The Monday Mix: January 21 – 27, 2019

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

S&P 500 earnings for 4th qtr. 2018 have been mixed so far (22% companies reporting) but most beat expectations.
US Treasury new bond issuance will top $1 trillion again in 2019 vs. $550 billion in 2017, to finance rising deficit.
The US government shutdown cost the economy an estimated $6 billion; re-opening could prove temporary.
The Federal Reserve is expected to keep its key interest rate steady for now, after 4 rate increases in 2018.
US crude oil prices rebounded on concerns about crisis in Venezuela, a major oil exporter.

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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.