Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slump in Risk-Off Mood; Dollar Rises: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] China money rates hit 21-month high on holiday demand, policy tightening worries

[Reuters] Dollar edges before Fed meeting, euro slips

[Reuters] GameStop stock doubles again with no let-up in amateur interest

[CNBC] AMC shares quadruple as retail investor raid of hedge fund short targets spreads from GameStop

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe’s Most-Shorted Stocks Surge, Led by Evotec, Pearson

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Day-Trader Obsession With Hated Stocks Takes Over Options Market

[Reuters] Fed on hold as officials weigh pandemic against vaccines, fiscal support

[Reuters] U.S. state regulator says GameStop trading could be 'systemically wrong': Barron's

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Short-Squeezed Hedge Funds Are Now Getting Hit on Their Bullish Bets Too

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Covid vaccine production won’t bring global herd immunity until mid-2022, says professor

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Lumber Buyers ‘Pay Up or Run Out’ Amid U.S. Homebuilding Surge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Won’t Exit From Stimulus Prematurely, PBOC’s Yi Says

[Reuters] German government slashes GDP growth forecast as extended lockdown bites

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe’s Deepening Gloom Is Captured By a Corner of Bond Market

[CNBC] Robinhood CEO: Becoming an investor is the new American dream, just like home ownership was before

[Bloomberg] Putin Warns of Global Tensions Similar to 1930s in Davos Speech

[WSJ] Fed Likely to Keep Interest Rates Near Zero as Economy Stumbles

[WSJ] New Playbook for Covid-19 Protection Emerges After Year of Study, Missteps

[WSJ] How GameStop’s Reddit- and Options-Fueled Stock Rally Happened

[WSJ] BlackBerry, AMC and Other Reddit YOLO Favorites That Aren’t GameStop

[FT] Wall St split as more companies hit sky-high valuations

[FT] IMF warns on financial stability threat from vaccine shortages

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares set for mixed opening, eyes on Fed, stimulus

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks End Lower; Tech Earnings Boost Afterhours: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Stocks rise on strong earnings; IMF boosts sentiment

[Reuters] Dollar retreats as riskier currencies recover

[MSN/Wall Street Journal] Biden Administration to Buy Enough Doses to Vaccinate U.S. Population by End of Summer

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] VIX Is Sounding Alarms While Greed Engulfs Global Markets

[Reuters] GameStop closes up 92.7%, extending Wall Street's retail frenzy

[Reuters] U.S. consumer confidence edges higher; house prices accelerate

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Global cases top 100 million as mutations add to spread

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] SPAC Boom Heats Up as Latest Blank-Check ETF Hits the Market

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Record High Muni Prices Leave Investors Waiting to Buy the Dips

[Bloomberg] Short-Squeezed Hedge Funds Are Now Getting Hit on Their Bullish Bets Too

[Bloomberg] Lumber Buyers ‘Pay Up or Run Out’ Amid U.S. Homebuilding Surge

[Bloomberg] World’s Richest Men, Musk and Bezos, Fight Over Satellite Fleets

[WSJ] Trading Surge Strains Online Brokerages

[WSJ] Rent Collection Is Down, and Apartment Owners Feel the Squeeze

[FT] Federal Reserve’s first meeting of 2021: five things to watch

[FT] Reddit traders wage battle against Wall Street 

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Ahead of Earnings Reports: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Stocks are little changed amid a busy day of earnings, GE shares jump

[AP] Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

[AP] AP sources: Biden to pause oil drilling on public lands

[AP] Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi

[Bloomberg] Short Sellers Crushed Like Never Before as Retail Army Charges

[Bloomberg] U.S. Bankruptcy Tracker: Real Estate Faces ‘Existential Crisis’