BCM 2Q 18 Market Commentary

July 10, 2018 | COMMENTARY

Sources and Disclosures:

 

1 & 2 Yield Curve Inversions and Stocks Are a Toxic Mix. Ben Carlson. 12/18/17. Via www.bloomberg.com (articles). 

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