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Bloomberg: Stocks Fall in Asia as U.S. Woes Spread to Debt: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia fell after another tumble on Wall Street, where concerns have spread to the corporate-bond market. Investors are also contending with no obvious havens, with Treasuries little changed so far this week and gold weaker. [more...]
Bloomberg: Wiped-Out Hedge Fund Manager Confessed His Losses on YouTube
It looks like the hedge-fund equivalent of a hostage video. James Cordier, in a dark suit, cuff links and expensive-looking watch, sits in a brown leather chair and stares into a camera, his hands folded in front of him. Then he delivers the bad news. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tech Weakness, Plunging Oil Combine to Sink Stocks: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as sinking oil prices hit energy companies, tech hardware continued to plunge with Apple Inc. leading the way, and retailers saw little joy from the coming Christmas shopping season. Treasuries advanced with the dollar and gold fell. [more...]
Bloomberg: Worst Day of an Awful Year Leaves No Corner of Market Unscathed
One of the toughest years for financial markets in half a century got appreciably worse Tuesday, with simmering weakness across assets boiling over to leave investors with virtually nowhere to hide. [more...]
Bloomberg: No End in Sight for Crypto Sell-Off as Bitcoin Approaches $4,000
Turmoil engulfed cryptocurrency markets again on Tuesday, with every major coin extending a rout that’s rocked confidence in the nascent asset class just as U.S. regulators try to close in on alleged fraud. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Traders Paid a 100% Premium for Bitcoin at the Market Top
Losing money as everything from stocks to oil and corporate bonds tumble? It could be worse. To see what may be one of the most poorly timed trades of the past year, take a look at the $1 billion Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust. [more...]
Bloomberg: ETF Investors Turn Sour on Junk Bonds
As equity and credit markets roil, exchange-traded fund investors are running from risk. Investors yanked more than $224 million from the $7.3 billion SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF. [more...]
Bloomberg: Global Rout, Local Reasons. Meet Wall Street's ‘Disjointed’ Bear
Here’s another way of thinking about bearish forces gripping global markets: Local pressure points are flaring up in a dissonant medley. Idiosyncratic moves are at their strongest this year, creating a “low-correlation bear market,” according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. [more...]
Bloomberg: Morgan Stanley CEO Says He's Not Surprised by Market Correction
Tighter monetary conditions worldwide and political discord mean Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman is not surprised there is an ongoing market sell-off. [more...]
Bloomberg: Some Analysts Expect the Pound to Hit $1.30 Again
As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May shakes off the threat of a leadership crisis, the pound is getting a chance to catch its breath.
With rebels in May’s party seeming to have failed to garner the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote in her, strategists see the currency making its way back up to $1.30. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks slip as growth worries grip global markets
Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday as intensifying concerns about global economic growth gripped financial markets, sending Wall Street shares tumbling and driving the safe haven dollar up from a two-week low. [more...]
Reuters: Oil bounces by $1 per barrel after 6-percent plunge, but outlook still weak
Oil bounced by around $1 a barrel on Wednesday to claw back some of the previous day’s 6 percent plunge, lifted by a report of an unexpected decline in U.S. commercial crude inventories and record Indian crude imports. [more...]
CNBC: China’s small businesses are having a hard time getting bank loans
It’s widely agreed that China needs to get its massive debt problem — estimated at more than three times the size of the economy — under control. But that effort is also seen as overburdening an important sector, the country’s small and medium-sized businesses, which are at the front line of the ongoing trade war with the United States. [more...]
CNBC: JP Morgan sees a slowdown coming, with economy growing at less than 2 percent in 2019
JP Morgan economists expect economic growth to slow down in 2019, to a pace of 1.9 percent for the year. The economist say the slow down from a “boomy” 3.1 percent in year-over-year fourth quarter growth will come as fiscal, monetary and trade policy get less supportive or more restrictive. [more...]
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