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July 2019 Market Recap: Fed cuts rates as GDP growth slows
August 9, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
With the economy showing signs of a slowdown, the Federal Reserve (Fed) cut interest rates by 0.25% on July 31 – the first rate cut since 2008 – to a target range of 2.00% to 2.25%.
Aug 2019 Outlook: Caught between consumer strength, manufacturing softness
August 9, 2019 | Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
The headline stories in the third quarter are focused on the continuing downgrade in growth expectations for both the domestic and global economies. While the economic growth outlook remains positive, the momentum of that growth shows meaningful signs of deterioration, particularly outside the U.S.
Q3 2019 Market Outlook: Current economic recovery still faces obstacles
July 8, 2019 | Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
Entering the third quarter 2019, the U.S. economy is now in the longest period of economic expansion in the modern financial era! The recovery officially began in June 2009. But while economic growth has continued throughout this period, the growth has been modest versus previous recoveries.
Q2 2019 Market Recap: Stocks rebound as bond yields sag
July 8, 2019 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
Stocks rallied over the past month as government bond yields continued to sag amidst speculation that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will soon cut rates.
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