[Reuters] U.S.-China trade hopes lift world stocks, oil soars

[Reuters] Oil rises 2 percent on U.S.-China trade talk optimism

[Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks conclude as hopes of a deal build

[Reuters] Chinese state media says any U.S.-China trade agreement must involve ‘give and take’

[CNBC] Fitch warns of possible cut to US triple-A rating if shutdown continues

[Reuters] Bostic: Fed needs to be patient, seek ‘greater clarity’ on economic risks

[CNBC] Sharp drop in rates sparks 23.5% spike in weekly mortgage applications after unusually weak holidays

[BBC] China car sales fall for the first time in 20 years

[Reuters] China plans 2019 fiscal deficit target of 2.8 pct of GDP -Bloomberg

[AP] US consumer borrowing growth up $22.1 billion in November

[NYT] U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin.

[WSJ] Computer Models to Investors: Short Everything

[WSJ] Fed Meeting Minutes Will Show How Officials Judged Economic Risks

[WSJ] Riches to Rags: Swiss Central Bank Swings from Record Profit to Large Loss

[FT] Volatility: how ‘algos’ changed the rhythm of the market

[Bloomberg] Trump Wants Trade Deal With China to Boost Stocks, Sources Say

[Bloomberg] Weakest Treasuries Demand Since 2008 Sends Bond-Market Warning