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Monday Morning Mix

The Monday Mix: October 8 – 14, 2016

Monday Morning Mix

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

The S&P 500 finished the week down 4.1%, but rebounded on Friday after 6 days of losses.
European stocks had their worst week since Feb., down 4.8% on concern about corporate earnings.|
World output of oil and other petroleum products hit a record — over 100 million barrels — in Q3 2018.
US bond yields moved in line with US stock prices for most of the week — down then up.
The US dollar dipped but remains relatively high vs. most major currencies.

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The Monday Mix: October 1 – 7, 2018

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Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

The S&P 500 had its worst week in nearly a month (down 1%) on rising bond yields, weaker job growth.
The yield on 10-year Treasuries hit a 7-year high as Fed is expected to continue raising interest rates.
US jobs growth cooled in Sept. (134,000 jobs added), while unemployment dropped to 3.7%.
Oil prices rose for the fourth straight week, on concerns about global supply restrictions.
Emerging market stocks lost nearly 4% for the week, on ongoing trade and currency concerns.

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The Monday Mix: Sept. 24 – 30, 2018

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Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

The Fed raised its key interest rate (to 2% – 2.25%); aiming for 3.4% by 2020, after 5 more hikes.
NAFTA will stay in place, albeit slightly altered, as Canada joined Mexico in signing trade deal with US.
China will cut import tariffs on 1,500 products, reducing its overall tariff rate to 7.5% (from 9.8%).
The Japanese stock market hit a 27-year high; weaker yen vs. dollar is seen as a boost for exports.
Italy’s proposed budget deficit threatened showdown with Eurozone; Italian and other Euro stocks sank.

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The Monday Mix: Sept. 17 – 23, 2018

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Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

US-China trade tensions escalated, with 10% US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.
US stocks hit record highs, shrugging off rising interest rates, high debt levels, trade tensions.
Nearly 70% of investors are negative or neutral on US stocks, recent survey shows.
The S&P 500 shifted major tech stocks into a new sector — Communications Services.
The UK and European Union sparred over Brexit implementation; British pound plunged.

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The Monday Mix: Sept. 10 – 16, 2018

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Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are being readied, as talks with China loom.
Indicators point to strong US GDP growth in 3rd quarter 2018, but down from 4.1% in 2nd qtr.
European stocks gained for the week, but remain less favored by investors than US equities.
Crude oil prices advanced as the re-instituted sanctions against Iran limit global supply.
The US dollar is benefting from solid US economic data and higher Treasury bond yields.

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