TOP NEWS: Week 12/11 – 12/17

Weekend 12/16 & 12/17

Jeffrey Gundlach Warns “The Goldilocks Era Is Over”  – Zerohedge
This Is The Chart That Jeffrey Gundlach Calls “Must Watch” For 2018 – Ζerohedge
What’s In The Final Republican Tax Bill: Goldman Explains  – Zerohedge
Bitcoin Futures Manipulation 101: How ‘Banging the Close’ Works – wsj


Friday 12/15

Business Live – guardian

Fitch Upgrades Portugal to ‘BBB’; Outlook Stable – Reuters
Bank Of America: “This Is The First Sign That A Bubble Has Arrived” – Zerohedge
What’s in the Final Republican Tax Bill – nyt
Stocks Surge To All Time High As Corker Unexpectedly Joins Rubio In Supporting GOP Tax Bill  – Zerohedge
JPMorgan: “This Is The Moment Everyone Went All In” – Zerohedge
Micron Et Al.: Relax, Apple-Led Inventory Rise Not A Risk, Says Credit Suisse – barrons
Industrial Production Disappoints In November – Remains Below 2014 Peak – Ζerohedge
Who Ya Gonna Fight? Landmark Treaty Signed To Create EU Army – Ζerohedge


Thursday 12/14

Business Live – guardian

BOE Holds Interest Rate, Sticks to Outlook for Modest Tightening – Bloomberg
Euro-Area Activity Surges as Manufacturing Posts Record Growth – Bloomberg
German Factories Work at Record Speed as Strong 2017 Concludes – Bloomberg

China hikes market rates, following move by US Fed – cnbc
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Gundlach Reveals His Favorite Trade For 2018 – Zerohedge
Jamie Dimon Says Corporations Will Fund Buybacks With Tax Cuts And That’s “Not A Bad Thing” – Zerohedge



Wednesday 12/13

Business Live – guardian

FOMC Hikes Rates As Expected: Expects 3 Hikes, Faster Growth As Two Dissent – Zerohedge
Soft U.S. Core Inflation May Keep Fed From Speeding Up Hikes – Bloomberg

Italian Stocks Might Struggle to Repeat Their Rally in 2018 – Bloomberg
Outlier Economists See ECB Raising Rates as Early as Next Year – Bloomberg



Tuesday 12/12

Oil jumps over $65 per barrel after Forties pipeline shut for emergency repairs – business live – guardian

It’s Official: Bitcoin Surpasses “Tulip Mania”, Is Now The Biggest Bubble In World History – Ζerohedge
US Producer Prices Rise At Fastest Pace In 6 Years As Payday Loan Demand Soars – Zerohedge
Biggest European Tech Deal Barely Cracks the Global Top Ten – Bloomberg
Investors in India Must Keep an Eye on Politics in 2018, Analysts Say – Bloomberg
Carney to Put Pen to Paper as U.K. Inflation Climbs Above 3% – Bloomberg

Brent Oil Jumps Above $65 for First Time Since 2015 – Bloomberg



Monday 12/11

Bitcoin price surges as futures trading begins, despite bubble warnings – business live – guardian

Interactive Brokers Allows Long-Only Bitcoin Futures Trading (At 50% Margin) – Zerohedge
People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator – cnbc
USD/JPY: (1.1) Three Reasons For More Upside In 1H Of 2018 – BofA Merrill – efxnews
European Central Bank Glides to a Finish – Bloomberg
WTI-Brent Crude Spread Snaps After Forties Pipeline Closure For “Weeks, Not Days” – Zerohedge
Fund Managers’ Great 2017 Comeback Almost Blew Up – Bloomberg
The $42 Billion Reason Turkey’s Lira May Not Be Cheap Enough Yet – Bloomberg

China Credit Growth Exceeds Estimates as Funding Remains Buoyant – Bloomberg
How Quants Are Going to Revolutionize Long-Term Investing – Bloomberg
The hottest cryptocurrency in China is not bitcoin – qz
Bitcoin futures launch could be bad for bitcoin’s price, tech analyst Gene Munster says – cnbc
Brexit Transition Talks to Get Green Light in January – Bloomberg
Goldman Warns of U.S. Nafta Exit as Negotiators Seek Small Wins – Bloomberg
What stock-market sector looks good in 2018? Think planes, trains and automobiles – Marketwatch
Bitcoin futures; Central banks; Typhoon sale – cnn
New bitcoin futures surge on Cboe and trigger two trading halts – cnbc
Key Events In The Coming Week: Yellen’s Swan Song And Final Rate Hike; Draghi’s Silence, US Inflation – Zerohedge
A blockchain tech company raised $42.5 million in 2 weeks – in ‘one of the easiest fundraising processes ever’ – businessinsider
Frontrunning: December 11 – Zerohedge
Now there is a way for contagion from a bitcoin price collapse to flow into the rest of the markets – businessinsider
DEUTSCHE BANK: A major financial crisis is almost twice as likely in China as anywhere else in the world – businessinsider
Bitcoin futures rocket past $18,000; Asian shares buoyant – Reuters
China consumer prices ease in November – Marketwatch
Gold’s Time Is Nigh – Bloomberg
A Fed Rate Increase Is Expected. But What Comes Next? – nyt

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