Will Wall Street's traditional summer slowdown lead to increased market volatility? Will Washington's political turmoil hurt stocks?

Stocks expert Stephen Guilfoyle, bond columnist Peter Tchir, gold columnist David Yoe Williams and special guest Mary Ann Bartels of Bank of America Merrill Lynch sat down for our latest monthly Trading Strategies roundtable to look at what's hot for August and how to play the markets for 2017's remainder.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.