Monday, January 7, 2019 This Morning's Opening - by Lester Murray

The morning has begun quietly with bond prices slightly firmer and equities looking for direction (aren't we all.)  Trade talks between American and Chinese delegations are scheduled to restart today.  Investors will be looking for anything positive to cling to toward a negotiated resolution to the disputes  that have landed the nations in a growing dispute.  This variable is a concern to all market participants and the uncertainty over the eventual outcome has been a major contributor to volatility in credit and equity markets.  Brexit debate resumes today in the U.K. and FOMC minutes will be out on Wednesday.