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Should rising interest rates be a concern?

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Oct 8, 2018 12:44:02 PM

The big story last week was interest rates, as yields on the 10-year government bond jumped to 3.23% (the highest level on long-term rates since May 2011). Two of the main reasons for this move were the September jobs data and the Federal Reserve, our nation’s central bank.

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Topics: Economics

We have a trade deal (just not with China)

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Oct 1, 2018 8:45:42 AM

On Sunday night, the U.S. and Canada revamped the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by agreeing to a new trade deal called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

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Topics: Economics

Trade ‘spat’ now a full-blown trade war

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Sep 24, 2018 10:15:57 AM

President Trump decided last week to impose tariffs (taxes) on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which is on top of tariffs already in place on $50 billion of goods.

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Topics: Economics

The two big fears concerning Wall Street right now

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 27, 2018 5:12:00 PM

Large U.S. stocks closed at a record high on Friday, finally recovering from the correction (as defined by a drop of 10% or more) that began in January.

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Topics: Economics

Fed Chair Powell in the spotlight this week

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 20, 2018 5:03:00 PM

Wall Street will be focused on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday, August 24th.

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Topics: Economics

Wall Street nervous about international problems

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 13, 2018 4:53:00 PM

International concerns weighed on U.S. markets last week, as Wall Street’s nerves were high due to Turkey’s currency plunging, ‘Brexit’ negotiations stalling, and the trade spat with China not letting up.

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Topics: Economics, Investing

Solid job growth, but tariffs still in the spotlight

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 6, 2018 4:48:00 PM

The robust job market continues be an important force in the U.S. economy.

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Topics: Economics

U.S. growth hits it out of the park

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 30, 2018 8:43:00 AM

The U.S. economy surged 4.1% from April through June, which was its fastest pace since late 2014. The growth was driven by spending by you (the consumer), business spending, and an increase in exports.

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Topics: Economics

Stocks ignore tough trade talk, focus on earnings instead

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 23, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Stocks were steady last week despite the increasingly tough trade talk from President Trump, who threatened to slap tariffs (taxes) on all $505 billion of China’s imported goods.

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Topics: Economics

The U.S./China trade spat shows no signs of letting up

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 16, 2018 8:58:00 AM

After the U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6th, China immediately retaliated with tariffs on the same amount of US goods. Because of China's retaliation, the U.S. announced last week, on July 10th, tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods that could go into effect around August 23rd.

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Topics: Economics

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