By Peggy Creveling, CFA, and Chad Creveling, CFA
U.S. tech stocks are up one day and down sharply the next. European stocks fall on reduced profit expectations. Global stock markets warm to a thaw in the trade war. China’s muted stimulus lowers hopes of a new stock market rescue. Bond funds are hit by the biggest withdrawals in several years. Talking heads on cable financial networks argue about asset price bubbles and the likelihood of a market correction.