wiar 02-21-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

February 21 (Thursday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Hold Gains After Fed Minutes (W)
US economic momentum can hold the cycle for a ‘few more quarters,’ JP Morgan’s market guru Marko Kolanovic says (C)
This stock-market gauge just hit an all-time high — and that’s bad news for bears (MW)
Leveraged Loans Are Better Value Than Junk Bonds, Investor Says (B)

Central banks
Fed Officials Saw Reasons for Patience Amid Risks, Minutes Show (B)
Fed Hints a Bias Toward Hiking Endures as Balance-Sheet Rolloff Nears End (B)
Fed sees balance sheet reduction ending, notes ‘risks and uncertainties’ (C)
Fed Prepares to End Balance-Sheet Runoff Later This Year (W)
Markets Warm to the Prospect of an ECB Funding Boost for Banks (W)

US
What to Do About the New Subprime Boom (B)

Europe
May’s Grip on Power Weakens as Lawmakers Quit Over Brexit (W)

US politics
Sanders Campaign Raises $5.9 Million Online in First Day (W)
Beto O’Rourke Differentiates Himself From Democratic Socialists (W)
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before US House oversight panel next week (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Putin Ratchets Up Nuclear Warning Against U.S. (W)
Russia bans soldiers from using smartphones to prevent tracking of military (C)
Trump Continues to Weigh EU Auto Tariffs (W)

Industries & companies
Financials: Deutsche Bank Lost $1.6 Billion on a Muni-Bond Bet (W)
Tech: Samsung just announced four pricey new Galaxy phones to take on the iPhone (C)
Tech: New Samsung Phone Folds in Half, And Costs Nearly $2,000 (W)

Corporate finance
Lyft Plans to List Shares on Nasdaq (W)
Investor Starboard Unhappy With Bristol-Myers’ Deal to Buy Celgene (W)

Offbeat
YouTube Loses Advertisers After Child-Video Report (W)
Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches (W)