U.S. fund managers brace for consumer slowdown


Fund managers are avoiding stocks in consumer companies in the face of lofty valuations and concerns about declining earnings estimates. While unemployment is low and wages are rising, a U.S.-China trade war has worried investors. (Globe and Mail)

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Talking point: The concerns echo those of Canadian venture capitalists. The Logic interviewed 13 leading Canadian venture capitalists about their expectations for 2019, and many were watching how U.S.-China trade tensions would impact public markets, potentially triggering a global economic slowdown. While the investors indicated that strong Canadian startups would still secure funding, many were cautious about investing in the face of high valuations.