Europe’s economy and the Brexit effect
How is the European Union’s economy weathering the uncertainty over Brexit? London-based economist Robert Lind identifies the issues both European and British companies are facing and touches on the political undercurrents that are complicating a swift resolution.
The ETF Show - White Swans vs. Black Swans
Record highs across the major equity averages 10 years into a bull market may raise concerns about risk. Kevin O'Leary, chairman of O’Shares Investments provides insight into his ETF investment philosophy and explains why he focuses on quality and diversification. Christian Magoon, founder & CEO of Amplify ETFs offers insight into black swan risk events and explains how to buffer against downside and find upside potential.
Market Seasonality: Santa Claus Rally on Horizon?
U.S. equity markets are pushing higher after the latest risk events. Will we see a Santa Claus rally or just another lump on coal at the end of 2019? Monetary policy, economic outlook and earnings reports are supporting new record highs.
Markets Eye Record Highs Ahead of Fed
U.S. stocks touched record highs ahead of the October Federal Reserve rate announcement. Amid uncertainty over global growth and the U.S.-China trade war, expectations of easier monetary policy from the Fed has supported the broader market.
Fed Decision Awaited as Officials Divided Over Outlook
The Federal Reserve rate decision is widely anticipated as expectations rise for a 25 basis point cut at the October meeting. That would lower the target range for the Fed’s benchmark rate to 1.5%-1.75%.
US-China Trade Deal Hopes Rise Ahead of APEC
The APEC summit in Chile is scheduled for mid-November. All eyes will be on the summit as expectations rise for progress on a trade deal between the U.S. and China. President Donald Trump said a deal could be signed next month. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says progress is being made towards finalizing some parts of a phase one trade deal.
S&P 500 Eyes Record Amid Mixed Earnings and Risks
As earnings season continues in earnest this week, concerns over trade and geopolitics linger. All eyes are on corporate forecasts and economic data ahead of the October Federal Reserve announcement.
Growth Skids to Near 30-year Low in China
Q3 2019 economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in almost three decades in China as the trade war slammed factory production. U.S. tariffs on $7.5 billion of European goods also take effect.
Volatility Strikes Markets in Q4 Kickoff
The broader equity markets are off to a volatile start amid uncertainty over the U.S.- China trade war and slowing global economic growth. The October Federal Reserve meeting and earnings season are anticipated.
Tariffs Could Drag Semi Sector Lower
Earnings forecasts for the semiconductor and equipment sector have been hit by tariff concerns. Sectors that are sensitive to tariffs are projected to issue weaker profits.
US Trade Blacklist Hits Chipmakers
The US Commerce Department added 28 Chinese companies and public security bureaus on its blacklist. The action prevents firm from purchasing components from American firms without government approval.
Q4 Kickoff Hints at Trade Dispute Headwinds
The final quarter is historically the best one of the year. Headwinds and tailwinds continue to be monitored, as tariffs and geopolitics pose a risk to economic growth.