Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise on Omicron Optimism: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Buoyed by Weak Dollar as Silver Gets Boost From U.S. Data

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Holds Near Four-Week High as Omicron Vies With Inventories

[CNBC] Traumatized and exhausted hospital staff face new wave of Covid cases as omicron rips through U.S.

[CNBC] U.S. schools struggle with omicron Covid surge as officials push for in-person learning after winter break

[CNBC] Nearly 22 million Americans are millionaires. Here’s how they got wealthy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Worker Wages Loom, Money Manager Avoids Bonds: Evergrande Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China to Fall Short on Promises to U.S. as Trade Deal Ends

[Reuters] China's Xian city on high alert, imposes travel curbs as COVID-19 cases climb

[Reuters] Winter Olympics: China expects COVID-19 cases due to Games arrivals

[Reuters] China's Sinovac COVID-19 booster weaker against Omicron- Hong Kong study

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Emerging-Market Currencies Are Tied to Yuan Like Never Before

[Reuters] 'Keep the defender guessing': Russia's military options on Ukraine

[Reuters] Japan, U.S. draw up plan for any Taiwan emergency - Kyodo

[Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Spending Stagnates as Prices Surge

[WSJ] Nation’s January Goal: Stay Open, Despite Omicron

[WSJ] Small Businesses Struck by Omicron Face Hard Choices Before Holidays

[WSJ] Schools Face Food Shortages Amid Supply-Chain Disruptions

[WSJ] Turkey Has Calmed Its Economic Crisis for Now. Here’s What Could Restart It.

[WSJ] ETFs Claim More of Muni Market

[FT] US financial conditions remain easy even as Fed pulls back on stimulus

[FT] Turks wary of ‘Erdogan dollars’ despite hard sell

[FT] Brazil: Bolsonaro embraces the politics he once vowed to abolish

Wednesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures rise slightly as market looks to extend comeback rally to a third day

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Climb as Traders Mull Omicron Latest: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Omicron accounts for 90% of Covid cases in some parts of the U.S., CDC director says

[CNBC] U.S. heads into second Christmas with Covid as cases rise and Americans rush to get booster shots

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Close Near Session Highs; Dollar Retreats: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises to Four-Week High as U.S. Crude Stocks Decline

[Reuters] U.S. testing struggles to keep up with Omicron

[Reuters] Hospital stay risk for Omicron is 40%-45% lower than Delta -UK study

[Reuters] Turkey launched rescue plan when lira crossed a red line - sources

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Funds and Private Equity Lure Billions From Rich Asians

[WSJ] Homes Sold in November at Fastest Pace in 10 Months

[WSJ] Turkey’s Plan to Save the Lira Is a Risky Bluff

[FT] Turkey’s tumbling foreign assets hint at ‘aggressive’ lira intervention