October 25, 2018 — Equity markets continue to exhibit significant selling pressure. Unlike the prior corrections in early 2016 and early 2018, the origin of this month’s rout in the stock markets is difficult to pin on any one factor. Instead, it seems to be due to a combination of a slight deterioration in the global growth outlook, concerns about peak earnings growth, and continued trade tensions.
October 11, 2018— Hurricane Michael is not the only thing leaving a wake of destruction in its path. The stock market has also experienced a swift correction that has spared few stocks, sectors, or regions—with weakness extending into European and Asian markets. The S&P 500 had its worst day since March, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell over 800 points on Wednesday.
September 18, 2018—On Monday night the latest shots were taken from both sides in the growing U.S./China trade war, and global equities on Tuesday are…up? Not only that, but S&P 500 sectors thought to be most exposed to trade, including industrials and materials, are also in the green at the time of writing. A possible explanation for this is investor complacency when it comes to tariffs.