This month the investment markets have been very volatile. This volatility has been caused by the following reasons: Interest Rates. New Fed Chairmen Jerome Powell has reaffirmed the Fed’s plan to increase interest rates gradually in recent speeches. Maintaining a gradual pace of hikes is a key to future gains in the equity markets. Wage increases for this cycle have been moderate on a historical basis, and Mr. Powell believes current conditions are unique when it comes to inflation. Tariff Talk. Investors fear that Trump’s showdown on trade with China and other nations could derail the resurgent US economy by denting business confidence. Bank of America warned in a report on Friday th
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