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It has been said there are two sides to every story

Just look at world financial markets. Stock markets and bond markets are telling very different stories.1 In the United States, stock markets were blue ribbon … Read more

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Tariff trouble

Just two weeks ago, the U.S. government lifted tariffs on Mexico and Canada. So, it was a surprise last week when President Trump tweeted the … Read more

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U.S. stocks have had a great run

The Markets During the past decade, the profitability of U.S. companies increased rapidly. Strong corporate earnings helped the U.S. stock market outperform markets in other … Read more

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Trade war trade-off

The Markets There was some good news on trade, last week. The United States took steps to reduce trade friction with the European Union, Canada, … Read more

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Trade talk trouble took a toll last week

The Markets Major U.S. stock indices moved lower when trade talks between the United States and China broke down. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 … Read more

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‘Avengers End Game’ spoiler?

The Markets It wasn’t an ‘Avengers End Game’ spoiler, but there was big news last week. Economic growth in the United States was strong during … Read more

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And the answer is…

The Markets A Jeopardy! contestant captured the nation’s attention last week by setting multiple records for the most money earned in a single episode. The … Read more

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Investors took an intermission

The curtain appeared to close on the first act of 2019 last week – and what an impressive act it was. The Standard & Poor’s … Read more

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The first quarter of 2019 brought a welcome reversal

Last year, Barron’s published a group of market strategists’ expectations for 2019 performance. The article came out in mid-December, before the steep year-end stock market … Read more

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Consumer Confidence and Interest Rates Affect Markets

“Fascinatingly counterintuitive…” That’s how Michael Arone, an investment strategist, described the U.S. market environment to Avi Salzman of Barron’s:1 “‘Stocks are rallying, but bond yields … Read more

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Wonder What The Federal Reserve’s 40-yard Dash Time Is?

Wonder what the Federal Reserve’s 40-yard dash time is? On Wednesday, the Fed juked like an NFL running back and left investors wondering whether they … Read more

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Stock and Bond Markets Rallied

The Markets Stock and bond markets rallied. Last week, major U.S. stock indices finished higher for the 10th time in 12 weeks. Bond markets moved … Read more