Monday, February 1, 2021

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rally Before Tech Earnings; Silver Tumbles: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global markets buoyant as U.S. stimulus debate approaches

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Surges to One-Year High in New York as Rally Powers On

[CNBC] GameStop shares fall another 40%, lose over half their value in two days

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Stimulus May Be Democrat-Only Despite Cordial GOP Meeting

[Reuters] Despite 'productive' Republican meeting, Biden will not accept a scaled-down COVID-19 bill -White House

[Reuters] Fed policy makers, like lawmakers, split on need for more fiscal aid

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Business travel spending may not recover until 2025, says trade group

[BBC] UK variant has mutated again, scientists say

[Reuters] Young, confident, digitally connected - meet America's new day traders

[Reuters] Analysis: GameStop saga expected to revive scrutiny of hedge fund industry

[Reuters] Top Chinese diplomat calls for China, U.S. to mend relations

[Reuters] Australia central bank expands QE by $76 bln, rates on hold

[Bloomberg] China Diplomat’s ‘Red Line’ Warning Points to U.S. Tensions

[AP] Hundreds of Myanmar lawmakers under house arrest after coup

[NYT] Robinhood, Under the Gun, Raises $2.4 Billion

[WSJ] Covid-19’s Effects May Linger in Your Body, Even After Asymptomatic Cases

[FT] Joe Biden begins horse-trading over $1.9tn stimulus package

[FT] Eurozone economy plunges into double-dip contraction

[FT] Beijing lays down a marker in South China Sea

Monday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures open little changed after Wall Street’s strong start to the week

[Reuters] Asian markets firmer as retail frenzy unsettles outlook

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Silver Rally Runs Into Roadblock as Margins Rise, Warnings Mount

[Reuters] U.S. commodities regulator monitoring silver markets activity: acting chairman

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden’s GOP Relief Talks Called ‘Productive,’ Will Continue

[Reuters] Republican senators held productive talks with Biden on COVID-19 relief: Senator Collins

[Reuters] Democrats ready $1.9 trillion budget measure for COVID relief: Schumer

[CNBC] Doctor predicts new Covid surge amid presence of highly transmissible variants

[Bloomberg] Muni-Bond Downgrades Top Upgrades for First Time Since 2014

[Bloomberg] India’s Massive Borrowing Loads Pressure on RBI to Tame Yields

[Bloomberg] Carson Block Suspects Hedge Fund Coordination in Short Squeezes

Monday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tech Leads Stock Rebound as Nasdaq’s Rally Tops 2%: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Silver Prices Surge to Eight-Year High Amid Reddit-Fueled Frenzy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises Most in Weeks Swept Up in Broader Market Enthusiasm

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Robinhood Raises an Additional $2.4 Billion From Investors

[AP] Pandemic’s deadliest month in US ends with signs of progress

[Axios] Warren broadsides private equity following stock market volatility

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] EU Presses Biden for Truce on Tariffs Over Metals, Plane Trade

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Kashkari Says He’s Unfazed by GameStop Trading Frenzy

[WSJ] Republicans Propose $618 Billion Covid-19 Stimulus Plan