Markets and Economic Update for April

David Lundgren, CFA, April 6, 2018
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Markets and Economic Update for April 

David Lundgren leads us in another interesting Market and Economic Update call. He begins by talking about the U.S. economy, which by most economic indicators appears to be fairly healthy. The call then moves to talk about three topics that have the potential to disrupt the US economy:

  • Richard Chauvin talks about trade and more specifically about how proposed tariffs  threaten the recent economic progress made by the U.S., China and other countries across the globe.
  • Greg Hodlewsky reviews the stock market performance for March and continues to discuss the recent volatility that followed a smooth 2017. He also discusses the earnings outlook for the 1st quarter and the remainder of 2018.
  • Jeff Tanguis talks about interest rates, an environment where the Fed is tightening in the face of a very volatile stock market, and how the trade negotiations may impact future changes in rates.

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