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BC-Money & Markets Digest

February 5, 2019

Money & Markets modules for Wednesday, Feb. 6

TODAY

The Commerce Department issues its monthly snapshot of the nation’s trade deficit. General Motors serves up its fourth-quarter results. The Labor Department reports its quarterly tally of U.S. worker productivity.

SPOTLIGHT

Boston Beer Company’s shares notched their biggest gain in a month Tuesday as the brewer of Sam Adams profited from strong earnings across the consumer discretionary sector.

CENTERPIECE

Consumer confidence gets clobbered

Americans aren’t feeling so great about the economy after a five-week partial government shutdown and a stock market recovery following a plunge late last year. And that sour sentiment could become a threat to future growth.

STORY STOCKS

Gilead Sciences (GILD)

Entegris (ENTG)

Centene (CNC)

Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)

Ralph Lauren (RL)

Estee Lauder (EL)

RBC Bearings (ROLL)

BP (BP)

FUND FOCUS

Vanguard International Value (VTRIX)

The subadvisors on this fund bring “a wealth of experience” and “diversified approaches” to value investing, Morningstar says, earning it a “Bronze” rating.

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