The Monday Mix: Jan. 25 – Feb. 3, 2019

Headlines discused at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

Estimated 1st qtr. 2019 earnings growth for the S&P 500 fell to 0.7% (from 3.5% in early Jan.), as benefits of tax cuts recede.
January marked 100 straight months of US job gains (a record), but weaker wage growth and a slight rise in unemployment.
— China vowed to buy more US goods and do more on intellectual property, with 1 month left for talks before new US tariffs kick in.
US crude oil prices rose 2.7% in a day, as US sanctions kept Venezuelan oil exports at port and indications of solid US demand.
US stocks had their best monthly performance since 2015, with the S&P 500 up more than 7% in January.

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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.