Thursday, October 15, 2020

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks climb on vaccine hopes, upbeat retail sales data

[Reuters] Markets on edge as pandemic resurgence meets U.S. stimulus hopes

[Reuters] Oil falls as possible OPEC+ supply boost, COVID-19 spike weigh on sentiment

[Reuters] Wheat hits near 6-year high, set for weekly jump as dry weather stokes supply woes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Rise Most in Three Months, Topping Estimates

[MarketWatch] Consumer sentiment index rises to 78.9 in September, highest level since March

[Reuters] Wall Street bank trading boom does little to assuage concerns about lending

[Reuters] EU says still seeking Brexit accord despite Johnson's 'no-deal' rhetoric

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer targets November for vaccine emergency use; Gottlieb says Trump should tout masks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe Is Losing Fight to Stay Open on Record Virus Surge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Top World Bank Economist Says Financial Crisis Could Emerge From Pandemic

[Reuters] Investors throw money at everything, dump cash - BofA

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Evergrande’s Push to Calm Investors Receives Mixed Response

[Reuters] Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea - reports

[Bloomberg] Brokers Offer 20 Times Leverage for ‘Deal of the Decade’ Ant IPO

[WSJ] Individual-Investing Boom Fuels Trading in Low-Price Stocks

[FT] Lockdown 2.0: Europe reimposes painful curbs as infections surge

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures flat after market suffers 3 straight days of losses 

[Reuters] New coronavirus infections rise to record highs in U.S. Midwest and beyond

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] California Braces for Another Day of Heat, Wind and WildFire

[WSJ] Why Covid-19 Is Spreading Again: Fatigue, Colder Weather, Eased Restrictions

[WSJ] Argentina, Running Low on Dollars, Faces Fresh Economic Turmoil

[FT] Covid-19 cases hit records in US election battleground states

Thursday Afternoon Links

[CNBC] Stocks fall for a third straight day amid stimulus uncertainty

[Reuters] Trump calls for big COVID-19 stimulus but McConnell disagrees

[Reuters] Persistently high U.S. weekly jobless claims point to labor market scarring

[Reuters] Across U.S. electoral battlegrounds, recovery may be ebbing as virus flows

[AP] Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Fauci calls herd immunity ‘dangerous’; NJ to use targeted approach to hot spots

[Reuters] France's new COVID-19 cases set new 24-hour record, above 30,000

[Reuters] Spain adds 13,300 COVID infections, Catalonia to shut bars, eateries

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] California Faces Weeks of Hot, Dry, Wildfire-Prone Weather

[WSJ] Fed’s Quarles Disappointed by Short-Term Lending Strains in March

[WSJ] Firms Like Dow Bet Billions on Plastics. Now There’s a Glut.