Thursday, March 25, 2021

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed as Dollar Breaks Winning Streak: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil prices rise on fears Suez blockage may last weeks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Household Spending Fell in February as Stimulus Boost Waned

[CNBC] New signs show that China is cracking down on debt again

[Reuters] Race to dislodge Suez blockage as shipping rates surge, tankers diverted away

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ships Turn Toward Africa on Concerns Suez Blockage to Last Weeks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Banks Rip Up Turkish Lira Forecasts and Turn to Guesswork

[Reuters] Analysis: Money no object as governments race to build chip arsenals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Xi’s Red Line on China Human Rights Makes Companies Pick Sides

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Industrial Strength Drives Economic Rebound In March

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Just a Week After Brazil’s Bold Rate Hike, Traders Ask for More

[Reuters] Taiwan, U.S. to strengthen maritime coordination as China looms

[Reuters] Brazil hits record 100,000 coronavirus cases in a day, piling pressure on Bolsonaro

[NYT] Fear of Inflation Finds a Foothold in the Bond Market

[NYT] Larry Summers Warned About Inflation. Fed Officials Push Back.

[FT] Government bonds under renewed pressure after weak Treasury auction

[FT] Companies raise record $140bn in US junk bond market in first quarter

Thursday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb While Oil Falls Amid Suez Block: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Stocks rebound in late-day rally on Wall Street

[Reuters] Biden says China won't surpass U.S. as global leader on his watch

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Junk-Bond Sales Break Record for Busiest Quarter Ever

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bond-Market Penalties Fade for States Seeing a Federal Windfall

[Reuters] Fed to lift restrictions on bank dividends, share buybacks for 'most firms' after June stress test

[Reuters] Fed's Evans says need patience to allow inflation to rise

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Mexico Holds Key Interest Rate Unchanged as Inflation Surges

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Blocked Suez Forces Ships to Look at Long Trip Around Africa

[Yahoo Finance] Threats of higher taxes could trigger major selling of stocks by the wealthy: strategist

[Bloomberg] U.S. Covid Cases Are Rising Again, Reversing Months of Progress

[WSJ] This Bull Market Has a Troubling Reliance on Speculation

[WSJ] Energy Industry Grapples With Fallout From Suez Canal Blockage

[FT] Suez clearance could take ‘weeks’, says salvage company

[FT] Central bankers’ crypto experiments should put investors on alert

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Trade Mixed, Oil Falls Amid Suez Block: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Red-Hot SPACs Tumble on Reports SEC Opening Inquiry Into Frenzy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops in Volatile Week While Suez Canal Blockage Persists

[Reuters] Fed officials press promise of complete recovery before 'punch bowl' disappears

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. regulator opens inquiry into Wall Street's blank check IPO frenzy - sources

[Reuters] 'Beached whale' ship could block Suez Canal for weeks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fear Is Everywhere in Volatility Market Even as the VIX Retreats