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Cross-Currents in August - September 6, 2019

August can be hot and muggy. It leaves one pining for a fresh autumn breeze. Since 1970, August has, on average, been a lackluster performer for stocks (St. Louis Federal Reserve S&P 500 data). Last month was no exception – hot and muggy.

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Sidestepping a Recession - September 4, 2019

There has been no shortage of recession chatter.

  • Trade war
  • Economic uncertainty
  • Yield curve inversion & falling Treasury yields

Google Trends highlights a recent rise in searches for “recession” and “yield curve.”

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Confidence, a Trade War, Consumers, and Recessions - September 3, 2019

There has been no shortage of talk and angst over the inversion of the yield curve, trade war anxieties, and chatter the economy may slip into a recession. However, a quick glance at consumer confidence suggests most of us are brushing aside any concerns.

Despite perceived economic headwinds, consumer confidence in August slipped just 0.7 points to a still-strong 135.1. In fact, recent levels are only exceeded by the late 1990s.

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Office Closure - August 30, 2019

Please be advised that our office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in honor of Labor Day. We wish all of our clients and their families a happy and safe extended weekend!

We will resume our regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 3rd. 

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