TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 01/08 – 01/14

Weekned 01/13 & 01/14

The Strange Case Of The Falling Dollar – And What It Means For Gold – Zerohedge
Fiat CEO Sees Room to Double Profit by 2022 – Bloomberg
Leaked Pentagon document shows the Trump administration wants to expand the US nuclear arsenal – businessinsider
This epic stock-market rally will get a second wind from stellar earnings – Marketwatch
2018: The Weakest Year In The Presidential Election Cycle Has Begun – Zerohedge
New Survey Reveals Staggering Number Of People Are Buying BitCoin On Their Credit Cards  – Zerohedge
How Far Can EUR and GBP Rise? – bkastmngt



Friday 01/12 – Euro at 3yr Highs

Business Live – guardian

A Blockchain ETF by Any Other Name Smells Sweeter to the SEC – Bloomberg
US Oil Rig Count Surges By Most In 7 Months – Will Shale Show Restraint? – Zerohedge
Bitcoin investors struggle to cash out new fortunes – ft
The Stock Market Never Goes Down Anymore – Bloomberg
$1 Trillion in Bonds Have Left the Negative-Yield Zone This Year – Bloomberg
“This Has Only Happened Twice In History” – Goldman Asks “Should We Worry?” – Zerohedge

Draghi Unheeded as ECB Minutes Prompt Renewed Bets on 2018 Hike – Bloomberg

Markets start doing Mario Draghi’s job for him – Reuters
Wells Just Reported The Worst Mortgage Number Since The Financial Crisis – Zerhedge

Opinion: To make money on bitcoin and blockchain, learn how to trade – Marketwatch
U.S. Budget Deficit Is Widening Even Before Tax Cuts Factored In – Bloomberg

2-year Treasury yield tops 2% for the first time since 2008 as inflation rises – cnbc

U.S. 2-Year Yield Tops 2% for First Time Since Financial Crisis – Bloomberg
Core Consumer Prices Rise Faster Than Expected As Rents Accelerate – Zerhedge
Zinc Hits Decade-High as China Data Boosts Metals Demand Optimism – Bloomberg
JP Morgan Chase earnings: $1.76 per share, vs. expected EPS of $1.69 – cnbc

Japan Investors Sell U.S. Bonds, Buy German Debt in November – Bloomberg

Euro Rises to Strongest Since 2014 as Stars Align for Bulls – Bloomberg
Merkel’s Bid for Fourth Term as Chancellor Hangs on SPD Vote – Bloomberg
Booming Global Trade Helped China Exports Surge Last Year – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg



Thursday 01/11 – China denies ‘Fake News’ Report & ECB’ Gradual Guidance Shift 

Business Live – guardian

Brent Crude Tops $70 For First Time Since 2014 – Zerohedge
The Assets to Watch as Concerns About the End of Nafta Mount – Bloomberg

Initial Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Surge, Continuing Claims Lowest In 45 Years  – Zerohedge

Oilfield-services stocks are about to stage a big rebound, Credit Suisse says – Marketwatch
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD, NZD/USD – UOB – efxnews
New Deutsche ETFs Let You Bet on Junk-Bond Market’s Death Throes – Bloomberg
Deflation Re-Emerges – Producer Prices Plunge In December  –  Zerohedge
U.S. oil companies expected to produce gusher profits — and big gains for investors – Marketwatch
ECB: Between hope and facts – ING – fxstreet
Euro pops after bullish ECB minutes, reverses dollar upswing – Marketwatch

Bitcoin tumbles on reports South Korea will ban all trading – Marketwatch

Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, bitcoin slumps – Reuters
China warns of rising US protectionism after failed acquisition deal – cnbc
Canadian officials believe that Trump is going to yank the US out of NAFTA – businessinsider



Wednesday 01/10 – China May Halt Purchases of U.S. Treasuries (or not?) & NAFTA Dissolution Fears

Business Live – guardian

S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower for the first time in 2018 on China, NAFTA concerns – cnbc
US dollar will get slammed if NAFTA dies, analyst Jens Nordvig says – cnbc
Blame Oil, Not China, for Rising U.S. Bond Yields – Bloomberg
Saudi Bourse ‘Taking All Measures’ for Successful Aramco IPO – Bloomberg
Buffett: “I Would Buy A Five-Year Put On Every Cryptocurrency” – Zerohedge
OPEC Will Try to Talk Prices Down If Oil Tops $70, Goldman Says – Bloomberg
Ripple’s XRP loses half its value in less than a week – businessweek
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index Posts Longest Rally In History  – Zerohedge
Dollar Dives After Chinese Threaten Halt to Treasury Buying – bk
Bill Gross sees ‘decaffeinated bear market’ on the way for bonds – cnbc
Bill Gross Goes Short Treasuries: “10Y Could Reach 2.8% By Year End”; Pimco Prepares To Go Long – Zerohedge
Nvidia is slipping after saying its chips are vulnerable to the biggest security flaw in recent memory – businessweek
Deflation’s Back? Core Import Prices Tumble In December – Zerohedge
China May Halt Purchases of U.S. Treasuries – Bloomberg

India Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Investors – Bloomberg

Oil prices push to fresh 3-year highs ahead of U.S. supply data – Marketwatch

Ethereum hits a fresh record high and is up over 13,000% in a year – cnbc
Citi Says Trump and War Could Help Drive Oil to $80 – Bloomberg
ECB Hawks Take the Lead on QE Debate as Doves Stay Quiet – Bloomberg
Philippine Peso Under Pressure as Country Posts Record Trade Deficit – Bloomberg
Relax, the Bank of Japan isn’t tapering—yet! – Marketwatch
Softer Factory Inflation Leaves PBOC Focus on Debt, Not Prices – Bloomberg
Gundlach Says S&P 500 Will Have Negative Return for 2018 – Bloomberg
A New Moment: Kodakcoin Sees Former Film Giant Join Crypto Craze – Bloomberg



Tuesday 01/09 – Bill Gross Calls It: “Bond Bear Market Confirmed Today”

German industrial output and exports surge as economy strengthens – business live – guardian

Bill Gross Calls It: “Bond Bear Market Confirmed Today” – Zerohedge
Asian Central Banks Push Back, Sending Dollar Bears a Warning Sign – Bloomberg
Man Group Says Emerging-Market Bond Values Don’t Make Sense – Bloomberg
World Bank Raises Outlook as Growth Hits Fastest Pace Since 2011 – Bloomberg

Bitcoin ‘fascinating’ because perception of risk and the economy is changing, fund manager says – cnbc
Lower Oil Prices? Shale’s Working on It – Bloomberg
Fitch: Further Improvements in Frontier Market Growth – fitchratings
Bond Market Breaks Above Key Inflation Threshold – What Next? – Zerohedge
PayPal rises after previously skeptical analyst jumps on the bandwagon – cnbc
Bitcoin’s 43% Arbitrage Trade Is a Lot Tougher Than It Looks – Bloomberg
Stocks Smash More Records As Global Melt Up Accelerates; BOJ, PBOC Surprise Traders – Zerohedge
Goldman’s oil analyst gives his tips on making money in a flat market – cnbc

Spread Bettor IG Group Among Biggest Holders of Bitcoin Futures – Bloomberg
The bond market is doing something it hasn’t done in 52 years – cnbc
Nvidia now has a two-year lead over its competition in autonomous driving – Marketwatch
Don’t Worry, Petrolheads. Driverless Cars Are Still Years Away – Bloomberg
Euro-Area Jobless Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Almost 9 Years – Bloomberg
It’ll be another weak year for the US dollar, Goldman Sachs predicts – cnbc
Yuan Tumbles After China Unexpectedly Suspends “Counter-Cyclical Factor” In FX Fixing – Zerohedge
China’s Central Bank Is Rethinking Relations With Markets – Bloomberg
China Changes the Way It Manages Yuan After Currency’s Jump – Reuters

A $6 Billion Manager Says India Equities Rally has Room to Run – Bloomberg
Hedge fund managers reap 3,175% profit off bitcoin in 2017 – cnbc
German Industry Output Rebounds on Strong Investment Demand – Bloomberg
SNB Eyes Record 54 Billion-Franc Profit on Weaker Currency – Bloomberg
Bill Gross Calls It: “Bond Bear Market Confirmed Today” – Zerohedge
The Japanese yen has suddenly spiked – businessinsider
Asian shares edge up, yen jumps as BOJ trims bond buying – Reuters
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Samsung’s profit jumps 64 percent to record high on chips – ap
Intel just showed off its first self-driving car – cnbc
Intel’s CEO publicly addresses its big chip vulnerabilities, says response has been ‘remarkable’ – businessinsider


Monday 01/08

Stock markets at record levels as bull market charges on – business live- guardian

Buy Apple because it could acquire more than $120 billion of its stock in two years, UBS says – cnbc
Buffett’s Berkshire To Reap $37 Billion Benefit From Trump Tax Cuts – Zerohedge
All but 2 countries have ‘overbought’ stock markets, in one chart – Marketwatch
GoPro Hires JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale – Bloomberg
Caterpillar’s stock surges to lead Dow gainers after analyst upgrade – Marketwatch

Pimco, Citigroup Sound Complacency Alarm for Global Economy – Bloomberg
GoPro slashes workforce, to exit drone market due to ‘hostile’ regulatory environment – Marketwatch
Angola Is Said to Plan Currency Auction Tuesday as It Ends Peg – Bloomberg
EUR: ‘Buy the dip’ mentality to prevail in any corrective EUR/USD move lower – ING – fxstreet
Goldman, Citi Are Said to Be in Lead for Top Roles in Aramco IPO – Bloomberg
U.S. consumer electronics sales expected to reach record $351B in 2018 with help from streaming services – Marketwatch
Euro-Area Economic Confidence Soars to Nearly Two-Decade High – Bloomberg

Oil Trades Over $61 as U.S. Rig Count Drop Spurs Supply Optimism – Bloomberg
Fitch: Global Rating Outlooks Most Positive Since Crisis – fitch
Fitch: Global rating outlooks most positive since global financial crisis – forexlive
CoT: Euro Speculators Record Long – dailyfx
Commentary: Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro – Reuters

EUR/USD: longer term risk is still on the topside – Commerzbank – fxstreet

Deutsche Bank sees €1.5 bln hit from U.S. tax plan – Marketwatch

German Factory Orders Dip But Economy Continues Upward Trend – Bloomberg

India’s Sensex Rises to Another Record as Drugmakers Pace Gain – Bloomberg
Key Events In The Coming Week: All Eyes On Inflation And Retail Sales – Zerohedge
China is beating the US in many areas of artificial intelligence, A.I. firm says – cnbc
Malaysia Stocks on Path to Fulfill Historical Rally Before Polls – Bloomberg
Asian markets largely gain, though regulatory moves weigh in China, Hong Kong – Marketwatch
Beijing’s Yuan Ambitions Look Dashed – Bloomberg
The Mystery of the Risk-Free Greek Bond – wsj

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