Macro Briefing: 12 February 2019

Congressional legislators announce deal to avert gov’t shutdown: Politico
Will Trump accept less than he’s demanded for border wall? Bloomberg
Upbeat outlook on trade supports market sentiment: Reuters
China’s economic slowdown is modest but widespread: WSJ
Proxy voting records: big money managers favor short-term corp proposals: II
The evidence is weak in favor of factor timing for equity investing:
The idea of a Federal wealth tax is topical, but is it constitutional? New York
Wall Street analysts have been cutting corporate earnings projections: NY Times