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A Shutdown of the US Government will Generate...

A Shutdown of the US Government will...

There markets are pricing in a risk of a US government shutdown if a deal is not reached by midnight Friday.  President Trump has now said that he owns the shutdown, if he does not get the funding he needs to build a wall on the US border with Mexico.  Recall, the...

December 17, 2018

Riskier Assets Trade Under Pressure Following Chinese...

Riskier Assets Trade Under Pressure...

Riskier assets are on the defensive Friday, following softer than expected data released on Friday in China. Concerns over the global economy accelerated following readings from China and the eurozone, sending stocks lower. The Nikkei was off my 2% and the Shanghai was off by...

December 14, 2018

Global Equities Continue to Trade Under Pressure

Global Equities Continue to Trade Under...

Riskier assets continue to trade under pressure as the week begins as risk-off sentiment continues to impact global equity markets.  Global bond yields continue to fall.  The dollar is softer against the majors and firmer against EM Monday.  Oil prices...

December 10, 2018