June 18, 2019—There are two sides to every story. And then there is the truth, which often lies somewhere in the middle. This is true of stock and bond markets today, and while we are not in the business of “taking sides,” we think there is truth to both narratives.
June 6, 2019 – After closing out the month of May on a sour note due to sharply escalating U.S. trade tensions with both China and Mexico, the equity market rallied sharply on Tuesday in response to comments from Fed officials that were perceived as being more open to the possibility of rate cuts going forward. Chair Powell mentioned in a speech this week that the Fed would “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion,” while the St.
May 31, 2019 – On Thursday May 30, President Trump unexpectedly announced new tariffs on imports from Mexico, tying the policy to illegal immigration.