The Monday Mix: April 16 – 22, 2018

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning meeting:

Stock prices are not jumping after strong corporate earnings; good news could largely be baked in.
US long-term rates are not rising as fast as short-term rates, creating a cause of concern for some.
The European Central Bank will likely wait until July to decide when/how stimulus program ends.
Oil prices fell from a 3-year high after President Trump signaled they may be artificially high.
The US and China are making overtures about negotiating new trade terms, to avert trade war.

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David Baker
David Baker
David is Director, Investment Strategy and Research at Laird Norton Wealth Management. While his focus is mainly on the numbers, David also writes the firm’s monthly Flash report, and he is a key contributor to LNWM’s quarterly investment outlooks.