As the chart below shows, the Dow is now back to October 2017.
Although the American economy continues to appear robust, and few economists see a recession, a host of warning signs are producing volatility and a more risk adverse investor.
- The Fed and other central banks are raising rates and reducing monitory stimulus
- Economies around the world are slowing, markets around the world are off and commodity prices declining (oil at $46 a barrel)
- Trade tensions with China and other U.S. partners are increasing
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