TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 01/06 – 01/12

Weekend 01/11 & 01/12

US threatens sanctions if China keeps buying Iranian oil – fox
More overseas capital to enter markets in 2020 – gt
Saudi Aramco raises IPO to record $29.4 billion by over-allotment of shares – Reuters
How the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow stretch of water where ships carry $1.2 billion of oil every day, is at the heart of spiraling tensions with Iran – businessinsider
How the Oil Market Learned to Live With a Middle East in Flames – Bloomberg

Week ahead: Phase one ceremony with a pinch of liquidity added – nordea

The stock market has not been this richly valued or avidly loved in two years – cnbc
The S&P 500 is now more overvalued than ever, per this measure – Marketwatch
U.S., China agree to have semi-annual talks aimed a reforms, resolving disputes: WSJ – Reuters


Friday 01/10

Global stocks march higher as US-Iran tensions ease – business live – guardian
Hong Kong, China stocks inch up after S&P 500 hits fresh record overnight – live – scmp

“There’s Always A Bubble In The ’20s”: These Are The Top Bull And Bear Arguments – Zerohedge

US labour market report: Slightly disappointing – nordea
U.S. Banks’ Record-Breaking Earnings Streak Has Probably Peaked – Bloomberg
BofA: QE Is Annualizing A Stunning $1.1 Trillion In The Past 4 Months – Zerohedge
There’s a $40 Billion Reason to Avoid Italy – Bloomberg
Here are Friday’s biggest analyst calls of the day: Nvidia, Facebook, Tesla, Amazon & more – cnbc
Europe’s New Bond Sales Top $100 Billion in Record-Shattering Week – Bloomberg
5 things to know before the stock market opens on jobs Friday – cnbc

Goldman Sachs casts doubt on whether China can honor $40 billion in US farm purchases – cnbc
Euro could rise to $1.16 in 2020 as political risk shifts toward the US, Nomura says – cnbc
Trump’s tariffs cost U.S. companies $46 billion to date, data shows – Reuters



Thursday 01/09

Business Live – guardian
Hong Kong, China stocks follow US equities higher, rebound on easing US-Iran tensions – scmp

President Donald Trump: You’re doing it wrong if your ‘409K’ is up only 50% – Marketwatch
U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity Fund Investors Take ‘19 Profits Off the Table, Embrace Fixed Income Funds – lipperalpha

Dow surges 200 points to a record, led by Apple, as US-Iran tensions decrease – cnbc

Market Bubbles: It’s Not The Price, It’s The Mentality – Zerohedge
Gold Spikes To Record High In Euros As Geopolitical Risk Rises – Zerohedge
Nearly all corporate CFOs say the economy is going to slow and the stock market is overvalued – cnbc

Green stocks are the next mega trend in equities – saxo
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten ‘more severe revenge’: What could be next? – cnbc
China’s Vice Premier Liu to sign U.S. trade deal in Washington next week – Reuters

German industrial production posts biggest increase in 1-1/2 years – Reuters
China’s December consumer inflation still high, not seen hindering PBOC easing – Reuters




Wednesday 01/08

Gold and oil prices jump as US-Iran crisis worries markets – business live – guardian
Hong Kong, China stocks decline with Asian markets as Iran missile launch escalates Middle East crisis – live – scmp

Stocks rise, lifting Nasdaq to a record, after Trump’s comments on Iran attack ease tensions – cnbc
Oil sinks 5% to under $60, after Trump says Iran is ‘standing down’ in Middle East fight – cnbc

ADP Employment Data Surges To Best Since April – Zerohedge

Big improvement in Eurozone services sentiment – ing

India’s GDP growth for FY20 maybe just 5%; lowest in 11 years – bs

Germany industrial orders: Getting worse instead of getting better – ing
“Optically Quite Dramatic” But Officials Confirm No US Casualties From Iranian Missile Strike – Zerohedge
German Car Production Crashes To 23 Year Low – Zerohedge



Tuesday 01/07

Business Live – guardian
Hong Kong, China stocks follow rebound in US markets – live – scmp

Dow and S&P 500 dip as investors weigh risk of possible US-Iran conflict – cnbc
Earnings Preview: Wall Street Banking On Profits To Rebound In 2020 – forbes
Gundlach’s 2020 “Just Markets” Predictions: Live Webcast – Zerohedge
US Factory Orders Tumble But ISM Confirms Service Sector Rebound – Zerohedge
UBS predicts a ‘V-shaped’ year where stocks drop, then recover back to where they are now – cnbc
European stocks rise for first time in three sessions – Marketwatch
US Trade Deficit Crashes To Smallest Since Trump Elected – Zerohedge
Hedge Funds See 9% Gain in 2019 After Previous Year’s Losses – Bloomberg
Energy infrastructure attacks are ‘probable’: Oil traders fear supply disruptions in the Middle East – cnbc

Goldman Sachs shakes up business units ahead of quarterly results – Reuters

Why Did the U.S. Kill Suleimani? – nyt

Citibank will reportedly hire 2,500 coders to bolster its trading and investment banking units – businessinsider

Oil tumbles as investors rethink Mideast disruption risk – Reuters
MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 3 reasons why a strong economy doesn’t guarantee a 2nd term for Trump – businessinsider


Monday 01/06

Oil hits $70 and stocks slide as US-Iran tensions rise – business live – guardian
Hang Seng Index declines on worries after US air strike kills Iran’s top military commander – live – scmp

US Services PMI Jumps To 5-Month Highs But Outlook Plummets – Zerohedge
Gold better hedge than oil during geopolitical tensions, says Goldman – Reuters
There’s a ‘major bearish overhang’ on oil markets, analyst says – yahoofinance
Why the U.S. Repo Market Blew Up and How to Fix It – Bloomberg
The Next Decade: Valuations & The Destiny Of Low Returns – Zerohedge
Fed focuses on repo market exit strategy after avoiding year-end crunch – Reuters
Defying gravity? What could bring U.S. stocks down to earth – Reuters
European shares tumble on U.S.-Iran faceoff; oil stocks near two-month high – Reuters
Euro zone December business activity close to stagnation despite services bounce – Reuters
Eurozone economy remains close to stagnation at end of 2019 – markit
German Service sector sees positive end to 2019 – markit
This Week in Earnings 19Q4 – lipperalpha
Five bubbles that may burst in 2020 and how they may impact the dollar – fxstreet
Geopolitical and Energy Implications of Qasem Soleimani’s Death – columbia