Daily Comment

Daily Comment (May 21, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Good morning!  U.S. equity futures are higher this morning as Huawei (002502, CNY 3.71) gets a reprieve.  Political turmoil rises in Europe.  Here is what we are watching: Huawei: The Commerce Department announced a reprieve for the Chinese tech company, giving it three months before… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 20, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Happy Monday!  U.S. equity futures rolled over in the early morning hours on trade concerns.  Tensions with Iran increase.  Here is what we are watching: China trade: Positions appear to be hardening, but the tariffs are becoming less of an issue and the restrictions on… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 17, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Happy Friday!  Markets are down due to rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China.  Here are the stories we are following: Trade talks on hold: It appears the president’s attempt to bring China back to the negotiating table by targeting one of its key… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 16, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Markets are higher this morning as fears of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Europe dissipate.  That being said, escalating tensions in the Middle East and between U.S./China have caused a rally in bonds. Here are the stories we are following today: All-in on… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 15, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Good morning!  Markets are mixed this morning as Chinese equities lifted on speculation that Beijing will provide stimulus following weak economic data, while concerns that U.S. tariffs could dampen economic growth have weighed on U.S. futures.  Here are the stories we are following today: War… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 14, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Markets were mixed this morning as rising tensions in the Middle East have caused oil prices to increase, while a softening of rhetoric by the president has restored optimism for a possible trade deal between the U.S. and China.  Here are the stories we are… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 13, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Good morning, all!  Equities are soft this morning due to rising tensions in trade and the Middle East.  Here are the stories we are watching: China responds: This morning, China decided to impose tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods starting June 1.  The decision… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 10, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] The tariffs were applied at midnight.  Here is what we are watching: China trade: As the president promised, tariffs on trade with China were applied at midnight.[1]  Interestingly enough, financial markets took the news in stride, with equities up across the world…until a series of… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 9, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Trade concerns remain, while tensions with Iran increase.  Here is what we are watching: China trade: Although Chinese negotiators are meeting with U.S. officials today, it appears we are heading toward tariffs at midnight EDT tonight.  China has vowed to retaliate.[1]  In a speech (granted,… Read More »

Daily Comment (May 8, 2019)

by Bill O’Grady and Thomas Wash [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Risk-off continues.  Tensions with Iran are increasing.  South Africa holds elections today.  Here is what we are watching: The Iran issue: SoS Pompeo abruptly canceled a meeting with German Chancellor Merkel and made an unannounced visit to Baghdad.[1]  According to reports, he made the detour… Read More »

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