In the premier episode of Wilmington WealthWise with Tony Roth, chief investment officer of Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Tony welcomes Meghan Shue, head of investment strategy, as his special guest. The first and second halves of the year are going to play out in two very different ways from an investment and economic perspective.
January 17, 2020 — On January 15, President Trump and Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Liu He signed a Phase 1 trade deal, bringing a hiatus—though likely not an end—to two years (almost to the day) of tariff threats and levies on goods traded between the U.S. and China.
The Phase 1 deal covered several areas, some more fully than others.
December 20, 2019 – U.S. equities have had a strong run in 2019, with the technology sector up even more. As we look into 2020, we expect technology companies to remain caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between productivity and populism. However, a tight labor market, along with the secular shift toward artificial intelligence and cloud computing, should allow tech stocks to overcome political headwinds. We still see opportunity and are overweight technology in our sector strategy.
As with hard sciences like physics or chemistry, finance has commonly held “principles” somewhat akin to laws that help govern how investors value assets. The difference is that finance is not a hard science but, like economics, more of a social science that relies on human behavior and psychology. As a result, even the most widely accepted tenets deserve to be examined and turned on their heads at times to evaluate under what circumstances they actually hold up.
September 17, 2019—This past weekend, we witnessed unprecedented developments in the oil market and are sharing our thoughts on the key questions that investors should be asking.
What is happening in the Gulf?
The Abqiaq oil-processing plant in eastern Saudi Arabia was hit by a series of drone strikes this past Saturday, disrupting 5.7 million barrels of crude oil production per day for the Kingdom.