Monday Morning Mix: May 6 – 12, 2019

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

US-China tensions escalated, as US raised tariffs to 25% on $200 billion worth of goods; China said it will counter June 1.
The US bond yield curve inverted (3-year Treasuries are yielding more than 10-year), indicating greater risk of economic slowdown.
Chinese bond defaults are expected to hit another high this year, after quadrupling in 2018; driven by crack down on risky private loans.
US inflation remains benign so far — the CPI was up 0.3% in April for an annualized rate of 2% — in line with the Fed’s price level target.
A Silicon Valley stock exchange was approved by US regulators, allowing relatively new companies to tap the public markets for funding.

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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.