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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

Most sectors experienced many ups and downs during the first half of 2018, with volatility expected to continue during the second half of the year. Despite this, some sectors stand to benefit from the growing economy.
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.
Investors continue to be bombarded with an ever-increasing flow of information. The ratio of noise to importance is skewed toward the former but differentiating between the two can be important.
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.
After an action-packed first half, the second half of the year could see action heat up even more in the sector world.
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.
We continue with our theme of “it’s getting late” when looking ahead to the second half; with important and rising risks to weigh against the rewards.
Randy Frederick discusses the trading strategy “Sell in May and go away,” and whether or not the data lays any truth to the concept.
Concern that recent trade skirmishes may turn into a global trade war have pressured equity markets in recent days. Here’s what investors should know.
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.

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