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Second Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot

Second Quarter 2018: Tit for Tat Tit-for-tat trade retaliation took center stage during the second quarter. Canada levied retaliatory tariffs on wide variety of US agricultural products in response to steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the Trump administration in March. China likewise promised to retaliate along the same lines. As the quarter ended, President … Continue reading Second Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot


First Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot

First Quarter 2018: Welcome to the Job, Mr. Powell After an unusually quiet 2017, market volatility returned in the first quarter. Strong labor and wage growth, tech stock worries, and trade war fears helped bounce equity markets up and down before ending the quarter slightly below where they started the year. Domestically, investors fretted over … Continue reading First Quarter 2018 Market Snapshot