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Trade Talks Maybe Not Going So Well?

Wall St. has seen major stock indexes make fresh all-tine highs recently. Stocks have pulled back a bit in recent trade, however, and are lower again today. The primary reason for the lack of upside follow through could be a lack of progress in U.S./China trade negotiations. Recent headlines on trade have taken a slightly more mixed tone, while ongoing unrest in Hong Kong could also potentially upset things further The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills that may have upset Beijing.... Continue Reading

A Prime Example- Volatility Spike

Over the weekend: President Trump alluded to a breakdown in ongoing U.S./China trade negotiations. The U.S. is now set to impose further tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, taking the current rate of 10 percent up to 25 percent. Talks were scheduled to continue this week in Washington, although it is now unclear if scheduled meetings will take place. Markets are on edge over the news, as stocks had seemingly priced in a deal being done in the coming weeks. Volatility Spike: Today, the... Continue Reading

Uh Oh

Recent revelations from Apple showed that sales of its iPhone products were way slower in China than many had anticipated. The poor sales data along with reduced guidance from the company sent its stock down by nearly 10% on Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 600 points. Bad news from Apple was not the only issue weighing down the markets, either. A recent string of manufacturing data has clearly shown a slowdown in activity. After the Apple announcement on Thursday, the latest... Continue Reading

The War on Rates

The stock market has had another trying week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped some 900 points in a span of just two days. There are certainly a number of headwinds currently at play, including the ongoing war on trade, a stronger dollar and various geopolitical issues. Without question, however, the primary catalyst for this week’s stock selling appears to be the notion of higher interest rates. The Fed and its plans to normalize monetary policy have been the topic of significant debate in... Continue Reading

Pay Attention

The stock market has exhibited enormous volatility in the last several sessions. It started last Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping over 700 points. The sellers were far from finished, however, and the selling resumed full force on Monday. The opening session of the trading week saw the Dow decline by an astounding 1600 points at one point, before rebounding a bit to end down a whopping 1175 points-the largest point decline on record. Tuesday looked as if it might be another brutal... Continue Reading

Are Higher Yields Starting to Take a Toll?

The stock market saw major declines on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 700 points. Friday’s sell-off, and weekly performance for the indexes, was the worst in some time. Unfortunately, it could be just the opening salvo by stock market bears, and further declines could be ahead. The current risk-off mentality is likely being fueled by several factors, but rising interest rates are, without question, a major catalyst for declining stocks. On Friday, yields on the benchmark ten year note hit 2.85%,... Continue Reading