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On today’s episode of Free Lunch, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest trade war concerns causing volatility throughout global markets and speculates as to why small cap stocks have fared better in recent weeks. Later, he is joined by Zacks Strategist Dave Bartosiak to preview upcoming earnings reports from Oracle (ORCL - Free Report) and FedEx (FDX - Free Report) .

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U.S. stocks opened sharply lower today after President Donald Trump requested his administration create a new list of Chinese goods worth up to $200 billion to target with new tariffs. The move is yet another escalation of the so-called “trade war” between the U.S. and China, and investors are growing increasingly concerned that the spat could disrupt synchronized global economic growth.

Ryan discusses the latest headlines and explains why they might be a problem in the opening segment today. He also checks in with small cap stocks and highlights the fact that the Russell 2000 has been outpacing the S&P 500 for several weeks now.

On the second half of today’s show, Ryan chats with Dave Bartosiak ahead of this afternoon’s earnings announcements from Oracle and FedEx.

Oracle has struggled in the face of competition from Microsoft (MSFT - Free Report) and Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) , and the legendary Silicon Valley company seems to be carrying less clout than it ever has before. Meanwhile, FedEx has put together a decent year, but rising fuel costs could create headwinds in today’s report.

Can Oracle start to generate some fresh momentum soon? Will FedEx reveal anything important about the state of its industry? Find out what Dave thinks about these questions, and more, only on today’s episode of Free Lunch!

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