Macro Market Movers

United States-China Trade Deal Follow-up

Investor confidence got a boost after President Donald Trump declared his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit December 1 “an amazing and productive meeting.”…

Market Update | Dec 13, 2018

Trade tensions cooling. China has resumed soybean purchases for the first time since tariffs were put in place, and more corn shipments could be next according to a Bloomberg report overnight….

Stocks Tend to Ignore Shutdowns

Next week could bring the third government shutdown of 2018, especially after the fireworks out of Washington yesterday….

Market Update | Dec 12, 2018

May to face confidence vote on Brexit. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence after the required 48 letters of “no confidence”…

Bond Sector Swings

Yields on two-year and three-year Treasury notes remain higher than five-year yields after both spreads turned negative last week, known as an inverting of the yield curve…