Macro Briefing: 31 December 2018

Global stocks rise on Monday amid signs of progress in US-China trade talks: WSJ
China Mfg PMI: sector contracts in Dec, marking first slide in 2 years: CNBC
Economists weigh potential damage of partial gov’t shutdown for US: USA Today
The allure of anti-bubbles in markets — the mirror image of bubbles: NY Times
10 geopolitical risks to monitor for 2019: Foreign Policy
Commodities weathered another tough year in 2018: Bloomberg
US farmers warily eye a major Pacific trade deal set to start without US: CNBC
US wholesale inventories rose 0.8% in October: MW
Chicago PMI reflects strong regional economic conditions in Dec: MarketWatch
US pending home sales continued to fall in November: CNBC