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Investment Policy Outlook

The second quarter of 2018 was generally placid in our opinion, with several major market indices registering slight declines or slight gains for the year to date period. The US Dollar continued to strengthen during the quarter, as The Federal Reserve raised interest rates further, and the US  economy continued to grow at what we consider a healthy rate.[1] Oil also moved up during the quarter with the dollar, as demand was healthy, while supplies were somewhat constrained.[2] The stronger dollar has exacerbated currency and economic upheaval in several emerging markets, in particular Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey, making the US one of the steadier global markets in the quarter.[3] We remain optimistic that…

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