Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Steady Near All-Time Highs; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Heads for Best Year in a Decade With Dollar on the Ropes

[Reuters] Dollar sucked into downward spiral by U.S. twin deficits

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Jobless Claims Post Surprise Drop Though Virus Risk Remains

[Reuters] COVID-19 shook, rattled and rolled the global economy in 2020

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. Covid hospitalizations surpass 125,000 for the first time

[Reuters] Fauci sees U.S. gaining control over pandemic by next autumn

[Reuters] Local funding crisis threatens U.S. vaccine rollout

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Homebuyers in U.S. Face Worst Affordability Squeeze in 12 Years

[Reuters] Cyber attack on U.S. government may have started earlier than initially thought - U.S. senator

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Day Traders Put Stamp on Market With Unprecedented Stock Frenzy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Sizzling U.S. Stock Markets Await Next Leg of Record IPO Run

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Private Equity Turns to $3 Trillion in Untapped Value for Loans

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tesla Short Sellers Lost $38 Billion in 2020 as Stock Surged

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Caps Bank Loans to Real Estate to Curb Systematic Risk

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Strong Recovery Shows Signs of Peaking as PMIs Ease

[Reuters] China's factory recovery moderates as higher costs slow business

[Reuters] China's services activity growth slows in December - official PMI

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Averts Cash Squeeze That Was Wreaking Havoc on Bonds

[Reuters] U.S. warships transit Taiwan Strait, China denounces 'provocation'

[Bloomberg] Sluggish Vaccine Campaign Raises Specter of U.S. Dysfunction

[Bloomberg] From Tech to Tesla, Stocks Get $14 Trillion Boost in Covid Year

[NYT] German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

[WSJ] Lessons From a Crazy Year in Financial Markets

[FT] Central bankers to retail punters: who shaped markets in 2020

[FT] M&A rebounds sharply to hit $3.6tn in 2020

[FT] Corporate debt sales to shrivel in 2021 after record boom

Wednesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb, Led by Small Caps; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street ends up on recovery expectation

[Reuters] Dollar plumbs more than two-year lows as more stimulus in view

[Reuters] McConnell rules out $2,000 checks as Republican tensions with Trump rise

[CNBC] CDC says new Covid strain in U.S. could further stress ‘already heavily burdened’ hospitals

[CNBC] California has identified first case of new Covid strain identified in UK, Newsom says

[CNBC] Covid live updates: ‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies at 82 from Covid complications

[Reuters] S&P dividend payments to investors hit record in 2020 despite virus hit

[FT] UK faces ‘dangerous situation’ as new Covid cases surge

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb, Led by Small Caps; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street rises on hopes of vaccine-fueled recovery

[Reuters] Treasuries - Thin volume, stimulus expectations leave yields flat

[Reuters] U.S. Congress inches closer to Trump veto override as Republican tensions grow

[Reuters] U.S. pending home sales fall again in November

[CNBC] Trump blames states as he faces criticism for slow Covid vaccine rollout

[Bloomberg] U.S. Posts Record Goods-Trade Gap Ahead of Holiday Season

[Bloomberg] California Governor Proposes $2 Billion Plan to Reopen Schools

[Bloomberg] Munis Set for Seventh Straight Year of Gains Amid Record Supply