Will the Markets Have a Tariff Tantrum?

Will the Markets Have a Tariff Tantrum?

The first half of the year has been filled with a series of worries and shocks. A looming trade war. Rising interest rates. A stronger U.S. dollar.  Anti-European Union sentiment in Europe. A potential nuclear showdown with North Korea. Yet for all its gyrations and mood swings, U.S. equities made progress in the first half of the year, up 2.5%.

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Raising Mindful Money Geniuses: 5 Messages To Teach Your Kids

Raising Mindful Money Geniuses: 5 Messages To Teach Your Kids

If you’re like many parents, the thought of having a money talk probably sends you into a cold sweat even more than the birds and the bees. But there’s no time to lose – studies have found that kids start absorbing money messages very early on. And while money can’t buy happiness, it’s closely intertwined to a sense of abundance in life.

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The Punch Bowl is Gone, Volatility is Back

The Punch Bowl is Gone, Volatility is Back

Even though we think global recession risk remains low – at least for this year – markets are responding to "the punch bowl being taken away" (meaning, less accommodative monetary policies.) With less accommodative policies comes the possibility of less robust growth. And Trump’s newly minted tariffs on selected imports are not helping the situation.

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