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Weekly Market Commentary July 16, 2018

admin July 16th, 2018

Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. administration expanded tariffs on Chinese goods last week. You wouldn’t have known by watching the performance of benchmark indices, though. Just four of the 25 national stock market indices tracked by Barron’s – Australia, Italy, Spain, and Mexico – moved lower.

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Weekly Market Commentary July 2, 2018

admin July 2nd, 2018

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) Composite Index, which reflects the performance of all shares that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, dropped into bear market territory last week, reported CNBC. The Index has fallen more than 20 percent from its previous high. It appears some investors saw an opportunity and bought the dip since the SSE Index bounced higher last Friday, gaining more than 2 percent.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 25, 2018

admin June 25th, 2018

What time is it? The yield curve may be the pocket watch of economic indicators. It’s been around for a long time and it’s often right, but not always.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 18, 2018

admin June 18th, 2018

Deal or no deal? Last week opened with heightened trade tensions between the United States and its allies. It closed with the United States imposing new tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The Chinese declared it was the start of a trade war, reported Financial Times.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 11, 2018

admin June 11th, 2018

Never before could the Group of 7 (G7) Summit have been mistaken for reality TV. The generally dignified annual meeting of leaders from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom (along with the heads of the European Commission and European Council) was a lot more contentious than usual, reported Reuters.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 5, 2018

admin June 5th, 2018

If the countries were instruments, last week sounded like a fifth grade garage band. World markets were buffeted by a clamor of good, bad, and unexpected news last week. Events that captured media and investor attention included:

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Weekly Market Commentary May 29, 2018

admin May 29th, 2018

Geopolitical uncertainty didn’t dent U.S. stocks last week. Geopolitics is the intersection of geography, economics, and politics. Last week, there were some fine examples of the ways geopolitical events can create uncertainty.

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Weekly Market Commentary May 21, 2018

admin May 21st, 2018

U.S. stock markets were relatively calm, although they finished the week lower. U.S. Treasury yields hit a 7-year high and finished the week above 3 percent. While these were notable, the most remarkable events last week occurred beyond our borders.

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