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Why Powell Dinged Stocks

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As expected, the Fed hiked interest rates for a fourth time for 2018. Global equity markets slid on the news. Chief Equity Strategist and Economist, John Blank, shares his thoughts on that now.

  1. Given increased stock market volatility, our economic situation and outlook for the economy both here and globally, was this the right move now?
  2. What role will the Dollar play on the impact of the Fed’s decision?
  3. Has the U.S.—China trade situation already begun taking a toll on U.S. economic growth?
  4. Overseas, tumultuous British politics is causing stress in assets there.
  5. The Bank of Japan’s balance sheet has just surpassed the size of that economy. How concerning is that?
  6. You’re fresh back from a visit to Japan. Did you see any economic stress while you were there?
  7. Our stock market seems to be relatively unimpressed with our economic growth. Why do you think that is?
  8. What do you see U.S. GDP doing in 2019?
  9. What about corporate earnings?
  10. There’s three stocks on your radar currently. Telefonica Brasil S.A. (VIV - Free Report) , E*Trade (ETFC - Free Report) and Qualcomm (QCOM - Free Report) .

Another Spoken Word on Investing from Chief Equity Strategist and Economist, John Blank. With John, I’m Terry Ruffolo.

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