Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Russia Standoff Spurs Risk-Off Mode: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Price Pushes Above $1,900 as Ukraine Crisis Spurs Haven Demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Posts First Weekly Loss Since December as Rally Cools Off

[AP] Biden ‘convinced’ Putin’s decided to further invade Ukraine

[AP] Fed officials push back on rapid interest rate hikes

[WSJ] Fed Officials Lean Against Expectations of Half-Point Increase in March

[WSJ] America’s Power Grid Is Increasingly Unreliable

[WSJ] Russian Threat to Ukrainian Exports Looms Over Agricultural Markets

[FT] Investors brace for central banks’ retreat from bond markets

[FT] European corporate debt shows cracks under tougher market conditions

Friday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Near Day’s Lows as Options Amplify Swings: Markets Wrap 

[ABC] Biden to speak to nation as crisis with Russia over Ukraine escalates

[CNN] The latest on the Ukraine-Russia border crisis

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Putin Says Kyiv Should Talk to Separatists: Ukraine Update

[MT] Eastern Ukraine Situation ‘Deteriorating,’ Warns Putin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Existing-Home Sales Unexpectedly Climb to a One-Year High

[Politico] Fed adopts broad new rules barring officials from most trades

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Evans Says Policy ‘Wrong-Footed,’ Urges Substantial Shift

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Private Equity Signals Slowdown After $150 Billion Sales Bonanza

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Developer Zhenro Says Funds Insufficient to Pay March Debt

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB Officials Edge Toward 2022 Rate Hike to Stem Inflation

[WSJ] U.S. Officials Warn of Imminent Russian Invasion of Ukraine With Tanks, Jet Fighters, Cyberattacks

[FT] Fed should raise interest rates ‘steadily’ from March, says John Williams