Thursday, February 4, 2021

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Jobs Report Bolsters Stimulus Bets: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar set for best week in three months as pandemic recoveries diverge

[Reuters] Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts

[CNBC] Payrolls barely grow to start 2021 even as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] House to Vote on Budget After Passage in Senate: Stimulus Update

[CNBC] Senate approves budget resolution as Democrats rush to pass Covid relief bill

[CNBC] New Covid strains ‘may even escape the immune response,’ says Biden Covid advisor

[CNBC] GameStop mania may not have been the retail trader rebellion it was perceived to be, data shows

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Junk Buyers Desperate for Debt Are Pressing Companies to Borrow

[Reuters] Japan's December household spending falls as recovery stalls

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kuaishou Nearly Triples In Biggest Technology IPO Since Uber

[Reuters] U.S. warship sails near Chinese-controlled S.China Sea islands

[Reuters] Turkish minister says U.S. behind 2016 failed coup - Hurriyet

[Reuters] Indian protests against agriculture reforms attract new supporters

[NYT] A Bigger Risk Than GameStop? Beware the Ponzi Scheme Next Door

[WSJ] Senate Moves Forward With Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Plan

[WSJ] Ford Expected to Slash Vehicle Production Over Chip Shortage

[WSJ] Led by ‘Mr. SPAC,’ Credit Suisse Cashes In on Blank-Check Spree

[FT] Money pours into US loan funds as growth and inflation expectations rise

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures are flat as major averages try to finish best week since November

[Reuters] Asian futures flat after Wall Street closes at record highs

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Hit Record as Small Caps Jump; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street ends higher amid upbeat earnings, economic data

[Reuters] Oil rises on economic optimism, tightening supplies

[Reuters] U.S. stock funds post biggest weekly outflow since September: Lipper

[CNBC] Biden says U.S. will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia, calls for Navalny’s immediate release

[CNBC] The Senate Finance Committee is gearing up to take on billionaires and dark money groups, Wyden says

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Domestic travel and testing still uncertain; U.S. unemployment improves

[Reuters] Koss family rakes it in from Reddit-fueled rally

[Bloomberg] Fed’s George Says Still Too Soon to Discuss Tapering Bond Buying

[Bloomberg] Silver Coins Still in High Demand Even With Drop in Metal Price

[Bloomberg] China’s Bond Traders Reprice a Future With Tighter Liquidity

[WSJ] The Short March Back to Inflation

[FT] Tett: The money behind Robinhood is pure Sheriff of Nottingham

[FT] US yield curve steepest since 2015 on stimulus hopes

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Climb Toward All-Time High; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall St rises as focus turns to stimulus, corporate earnings

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] GameStop Unraveling Quickens as Redditors Pivot to Biotech

[Reuters] Global equities markets rise on better outlook, dollar gains

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Democrats’ Go-It-Alone Stimulus Plan Faces Night of GOP Sniping

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Officials Play Down Wild Stocks, Policy in ‘Good Spot’

[Reuters] U.S. productivity posts biggest drop since 1981 in fourth quarter

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] NYC Hospitalizations Jump; Sweden’s Covid Passport: Virus Update

[CNBC] Koss family and company’s execs cash in $44 million in stock during short squeeze frenzy

[Reuters] January bankruptcies down 44% versus a year ago: Epiq

[Reuters] Italy's 5-Star opens slightly to Draghi ahead of government talks

[Yahoo Finance] Short-seller Carson Block: 'Markets are broken. They were broken before GameStop'

[WSJ] The Biden Administration’s Elusive Stimulus Goal: Full Employment

[WSJ] GameStop Mania Drives Scrutiny of Payments to Online Brokers