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Investment Insights: Fighting Tooth and Nail on Trade

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A somewhat positive jobs report gave financial markets a momentary reprieve before stocks resumed their downward slide this week over the latest trade issues between the U.S. and its largest trading partners. Read More >

Investment Insights: Tightening the Belt

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Weak economic data continues to fuel growth fears. The ISM’s Manufacturing PMI fell more than expected to 47.8 for September – the lowest reading since 2009 – signaling a contraction in U.S. factory production.
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Investment Insights: A Creeping Negativity

Financial markets seem to have fewer positives to point to these days. The combination of constant setbacks in geopolitics, market volatility, and gloomy economic data have painted a picture that, frankly, isn’t pretty.

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Investment Insights: The Real Safety Net

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Brent crude oil jumped 14.61% on Monday after a drone strike claimed by Yemeni Houthi rebels knocked out roughly half of Saudi Arabian production, or about 5% of global supply, based on Bloomberg data. Read More >

Investment Insights: Are We Well Fed?

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Even as geopolitics, trade, economic data, and financial markets make headlines this week, the real story will unfold almost exactly a week from today when the Federal Reserve convenes for its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Read More >

Investment Insights: In for the Long Haul

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Investors are stuck on the edge of their seats as each new trade announcement from the U.S. or China stirs the market pot. The S&P 500 fell 2.6% on Friday after both sides declared another round of tit-for-tat tariffs, which – if enacted – would tax essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. by the end of the year. Read More >

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