Tag Archives: China

Trade War, Tariffs, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 9th Trade war fears with China reared their head again to drive a weekly decline in US stocks.  The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Dow eased 0.7% for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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China’s Growth, Government Shutdown, and US Oil

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 22nd US Stocks hit new record highs as fourth quarter corporate earnings have topped expectations and companies have issued optimistic outlooks. The Dow rose above 26,000 on the week and gained 1.0%. … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Fell to 5%; Lowest Since April 2008

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 6th US stocks rose over the week on easing concerns of global growth. The S&P 500 gained 1.0% and the Dow rose 1.4% for the week. Abroad, Europe increased 1.2% and Japan … Continue reading

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US Existing Home Sales Rose in September

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 24th Global stocks rallied on more stimulus from China and likely from Europe along with solid corporate earnings. The S&P 500 gained 2.1% and the Dow rose 2.5%. Internationally, Japan climbed 3.0% … Continue reading

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US Reached a 12 Nation Pacific Trade Pact

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 14th US stocks posted their best week since December on a rebound in commodity prices driven by signs of stabilization in China and increased expectations for low interest rates. For the week, … Continue reading

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Global Markets were Whipsawed During the Week

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 29th Global markets were whipsawed during the week driven by concerns over China’s growth with most markets finishing up.  After plunging over the first two days markets rallied heavily over the next … Continue reading

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Oil Prices Continue to Decline

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 15th US Stocks finished a volatile week higher driven by solid economic news and despite China’s currency moves.  The S&P 500 rose 0.7% and the Dow gained 0.6% for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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