Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nasdaq Leads U.S. Stocks Lower; U.S. Yields Rise: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] China's blue-chip index falls on policy tightening, valuation worries; Hong Kong down

[Reuters] Oil prices extend gains as Texas cold snap cuts U.S. output

[Reuters] Texas energy freeze stretches to sixth day, raises Mexico's ire

[Reuters] No electricity, no water, Texans struggle through historic cold with more dark days ahead

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Four-Week High in Fresh Labor Setback

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Fell in January for First Time Since August

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Staff Suggest More Worry Over Financial Risk Than Powell

[Reuters] Analysis: Debt-laden world, rising bond yields - a toxic taper tantrum combo

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Texas’ Gas-Export Clampdown Shocks Market as Blackouts Drag On

[AP] Explainer: Why the power grid failed in Texas and beyond

[Reuters] Amid Texas freeze, oil producers still shut; governor bans natural gas exports

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Pandemic lowers U.S. life expectancy; 15 million people have received a second vaccine dose

[MarketWatch] We were ‘dangerously close’ to collapse of ‘entire system,’ says Interactive Brokers founder ahead of GameStop hearing

[AP] US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

[Reuters] China more focused on money market rates than size of liquidity operations - paper

[Reuters] China's air passenger numbers down 45% year-on-year over Lunar New Year

[NYT] A Shadowy but Powerful Wall St. Firm Has Its Moment in Washington

[WSJ] In Frigid Texas, Desperate Families Take Risks to Stay Warm

[WSJ] Shipping Container Shortage Gives Commodity Prices Extra Boost

[FT] US bond sell-off stirs warnings over stock market strength