Weekly Market Notes - June 3, 2019

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Includes: BIBL, CHGX, CRF, DDM, DIA, DMRL, DOG, DUSA, DXD, EDOW, EEH, EPS, EQL, ESGL, FEX, FWDD, GSEW, HUSV, IVV, IWL, IWM, JHML, JKD, OMFS, OTPIX, PMOM, PPLC, PSQ, QID, QLD, QQEW, QQQ, QQQE, QQXT, RSP, RVRS, RWM, RYARX, RYRSX, SCAP, SCHX, SDOW, SDS, SFLA, SFY, SH, SMLL, SPDN, SPLX, SPSM, SPUU, SPXE, SPXL, SPXN, SPXS, SPXT, SPXU, SPXV, SPY, SQQQ, SRTY, SSO, SYE, TNA, TQQQ, TWM, TZA, UDOW, UDPIX, UPRO, URTY, USA, USMC, UWM, VFINX, VOO, VTWO, VV, ZF
by: Robert W. Baird & Co.
Summary

Trade headlines are likely to continue to dominate the direction of the market in the coming months.

The economic outlook for the U.S. becomes more uncertain as the U.S./China trade deal escalates and the potential for tariffs on Mexican imports becomes a possibility.

Technical indicators suggest investors are too complacent and that, from a contrary opinion standpoint, more pessimism is needed before a solid bottom in the market can be established.

Investors should stay with defensive areas of the market - utilities, consumer staples, REITs and communication services.