Posts By: Jason Roque

Tweeting Tariff Tantrum

Last week markets continued their rollercoaster ride over trade. Negotiations-vs-Trade War, which is it? Monday The week opened with China retaliating to the US metal’s tariff. $3B in US goods will be tariffed, with an emphasis on US Agriculture–an attempt to target a dependent US industry as steel is counter…
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Taking Aim at Tech | March 29, 2018

Recently tech has been in focus and this held true last week as well. It resulted in the NASDAQ lagging the rest of the major averages, but what does it mean going forward? Two weeks ago, the focus was squarely on the shoulders of Facebook (-7.20% in the last 2…
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Faceplant | March 23, 2018

Facebook caused chaos on the Markets early in the week, followed by a rate hike, and tariff talk closed out the week. What does it all mean to the outlook for US equities? At the opening of the week, Facebook (FB) was the center of attention. It lost 13.88% as…
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Trade Wars: Episode 764 | March 16, 2018

Markets retreated last week as volatility has continued to be the theme. Will trade wars continue to dominate the market landscape? The current environment is fraught with uncertainty and the markets do not tend to respond well to that. They loved tax reform, for example, as it increased margins for…
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Tariff This! | March 9, 2018

The markets ran the gamut last week. What caused the swings and led to being up 3% on the week?   Politics as usual  The week started much like the prior week had ended, with the talk of tariffs–Set to be 25% for imported steel and 10% for imported aluminum. We also saw the departure of Gary Cohen from the Administration. This news sent the markets south. Word…
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