What’s Trending Now? July 16, 2018

What’s Trending Now? July 16, 2018

The long-anticipated Trade War between the U.S. and the rest of the world seems to have finally materialized. As we enter earnings season again, how could Trade War implications affect your portfolio? Our trend observations as of July 16, 2018.

By Justin Nuckols
Category: Economics & Markets
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S&P 500: Equities appear poised to reach highs last seen in February coming into earnings season.


 

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10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes: Yields have been static recently, residing around 2.85%, while the market waits for more clarity on the implications of trade wars.


 

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U.S. Dollar: The currency's rebound has been volatile as of late, exhibiting bull price moves amidst ongoing Fed tightening.


 

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Crude Oil: Oil rebounded following losses in late May, but trends higher have been tested as Libya is set to open several export terminals as well as rumors of increased production from Saudi Arabia.

 

 


 

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Gold: The precious metal remains negatively correlated with the U.S. dollar in 2018 and has been trending lower despite rising inflation.