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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

December 17 (Monday)

YRI
Dr Ed’s Latest Video Podcast
Daily Markets Overview

Markets
2019 Outlook: U.S. Stocks Could Rally More Than 10% (BR)
The global stock market sell-off was ‘not an isolated event’ — expect more sharp falls next year (C)
Why the Fed won’t save the stock market, despite the worst December start since 1980 (MW)
The Rocky Stock Market Still Pays Dividends to Investors (W)
Worried About ETFs Exacerbating a Market Downturn? Don’t. Here’s Why. (BR)

Central banks & BIS
The Fed’s Critical Role for 2019 (BR)
Will landing be soft or ‘chaotic’ as Fed begins to stop rate hike cycle (R)
Recent market ‘jolt’ will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BIS (R)
Fed’s trip to zero redefined central banking (R)
At Year’s End, Emerging Markets Beholden to Fed (B)
BOJ Watchers See Economic Risks Pushing Back Rate-Hike Prospects (B)

Japan
BOJ tankan: Japan firms expect CPI to rise 0.9 percent a year from now (R)

US politics
Leaders at Impasse on Border Wall as Shutdown Nears (W)
Russia used every major social network to aid Trump, report finds (MW)

Geopolitics & trade
Shipping costs from China to the US have more than doubled as trade war sparks a ‘bonanza’ (C)

Industries & companies
Airlines: How air carriers are experimenting with biometric scanning to speed up lines (C)
Autos: Toyota struggles to save breakthrough Prius hybrid (C)
FAANGs: Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line (W)
Financials: Higher Interest Rates Pinch Small Banks (W)
Financials: A Financial Canary in a Coal Mine (B)
Health Care: How Many More Tears at Johnson & Johnson? (W)
Media: How ‘Aquaman’ could be a chance to turn the tide for DC’s troubled superhero movie franchises (C)
Media: Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore (W)

Corporate finance
Rising Interest Rates Complicate the Corporate Borrowing Spree (BR)

Technology
Possible Drone Collision Renews Focus on Safety Systems (W)