Market Commentaries

07 Jun

Stocks Rally on Fed Cut Hopes

June 7, 2019 Markets rallied this week as Federal Reserve officials signaled they would be open to lowering interest rates to help support economic growth amid rising trade tensions. The news helped soothe markets just as the Labor Department dropped its payroll report for May, which showed jobs growth falling far short of analyst estimates….

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31 May

Holy Guacamole!

May 31, 2019 In a light week for U.S. economic news, traders once again focused on the latest trade developments. The U.S. and China continued their trade spat with China firing the latest salvo by threatening to cut off rare earth material shipments to the U.S. which are critical to smartphones, electric vehicles, and wind…

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17 May

Markets Shake Off China Tariffs

May 17, 2019 Trade continued to dominate headlines this week as China struck back with retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods, effective on June 1st. This will impact more than 5,000 products and will increase the tariff level from a range of 5-10% to a range of 20-25%. China’s announcement comes on the…

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