Investment Insights: The trade war reignites

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Stock markets tumbled today as the U.S.-China trade war reignited after representatives failed to reach an agreement last week.

The S&P 500 Index fell 2.41% on Monday, while exchanges around the world were in the red, according to Bloomberg data, after both sides announced a fresh round of tariffs.

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Investment Insights: A two-horse race

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After almost crossing the finish line, trade negotiations between the U.S. and China reached another hurdle over the weekend as President Trump tweeted that the U.S. would raise the current tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% by the end of the week.

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Investment Insights: Reaching the endgame

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

“Better than expected” is the expression that keeps coming to mind for investors as the first quarter earnings season continues to beat forecasts.

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Investment Insights: Counting the earnings chickens

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After companies prepared markets for lower profits via reduced guidance and Wall Street analysts’ forecasts, the first quarter earnings season is turning out to be a welcome surprise.

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