- With little damage done to U.S. assets from the Iran missile strikes, the U.S. responds only with additional sanctions and warnings. Both sides thankfully showed restraint. The markets rallied on the news last week as the status quo resumes but questions remain whether there will be follow up activity. Protests also continue in Iran due to the downed Ukrainian passenger jet, which Iran admitted on Saturday that its military shot down. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-iran-ease-conflict-fears-but-threats-keep-crisis-rolling-idUSKBN1Z80P5
- As we all slip and slide on our local snow-covered roads, the market continues its march higher to start the week on the back of Technology companies, the signing of the partial China trade deal, and the start of earnings season. An accommodative environment and strong consumer lead many analysts to believe we are in for a solid quarter of earnings. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-12/asian-stocks-set-to-decline-after-u-s-jobs-miss-markets-wrap?srnd=premium
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