Monday, January 4, 2021

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip With Europe; Dollar Drops: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Near Eight-Week High as Covid Angst Fires Up Haven Demand

[AP] Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Markets Brace for Greater Chance of Blue Wave in Georgia

[AP] Biden, Trump warn of high stakes of Georgia Senate runoffs

[Reuters] Volatility in U.S. stocks jumps as investors brace for Senate 'blue sweep'

[Reuters] How the Georgia Senate runoffs could rattle U.S. stocks

[CNBC] Covid live updates: UK defends decision to delay second vaccine shots as vaccine makers raise concerns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] NYSE Scraps Plan to Delist Shares of Chinese Telecom Giants

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ultra-Low Interest Rates Here to Stay: 2021 Central Bank Guide

[CNBC] New York Gov. Cuomo confirms state’s first case of new Covid strain initially found in UK

[AP] Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?

[NYT] New Variant Detected in New York Amid Growing Crisis Over Vaccine Rollout

[NYT] A Simple Way to End Questionable Stock Trading by Lawmakers

[WSJ] Georgia Girds for Senate Runoffs in Wake of Trump Call to Overturn Vote

[WSJ] Auto Sales in 2020 Expected to Hit Lowest Point in Nearly a Decade

[WSJ] 2020 SPAC Boom Lifted Wall Street’s Biggest Banks

[FT] El-Erian: New Covid variant will increase stress on global economy and widen inequality

[FT] Republican divisions deepen over certification of Joe Biden’s victory

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares fall amid uncertainty about Georgia senate runoff

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Near Two-Month High as Covid Angst Fires Up Haven Demand

[Reuters] England goes into new lockdown as COVID-19 variant rampages

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] A $13 Trillion Crisis-Era Debt Bill Comes Due for Big Economies

[Reuters] Fed's Mester says policy will stay accommodative for 'quite some time'

[Reuters] U.S. municipal bond sales hit record $451.2 billion in 2020

[Reuters] Drugmakers kick off 2021 with 500 U.S. price hikes

Monday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Dow tumble from record highs on nerves over Georgia runoff elections

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Rises to Eight-Week High on Dollar Outlook, Real Yields

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slump on Virus Spike Before Georgia Runoff: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Falls With Equities as OPEC+ Struggles to Agree on Output

[Reuters] UK scientists worry vaccines may not protect against S.African coronavirus variant

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Gottlieb calls for expanding vaccine eligibility as U.S. battles deadly surge

[Reuters] U.S. final manufacturing PMI ends 2020 at six-year high: IHS Markit

[Reuters] Fed's Evans sees long period of accommodative monetary policy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Day Trader Quickly Put to Test After End-Of-Year Buy Frenzy

[Reuters] Jack Ma's disappearing act fuels speculation about billionaire's whereabouts

[Bloomberg] U.S. Risks Years of Higher Mortality on Covid’s Economic Fallout

[NYT] China Moves to Punish Lawyers Hired to Help Hong Kong Activists

[WSJ] Fed Had a Loan Plan for Midsize Firms Hurt by Covid. It Found Few Takers.

[FT] A moment of grave danger for US democracy

[FT] The pandemic’s darkest hour is yet to come