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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.

The Monday Mix: June 25 – July 1, 2018

Monday Morning Mix

MONDAY MORNING MIX

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Headines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

US short-term interest rates are rising faster than long-term; flattening yield curve cause of concern.
Emerging market equities are down 8% for the first half of 2018, on stronger dollar, fear of trade wars.
US economic growth was lowered to 2% for Q1 (down from 2.2%); close to 4% growth expected for Q2.
US crude oil prices settled above $74/barrel for first time since November 2014.
Higher oil prices could offset benefit of tax cuts for many Americans, eating into consumer spending.

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