Weekly Market Notes - September 3, 2019

Summary

There is little evidence that stock market volatility will cool anytime soon.

Investors should maintain diversified portfolios concentrating on the strongest areas of the market, including utilities, consumer staples, REITs, information technology and consumer discretionary.

The manufacturing sector of the economy has slowed, but services and consumer spending remain strong.

The Fed is anticipated to reduce interest rates by 25 basis points in September, which is already priced into the stock market.