Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Edge Higher After Jobless Claims: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global stocks eye new high on growth hopes, oil ebbs on COVID-19 fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Extends Losing Run on U.S. Stockpile Gain, Demand Concerns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Buying Is Bouncing Back in Key Markets of China and India

[Reuters] Corn at highest since 2013 on U.S. weather, soybeans up 1.3%

[AP] US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Stimulus Settings in Place to Await Economic Rebound

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Credit Suisse Raises $2 Billion as CEO Cuts Hedge Fund Unit

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Credit Suisse to Cut Hedge Fund Lending by Third After Archegos

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Huarong Shock Sends Dollar Bond Buyers to Names They Know Best

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Turks Suspect Big Crypto Losses as Exchange CEO Goes Missing

[CNBC] Scientist who helped develop Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine agrees third shot is needed as immunity wanes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] India Records World’s Highest One-Day Surge in Covid Cases

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Blasts Australia’s Decision to Cancel Belt and Road Deal

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia to Pull Troops Back From Ukraine Border, Easing Tensions

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Fund IPM Shuts Doors After Losing $4 Billion in Pandemic

[Reuters] 2020 was Europe’s hottest year on record - EU scientists

[Bloomberg] Rupee Fall Is Hurting Bonds Now Among Asia’s Worst: India Credit

[NYT] Manic Markets, Imploding Funds: Wall Street’s New Top Cop Has a Full Plate

[NYT] Jack Ma Shows Why China’s Tycoons Keep Quiet

[WSJ] Silicon Valley’s Deal Machine Is Cranking: ‘I’ve Never Seen It This Frenzied’

[WSJ] Corporate Bond Gauge Signals Dwindling Economic Risk

[WSJ] China’s Fishing Fleet, the World’s Largest, Drives Beijing’s Global Ambitions

[FT] The worrisome 1999 vibe to markets

[FT] Turks chase missing billions in foreign exchange reserves

[FT] ‘Quant winter’ thaw ends long spell of drab returns for funds

[FT] Jack Ma’s Ant shrinks money market fund as Beijing cracks down

[FT] ‘Economic collapse amid escalating conflict’: is Myanmar becoming a failed state? 

Wednesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures decline after major averages post first positive session in three 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asia Stocks to Track U.S. Rebound; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Credit Suisse had more than $20 billion exposure to Archegos investments - WSJ

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Virus Resurgence Threatens Vigorous Growth Momentum

[Reuters] U.S. adds 116 countries to its ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory list

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Cites Modest Progress in Iran Talks, Dialing Back Optimism

[WSJ] Credit Suisse’s Exposure to Archegos Investments Grew to More Than $20 Billion

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Dow snap two-day fall, Netflix keeps Nasdaq in check

[Reuters] U.S. lawmakers look to advance sweeping bid to counter China

[Reuters] Analysis: The housing boom, central banks and the inflation conundrum

[Reuters] How a sweetheart deal gives GameStop CEO a $179 mln goodbye gift