wiar 05-07-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

May 07 (Monday)

YRI
For corporate profits, is this as good as it gets? (NN)
Daily Markets Overview

Markets
The Dow Takes Investors on a Wild Ride to Nowhere (BR)
Stocks and Bonds Are Going Nowhere Fast, Stranding Investors (W)
Nearly 6% Yields Available on Preferred Stock (BR)
Emerging market investors braced for turbulence (FT)
Emerging Market Currencies: Down, but Not Out (BR)

Europe
Solving the Riddle of the Eurozone’s Missing Inflation—in 11 Charts (W)

US politics
Giuliani Leans Against Trump Walking Into Mueller’s ‘Trap’ (B)
Giuliani: Trump May Invoke the Fifth Amendment in Mueller Probe (W)
State Budgets Get Lift From Economy, Tax Bill (W)
House Democrats Plan to Release 3,000 Russian-Linked Facebook Ads (W)

Geopolitics
U.S. Troops in South Korea Emerge as Potential Bargaining Chip (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla’s Numbers Are Even More Dramatic Than Its CEO (W)
FANGs: Apple Rakes In Profits As It Awaits the Next Big Leap (BR)
Pharma: Pharma and healthcare groups brace for Trump shake-up (FT)
Media: Disney’s ‘Avengers’ Tops Box Office After Passing $1 Billion (B)
Utilities: Utility Stocks With Plenty of Juice (BR)

Corporate finance
As Merger Boom Ages, Investors Should Beware (BR)
SoftBank cools on Swiss Re stake deal (FT)

Technology
5G Race Pits Ford, BMW Against GM, Toyota (W)

Offbeat
Many countries suffer from shrinking working-age populations (E)
The case for a five-hour working day (FT)