wiar 6-19-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Jun 19 (Monday)

Markets
Market Turns Upside-Down as Go-Go Tech Stocks Join Slow-Mo Funds (W)
Is Your ETF Portfolio Overstuffed With Tech? (BR)
The Case for Buying Inflation Protection Now (BR)
Bond Yields Are Going Up, Right? Not So Fast. (BR)

Europe
French President Macron Set for Convincing Victory in Parliamentary Elections (W)
Electoral victory will make France’s president a potent force (E)
Le Pen Wins Seat in French Assembly, Saving Her Political Career (B)
Greece Gets a Break in Its Seven-Year Drama (B)

China
China’s Answer to the World Bank Pledges to Do More by Itself (B)

Emerging
Prudential Details EM Megatrends for Next Decade (BR)

US politics
Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation (W)
State Officials to Testify on Possible Russian Involvement in 2016 Election (W)
Nevada’s Governor Vetoes ‘Medicaid for All’ Insurance Plan (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Boeing Considers Spreading Wings With New Plane (W)
Airlines: Airbus Adds Cost-Saving Upgrades to A380 to Boost Sales (B)
Amazon: Amazon Said to Plan Cuts to Shed Whole Foods’ Pricey Image (B)
Amazon: Amazon and Whole Foods: Is This a Grocery Apocalypse? (BR)
Financials: The Outlook for Bank Stocks Brightens (BR)
Financials: Big banks poised to step up payouts to shareholders (FT)
Industrials: General Electric Shares Could Return 15% (BR)

Geopolitics & cybersecurity
Top North Korean Nuclear Negotiator Secretly Met With U.S. Diplomats (W)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Strikes Syria for Tehran Attacks (B)
Trade War Risks From ‘National Security’ Tariffs (W)
Why Some of the Worst Cyberattacks in Health Care Go Unreported (W)

Technology
Robots Rise in the Old World (BR)

Offbeat
Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? Italian Farm Acts as a Lab to Find Out (N)