The Monday Mix: July 16 – 22, 2018

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

— The US threatened US tariffs on $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating trade rhetoric.
— President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates; wants weaker US dollar.
— The Chinese yuan continued to lose value and is down almost 8% in the last two months.
Yields on longer-term US Treasury bonds rose faster than short-term ones, steepening the yield curve.
US crude oil prices (now at $70/barrel) finished down for the 3rd straight week  on rising supply.

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Nathan Barnard
Nathan Barnard
Nathan, an investment analyst at LNWM, focuses on alternative assets, such as hedge funds and private equity. He enjoys assessing potential investments from as many angles as possible, including how they interact within client portfolios. It's these interactions that ultimately determine the risk-return profiles LNWM uses to manage client assets.