NewsWatch: Can the stock market hold out long enough for Trump to win a trade war?

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markets are hitting a rough patch in May as concerns that a U.S.-China trade dispute could metastasize into a full-blown war See full story.

The woman who nailed the 2018 stock-market volatility blowup has kicked off an actively managed ETF

Nancy Davis, the chief investment officer and founder of advisory firm Quadratic Capital, is the brain behind a new exchange-traded fund on Wall Street that aims to offer prospective investors ways to bet on inflation, the shape of the yield curve and a sharp rise in interest rates. See full story.

There’s one big threat to this popular investment for 2019, says State Street

Our call of the day, from Michael Arone, chief investment strategist for State Street Global Advisors, who tells investors to keep a close eye on the dollar, as strength in that currency could prove a setback for one asset class that’s been popular in 2019. See full story.

Aurora maps its future and New Jersey to put legalization to the vote

Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares were in focus again Thursday, as investors continued to digest weaker-than-expected earnings and the company’s plans to grow its business. See full story.

Jobless claims drop 16,000 to 212,000, show no hint of deterioration in labor market

The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell sharply to the lowest level in a month, dragging new “jobless claims” back near a post-recession low and suggesting all is well in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims sank by 16,000 to 212,000. See full story.

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U.S. news has shifted to opinion-based content that appeals to emotion; newspapers have shifted less than TV has. See full story.

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