The Latest Chapter in Lend and Spend

Today, there is a spreading consensus that the short term in the market is becoming riskier. We don’t disagree. While two years ago, most economies were accelerating their growth, now most are slowing down. In our latest market commentary, we look at the “lend and spend” strategy of lowering interest rates to promote economic growth.

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The Drums of Trade War

Like the ebb and flow of the tide, we saw markets rush upward in January only to see them retreat back in February and March. We have also seen a few historically large single-day declines, only to see a big rebound a few days later. The primary reason given for this volatility has been broad concern about tariffs and a looming trade war with China.

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