Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Edge Higher With Earnings in Focus: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] World stocks hit record high as bond yields ease with inflation fears 

[Reuters] Dollar at three-week low on tamped down fears over inflation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises After IEA Brightens Outlook, U.S. Stocks Seen Lower

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Is More Worried by Inflation Running Too Cold Than Too Hot

[Reuters] U.S. import prices increase more than expected in March

[CNBC] Mortgage refinance demand hits lowest level in over a year, and homebuyers retreat, too

[Reuters] Goldman profit smashes expectations on booming investment banking

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] JPMorgan Posts Investment-Banking Surge While Loans Decline

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Huarong Showdown Reveals Beijing’s Tougher Stance on Risk

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB’s Villeroy Sees Path to Crisis Exit Within Less Than a Year

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Credit Suisse Sells $2 Billion of Archegos-Linked Stocks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Rushes to Protect the Power Grid as Hacking Threats Grow

[Reuters] Biden sends unofficial delegation to Taiwan in 'personal signal'

[Reuters] Ahead of U.S. visit, China terms Taiwan exercises 'combat drills'

[Reuters] Kremlin tells U.S. it will act decisively if Washington imposes new sanctions: RIA

[Bloomberg] China Pulls Support From Struggling Local Builders to Cut Risk

[NYT] The Biden Administration Is Quietly Keeping Tabs on Inflation

[WSJ] Inflation Accelerated in March Due to Strengthening Economy, Rising Energy Prices

[FT] China’s digital currency is threat to dollar dominance

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks, Bonds Rise With Inflation Concern Fleeting: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar drops to three-week lows after inflation data

[Reuters] Treasuries - Strong 30-year bond auction pushes yields lower

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Power Crisis Haunts Texas Anew as Grid Faces Another Emergency

[CNBC] Moderna says new data shows its Covid vaccine is more than 90% effective against virus six months after second shot

[Bloomberg] N.Y. Democrats Demand SALT Break Restoration in Recovery Bills

[Bloomberg] World’s Eight Richest People Now Worth $1 Trillion

[WSJ] Banks, After Bracing for Disaster, Are Now Ready for a Boom

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Nasdaq up as tech stocks rise after J&J vaccine pause 

[Reuters] Gold rebounds on strong U.S. inflation data, weaker dollar

[Reuters] U.S. consumer prices post biggest gain in 8-1/2 years as economy reopens

[Reuters] Analysis: U.S. money market funds, advocates, stake out positions as crackdown looms

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Archegos Ripples Through Banks’ Lucrative Hedge Fund Business

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Bankruptcy Tracker: Easy Money Mutes Distress

[Reuters] China push for global power tops U.S. security threats: intelligence report

[CNBC] Covid cases are rising in more than half of U.S. states, despite ramp-up in vaccinations

[AP] Official: Iran to enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

[AP] Russia says troop buildup near Ukraine is a response to NATO

[Bloomberg] Lumber Frenzy Drives Up Home Prices as Suppliers Can’t Keep Up