Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound, Dollar Weakens: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Stocks rise into year-end on 2021 recovery hopes

[Reuters] Dollar slumps as bears shrug off U.S. stimulus delay

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Drive for $2,000 Checks Bogs Down Senate Despite Trump Push

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. needs to vaccinate 3 million people a day to hit vaccination goal, expert says

[Reuters] California coronavirus lockdowns extended as hospitals teeter on brink of crisis

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Policymaking Panel Tilts Even More Dovish in 2021 Rotation

[Reuters] IPOs paid out big for U.S. investors in 2020

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Central Bank Reiterates It Will Avoid Sharp Policy Exit

[Reuters] Tokyo governor warns of possible 'explosion' in COVID-19 cases

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Human-Run Hedge Funds Trounce Quants in Covid Year

[Bloomberg] U.S. Vaccinations at 200,000 a Day Run Far Short of ‘Warp Speed’

[AP] China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

[WSJ] Record IPO Surge Set to Roll On In 2021

[WSJ] Banks Pile Into Government Debt, Setting Up ‘Doom Loop’ Sequel in Europe

[WSJ] China’s Top Credit Rater Barred From New Business for Three Months

[FT] ‘Just not functioning’: quotes from a tumultuous year in markets

[FT] China plots ‘rectification’ drive to bring Jack Ma’s Ant Group to heel

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall St dips from record levels, additional stimulus uncertain 

[Reuters] Dollar pares losses as Senate's McConnell vague on further stimulus

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] McConnell Rebuffs Trump, Democrats by Blocking $2,000 Checks

[Reuters] Defying Trump, McConnell delays vote on $2,000 checks and opposes defense veto

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Colorado confirms new virus strain in U.S. as McConnell loads up stimulus boost bill

[CNBC] California extends stay-at-home order for two regions of the state as ICU capacity remains tight

[Bloomberg] Covid Variant in U.S.; Biden to Speed Vaccinations: Virus Update

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Turn Lower as Hope Fades for $2,000 Checks: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Market’s Inflation Gauge Nears 2%, Highest Since 2018

[AP] Senate GOP blocks Democratic push for Trump’s $2K checks

[Reuters] Senate to address defense veto, stimulus checks this week - McConnell

[Reuters] Fed extends Main Street loan program as last-minute applications surge

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Kamala Harris gets vaccinated; EU to buy another 100 million Pfizer vaccine doses

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] EU and Chinese Leaders Set to Give Blessing to Investment Accord