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2020 Outlook: Fasten Seatbelts as Election Year Could Help Dial Up Volatility December 17, 2019 11:30 AM   |  

Volatility could return to the picture in 2020 as the U.S. election approaches even while Brexit and China trade issues continue to spin their webs.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
December Outlook: Will Trade Bells Start Ringing as Shopping Season Kicks Off? November 26, 2019 1:08 PM   |  

Just like all year, trade talks with China could remain the number one focus in the month of December as investor hopes grow for a “phase one” deal. Shopping season statistics start pouring in soon, and a Fed meeting is on the horizon, too.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
What Are Tariffs and Who Really Pays For Them? November 19, 2019 2:48 PM   |  

Tariffs have been part of American economic history from the country’s origins. Are tariffs good or bad for investors?

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
What to Watch in October: Interest Rates, Trade Talks, Political Developments September 27, 2019 2:08 PM   |  

Heading into October, there are several key economic events traders and investors may want to monitor. In addition to earnings, you have trade talks between U.S. and China, a possible interest rate cut, and political developments in Washington, D.C.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
August Surprise: Month Marked By Fresh Trade Woes, Flight to Safety August 29, 2019 11:14 AM   |  

August—typically a quiet month when families head to the beach or the mountains, and gear up for back-to-school time—was quite the opposite this time around. Fallout from the Fed's first rate cut in 11 years, plus new volleys in the ongoing trade war, helped spark an August flight to safety.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
What to Consider Watching in September: Tariff Moves, Bond Yields, Fed Talk August 28, 2019 8:26 AM   |  

Heading into September, investors appear to be on edge about bond yields as tensions between the U.S. and China heat up. These signs, as well as uncertainty surrounding interest rate cuts, potentially point to ongoing volatility in the month ahead.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
React to Real-Time Tariff News with Expanded List of Overnight ETF Products from TD Ameritrade June 21, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

With TD Ameritrade offering an expanded list of ETFs available for overnight trading, investors can react to tariff-related and other overseas news as it happens.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Rare Earth Metals & Trade Disputes: A Primer for Investors June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Rare earth metals, used in everyday products such as electronics, automobiles and medical devices, have emerged as a potential weapon in the ongoing trade dispute. Here’s a primer on rare earths, and the stocks and sectors that may be affected.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Want to Trade War-Proof Stocks? Ways to Aim for Tariff Protection June 17, 2019 11:28 AM   |  

As trade war fears heat up between the U.S. and some of its major trading partners, some investors may be looking for tariff protection. Here are some things to consider as you aim for a “trade-war-proof” portfolio.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Things to Watch in February: Earnings, Brexit, and Volatility January 31, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

February’s market seems poised for more possible volatility as investors watch how geopolitical issues like Brexit and U.S.-China tariff tensions unfold. Meanwhile, Q4 earnings season, now underway, is presenting a mixed bag and the government shutdown continues.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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