Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

What the market gives, it can take away. That’s been the common theme over the last few weeks as traders continue to digest every news/data point. This week their focus was on trade. Over the weekend, President Trump met with Chinese officials during the G20 summit to discuss trade. On the surface, that meeting went well. However, comments made by Trump indicated that it did not.

As a result, the market resumed its whipsaw pattern. And with a shortened trading week, investors fled for the hills.

Helping the flight to cash and bonds was an already inverted yield curve and slowly deteriorating economic data. Several key measures across manufacturing and employment showed less-than-bullish growth. And with many firms reporting cautious guidance this week, selling pressures intensified.

With that, investors spent much of the week running for the hills and stocks resumed their slide lower.

Be sure to check out our previous week’s Wrap here, when the Powell Put was put in place.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

News

GlaxoSmithKline PLC Increases Dividend by 21%

Each day, companies and funds across the globe announce upcoming dividend payouts. In our ...

News

Microsoft Corporation Leads 128 Securities Going Ex-Dividend This Week

There are 128 securities going ex-dividend this week starting Monday, February 18th. For income...

Premium Shutterstock 752004817
News

The Market Wrap for February 15: Trade Is Back in the Saddle

The good news kept coming this week for investors. After last week’s Federal Reserve-induced...