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Nov 02
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U.S. jobs: Nice!

November 02, 2018

October's jobs report was positive on all counts; U.S.-China trade deal rumblings; global oil prices fell as the U.S. embargo on Iranian crude came into effect.

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Oct 26
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Stocks Slump Despite Strong Growth

October 26, 2018

Insights from Legg Mason's investment managers on current stock volatility; another strong quarter for U.S growth; Brazil's election signals changes ahead

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Oct 19
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U.S. Rates: Hawks on the Wing

October 19, 2018

The FOMC took a hawkish tone at its most recent meeting; U.S. home sales slowed somewhat but builders stayed optimistic; China's latest economic stats for Q3 were released; Italy's budget conflict with the EU took a time-out.

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Oct 12
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Today's Challenge: Markets vs. Economics

October 12, 2018

Last week's markets left investors looking to economics for clues; Italy faced up to the EU; China's trade surplus ballooned

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Oct 05
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U.S. jobs: No slack

October 05, 2018

September’s jobs report came in strong by most measures; India’s energy bill was made worse by a weak currency; USMCA is the new NAFTA

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Sep 28
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Italy: Budget Buster

September 28, 2018

Italy's newest budget defied European Union rules; Argentina and the IMF made yet another deal; the Fed hiked rates while the U.S. economy continued to grow

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Sep 21
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The Fed and Jobs: Lighting the Way

September 21, 2018

Job growth casts a favorable light on the FOMC's upcoming rate decision; Theresa May's "Soft Brexit" had a hard landing in Austria; China's individual investors have been moving toward money market funds.

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Sep 14
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U.S. Inflation: A Step Slower

September 14, 2018

U.S. inflation took a brief breather in August; the ECB added some encouraging words to its unchanged stance; Russia's central bank made a normal, if unexpected, rate hike to stave off future inflation.

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Sep 07
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U.S. Jobs: Good News. vs. Market News

September 07, 2018

The August jobs report came in with strong headline figures, spooking bond markets already nervous about other signs of growth; Eurozone growth had a solid summer; Argentina and Turkey followed their own paths toward recovery

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Aug 31
Market Snapshot

EM Duel: Argentina and Turkey

August 31, 2018

The countries with the two worst-performing currencies in 2018 are taking very different paths to resolving their challenges; Italy added a second budget conflict to its agenda.

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