Market Commentaries

16 Aug

Markets Wander Through Week Like a Hippie at Woodstock

August 16, 2019 Markets continued to search for direction this week, glued to every twist and turn in the on-going U.S.-China trade war. Stocks appeared set to get a lift early in the week as the Trump administration announced it would push back China tariffs on cellphones and clothing slated to begin on Sept. 1…

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09 Aug

Weak Yuan Strongarms Markets

August 9, 2019 The trade fight between the U.S. and China took a brief turn for the worse on Monday as China allowed its currency to devalue against the U.S. dollar. The move was seen as a warning shot to Washington, intending to show that China can offset the effects of new tariffs by simply…

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02 Aug

Fed and Trade Bruise Markets

August 2, 2019 Markets sustained a one-two punch this week. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve disappointed investors by reducing interest rates by a “mere” 0.25% as part of a midcycle adjustment, while on Thursday, the Trump administration announced a new 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods. The rate cut disappointment and renewed trade…

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