TOP NEWS: Week 10/23 – 10/29

Weekend 10/28 & 10/29

Supporters of Spanish Unity Flood Barcelona’s Streets – Bloomberg

Friday 10/27

Amazon and Alphabet cheer stock markets by smashing forecasts – business live – guardian

Bank of Russia Opts for Smaller Rate Cut as Caution Wins Out – Bloomberg
A legendary Wall Street strategist lays out the stock market’s ‘nightmare scenario’ – businessinsider
20 years ago Friday, this unprecedented trading curb kicked in – cnbc
How Policy Chaos Could Derail One of EU’s Hottest Economies – Bloomberg
ECB: Let the euro bears eat cake – SocGen – fxstreet
What Dwindling Inflation Means for Emerging Market Bonds – Bloomberg
‘Lust for Yield’ Pauses as U.S. Stock Inflows Hog the Spotlight – Bloomberg
Japan’s Nikkei stock market hits 21-year high – businessinsider



Thursday 10/26

Business Live – guardian

Alphabet stock surges in late trading after third quarter earnings, sales beat – Marketwatch
Amazon stock gains 8% after big earnings beat – Marketwatch
Intel raises outlook as profit gains – Marketwatch
Microsoft stock hits record levels after earnings – Marketwatch
ECB: lower-for-longer QE extension – Danske Bank fxstreet

ECB: Dovish taper – BBH – fxstreet
Oil and gas megadeals taper off as US shale drillers target smaller land deals – cnbc

Euro Slides as ECB Tapering Plan Is in Line With Expectations – Bloomberg
ECB Sees Option for Ending QE With Short Taper in 2018 – Bloomberg
ECB Announces Dovish €30 Billion QE Taper Through September 2018 “Or Beyond”; Euro Tumbles – Zerohedge
Twitter jumps more than 9% as it nears first profitable quarter – cnbc

Spanish unemployment falls as economy grows – Marketwatch
EUR/USD: Where The ECB Could Surprise? Key Levels To Watch – NAB – efxnews
EUR/USD: 2 Possible Surprises From ECB; EUR Positioning Into The Meeting – BofAML – efxnews
Barclays shares slump on investment bank weakness – Marketwatch
Draghi Seeks Soft Landing for Stimulus as ECB Awaits Inflation – Bloomberg

Draghi Expected to Detail ECB’s Tapering Choices – fxcm
BlackRock Tempers Its View on Asian Bonds – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
The current bond bull market is the longest in more than 500 years – businessinsider
RBA’s Debelle Says Inflation May Be Weaker Than Data Show – Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank profit more than doubles – Marketwatch

China’s first dollar-denominated state bonds in over a decade have already booked $10 billion – cnbc



Wednesday 10/25

Business Live – guardian

Mutual Fund Cash Hits All Time Lows – Zerohedge
Brazil Central Bank cuts benchmark rate by 75 bp to 7.5% – fxstreet
Catalan Separatist Leader: “Spain Leaves No Option But To Proclaim New Republic” – Zerohedge
‘Minsky Moment’ Hangs Over World Swimming in Debt: QuickTake Q&A – Bloomberg
This Will Be The Biggest Buyer Of Stocks In 2018 – Zerohedge
US: Winding down QE could weigh on bond prices – Nomura – fxstreet
Durable Goods Orders Bounce In September – Remain Below 2007 Highs – Zerohedge

Bank of Canada Holds Rate Steady, Urges Caution: Key Takeaways – Bloomberg
China’s launch of ‘petro-yuan’ in two months sounds death knell for dollar’s dominance – rt
Gain in Equipment Orders Underscores Robust U.S. Investment – Bloomberg
GOLDMAN SACHS: The fastest-growing part of the stock market will surge to a record next year – businessinsider
U.K. Economic Growth Accelerates as Crunch BOE Meeting Nears – Bloomberg

Taper, Yes. Tantrum, No. – Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs on why commodity prices could stay higher for longer – businessinsider
The Nikkei 225 is posting its longest win streak ever – here’s why – cnbc

Australian inflation weaker than expected – Marketwatch

India just said it’s pumping $32 billion into its banks – here’s why it matters – cnbc



Tuesday 10/24

Business live – guardian

Monte dei Paschi shares to re-list tomorrow – rte
Buying the Dip Is a Losing Strategy in Today’s Bond Market – Bloomberg
Big Oil Is Investing Billions to Gain a Foothold in Clean Energy – Bloomberg
Why Italy faces worst shock in Europe as ECB prepares to taper bond buys – Marketwatch
India to Inject $32 Billion Into State Banks to Boost Loan Growth – Bloomberg

China Deleveraging Appetite May Be Decided by Trump, Not Xi – Bloomberg
Catalonia’s Biggest Bank Warns on Economy as Next Showdown Looms – Bloomberg
Oil Just Isn’t That Important to Petrocurrencies Right Now – Bloomberg
Bond Market’s 2.4% Moment of Truth Elicits Warning From Gundlach – Bloomberg
10Y Treasury Yields Just Did Something Every Bond Bear Was Waiting For  – Zerohedge
Caterpillar Bulls Vindicated as CEO Posts Third Sales Beat – Bloomberg
The FANG Stocks Are on Their Longest Losing Streak Since the Election – Bloomberg
Eurozone PMI-Eurozone adds jobs at strongest pace in over a decade – markit
Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America – hbr
There’s Now a Cryptocurrency Fund-of-Funds – Bloomberg
How the ECB could deliver a shock to markets – cnbc
Strong Swiss Franc Has Only Secondary Effect on Exports: Study – Bloomberg
Germany PMI-German economy makes strong start to fourth quarter – markit
Why everyone’s talking about bitcoin and Zimbabwe – cnbc
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Kiwi Takes a Dive – bk
Tuesday Morning Briefing – Reuters
UniCredit Third-Quarter Net Rises on Gain From Pioneer Sale – Bloomberg
Trump’s tax plan could give a bigger boost to foreign investors than America’s middle class – businessinsider
This is the real reason Japanese stocks are rallying – businessinsider
Japanese manufacturing sector growth remains solid – markit



Monday 10/23

Business Live – guardian

Role of retirement plans in tax debate highlights how poorly Americans are saving for retirement – cnbc
Goldman Sachs Warns ‘Peak Growth’ May Spell Pain for U.S. Stocks – Bloomberg
A slow-down in earnings growth ahead: JPMorgan strategist – cnbc

China central bank chief raises new worry in China: Mortgage-driven household debt – cnbc

How optimistic math conceals depth of America’s public pension crisis – Marketwatch

Bond Redemptions in Spain, France and Italy Damp ECB Risk: Chart – Bloomberg

Germany’s Greens and liberals agree on taxing big tech – Reuters
For Markets, It’s the ECB’s QE Exit That May Matter Most – Bloomberg
Ray Dalio Explains What Is “The Most Important Economic, Political And Social Issue Of Our Time” – Zerohedge
OECD: Funded and private pension assets hit record high of $38trn – ipe
What We Learned on Day Six of China’s 19th Party Congress – Bloomberg
Risky Business Set to Dominate High-Yield Bond Market in 2018 – Bloomberg
Prince Alwaleed says bitcoin will implode, ‘Enron in the making’ – cnbc

Turkey Banks Drop on U.S. Probe Report Denied by Regulators – Bloomberg
Pro-independence Catalans call for ‘mass civil disobedience’ – cnbc
Venezuela’s Behind on Its Debt and Facing Two Huge Bond Payments – Bloomberg

Spain: Heading for regional elections in Catalonia in early 2018 – HSBC – fxstreet
Poland Is Cutting ‘Last Fuses’ on Democracy – Bloomberg
Citibank says emerging market stocks look set to outperform over the next 12 months – businessinsider

Catalan Separatists Plot Response to Spain’s Shock and Awe – Bloomberg
Wall Street’s Biggest Stock Bull Says Momentum Signals Pullback – Bloomberg
Big money stays away from booming bitcoin – Reuters
Key Events In The Coming Week: ECB Taper, Q3 GDP And Durables – Zerohedge

R&F’s Latest Headache – Bloomberg
Americans have more debt than ever — and it’s creating an economic trap – businessinsider
World’s Most Daring Monetary Experiment Powers on With Abe’s Win – Bloomberg
Nikkei Set for Record Streak as Abe Secures Election Win – Bloomberg
Abe Wins Big USDJPY Rises Small – bk
Italy’s 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes – cnbc
SHILLER: Most people got the cause of Black Monday’s stock market crash wrong – businessinsider
What The ECB Will Announce This Week: A Summary Of All QE Tapering Scenarios – Zerohedge

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