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President Trump is Desperate to Drive the Stock Market Higher, But Are You Prepared for the Day He Can’t?

Hardly a week goes by where the President is not tweeting about the stock market or how high it is going to continue to rise under his tenure. Yet investors have long since forgotten that President Trump routinely commented during his candidacy that the stock market was overvalued. Even though half of all Americans hardly … Read more

Market Brief – Tuesday 5/7/19

After markets closed yesterday, the Trump Administration confirmed there would be an increase in tariffs on Friday after investors shrugged Sunday’s tweet by President Trump as a negotiating tactic. It is an interesting tactic to slam Asian stock markets by threats of further tariffs after U.S. markets are closed. Equities headed lower in early trading … Read more

Market Brief – Monday 5/6/19

On Sunday, President Trump tweeted that due to stalling trade negotiations, which for the past several months he and his administration claimed were close to completion, that the current 10% tariffs will increase to 25% on Friday. He also tweeted that $325 billion Chinese goods remain untaxed, but will “shortly” be tariffed at a rate … Read more

Market Brief – Friday 5/3/19

Stocks moved higher in early trading on the back of a steller payroll report from April. Given investors think inflation is a function of how many people are employed, Treasury yields should be bursting back through their all-time highs, but they aren’t. Ten-year Treasury yields rose to their 50-day moving average and were once again … Read more