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Monthly Economic Update: August 2019

U.S. Economy Still Growing Despite Global Turmoil U.S.-China trade, currency dispute impacting other economies, financial markets Out of the ashes of the global financial crisis, the U.S. economy in July entered its longest-running expansion in history. Stocks managed to…

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Quarterly Economic Update: Q2 2019

June’s Improved Optimism on Trade Helps Buoy Risk Assets Despite Mixed Economic Signals Fed appears poised to cut rates for first time since 2008. The second quarter is done and dusted, but market participants and futures markets appear to…

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Global Manufacturing Downturn Worsens, Recent Data Show

Earnings for some sectors may be impacted. Despite some diffusion of trade tensions at the weekend’s Group of 20 meetings in Japan, purchasing managers’ activity from around the globe indicates that economic growth is slowing. For the third month…

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Market, Macro Forces Support Recent Gold Rally

Gold prices reached six-year highs this week as key market and macro factors that have been brewing in recent weeks came together to help boost the precious metal’s allure. Heightening tensions between the U.S. and Iran, continued uncertainty about…