Investment Insights: Everything’s roses

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Suddenly, everything is seeming pretty peachy. Financial markets appear to be stabilizing as investors digest news concerning the U.S.-China trade war and monetary policy across the globe.

Bond investors are still seeing some turbulence ahead as yields continue to bounce around their lows; the 10-year Treasury yield approached the 2% mark again yesterday.

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U.S. Outlook: Retail sales boost our Q2 GDP forecast

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Busy, crowded street scene in Times Square, NYC

There are still major sectors of the U.S. economy that are actually holding up quite well.

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Investment Insights: Feeling the squeeze

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Stocks continue to recover from a distressing May on increasing dovishness from central bankers and signs of stimulus in China, but tariffs remain a mixed bag. United Technologies and Raytheon have agreed to a merger valued at roughly $90 billion that will create the second-largest U.S. defense-aerospace company after Boeing. Investors apparently aren’t thrilled with the prospect of the combined business as both companies faced notable losses yesterday.

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U.S. Outlook: A warning from the jobs report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

Hiring faded across the board in May. This is not just a one-off hiccup in the data, but part of a broader more prolonged pattern of labor market softening.

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