Lisa Gray

ContactLisa Gray has been a wealth writer since 2001. She has been involved in the wealth management industry since 1988. She is the author of two bestselling books—The New Family Office and Generational Wealth Management.
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Overseas Markets Continue To Affect Domestic Performance edit
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:04

Tags: Economic Outlook | global investing | investing | US investing

Concern about whether China can truly achieve a soft landing coupled with continuing angst in the European markets overshadowed a couple of good economic reports for the US yesterday. Despite good news on the service sector and factory orders, the Dow gave up .1 percent and the S&P .4 percent.
 
Global markets have become a primary influencer for US markets. Even for investors with smaller assets who may have avoided international investments, their portfolios may be impacted. China is a significant element in the US trade deficit which, in turn, impacts US economic performance. This on the heels of a still hoped for recovery from the 2008 crisis is enough to compel advisors to stay abreast of global market developments in the management of client portfolios.

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