Macro Briefing: 26 January 2018

Trump denies that he tried to fire special counsel for Russia probe: LA Times
Demand surge for risk assets triggers “tactical pullback” warning: Bloomberg
US economy expected to post brisk growth in today’s Q4 GDP report: Reuters
US Leading Index up in Dec, predicting “strong economic growth” for 1H 2018: CB
US jobless claims rose last week to 233,000, but remain low: WSJ
New home sales in US fell more than forecast in Dec: Bloomberg
Manufacturing growth picked up in Kansas City Fed region: Bond Buyer
Atlanta Fed’s revised Q4 GDP nowcast holds steady at 3.4%: Atlanta Fed