Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Bond Selloff Abates: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bonds Rally as ECB Policy Makers Push Back on Rate-Hike Wagers

[Reuters] Asian stocks track Wall St tech rally, U.S. yields cling to highs

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Swings Near $91 Caught Between Tight Market and Iran Talks

[CNBC] Homebuyer demand for mortgages drops 10%, as higher interest rates price some people out

[CNBC] Fed’s Bostic says more than 3 hikes possible this year, but needs to see how economy responds

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Blinken Talks of Crisis as He Heads to Australia: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Russia accuses West of ramping up pressure with Ukraine arms supplies

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] California’s Drought-Relief Dreams Are Quickly Drying Up

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Logan Dollar Bonds, Property Shares Increase: Evergrande Update

[Reuters] Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infections surge to record

[Bloomberg] Soaring Prices for Used Cars Leave Americans Paying Up for Repairs

[Bloomberg] Soaring Credit Risk May Be Canary in Coal Mine for European Assets

[Bloomberg] ECB’s Nagel Says Interest-Rate Hike Possible by Year-End

[WSJ] Don’t Expect Rising Interest Rates to Boost Your Savings Account

[WSJ] China’s Quant Hedge Funds Stumble After Breakneck Growth

[FT] ECB policy tightening raises risks of ‘financial accident’

[FT] Bundesbank’s Joachim Nagel calls on Europe to tighten financial belt

[FT] Market swings scare off US companies with plans to go public

[FT] Hong Kong’s young journalists decry the ‘death of free press’

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Resume Rally Led by Cyclicals, Small-Caps: Markets Wrap

[AP] Hospitals begin to limp out of the latest COVID-19 surge

[CNBC] Putin weaponizing gas supplies to Europe will be ‘deeply damaging,’ says Dan Yergin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bank of Japan’s Kuroda Faces Tough Task to Persuade Markets He Won’t Pivot

[NYT] Wall Street Opens Its Wallet to Keep Talent. It’s Not Always Enough.

[WSJ] U.S. Households Took On $1 Trillion in New Debt in 2021

[FT] Government bonds drop as traders contemplate central bank direction

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Wall Street turns higher after groggy open, euro stalled by Lagarde

[Reuters] Oil Slips for Second Day With Focus on Geopolitical Risks, Iran

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Aluminum Hits Highest Since 2008 on LME, Closes In on a Record

[AP] US taste for imports drives 2021 trade gap to record $859B

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Americans Ramp Up Credit-Card Spending, Return to Old Habits

[MarketWatch] The most small businesses since 1974 are raising prices due to inflation, NFIB says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Undercuts Macron’s Report of a Putin Deal: Ukraine Update