Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rally Falters as Russia, Inflation Risks Return: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Advances as Investors Track Crisis in Ukraine, Inventories

[CNBC] Retail sales surge 3.8% in January, much more than expected amid inflation rise

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] FOMC Minutes Eyed for Clues on Half-Point Hike, Runoff Plans

[Reuters] Fed minutes likely to provide details on rate hikes, balance sheet reduction

[Reuters] Russia says tanks move away from Ukraine, West says risk still high

[Reuters] NATO says Russia still adding troops to Ukraine build-up

[Reuters] U.S. Blinken warns Russia against declaring Ukraine breakaway regions independent

[AP] Russia makes moves to ease Ukraine tensions; West skeptical

[Reuters] Ukrainian security official suspects Russia behind cyber attacks on military and banks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Xi Urges Diplomacy as NATO Queries De-Escalation: Ukraine Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden’s Fed Nominees Left in Limbo in Standoff Over Raskin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] OPEC+ Must Fix Its Million-Barrel Supply Gap, IEA Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Inflation Slows, Giving Central Bank Room to Ease

[Reuters] China's Xi sets Hong Kong's leaders 'overriding mission' to control COVID - media

[Reuters] Eastern Chinese industrial hub reports COVID cases for 2nd day

[Reuters] UK inflation climbs to highest since 1992 at 5.5%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB’s Kazaks Says Interest-Rate Hike Is ‘Quite Likely’ This Year

[Reuters] Time to ready global response to crypto risks, regulators say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Iran Nuclear Diplomacy Grinds to Standstill Before Munich Talks

[WSJ] U.S. Faults China for Failing to Meet Purchase Targets Under 2020 Trade Deal

[WSJ] Justice Department Targets ‘Spoofing’ and ‘Scalping’ in Short-Seller Investigation

[FT] Moscow talk of de-escalation on Ukraine border met with scepticism

[FT] ECB ‘cannot ignore’ house price surge in inflation assessment, says executive

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rally in Risk-On Day as Haven Allure Ebbs: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Dow jumps 400 points and snaps 3-day losing streak, Nasdaq pops 2.5%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops After Russia Says Some Troops Returning to Bases

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Says Threat to Ukraine Remains, Awaits Russia Pullback

[Reuters] Ukraine defence ministry website, banks, knocked offline

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Republicans Stall Fed-Nominee Votes Over Raskin Opposition

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Offers Support After Banks Face Cyber Hit: Ukraine Update

[Yahoo Finance] US should brace for potential Russian cyberattacks: expert

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Market Liquidity Is Eroding With Fed’s Course a Gamble

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedging Boom Sets Up ‘Extra Spicy’ Options Day for Credit ETF

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB Bond-Buying Could End in Third Quarter, Villeroy Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Cost of Growing Food to Rise Even More Amid Weedkiller Supply Crunch

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fertilizer Just Got Even More Expensive as Potash Prices Jump

[CNBC] Soaring lumber price adds nearly $19,000 to the cost of a new home

[NYT] 4 Bed, 3 Bath, No Garage Door: The Unlikely Woes Holding Up Home Building