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PGIM: A Constructive Look At Market Volatility

June 19, 2019

Market volatility can present opportunities for investors able to keep an eye on the big picture. June 10, 2019 2019 began on a high note, with the S&P 500 retracing its fourth-quarter loss. As the year rolled on, markets grew choppier with rising investor weariness around weakness in corporate earnings growth, but equities resumed their […]


LPL: What Do Stocks Do After The First Rate Cut?

June 18, 2019

It is widely expected that the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) will cut rates at the upcoming July meeting, with the potential for as many as three total rate cuts this year. This would be the first rate cut since the Fed started hiking rates in December 2015. Concerns over trade and the global economy have […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended June 14th

June 17, 2019

  Eyes on the Fed The U.S. Federal Reserve will open a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday amid market expectations that at least one interest-rate cut could come this year, given recent softness in employment growth and inflation data. If the Fed doesn’t announce a rate cut at its June meeting, it will have another […]


LPL: Main Street’s Sentiment Improves

June 13, 2019

Main Street’s Sentiment Improves Posted by lplresearch In the Beige Book, the Fed presents qualitative observations made by community bankers and business owners—or “Main Street”—about economic (housing, labor market, manufacturing, nonresidential construction, prices, tourism, wages) and banking conditions (lending conditions, loan demand, loan quality). Main Street’s feedback is especially important now that U.S.-China trade tensions […]


Federated: Bizarro Investment World

June 12, 2019

May’s jobs report was a downer, so why are the markets so upbeat? BOTTOM LINE: The labor market laid a colossal egg this week, capped off by a much weaker-than-expected gain of only 75,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in May. That was exacerbated by a sizable downward revision of 75,000 jobs combined in March and April. […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended June 7th

June 11, 2019

  Fuel from the Fed  Stock indexes surged more than 2% on Tuesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed is closely watching the negative impact that trade wars could have on the economy. He said the Fed “will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion”—a comment that was seen as increasing […]


Janus Henderson: U.S. Mexico Trade War? Investors, Don’t Panic

June 6, 2019

Director of Research Carmel Wellso explains what the latest front in global trade wars means for investors. Key Takeaways The bull in the china shop is back at it. On Thursday, President Trump tweeted that he will impose a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico until the flow of illegal immigrants into the […]


LPL: Bond’ Signal For Stocks

June 5, 2019

Bonds’ Signal For Stocks Posted by lplresearch Trade tensions were the biggest reason stocks suffered their first down month of 2019 in May, but worrisome signals from the bond market contributed. What do falling yields mean for the stock market? For help answering this question, we can look at the correlation between stocks and bond […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended May 31st

June 4, 2019

  Market May-hem May proved to be no match for this past December in terms of a monthly decline, but the market’s drop from near-record highs at the start of the month was steep nevertheless. The S&P 500 and the Dow both fell nearly 7% in May; the NASDAQ tumbled almost 8%.  Bright spot The […]


Bloomberg and Kevin Miller: This Year’s Stock Market Got Too Hard for Anyone to Figure Out

May 31, 2019

This Year’s Stock Market Got Too Hard for Anyone to Figure Out By Sarah Ponczek May 30, 2019, 4:01 AM CDT It took the better part of a decade for Americans to warm to a stock rally that has created $20 trillion in wealth. Could it take just one brutal quarter and a trade war […]