Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Yields Hold Near One-Year High; Stocks Slip: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Rising U.S. yields cool down stocks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Extends Gains as Freeze Halts a Third of U.S. Crude Output

[Reuters] U.S. retail sales rebound strongly in January amid additional stimulus

[CNBC] Mortgage demand falls further as rates rise at the fastest pace in months

[AP] 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update

[Reuters] U.S. shale could face weeks of depressed oil production due to cold

[Reuters] Biden says China to face repercussions on human rights

[Reuters] Bay Area exodus leading edge of pandemic housing reshuffle

[MSN/Washington Post] The Texas grid got crushed because its operators didn’t see the need to prepare for cold weather

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Two Million? Five Million? Real Size of U.S. Blackouts a Mystery

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Volatility Is Just Starting With Big Swings on the Way

[Reuters] Global companies raise massive cash through convertible bonds at start of 2021

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Carry Traders Clash Over Which Major Currency Has Most to Lose

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Citi Strategist Says 10% Correction in U.S. Stocks Is ‘Very Plausible’

[Reuters] Analysis: Europe braces for pandemic reality to hit banks

[Reuters] Myanmar coup opponents call for big protests to counter military claims

[WSJ] Winter Storm Creates Havoc Across the U.S.

[WSJ] Texas Livestock Industry Reels From Storm, Outages

[WSJ] Insiders at Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Sold Nearly $500 Million of Stock Last Year

[FT] Texas winter storm blackouts hit chip production

Tuesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures modestly lower after Dow closes at record high

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Yields Touch One-Year High; Stocks Slip: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Stimulus hopes drive Dow to closing peak but interest rate worries loom

[Reuters] Oil settles near 13-month highs; Texas deep freeze supports

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Extends Slump With Dollar, Yields Gaining; Platinum Slips

[AP] Millions endure record cold without power; at least 16 dead

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Oil Output Slumps by Record One-Third as Permian Freezes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Deep Freeze Snarls U.S. Grain Shipments, Slows Ethanol Plants

[AP] Explainer: Topsy-turvy weather comes from polar vortex

[AP] ‘A complete bungle’: Texas’ energy pride goes out with cold

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Texas Blackouts Make California’s Outages Seem Like a Hiccup

[Reuters] Exclusive: Kraft Heinz, Conagra may raise some product prices as grains, edible oil costs surge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Democrats’ Bill Targets Private Equity, Hedge Fund Tax Break

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Daly Plays Down Inflation as Officials Warn of Virus Risk

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Penny Stock Craze at Boiling Point With SEC Eyeing Social Media

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] BOJ Should Avoid ETF Buys Fueling Stock Bubble, Ex-Official Says

[WSJ] Why 2021 Promises a Fresh Wave of Defaults From Corporate China

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Yields Surge to One-Year High as Reflation Bets Thrive

[Reuters] Treasuries - Ten-year yield soars, curve steepens on reflation trade

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Touch Record Highs, Bonds Extend Slide: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil prices close to 13-month highs, supported by Texas deep freeze

[Reuters] Firms forced to halt operations as freeze grips parts of U.S

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Skyrocketing Texas Power Prices May Enrich Some, Bankrupt Others

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gas at One U.S. Hub Is Trading at $999. Last Week It Was at $4

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] $3 Gasoline Could Be ‘Right on the Doorstep’ After Texas Chill

[Reuters] Fed's George: Pandemic changes in housing, work patterns could stress real estate markets

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Bankruptcy Tracker: Health Care Shows More Cracks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Big U.S. Banks’ Government-Backed MBS Holdings Hit Record High

[WSJ] Winter Storm Creates Havoc Across the U.S.