wiar 04-04-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 04 (Thursday)

Risk-reward is little more mixed in markets, says strategist (C)
Daily Markets Overview

Stocks coiled to spring higher to new records if Friday’s jobs report doesn’t bomb again (C)
Junk bonds suggest U.S. stocks may have further to run (R)
Opinion: The ‘smart money’ is buying only five of 11 popular tech stocks — and selling one (MW)
Opinion: This investing strategy gives you a little less return but a lot less risk (MW)

Investors Brace for Hit to Profits as Costs Rise (W)
U.S. Services-Sector Growth Cooled in March (W)
U.S. Private Sector Added 129,000 Jobs in March (W)
Here’s why investors could be wiped out by a second disastrous jobs report (MW)

Escalating U.S.-China trade war would hit manufacturing, agricultural jobs: IMF (R)

U.S. services, private payrolls data highlight slowing economy (R)

US politics
Biden promises in video message to be ‘more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space’ (C)

China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative Puts a Squeeze on Pakistan (W)

Geopolitics & trade
China admits for the first time that U.S. officials ‘have a point’ on IP theft and hacking, Larry Kudlow says (C)
White House’s Kudlow says U.S.-China talks making progress, could extend (R)
U.S. Military Refocuses on Pacific to Counter Chinese Ambitions (W)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: Ethiopia to issue first Boeing investigation report (R)
Autos: Ford Brings Out the Jumper Cables in China…Again (W)
Consumer: P&G Faces Backlash Over Diaper, Sanitary Waste (W)
FAANGs: Facebook dips on report that user records were exposed on Amazon cloud servers (C)
Financials: After Cutting 802,000 Jobs, Some Big Banks Are Adding Staff (B)
Financials: Accounting Rule Maker FASB Rejects Proposal on Loan Losses (W)
Wireless: Verizon begins rolling out its 5G wireless network for smartphones (C)
Wireless: T-Mobile to Offer Customers Viacom TV Channels (W)

Tech, Health Firms Race to Help Consumers Manage Personal Data (W)

Apple employee files complaint against U.S. Customs for asking to unlock his corporate laptop and phone (C)