Investment Insights: When hawks cry

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Fed Building

This weekly report presents insights from our Global Investment Management team. As Jerome Powell heads to Capitol Hill for a two-day report out, it’s more tense than usual for the Fed Chairman as he faces an onslaught of quips from Congress. The strong jobs report has some scratching their heads, as if they almost wanted […]

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Investment Insights: Lackluster trade fireworks

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After all the excitement surrounding the trade meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend, the outcome seems to have fallen flat for investors.

On Friday, ahead of the summit, the S&P 500 leapt higher before paring gains on Monday as investors realized no long-term solution had been reached. However, some positives did result from the conversation between the two heads of state.

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U.S. Outlook: Will consumers save the day?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

U.S. consumers won’t be able to keep spending at a growth rate of more than 3% in the quarters ahead.

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Investment Insights: Delaying the inevitable

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

The most recent rally in stocks seems to be stalling as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, and as investors hold their collective breath in anticipation of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend.

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