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CONTENT WITH International
Trade issues, political infighting, Fed action, and corporate activity have all conspired to keep investors busy, but what does it all mean?
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Mike Townsend breaks down the U.S. trade dispute with China.
Trade-war anxieties have been reflected in markets and surveys of both consumers and businesses, but thus far have not appeared in actual “hard” economic data.
On this week’s Stock Market Report, Jeff Kleintop discusses some recent trends in the stock market and whether investors should be making any changes to their holdings.
Economic and earnings growth looks good, but we’re late in the economic cycle, the Fed is still tightening and trade tensions are unresolved. Volatility may return.
Global economic and earnings growth momentum is slowing, but still growing. How the ongoing trade conflicts develop pose a risk to markets the second half of the year.
Emerging market stocks appear to have gone from front-runner to dark horse in the minds of investors. Fear of a return to an environment that hobbled emerging markets in the past has gripped the market. Yet, the current environment may be most similar to those which generated outperformance by emerging markets in the past.

Uncertainty over Italy’s political future spurred market volatility this week, after Italian President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the selection of an anti-euro finance minister and concern grew that Italy could leave the common currency.

It is now graduation time for many high school students. But not all of the new graduates are headed to college right away.

Valuations have improved due to a selloff in emerging market bonds and currencies, but caution is still warranted.
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