Category Archives: Macro/Sector News

Import Surge

Imports into U.S. seaports are higher than seasonal patterns as retailers and manufacturers try to increase imported goods before the new round of trade tariffs goes into effect in January 2019. Amid the trade war between the U.S. and China, … Continue reading

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Copper’s Recent Outperformance Over Other Industrial Commodities

Copper is often used as a barometer for the global economy, as copper is a key component in the majority of electrical machinery, from household items to military jets. Over the summer, copper prices fell more than 20% when the … Continue reading

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The U.K.’s Brexit Deal

As the deadline for Brexit is approaching on March 29, 2019, many are concerned about the future of the United Kingdom and the European Union. The U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently proposed a Brexit deal that received major backlash … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Hit with Volatility

Last week was an exciting one for natural gas. The week saw multi-year bearish and bullish records being set as gas prices saw major fluctuations. On Wednesday, natural gas prices saw their biggest one-day rally in the last 14 years, … Continue reading

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U.S.-China Meeting Eases Tension

White House officials Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis met Chinese Politburo member Yang Jiechi and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Friday in the annual U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to discuss the rocky relationship between the U.S. and China. The … Continue reading

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Fed Reiterates Strong Economic Growth

The Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Thursday reiterated the current strength of the economy, as well as the projections for future growth. The Fed again cited low unemployment and rising wages as a significant measure of consistent economic growth, … Continue reading

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Midterm Election Splits Congress

Tuesday’s midterm election resulted in a split Congress after Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate. The repercussions of the election were widespread, immediately affecting domestic markets and suggesting a future shift in legislative decisions, most notably in … Continue reading

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