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Financial News for the Week of August 16, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK There was no summer vacation from financial market volatility this week as investors were increasingly worried that the global economy is about to slip into recession. The difference between the 10 and 2-Year Treasury yields turned briefly negative this week, se
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Financial News for the Week of August 9, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK China responded to the threat of additional U.S. tariffs by halting agricultural purchases and allowing its currency to weaken beyond the psychologically important 7 yuan to the dollar level. Central banks around the world responded to the heightened risk posed
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Financial News for the Week of August 2, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Financial markets plunged after mixed messaging by the Federal Reserve, and later a 10% tariff on all remaining imported Chinese goods was announced to take effect in September. The Federal Reserve cut its policy rate by 25 basis points this week, but markets we
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Financial News for the Week of July 26, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Markets had no summer vacation this week, with a new British PM, dovish message from the European Central Bank, and new U.S. GDP data to digest. Advanced economy central banks are all sounding dovish, with the Bank of England likely to be more cautious next week
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Financial News for the Week of July 19, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Chinese economic growth slowed 6.2% y/y in the second quarter of this year, as rising trade tensions weighed on activity. Signs of wear are also showing in the U.S., where industrial output continued to grow at a slow pace in June. U.S. housing data remains soft
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Financial News for the Week of July 12, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK In a busy week for Fed communication, Chair Powell gave his semiannual testimony to Congress where he confirmed that crosscurrents hitting the outlook would likely require some additional accommodation. The Fed Chair also noted that he doesn’t see the labor mark
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Financial News for the Week of July 5, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK News of a trade truce between the U.S. and China buoyed equity markets at the start of the week. The ceasefire put additional tariffs on hold, and there were some modest concessions on both sides. On the economic front, messages were decidedly mixed this week. T
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Financial News for the Week of June 28, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK A light week on economic data was filled with Fed speeches and a trickle of news flow on the upcoming meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi. We do not expect to see a major breakthrough this weekend, but rather an agreement to continue talking (forestalling at
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Financial News for the Week of June 21, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The biggest event this week was the Fed’s pivot away from patience. It is now poised to act in the event of a further deterioration in the outlook. This cheered markets, with stocks and bonds rallying. The Fed’s dot plot also showed that the majority of FOMC mem
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Financial News for the Week of June 14, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK A potential trade war between U.S. and Mexico was averted, but global trade uncertainty remains. Despite markets pricing in rate cuts, domestic indicators suggest that the U.S. economy is on decent footing. Inflation remains stubbornly low, however. The Fed rate
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