The Monday Mix: April 22 – 28, 2019

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

US GDP grew 3.2% in Q1 2019, on inventory buildup and lower trade deficit; consumer and business spending fell.
The US housing market seems to be slowing, with existing house sales down (across all regions) an average of  4.9% in March.
The Bank of England is widely expected to keep its key interest rate stable (0.75%), ahead of Brexit planned for this fall.
If China’s economic growth rate were to fall 50%, to 3%-3.5% annually, it would still be higher than that of the US, Eurozone or Japan.
— At its meeting this week, the Federal Reserve is not likely to change its stance on keeping US interest rates stable.

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Stan Poltavets
Stan Poltavets
Stan, an investment associate at Laird Norton Wealth Management, specializes in ESG strategies and sustainable investing. He enjoys researching new ways that clients can invest in line with their values.