Stocks Continue to Overcome Headline Risk

By Mike Liss - November 30, 2018

The biggest driver of market movement over the past quarter can be summed up in two words: trade war. The U.S. and China have been volleying threats—and imposing—tariffs on each other in an escalating game of tit for tat. In fact, the trade tensions have overshadowed still-strong corporate profits, which is another market driver. It’s important to note, however, that the current rate of corporate profit growth is probably going to slow, for a couple of reasons. In the video below, I touch upon those and several other crosswinds that make it impossible to predict exactly what the market will do in the next few months.


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