Market Commentary

May 6, 2019

Key Points from the BlackRock Investment Institute:

  1. U.S. earnings growth has slowed markedly from 2018, but a surprisingly resilient first quarter supports our still-positive view on U.S. equities.
  2. The Federal Reserve maintained its patient policy stance last week, and U.S. jobs gains and eurozone growth both surprised to the upside.
  3. U.S.-China trade talks resume in Washington this week.  Markets may be too optimistic about prospects for a resolution to trade tensions.

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