Monday, January 31, 2022

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nasdaq Recovers While Global Stocks Rally: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil dips below $89, eyeing faster OPEC+ hike

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Breaks Above $1,800 as Dollar Weakens After Fed Commentary

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Receives Russian Response on De-Escalation: Ukraine Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Australia Scraps Bond Buying, Remains Patient on Cash Rate

[AP] Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know about rising fear of war

[Reuters] Ukraine announces plan to boost army, Europeans rally behind Zelenskiy

[MSN/WP] As Putin heads to Beijing, Russia and China’s stronger ties are a headache for the U.S.

[Reuters] Omicron subvariant BA.2 more infectious than 'original', Danish study finds

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Omicron Variant Behavior; S. Africa Eases Curbs: Virus Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe’s Factories Send Inflation Warning as France Overshoots

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bonds Tumble in India on Record Government Borrowing Plan

[Bloomberg] Worst-Ever Outflows for SPY ETF as QQQ Bleeds Most Since Dot-Com

[Bloomberg] Stock Market Chaos Revved Up by Options Dealers Rushing to Hedge

[Bloomberg] Dudley: The Fed Knows What It Needs to Do. Now Comes the Tricky Part.

[Bloomberg] Rent Inflation Shows That Landlords Have the Upper Hand Again

[Bloomberg] China’s Local Governments Are at Risk of a Puerto Rico Moment

[NYT] Despite Labor Shortages, Workers See Few Gains in Economic Security

[WSJ] Consumer Pessimism Grows as Inflation Accelerates

[WSJ] Bond Market Hints at Calm After Disruptive Selloff

[FT] US options trading heats up even as speculative stock rally cools

[FT] Closed China: why Xi Jinping is sticking with his zero-Covid policy

[FT] Resignation of Peronist leader triggers crisis over Argentina’s $44.5bn IMF deal

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Global stocks trade higher at the end of a volatile month

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Officials Stress Not Jamming Brakes on Economy as Hikes Loom

[Reuters] Fed sees March rate hike, but no roadmap after that

[CNBC] Federal Reserve’s Barkin says businesses would welcome higher interest rates

[AP] Russia, US exchange harsh words over Ukraine at UN

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Shrinking U.S. Cattle Herd Means No Relief for Soaring Beef

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Dealmaking Is Set to Take Off Along With Prices, Gold Royalty’s Garofalo Says

[CNN] George Soros warns China is facing an economic crisis

[Reuters] Lebanon plan sees 93% currency slide, turns bulk of FX deposits to pounds

[Bloomberg] U.S. Treasury Lifts Quarterly Borrowing Estimate to $729 Billion

[Bloomberg] Omicron Dashes China’s Hopes of Winter Olympics Boosting Economy

[WSJ] One Million Deaths: The Hole the Pandemic Made in U.S. Society

[WSJ] Stocks Close Higher on Final Day of Tumultuous Month

[FT] Russia accuses US of ‘whipping up hysteria’ over possible Ukraine attack

[FT] Omicron sub-variant BA.2 more infectious than original version, says study

[FT] German and Spanish inflation stays high to increase pressure on ECB

Monday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Nasdaq up 2% on final day of volatile month

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tech Stocks Gain as Traders Brace for Volatility: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Yield Curve Flattens as Traders Mull Half-Point March Hike

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Set for Strongest January in Decades as Market Tightens

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s George Says Balance-Sheet Cuts May Allow for a Flatter Rate Path

[Reuters] U.S. and UK ready to punish Putin associates if Russia invades Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] The 60/40 Portfolio Has Worst Loss Since March 2020 on Fed Shift

[Reuters] U.S. public pension funds may turn to more 'aggressive' investment, report says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ugly Days for Corporate Bonds Are Time to Buy for Wall Street

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge-Fund Trade That Upended the Treasury Market Is Set to Return

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Texas Deep Freeze This Week Will Bring a Fresh Test to the Power Grid

[Reuters] Dashed dreams for China Evergrande's showpiece resort island

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] All Roads Lead to Recession for Biggest Latin American Economies