Markets and economy
Weekly Market & Economic Update | 05.20.19
Markets are under pressure with lingering U.S.-China trade negotiations. Economic data is also strained, although relief may be in the forecast with improving sentiment.
Investors seem to be preparing for a more volatile stock market while the trade dispute between the U.S. and China deepens. Is that outlook warranted? Get the latest analysis from U.S. Bank Wealth Management experts.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged again but we are maintaining our balanced assessment of risks between stocks and bonds.
As we exit the first quarter, a “gap” seems to exist between asset price performance and global economic performance. Our analysis suggests that U.S. economic data has generally softened and the global economy is on a path of a re-synchronized slowdown.
As we look ahead to 2019, prospects for the coming year look a bit less clear than has been the case in recent years.
It may be tempting to concentrate your portfolio on a high-flying stock or two, especially if it's your company's stock you're holding. However, managing the risk of stock concentration may offer more stability. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can help safeguard your portfolio against the effects of rising prices, but they do include risks. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
Bonds are often a necessary and contributing component of a well-diversified portfolio. But not all bonds are created equal. Our new paper outlines some of the distinctions.
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which took effect on January 1, 2018 created an expanded opportunity for tax savings through strategic use of gifting strategies.
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Cash tends to become a more visible component in a portfolio during times of elevated market volatility and economic uncertainty. But one possible downside is that yields on very liquid assets are generally low, which can potentially erode purchasing power if the yield earned is lower than the current inflation rate.