Monday, December 20, 2021

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound as Bonds Decline: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global stocks gain as appetite for risk stages comeback

[Reuters] Turkish lira whiplashes after Erdogan moves to protect savings

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises After Two-Day Drop as Investors Assess Demand

[CNBC] U.S. will deploy troops to help hospitals during omicron wave, distribute free Covid tests starting in January

[Yahoo Finance] What happens next with the Fed's $9 trillion balance sheet?

[CNBC] Auction sales hit record $15 billion as young, wealthy collectors enter the market

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe’s Energy Crunch Threatens Recovery as Prices Hit Records

[Reuters] Europe considers new curbs as Omicron sweeps world

[Reuters] Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility

[Reuters] UK says COVID surge 'extremely difficult' as Omicron grips Europe

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S. Africa Cases Drop; Biden to Send Out Free Tests: Virus Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chinese Developer Stocks Jump Most in a Month: Evergrande Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Turkey’s Hidden Rate Hike Buys Erdogan Time But Raises Risks

[MSN/Bloomberg] Putin Warns He’ll Deploy Military to Counter NATO ‘Threat’

[WSJ] Booming U.S. Economy Ripples World-Wide, Straining Supply Chains and Driving Up Prices

[WSJ] As Inflation Rises, Cost-of-Living Raises Gain Popularity

[FT] Why Erdogan’s unorthodox economic experiment is not working

Monday Evening Links

[AP] Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of US COVID-19 cases

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Has Biggest Three-Day Drop Since September: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Turkish Lira Surges by Most in Decades on Erdogan Rescue Plan

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Caps Biggest Selloff of Month on Virus, Manchin Fallout

[CNN] Live Updates: The Omicron variant is now dominant in the US

[NBCNY] Hochul Says No New Shutdown as Omicron Overtakes Delta, Fuels Case Records

[Reuters] With Biden spending plan blocked, economists lower 2022 growth forecasts

[AP] Virus fears trigger more holiday cancellations, restrictions

[Reuters] WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

[Reuters] Chile's Boric pledges an orderly economy, swift naming of Cabinet

[NYT] The U.S. Faces Another Covid Christmas as Omicron Fuels a Rise in Cases

[WSJ] Omicron Variant Accounts for 73% of U.S. Covid-19 Cases, CDC Says

[FT] What we know about Omicron that has sparked global alarm

[FT] Germany looks to Nagel to retain Bundesbank’s ‘anti-inflation’ message

Monday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Stocks, oil falter on Omicron, Biden spending plan setbacks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Set for Biggest Three-Day Drop Since May: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Lira mounts big comeback after Erdogan unveils anti-dollarisation measures

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chile Selloff Sends Peso to Record Low After Boric’s Victory

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Heads for Biggest Selloff of Month on Virus, Manchin Fallout

[Reuters] Top U.S. Senate Democrat vows vote on Biden's $1.75 trln bill despite Manchin's rejection

[Reuters] U.S. home sales to rise 7.1% in 2021, fall next two years-Fannie Mae

[Reuters] UK says COVID surge 'extremely difficult' as Omicron grips Europe

[Reuters] Canada's Quebec shuts bars, gyms, casinos to fight spread of Omicron

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chile Watchers Are Waiting for Boric’s Pick of Finance Minister

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Crypto Selloff Drags Biggest Bitcoin Fund to Record Discount

[Bloomberg] London Covid Hospitalizations Rise Amid Restrictions Speculation

[WSJ] Turkey’s Borrowing Costs Soar as Crisis Enters New Phase

[WSJ] Senators Own Cryptocurrency Assets as They Shape Rules for Industry