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Weekly Market Digest: What is the Repo Market?

Weekly Market Digest: What is the Repo Market?

The focus was supposed to be the Federal Reserve meeting, but the spotlight quickly shifted to oil and money markets that surged early in the week in two unrelated incidents. The Fed proceeded with their largely expected quarter-point rate cut, but there was...
Weekly Market Digest: Trump Delays China Tariffs

Weekly Market Digest: Trump Delays China Tariffs

Signs of deescalating trade tensions coupled with accommodative monetary policy gave investors hope that economic growth will resume and this bull market will march higher. Ten year US treasury yields jumped, with investors abandoning the safety of bonds and...
What Moved the Markets in August?

What Moved the Markets in August?

The Trade War Trade tensions with China escalated in August, dragging stocks lower for the month. President Trump surprised markets with additional tariffs and China responded by devaluing its currency and halting purchases of US agricultural goods by state...
On Recent Market Volatility

On Recent Market Volatility

August was a wild month for capital markets. It can be hard not to get nervous about your portfolio when the market tickers are red more often than green, and you’re reading about an inverted yield curve as a predictor of bad things to come. So, we wanted to...
Weekly Market Digest: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

Weekly Market Digest: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

A relatively range bound and choppy week for the US stock market ended with a busy news day on Friday and ultimately a steep decline in equity markets as US/China trade developments continued to worsen. China announced additional retaliatory tariffs on about...
Weekly Market Digest: What’s Going On With Treasury Yields?

Weekly Market Digest: What’s Going On With Treasury Yields?

The market does not like uncertainty – and this was heard loud and clear this week! The week got off to a rocky start with new tariff threats flying back and forth between the U.S. and China. That was accompanied by weaker economic data out of China and...
3 Moves to Make in a Volatile Market

3 Moves to Make in a Volatile Market

This week was a wild one for Wall Street, with the markets taking a nosedive to record their worst day of the year on Wednesday and the media coming out with splashy headlines about an inverted yield curve. This kind of volatility tends to give investors...
Beginner’s Guide to Portfolio Diversification

Beginner’s Guide to Portfolio Diversification

Managing risk is important. Every day we use tools like seat belts and helmets to manage the inherent risks arising from daily activities like driving a car or riding a bike. Managing risk does not guarantee a positive outcome, but statistically and...