Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:
— The S&P 500 is up about 10% from the lows hit in December, as investors await earnings reports for Q4 2018.
— China’s Vice Premier will visit Washington Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at diffusing escalation in trade dispute.
— US government shutdown could depress January job growth; shutdown now the longest on record.
— The bond market is optimistic about Fed not raising interest too aggressively, driving down US Treasury yields.
— US consumer prices fell for the first time in 9 months in Dec., mainly due to the drop in gasoline prices.
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