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Bloomberg: Stocks Mixed as Oil Shock Mulled; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia traded mixed and U.S. and European futures edged lower as investors assessed heightened geopolitical risks in the aftermath of the strike on Saudi Arabia’s crude production. Treasuries extended gains. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Prices Jump Most on Record After Saudi Arabia Strike
Oil surged the most on record after a devastating attack on Saudi Arabia intensified concerns about growing instability in the world’s most important crude-producing region. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Photos Show How an Air Attack Crippled Saudi Arabia’s Oil Output
The U.S. administration released images on Sunday that it said highlights the precision and sophistication of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil-processing plant at Abqaiq. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Slide, Bonds Advance With Oil After Attack: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks slipped, oil surged and investors sought out assets considered to be havens in times of trouble after a strike on Saudi Arabia’s crude production heightened geopolitical risk. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Spike Another Reason for Fed to Cut Rates
Surging oil prices will probably reinforce the Federal Reserve’s resolve to cut interest rates this week as insurance against rising global risks, though the immediate effect on the U.S. economy is likely to be small. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Just Got $2 Billion Richer in One Day
Billionaire oil baron Harold Hamm just had a very big day. Shares of his Continental Resources Inc. surged 22% Monday, the most since 2016, adding $2 billion to his net worth, more than anyone else in the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan’s Kolanovic Says Oil at $80 Is Where S&P 500 Breaks
A surge in oil prices following a strike on Saudi Arabia’s crude production will have to get a lot bigger to cause serious trouble for the stock market, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. strategists led by Marko Kolanovic. [Read more...]
Bloomberg: Global Currency Trading Surges to $6.6 Trillion-A-Day Market
Trading in the global foreign-exchange market has jumped to the highest-ever level at $6.6 trillion, according to the Bank for International Settlements. The average daily trading in April was up 29% from $5.1 trillion in the same month in 2016, the BIS reported Monday in a triennial survey on the industry. [Read more...]
Reuters: Trade talks seen as unlikely to mend U.S.-China divide
U.S. and Chinese officials will restart trade talks at the end of this week, but any agreement the world’s largest economies carve out is expected to be a superficial fix. [Read more...]
Reuters: Oil trims gains, but Middle East risks keep stocks on back foot
Oil shed some of its massive gains on Tuesday as the United States flagged the possible release of crude reserves, but the threat of military action over the attacks on Saudi oil facilities kept prices elevated and stocks under pressure. [Read more...]
CNBC: Saudi Arabia has ‘a great deal of explaining to do’ on how its oil assets were attacked, says ex-US diplomat
Saudi Arabia has “a great deal of explaining to do” on how it could not defend its “most critical” oil facility from drone attacks at the weekend, said Gary Grappo, former U.S. ambassador to Oman. [Read more...]
CNBC: Expectations suddenly are rising that the Fed might not cut interest rates this week
Surging energy prices Monday helped add to sentiment that the Federal Reserve suddenly might not be in such a hurry to cut interest rates. While markets still see the central bank lowering its benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter point at this week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the case for continued cuts seemingly has gotten weaker. [Read more...]
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