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The impact of the coronavirus has made for some heart-racing moments in financial markets over the last couple of weeks. But let’s take a quick step back for perspective. Investors greeted the new year with a surge in optimism due to the “Phase One” U.S.-China trade deal, falling Mideast tensions, a strong jobs report, and...
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In a recent round of investor risk aversion, the S&P 500 logged its worst weekly decline since the Great Financial Crisis. The market has officially entered correction territory (10+% decline) as the worldwide spread of the coronavirus has stoked investor fears that economic growth and profits will take a substantial blow in the quarters ahead. This...
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Financial markets experienced their sharpest decline in over two years yesterday, with the S&P 500 and oil prices falling 3.4% and 3.8%, respectively. Meanwhile, 10-year U.S. government bond yields fell to their lowest level since 2016 and the price of another safe-haven asset, gold, reached a seven-year high. The cause for the short-term correction appears...
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What a difference a year makes! Entering 2019, investors were fearful of slowing earnings, a fairly brutal 4th quarter market sell-off, and a Federal Reserve that had been hiking interest rates while oblivious to slowing economic conditions. An escalation of trade tensions with China, the world’s second-largest economy, combined with Britain’s potential exit from the...
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