The IMF trims its economic growth forecast again as the U.S.-China trade war continues, Brexit worries linger and inflation remains muted.Economyread more
Citigroup thinks Tesla investors hoping for a post-earnings rally later this week should scrutinize a pair of related financial metrics.Investingread more
Olive branches were extended from both China and the U.S. as the two nations are set to restart face-to-face trade negotiations after a monthlong truce.Marketsread more
Coca-Cola topped Wall Street's expectations for earnings and revenue.Food & Beverageread more
New disclosures show Facebook and Amazon each spent more than $4 million on lobbying activity in the second quarter of 2019.Technologyread more
Boris Johnson, one of the biggest voices in the Brexit movement, wins the Conservative Party leadership race by a 2-1 margin.Europe Politicsread more
Disney can nearly double its earnings by 2024, Morgan Stanley said in a note to clients on Tuesday.Investingread more
Amazon is expected to report its second-quarter earnings on Thursday.Investingread more
The largest residential brokerage company in the U.S. is partnering with the largest online retailer in a strategy to boost sales for both.Real Estateread more
Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on TuesdayInvestingread more
Canaccord Genuity's Tony Dwyer believes stocks are about to fall as much as 5% from their all-time highs.Trading Nationread more
To avoid doing something you'll regret, you might have decided to look away from your investments until all those trade war headlines start to subside.
The problem: that may not happen for a while.
"I think this is going to go on for quite some time," said Nick Giacoumakis, founder and president of New England Investment & Retirement Group in North Andover, Massachusetts.
In the meantime, there are steps you can take, he said. Investors should check their portfolios and make sure they're comfortable with their allocation.
"If you had a position in a technology fund that was supposed to be 8% of your portfolio and, because of the run-up in technology over the past few years, that position is now a 20% holding, that would be a scenario where you'd want to trim it back," he said.
Recent volatility could also be a buying opportunity for long-term investors, he said. Giacoumakis said his firm has recently added money to the real estate and health-care sectors, which he said remain relatively undervalued.
"If you were to invest like you own a grocery shop, you'd be among the shrewdest of investors," Giacoumakis said. "If something is on sale, you stock up on it."
Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said the bank recently cashed out between 6% and 8% of its portfolio and is optimistic about investing outside of the U.S.
"We had such a big bounce from the Christmas Eve low," Wren said. (The has risen more than 15% in 2019.)
"We think emerging markets have the highest return potential between now and the end of the year," he said.
Investors should make sure they understand their allocations, Wren said, so they can take advantage of these dips in the market. "These tend to be fleeting opportunities, and you need to be able to have a plan and then pull the trigger," he said.
Nicholas Scheibner, a certified financial planner at Baron Financial Group in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, said the trade war between China and the U.S. provides a "prime example" of the benefits of low-cost index funds, which can spread out risk by allowing investors to own hundreds of companies.
"It's very hard to predict which companies will be hit the worst," Scheibner said.