Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] US Stocks Slip Ahead of Nvidia Earnings: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Edges Higher as Tighter Supplies Vie With Demand Concerns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Stocks Jump to Highest in Weeks as Support Measures Mount

[Reuters] Israeli airstrike kills two people in Damascus, Syrian state TV says

[AP] Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack that saw explosions strike natural gas pipeline

[CNBC] Mortgage demand takes a massive hit as interest rates cross back over 7%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] US Mortgage Rates Jump Above 7% for First Time Since December

[Yahoo News] California’s budget deficit is worse than anticipated — and much worse than Newsom projected

[Reuters] Copper, gold to get 'largest immediate' boost from Fed easing, Goldman says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Cut Magnificent Seven in Last Quarter, Goldman Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Private Equity Payouts at Major Firms Plummet 49% in Two Years

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ‘Thousands’ of New ETFs Seen in $8 Trillion Market’s Next Leap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Quant Hedge Funds Face China Clampdown After Rare Account Freeze

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bezos Wraps Up 50 Million Amazon Stock Sale Netting $8.5 Billion

[Reuters] Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

[Reuters] Putin says Russia will push further into Ukraine after 'chaotic' fall of Avdiivka

[Bloomberg] China Tightens Grip on Stocks With Net Sale Ban at Open, Close

[WSJ] It’s Been 30 Years Since Food Ate Up This Much of Your Income

[WSJ] China-Taiwan Frictions Flare After Deaths of Fishermen

[WSJ] The Daunting Task Facing Navalny’s Widow

[FT] Want an S&P tracker except worse? Hedge funds have you covered

[FT] China circumvents US tariffs by shipping more goods via Mexico

[FT] Is it PIK-up time for cash-strapped companies?

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Stocks close lower as Nvidia weighs ahead of earnings

[Reuters] Oil Falls as Monetary Policy Uncertainty Outweighs Tight Market

[Reuters] US to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Likely to Keep Shrinking Balance Sheet While Liquidity Drain Persists

[Yahoo Finance] Crashing lithium prices turn the industry from 'euphoria' to 'despair.' What's next?

[Reuters] Russia denies US claims that Moscow plans to put nuclear weapons in space

[FT] Russia revamps GRU spy network to ‘disrupt adversaries’

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Nasdaq leads Wall St losses as Nvidia slides; Walmart hits record high

[Reuters] Nvidia dethrones Tesla as Wall Street's most traded stock

[Reuters] Yemen's Houthis say they targeted Israeli and US ships in Red Sea region

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Corporate Debt Sales to Top $50 Billion This Week on Deal Surge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Junk-Bond Market Gets Riskier With Erosion in Credit Quality

[Reuters] Leading Economic Index no longer signals U.S. recession -Conference Board

[Reuters] US hard landing bets rise in rate options market after Fed hikes

[Reuters] Canada's inflation rate slows and bolsters bets on early rate cut

[FT] Walmart says inflation was stickier than expected in latest quarter