Here's everything you need to know in markets given China's conciliatory stance on trade.
The National Federation of Independent Business says its optimism index falls by 1.6 points to a reading of 103.1 in August.
In his September market outlook, Rob Isbitts advises investors to prepare for the worst, while looking for ways to take advantage of whatever comes next.
In early July, economists with Bank of America argued that the U.S. economy was strong enough that the Federal Reserve didn't need to cut interest rates. A week later, they backtracked and joined the consensus betting on a July rate cut, which happened. Now, the bank's economists are predicting three more cuts before the year is out.
Combined borrowings of the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department have more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis to $26.3 trillion. But in the topsy-turvy world of modern monetary policy and negative interest rates, investors might have to start paying to lend money to the government, a new Bank of America report suggests.
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