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A sharp rebound, a more dovish Fed and apparent progress on a trade deal with China—what more could investors hope for?
A trade deal between China and the U.S. could send certain sectors higher—is now the time to load up on them?
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Liz Ann Sonders takes a look at recent data from the Leading Economic Index and the importance of inflection points.
Although 4Q18 earnings season is capping a very strong calendar year for earnings; the outlook for 2019 is decidedly murkier, with 1Q19 already in negative territory.
The Federal Reserve has indicated that they’re unlikely to raise interest rates again in the near-term, but does that mean we should throw caution to the wind?
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Randy Frederick breaks down the different levels of downturns in the market, and puts where we are today into perspective.
As investors ponder what this year may hold in store for the markets, the inter-relationships between politics, economics, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and corporate actions can seem very complex. Investors may feel overwhelmed and seek a simple answer. When people feel there is a situation that is out of their control or is too complicated to analyze, they often fall back on rules of thumb to make decisions.
The Conference Board’s release of December’s Leading Economic Index was notable for its continued trend deterioration; and the second decline in three months.
After last year’s U.S. tax cuts contributed to better growth and market performance, a number of major countries are looking to reverse the declines in growth and voter satisfaction with tax cuts in 2019.
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Randy Frederick takes a closer look at how the current government shutdown might affect the stock market.

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