TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 02/19 – 02/25

Weekend 02/24 & 02/25

Surging bond yields to pinch home owners, retirees – Reuters
Why 3% is the scariest number for stocks – cnn

“CalPERS Is Near Insolvency; It Needs A Bailout Soon” – Former Board Member Makes Stunning Admission – Zerohedge
Goldman Says Stocks May Plunge 25% If 10-Year Yield Hits 4.5% – Bloomberg
Bank Run Feared After ECB Unexpectedly Pulls Plug On Latvia Largest Private Bank – Zerohedge
ECB determined ABLV Bank was failing or likely to fail – europa
Three Chinese Insurers Found to Have Violated Investment Rules – Bloomberg



Friday 02/23

Business Live – guardian

European Investors Are Now Blocked From Investing in One of the Most Popular ETFs – Bloomberg
Italian bonds set for worst week of year as election looms – Reuters
Draghi Laments to ECB at Lack of Latvia Crisis Details – Bloomberg
Venezuela Is Jumping Into the Crypto Craze – Bloomberg
Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Worries Over Tax Cuts, Debt – Bloomberg

Outperformance of High Labor Cost Stocks Belies Wage Fear Story – Bloomberg

Inflation Worrywarts Just Need to Calm Down – Bloomberg
Brexit Delivers on Pay But Takes Away Workers – Bloomberg
JPMorgan’s Quants Warn Risks Are Growing for Bond Short-Squeeze – Bloomberg
Euro predicted to surge this year as ECB unwinds its massive stimulus program – cnbc
Inflation-Vexed Bond Traders Are Unconvinced by Hawkish Fed Talk – Bloomberg
Euro zone inflation slows in January, core measure picks up – Reuters
The Best Ways to Hedge the Risk of an Italian Election Upset – Bloomberg
What Stock Slump? Central Bankers Eyeing Tighter Monetary Policy – Bloomberg
Equity Investors Fleeing Wall Street Are Turning to Europe – Bloomberg
VIX Fund Blowups Spur U.S. to Probe If Misconduct Played a Role – Bloomberg
Stocks Struggle as Bond Yields Drop; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg
German GDP eases to 2.5% in Q4, but exports boom – Marketwatch
RBS posts first full-year profit in a decade, as litigation costs drop – Marketwatch
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg

Japan’s Inflation Hits Consumers But Not Kuroda’s Price Target – Bloomberg


Thursday 02/22

Business Live – guardian

“Goldilocks Is Over”: Japan’s Largest Life Insurer Is Now Selling Rallies – Zerohedge
Japanese Companies Are Rushing to Sell Longer Dated Bonds –  Bloomberg
The Daily Prophet: Bond Traders Aren’t Sure What to Believe – Bloomberg
Apple’s potential mining play is about more than money, industry experts say – cnbc
Jim Rickards Warns, Turkey Will Be ‘Ground Zero’ In The Next Global Debt Crisis – Zerohedge
The stock market is ignoring ‘one of the strongest earnings seasons on record’ – Marketwatch
U.S. Jobless Claims at Five-Week Low Amid Tight Labor Market –  Βloomberg
Apple’s potential mining play is about more than money, industry experts say – cnbc
ECB Minutes Reveal Fears About Currency Wars, Euro Slides – Zerohedge
ECB: Account of the monetary policy meeting – europa

U.K. Growth Revised Down as Consumers Hit by Inflation – Bloomberg

Make-up of ECB Council shifting to the hawkish side – Capital Economics – fxstreet
China Shuts Down Its VIX To Halt Market Turbulence  – Zerohedge
Here’s why the Australian dollar’s unlikely to plunge despite higher US bond yields – businessinsider
JPY caught up in regime change – Nomura – fxstreet
Chinese Shares Are on Shaky Ground –  Bloomberg
Bondageddon Is Closer Than You Think. Watch the 30-Year –  Βloomberg
Global Markets Fret Over Next Leg of the Treasury Selloff –  Βloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Βloomberg
Bond Market Guide to Trading When 10-Year Treasury Yields Hit 3% – Bloomberg

Italy Has Built a Buffer to Shield Debt From Higher Rates – Bloomberg
Barclays falls to a $2.7 billion net loss in 2017 after US tax hit – cnbc
Westpac explains why the US Fed may hike rates faster and higher than markets currently expect – businessinsider


Wednesday 02/21

Business Live – guardian

Amazon Breaks Through $1,500 for the First Time – Bloomberg
Barclays response to the Federal Open Market Committee minutes released during the US session – forexlive
JP Morgan’s David Kelly expects four rate hikes in 2018: ‘The Fed is more hawkish today’  – cnbc

Stocks Turn Lower, Dollar Rises After Fed Minutes: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg
Dow closes more than 150 points lower after 10-year yield hits 4-year high on Fed minutes – cnbc
Angry Italian Voters Get Short-Changed From a Messy Economy – Bloomberg
Brighter U.S. Growth Outlook Emboldens Fed on Rate-Hike Course – Bloomberg
Fed minutes: All signs pointing to more rate hikes ahead – cnbc
Fed’s Goldilocks Minutes: Hawkish On Growth And Inflation But Not Enough For 4 Hikes – ZeroHedge

Einhorn Says Greenlight Posts Worst Underperformance Since 2000 – Βloomberg
Mortgage Applications Plunge Most Since 2015 As Rates Soar – Zerohedge
Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency raised $735 million in one day, president claims – cnbc
Treasury’s Malpass Says Rising U.S. Debt, Deficit ‘Troubling’ – Βloomberg

If Trump turbocharges economy, Jack Ablin warns, stocks could plunge as much as 15 percent – cnbc

Race for Stable Cryptos Heats Up as Volatility and Demand Surge – Βloomberg

Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners – Βloomberg

Draghi Musters ECB Gathering in the Shadows of a Latvian Scandal – Βloomberg

Goldman Debunks Idea Dollar Is Being Driven Down by U.S. Worries – Βloomberg

Five Fed Rate Hikes in 2018 Isn’t A Crazy Idea – Βloomberg
Regional Indian Bank to Recall Perpetual Debt Amid Bad Loan Woes – Βloomberg
How a $1.8 Billion Indian Bank Fraud Lasted Seven Years – Βloomberg
European stocks fall as eurozone business activity slows – Marketwatch
Eurozone economy on course for best quarter for 12 years, despite February fall in PMI – markit
U.K. jobless rate unexpectedly increases – Marketwatch

Inflation’s Back and Commodities Will Benefit, JPMorgan Says – Bloomberg
This indicator for Australia’s economic outlook just went into full reverse  – businessinsider
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Βloomberg
China Decides the Australian Dollar’s Fate, Not U.S. Treasuries – Bloomberg
Iberdrola chief warns of Enron-style collapses – ft
Japan’s manufacturing sector is purring like a well-oiled machine – businessinsider
Japan’s Stock Market Got You Confused? Try Analyzing Eyebrows – Bloomberg
Japanese manufacturing sector improves to softer extent – markit


Tuesday 02/20

Business Live – guardian

ETF Veteran Goes Crypto, Predicting Multitrillion-Dollar Market – Bloomberg
Cryptofunds tap into Wall Street’s talent pool – cnbc
Fear’s Gone But Greed Hasn’t Materialized in U.S. Stock Options – Bloomberg
U.S. Treasury Four-Week Bills Draw 1.38% Rate at Auction – Bloomberg
Money Managers Think the Worst Is Yet to Come for S&P 500 – Bloomberg
Gold Miners ETF Lures $529 Million Inflow After Market Turmoil – Βloomberg
“The Market Has Gotten The Joke”: Guggenheim CIO Warns Of 1987 Replay For Stocks – Zerohedge

Morgan Stanley Says Stock Slide Was Appetizer for Real Deal – Bloomberg
Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy – nyt
Dollar Recovery Week Continues – bk

Weak Dollar Could Bring Extra 3 Percent Boost to Trade Growth – Bloomberg
U.S. Yields Climb as Treasury Set to Sell $258 Billion of Bonds – Bloomberg
The incredibly complex Italian election is just 2 weeks away – here’s a simplified version of what you need to know – businessinsider
German Investor Sentiment Slips as Market Volatility Takes Toll – Bloomberg
U.S. Oil’s Costly Again as It’s Stored Less and Shipped Abroad More – Bloomberg
HSBC Falls as Earnings Miss in Last Results Under Gulliver – Βloomberg
Asia Debt Binge to Dampen Growth But Not Derail It, Oxford Says – Bloomberg
India’s Sensex Declines a Third Day as Mahindra Shares Pace Fall – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
RBA Sees Inflation Rising Only Gradually as Economy Strengthens – Bloomberg



Monday 02/19

Business Live – guardian

`Pragmatic’ Guindos Wins ECB Job for Spain After Long Campaign – Bloomberg
BlackRock raises U.S. equities to overweight on earnings momentum – Reuters
Europe Can’t Get Its Stories Straight  – Bloomberg
Junk-Bond Exodus by `Tourists’ Seen When Bunds Hit 1 Percent – Bloomberg
US Fiscal Policy Will Lead To A Debt Catastrophe: Goldman – Zerohedge
Goldman Sees U.S. Interest-Cost Surge on Yield, Deficit Rise – Bloomberg
Hedge Funds Turn Short on Tech Just as Stock Rally Takes Off  – Bloomberg

Europe is getting its biggest IPO in years – cnn
Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trln in 2017, more to come – Reuters
London’s Housing Boom Is Over, Rightmove Says – Bloomberg
New Greek Loans Prove Elusive as Talks Near on Post-Bailout Life  – Bloomberg
U.S. Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China – Bloomberg
Why One Bank Is Worried That Credit ETFs Will Blow Up Next – Zerohedge
How Worrisome is Future Inflation? – pragcap

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