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Outlook 2021: Setting the Stage

Reflecting on market action during the first month of the new year is a method used by MCF Capital Management to develop an outlook for the entire year. January witnessed several interesting market events forming our cautious yet optimistic view of 2021.

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Historic Changes in US Monetary Policy

Last week financial markets witnessed a historic announcement on the future of monetary policy in the United States. We want to emphasize in this alert the significance of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech on Thursday, August 27 at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium.

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UPDATE: US-China Meeting Postponed

As a follow-up to Friday’s Market Commentary Alert, Reuters reported later in the evening that this weekend’s anticipated virtual meeting between US and Chinese trade officials was postponed. The meeting was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts allowing China more time to make purchases of US goods.

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US-China Talks Expected this Weekend

The evolving saga of “Cold War 2.0" will add another chapter this weekend as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are reportedly set to meet around August 15. This will be the second meeting of the summer where senior officials from both countries will meet to discuss the progress of the phase-one trade deal signed earlier this year.

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