The Monday Mix: December 23 – 29, 2019

Stan Poltavets | Monday Morning Mix | December 30, 2019

Headlines discussed at LNWM”s Monday morning briefing:

Orders for US durable goods fell by 2% in Nov. (from the month earlier) well below the 1.5% increase expected.
Profits at Chinese industrial firms rose 5.4% in Nov. (year-over-year), but weak domestic demand could hurt 2020 outlook.
US new home sales (12% of the market) rose 1.3% in Nov. and 17% from a year ago, boosted by lower interest rates.
Oil prices gained on lower US inventories and optimism about global growth, given US-China Phase 1 agreeement.
— Despite six months of massive protests, falling retail sales and GDP, Hong Kong’s stock market is up about 12% in 2019.

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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.