Sunday, February 14, 2021

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Gains; Oil Climbs on Cold Snap: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar weakens as market optimism lifts riskier currencies

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rallies as Texas’ Wintry Cold Hits Output in Shale Heartland

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Steadies as Investors Weigh Slowing Virus Spread, Vaccines

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Blackouts in Texas as Big Freeze Upends Energy Markets

[Reuters] RPT-Texas electric grid prices spike more than 10,000% amid outages

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Cold Weather Cuts Permian Oil Output by 1 Million Barrels a Day

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] JPMorgan’s Barometer Says Markets Most Complacent in Two Decades

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] VIX Bets Shows Volatility Concerns Are Ebbing But Not Forgotten

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Japan Clocks Forecast-Beating Quarter of Double-Digit Growth

[Reuters] Erdogan says U.S. supports militants who executed Turks in Iraq

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Myanmar Junta Tightens Control, Orders New Internet Blackout

[WSJ] Borrowing Binge Reaches Riskiest Companies

[WSJ] GameStop Investors Who Bet Big—and Lost Big

[FT] Texas warns of blackouts as arctic air freezes central US

[FT] Asian authorities clamp down on digital lenders

[FT] The risks from a dash to chip nationalism

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Set to Advance; Kiwi Edges Lower: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Big Freeze Threatens Texas With Blackouts as Markets Gyrate

[AP] Average new US virus cases below 100K for 1st time in months

[Reuters] CDC chief warns it's too soon in U.S. to lift COVID-19 mask mandates

[Reuters] Argentina's vice president pushes for delay to IMF debt deal until pandemic has eased: FT

[Reuters] Separatists headed for Catalan election majority, preliminary results show

[FT] Draghi completes transformation from central banker to Italian prime minister

Sunday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Big Freeze Sends Gas Soaring With Arctic Grip Tightening

[AP] Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

[Reuters] China fires back at Washington after it raises concerns about WHO COVID report

[Reuters] Hundreds of thousands protest in Myanmar as army faces crippling mass strike

[FT] The environmental idiocy of Tesla’s bitcoin bet

[FT] US raises ‘deep concerns’ over WHO report on Covid’s Wuhan origins