Sunday, December 13, 2020

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Set Bullish Tone as Pound Surges: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar falls; sterling up 1.5% as Brexit deal hopes lift risk appetite

[Reuters] Oil prices edge up on hope vaccines will improve fuel demand

[Reuters] U.S. Congress in sprint to fund government, approve COVID-19 emergency aid

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Pfizer vaccine ships out, first shots expected Monday

[Reuters] Explainer-What happens when the U.S. Electoral College meets on Monday?

[Reuters] 'Dissonance' confronts Fed, with vaccine weighed against joblessness

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Expected to Offer New Guidance, Not Action, on Bond Buying

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Barnier Tells EU Envoys Deal Could Come This Week: Brexit Update

[Reuters] China's new home prices slow in November as market-cooling steps take hold

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Goldman Strategists Say SPACs May Spur $300 Billion M&A Activity

[Bloomberg] Covid Is Accelerating the Exodus From New York and California to Cheaper States

[WSJ] Vaccine Boosts Fed Confidence That Worst-Case Outcomes Can Be Avoided

[WSJ] America’s Small Stocks Are Leading the Market’s Charge

Sunday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow futures rise 150 points, stocks attempt to bounce back from losing week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pound Rises in Early Trade as Brexit Talks Extend: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: CDC director signs off on Pfizer vaccine with first shots expected tomorrow

[Reuters] Hoyer suggests U.S. Democrats might do without state, local aid for COVID-19 relief

[AP] US looking into possible computer hacks of federal agencies

[Yahoo Finance] Fed meeting, Retail sales: What to know in the week ahead

[CNBC] Protesters clash during rallies in Washington state and Washington, D.C.

[Bloomberg] Full $908 Billion Pandemic Bill Coming Monday, Democrat Says

[Bloomberg] Ferguson: After the Pandemic, a Pile of IOUs

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Historic U.S. COVID vaccine campaign launches with convoy of trucks 

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: Vaccine doses are shipping to all 50 states with delivery expected Monday

[Reuters] Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond Sunday deadline

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Merkel Orders Germany Into Hard Lockdown as Infections Swell

[Yahoo Finance] Americans ‘increasingly believe that their own institutions don’t work’

[Bloomberg] Mutual Funds Bleed $469 Billion as ETFs Triumph in Zero-Sum 2020

[Bloomberg] Relentless China Inflows Spur Call for Strongest Yuan Since 1993

[Bloomberg] China Pledges Better Supervision of Bond Credit Rating Industry

[Bloomberg] Are Tesla’s Shares Worth $90 or $780? Wall Street Can’t Decide

[WSJ] As Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rolls Out, Next Step Is Getting People to Take It

[WSJ] Getting Covid Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have

[FT] Fed poised to extend crisis bond-buying programme

[FT] Will the Fed adjust its asset purchase programme?

[FT] Beijing racks up the points in its great game against Washington