wiar 11-25-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Nov 25 (Saturday)

Markets
S&P 500 Powers Through 2600 (W)
Wall Street’s 2017 Market Predictions: Pathetically Wrong (W)
The Changing Face of the Corporate Bond Market (W)

Central banks
Have Trillions of Fed Dollars Broken a Bond Market Warning Sign? (W)
Fed on Track for December Rate Rise, but Inflation Worries Persist (W)
ECB Officials Differed on QE at October Meeting (W)
Cryptocurrencies Don’t Belong in Central Banks (B)

Global
As Global Governments Raise Taxes, U.S. Revenues Are Already Falling (W)

Europe
Eurozone Data Point to Strengthening Recovery (W)
Germany’s SPD Decides to Accept Negotiations With Merkel (B)
Europe’s banks shed UK-related assets (FT)

China
Chinese tech shares set for burst-bubble scenario (FT)

US tax reform
Senate Republicans to Huddle With Trump on Taxes (W)
Tax Bill’s Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt (W)
The GOP Tax Plan Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week (B)

US politics
Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation (W)
Trump Sets Up Clash Over CFPB Leadership by Installing Mulvaney (B)
Flynn Cooperating With Prosecutors Could Be Dangerous for Trump (B)
The Math Behind Mark Cuban’s Trump Tweet (B)
The political power of the information cascade (FT)

Geopolitics & terrorism
At Least 235 Killed, Scores Injured in Egypt Mosque Attack (W)
N Korean defection sheds light on pop culture’s influence (FT)

Cybersecurity
Uber CEO Knew of Hack for Months (W)

Industries & companies
Energy: German Wind Power Beats Hard Coal, Nuclear Power for First Time (B)
Media: YouTube Deals With Another Advertiser Backlash (W)
Retail: Upbeat Shoppers but Fewer Discounts This Black Friday (W)
Retail: Retailers, Logistics Providers Scale Up Warehouses for Online Sales (W)
Retail: Retailers look to Black Friday to regain momentum (FT)
Retail: How Adidas Beat Nike at the Old School Game (B)
Tech: Veteran investors lead the big bet on tech shares (FT)

Corporate finance
Firms Cut Buybacks as Stocks Become Expensive (W)

Technology
Can’t Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages (W)

Offbeat
Social Media Is Seen Fueling the Fire of Violent Crime (W)
Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King (B)