Macro Briefing: 20 April 2018

Trump’s trade policies pinch US economic optimism: Bloomberg
N. Korea drops demand that US troops withdraw ahead of talks: Time
Cuba’s new president vows to maintain communism for the island nation: DW
IMF warns of trade-war risk for global economy: The Hill
US will fine Wells Fargo $1 billion for various misdeeds: NY Times
US Leading Economic Index in March points to “robust economic growth”: WSJ
US jobless claims fell slightly last week, near 45-year low: MarketWatch
Philly Fed Mfg Index: expansion continues amid rising costs: Bond Buyer
Most ultra-rich investors expect a US recession within two years: CNBC
Hedge fund assets reach record high: Institutional Investor
US 10-year Treasury yield approaching 3.0% for 2nd time in 2018: Bloomberg