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Investment Insights: Lackluster trade fireworks

After all the excitement surrounding the trade meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend, the outcome seems to have fallen flat for investors.

On Friday, ahead of the summit, the S&P 500 leapt higher before paring gains on Monday as investors realized no long-term solution had been reached. However, some positives did result from the conversation between the two heads of state. Read More >

Investment Insights: Delaying the inevitable

The most recent rally in stocks seems to be stalling as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, and as investors hold their collective breath in anticipation of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend.

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Investment Insights: Everything’s roses

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Suddenly, everything is seeming pretty peachy. Financial markets appear to be stabilizing as investors digest news concerning the U.S.-China trade war and monetary policy across the globe.

Bond investors are still seeing some turbulence ahead as yields continue to bounce around their lows; the 10-year Treasury yield approached the 2% mark again yesterday. Read More >

Investment Insights: Feeling the squeeze

View of Bank of China building

Stocks continue to recover from a distressing May on increasing dovishness from central bankers and signs of stimulus in China, but tariffs remain a mixed bag. United Technologies and Raytheon have agreed to a merger valued at roughly $90 billion that will create the second-largest U.S. defense-aerospace company after Boeing. Investors apparently aren’t thrilled with the prospect of the combined business as both companies faced notable losses yesterday. Read More >

Investment Insights: You can fight the Fed

Close up of Federal Reserve Building

Financial markets are breathing a momentary sigh of relief after one of the biggest negative months in recent memory for stocks. Read more >

Investment Insights: Warning signs

Nighttime view of European Parliament building

European politics over the weekend seized the financial markets’ spotlight, as voters took to the polls to elect representatives to the European Parliament, one of the governing legislative bodies for the European Union.
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