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Is The Tariff War Turning Into A Currency War?
Jeffrey Kleintop
August 19, 2019
If rate cuts aren’t seen as enough to address slowing growth and policymakers turn to direct currency intervention, the resulting currency war could be bad news for investors.
Recession Watch (or Distant Early Warning?)
Liz Ann Sonders
August 12, 2019
Current economic conditions do not look recessionary, but risks are rising and if we’re heading into one, it’s possible it already started.
Tariffs: Manufacturing A Recession
Jeffrey Kleintop
August 05, 2019
Another round of trade tariffs is an additional hit to manufacturing, potentially deepening the global slowdown into a recession, despite the efforts of the Fed and other central banks.
Tyrannosaurus Debt: A “Deep Dive” Look at Debt and its Burden(s)
Liz Ann Sonders
July 29, 2019
The national debt and deficits remain at worrisome levels, spawning questions of how economic growth will be affected and whether we will hit another wall.
Deal on Debt Ceiling, Budget is a Relief to Markets
Michael T Townsend
July 25, 2019
If approved, the bipartisan congressional agreement to set federal spending caps and suspend the debt ceiling for two years will remove significant uncertainty.
If the Fed Cuts Interest Rates, Will Longer-Term Bond Yields Fall?
July 24, 2019
Longer-term bond yields may rise if the market believes rate cuts will lead to stronger economic growth and inflation down the road.

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