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Stocks mixed as investors digest the details of the U.S./China trade deal.
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The markets have been expecting a US/China phase one trade deal since it was first announced by President Trump back on 10/11/19. Since that time, the SPX has risen 230 points (+7.8%). Essentially, the markets were in “buy the news” mode. Now that the deal is “official” (if not still a little vague) it is reasonable to assume that the markets could “sell the news”, or at least pause for a while.
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Diversified Index Futures Track Our Costs of Consumption
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected; while signaling rates would stay in their current range through next year.
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Jeffrey Kleintop’s full 2020 outlook for global stocks and the economy.
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Competing positive and negative factors are keeping the picture balanced, but what could tip the scale one way or the other?
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The U.S. economy likely will remain split in early 2020.
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Unless global growth reaccelerates, international stocks may remain stuck within the volatile ranges seen during the past two years.
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Ten-year Treasury yields should move higher in 2020 as recession fears ease.
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