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The Monday Mix: Dec. 2 – 8, 2019

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

The US added 266,000 new jobs in Nov. (vs 180,000 expected), indicating that US-China trade war is not hurting US hiring.
China said it will waive import tariffs on some US soybeans (33%) and pork (up to 72%), ahead of new US tariffs due to kick in Dec. 15.
OPEC and its allies agreed to deeper production cuts (500,000 barrels/day) to prop up oil prices, amid record high US production.
The US trade deficit dropped in Oct. to $47.2 billion, its lowest level in more than a year, as both imports and exports fell for the month.
Major imbalances in the US market for short-term funding (repo market) were outlined in a new report by the Bank of International Settlements.

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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.