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In Suspense Ahead of Tariff Announcements

September 7, 2018

President Trump is expected to announce a huge ramp-up in tariffs next week, especially on imports of Chinese goods, and China will no to retaliate in kind. Some pundits worry this escalating trade war will hammer U.S. equities, depress U.S. growth, lift U.S. inflation, and further incentivize the FOMC to raise interest rates. Stocks in […] More

Even Ominous Reductions of Uncertainty Bring Market Relief

June 1, 2018

Share prices in Europe have rallied 2.6% in Italy, 2.0% in Greece, 1.8% in Spain, 1.4% in Switzerland, 1.2% in France, 0.9% in Germany, and 0.7% in Great Britain. A higher stock market open is indicated in the United States. Overnight results in the Pacific Rim were mixed, with stocks rising 0.7% in South Korea […] More

Strong U.S., Japanese, Chinese, French and Canadian Data Reported and Brexit Talks Take a Step Forward

December 8, 2017

There have been some impressive stock market advances overnight in Asia (Japan 1.4%, Hong Kong 1.7%, Singapore 1.1%, and India 0.9) and Europe (Italy 1.3%, Germany 0.9%, Spain 0.8% and the U.K. 0.7%). The S&P is 0.4% firmer in early U.S. trading. The dollar is closing out the week on a high note, having risen […] More

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