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July 2018 market outlook: Trade 'war of words' adds to uncertainty
July 5, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
International trade has burst front and center as a growing concern for the U.S. and global economies and financial markets. Until recently, this issue was considered a trade “war of words,” but now there is increasing sentiment that it is escalating into a true trade war.
June 2018 market recap: Stock buybacks help buoy volatile market
July 5, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
As lawmakers ushered the new tax bill into law last year, one of the expectations they expressed was that corporations would use their tax break to increase wages and invest in capital improvements.
May 2018 Market Recap: Is relief ahead for rising gas prices?
June 8, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
A steady increase in the cost of oil has pushed up prices at the pump to a national average of $3.00 per gallon through the end of May. But a recent dip in oil prices could finally signal a slow-down in the rising cost of gasoline.
June 2018 outlook: Economic issues in Europe are rattling U.S. markets
June 7, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
The European economy, which seemed to be well on the road to recovery in recent years, suddenly faces economic uncertainty on several fronts – and that uncertainty has also been rattling both the bond and stock markets in the U.S.
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