Thursday, January 4, 2024

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bonds, Stocks Extend Retreat After Strong US Jobs Data: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Set for Weekly Gain as Supply Risks Outweigh Weak US Demand

[CNBC] U.S. payrolls increased by 216,000 in December, much better than expected

[Reuters] Healthy US December payrolls gain complicates Fed pivot timing

[Dow Jones] U.S. Services Activity Grew Only Slightly in December — ISM

[Reuters] Maersk warns of major disruption as diverts ships away from Red Sea

[Reuters] Investors kick off 2024 with $123 bln record cash shift -BofA

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] More BOJ Watchers Shift Hike Forecasts, Seeing January Unlikely

[Reuters] Euro zone inflation jump cools case for ECB rate cuts

[Reuters] Chinese wealth manager Zhongzhi files for bankruptcy liquidation

[Reuters] Taiwan election poses early 2024 test of U.S. aim to steady China ties

[Reuters] North Korea fires artillery at sea against South military 'gangsters'

[Reuters] S.Korea evacuates islands after North Korea fires artillery nearby

[WSJ] Markets Moving in Lockstep Threaten to Make for a Trying 2024

[WSJ] Chinese Company That Sparked Fears of Financial Contagion Falls Into Bankruptcy

[FT] US venture capital fundraising hits a 6-year low

[FT] Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah weighs cost of escalating conflict with Israel

[FT] Becoming Taiwan: in China’s shadow, an island asserts its identity

[FT] El NiƱo heralds turbulent start to 2024

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] S&P, Nasdaq extend year-start skid to three; Dow higher on financials

[Reuters] Wall Street banks push back expected end of Fed balance sheet drawdown

[Reuters] All eyes on U.S. employment report to set the tone

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Cheap Costs Push Use of Fed Term Funding Tool to Fresh Record

[CNBC] St. Louis Fed names former Tudor executive Alberto Musalem as new president

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Calstrs Seeks to Borrow More Than $30 Billion to Manage Cash

[Reuters] Texas Frackers Are Facing Water-Disposal Bans After a Slew of Earthquakes

[WSJ] Russia Moves Forward With Plans to Buy Iranian Ballistic Missiles

[FT] A freightful time for container ships

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Wall St climbs on financials boost; investors parse jobs data

[Yahoo Finance] Oil prices fall as gasoline stockpiles signal sluggish demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Private Credit Helps PE Peers by Making Deal Financing Portable

[Reuters] Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge

[Reuters] White House: North Korea provided Russia with ballistic missiles, launchers

[WSJ] Warehouse Availability Surges to Highest Level Since the Pandemic

[FT] Houthi rebels defy US warning with new Red Sea explosion

[FT] Tett: The Magnificent Seven is not the only concentration America should worry about

[FT] Citadel and Millennium outpace smaller hedge fund rivals