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Nuveen Weighs the Effect of Trade Tariffs & Investors Bidding Up Stock Prices

Posted by WrapManager's Investment Policy Committee

March 15, 2018

Investors look past trade risks as stocks gain ground...

President Trump’s proclamation of 10 - 25% trade tariffs dominated most of the financial headlines last week, but investors looked past the negatives to bid up stock prices. The S&P 500 Index rose 3.6% last week. Half of that gain came on Friday, following a strong labor market report that showed jobs increases and stable wages. For the week, industrials, financials, technology and materials were all up over 4%, while utilities lagged. Treasury yields also rose last week in the face of stronger economic data.

Read a summary of Nuveen Asset Management's weekly market review below, or download the entire investment commentary as a PDF.

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