Market excitement about a resolution to the long-running U.S.-China trade dispute built ahead of (what were rumored to be) the final round of negotiations this week. However, comments from President Trump May 5 helped to dash that optimism.
Market participants remain focused on downside risks, leading pessimism, rather than optimism, to permeate the investment landscape
The U.S. economy should slow but not stall in 2019 due to fading fiscal stimulus, higher interest rates and a lack of workers. Even as unemployment falls further, inflation should be relatively contained.
The path of the U.S. dollar: Looking forward by looking back
This bulletin recaps the second quarter earnings season and discusses the outlook for earnings for the rest of 2016.
The economic backdrop in 2019 has been characterized by weakness in manufacturing being offset by the resilience of services and health of the consumer.
Now is an opportune time for investors to reassess whether passive bond investing can deliver on their fixed income allocation objectives.
Markets have bounced back nicely in 2019 after a volatile December due to concerns of rising rates, peak economic and earnings growth and geopolitical tensions.
While increased volatility may be on the horizon, strong earnings growth will prevent minor pullbacks from becoming more severe and will support a continued rise in U.S. equity markets in the face of rising rates.
The current earnings season has been mixed; lower energy prices and a stronger dollar are headwinds, but health care sector M&A is providing an offset.