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The Week Ahead: Will Investor Confidence Remain High?

Morningstar.com (jason.stipp@morningstar.com)

Equity markets set all-time highs after Fed chairman Jerome Powell hinted that the central bank may loosen its monetary policy in the coming months amid China-U.S. trade tensions and other signs of weakness in the economy. Meanwhile, with President Donald Trump scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this week in Japan, investors are optimistic that a trade truce can be reached that would stave off new tariffs.