Welcome to the Markets and Economic Update, provided by the Hancock Whitney Investments team as an informational resource for clients and individuals who are interested in hearing our perspectives on current economic issues.
- The US Economy is doing well. Third quarter GDP came in at 3.5%, in line with expectations. It was the second consecutive quarter with 3.5+% growth – two solid quarters, and the best since 2014. David Lundgren breaks down the numbers even further, and talks about what contributed to the positive quarter.
- If the economy is so strong, why is there such volatility in the stock market? Greg Hodlewsky discusses what he sees happening in the market today, and where we are going from here.
- China is in the headlines every day, and if it’s not the main factor, it’s a major contributing factor to the stock market volatility. Paul Teten gives his thoughts on some of the reasons that US and China are having difficult negotiations, how it’s impacting the market, and what we can see in the upcoming months.
- Does the Fed look at the market volatility as a reason to pause? Jeff Tanguis talks about the bond market and the Fed, and how they may react to the environment we are operating in today.
- Finally, the result of the mid-term elections could have a major impact on the market and economy. Richard Chauvin talks about the expected outcome and what sort of market reaction could occur. Note: The Markets and Economic Update for November was recorded on the morning of November 6, 2018, prior to the outcome of the mid-term elections.
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