Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bonds, Stocks Extend New Year Drop Before US Data: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global shares slip again as rate cut euphoria fades

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Climbs as Libya Field Shutdown Helps Break Early-Year Gloom

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury 10-Year Yield Eyes 4% as Bonds Dip Ahead of US Data

[Reuters] Killing of Hamas deputy leader in Beirut raises risk of Gaza war spreading

[CNBC] Maersk’s Red Sea shipping pause highlights challenges for U.S.-led efforts to protect trade

[Reuters] Fed minutes may elaborate on coming rate cut debate

[CNBC] Mortgage demand down 9.4% for final week of 2023, despite recent drop in interest rates

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Car Sales Slow as US Buyers Suffer Sticker Shock

[Reuters] Bond ETFs draw in record $300 billion in 2023 - BlackRock

[Yahoo Finance] The risk of an overpromising and underdelivering Fed

[Reuters] Jay Powell could land on the ballot in 2024

[Reuters] US auto sales likely jumped in 2023; new year to be challenging

[Reuters] Exclusive: China's top banks tighten exposure to smaller peers to curb credit risk

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Commodities Demand Remains Resilient Despite Factory Slump

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Xi’s Mixed Messages Leave Whiplashed Investors Wary of China

[Reuters] Chinese official urges Taiwan's people to make 'correct choice' on election

[Reuters] Taiwan spots Chinese balloons over island near major air base

[CNN] At least 73 killed in blasts near Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani’s grave

[Bloomberg] UK Debt Facing Wall of Supply Hit Harder in Global Bond Downturn

[Bloomberg] Saving the Panama Canal Will Take Years and Cost Billions, If It’s Even Possible

[NYT] Will America’s Good News on Inflation Last?

[WSJ] Tech’s AI Hangover Might Just Be Getting Started

[WSJ] Finding a New Job Is Getting Harder

[WSJ] Hamas Leader Killed in Beirut Was Linchpin of Relations With Iran, Hezbollah

[FT] US companies dive into convertible debt to hold down interest costs

[FT] Can democracy survive 2024?

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Decline After Wall Street Rally Pauses: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global stocks slide, Treasury yields rise on waning rate cut optimism

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasuries Start Year on Back Foot as Global Rate-Cut Bets Ease

[Reuters] Total U.S. public debt tops $34 trillion as Congress heads into funding fight

[Reuters] Top-rated US companies raise over $29 billion in new-year bond supply rush

[Reuters] Gaza war spreads to Beirut with killing of Hamas deputy leader

[WSJ] New Disruptions, Geopolitics Hang Over 2024 Supply Chains

[WSJ] The Hottest Property in Gold Mining Is Copper

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tech Bulls Loosen Their Grip, Bonds in Retreat: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] S&P, Nasdaq start 2024 in subdued fashion as Apple weighs'

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Pares Gains as Risk-Off Sentiment Outweighs Red Sea Fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Apple Stock Downgraded as Barclays Warns on Cooling iPhone Demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Iran’s Red Sea Power Play Raises Fears of Trade Disruption

[The Hill] Iran moves warship to Red Sea after US destroys Houthi boats

[Reuters] Israeli drone kills Hamas deputy leader in Beirut - Lebanese, Palestinian sources

[Reuters] Hamas' Arouri was a key player until death in sudden Beirut strike

[WSJ] New Disruptions, Geopolitics Hang Over 2024 Supply Chains