Regeneron team up on new drug

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Big Banks Sit on $250 Billion of Murkiest Trades After Covid

[Reuters] Japan's exports tumble, capex outlook sags as demand wilts

[Reuters] China says latest U.S. sailing near Taiwan 'extremely dangerous'

[Bloomberg] Trump Cancels China Talks, Raising Questions About Trade Deal

[NYT] Virus Alters Where People Open Their Wallets, Hinting at a Halting Recovery

[NYT] ‘This Market Is Nuts’: S&P 500 Hits Record, Defying Economic Devastation

[WSJ] Fed Minutes to Shed Light on Central Bank Strategy Review

[WSJ] Next Steps on Coronavirus Stimulus Package Divide Both Parties

[WSJ] The Latest Pain Trade on Wall Street: Banks

Tuesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures flat after S&P 500 notches new record

[Reuters] The pandemic bull market: S&P 500 closes at record high 

[Reuters] Trump says he postponed trade talks with China

[Bloomberg] Trump Says He Delayed China Talks, Faults Beijing Over Virus

[Bloomberg] Chinese Buy Up Real Estate But Hold Off on Dining Out, Gambling

[WSJ] China’s Xi Jinping Tightens Grip on Domestic Security Forces in First Broad Purge

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Big Tech drives S&P 500 to record high in coronavirus rally 

[MarketWatch] Gold ends higher for a second session and retakes perch atop $2,000

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Erases Trade-War Gains After Sinking to Lowest Since 2018

[Reuters] Dollar falls to 27-month low as U.S. stocks hit record highs

[Reuters] Pelosi: Democrats willing to cut COVID-19 bill in half to get a deal

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Warns Colleges to Divest China Stocks Over Delisting Risk

[Axios] The war against the dollar is heating up

[CNBC] Walmart says consumer spending dropped as stimulus checks ran out

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Notre Dame reports 11% positive test rate; Yale saliva test may miss some infections

[Bloomberg] Monopoly Power Lies Behind Worst Trends in U.S., Fed Study Says