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Economic growth for many of the world’s biggest economies is expected to slow in 2019, yet China appears to be the only one planning on implementing economic stimulus. While a bounce from China’s stimulus is possible, we believe global growth is likely to slow as the economic cycle nears a peak, leaving investors to consider reducing volatility by trimming the more volatile asset classes such as emerging market stocks.
Volatility has ramped up but little has been resolved. Caution continues to be warranted as unresolved issues appear set to continue.
All eyes turn to the consumer this time of year, but the picture may be a little more complicated than believed at first glance.
The stock market is entering a historically upbeat time of the year, but pressures remain.
There was much to cheer in October’s jobs report, especially wage growth; but that tends to come at a “price” of tighter monetary conditions.
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Michael Townsend takes a look at the midterm House of Representatives race and its impact, or lack thereof, on the market.
Concerned about the recent stock market volatility? Consider these more defensive sectors.
Recent stock market behavior and our belief in heightened risk of a peak in the global economic cycle in the next 6-18 months, makes it a good time to consider what has happened to stocks in a typical recession and bear market.
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Michael Townsend takes a look at the midterm Senate race and its impact, or lack thereof, on the market.
With its latest decline, the stock market is nearing correction territory. What does a correction mean, what’s likely to happen next and what can investors do now?

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