Trade Tariffs – As President Trump made his way into Asia and back during the latter half of February, we expect some progress to come from his meetings with President Xi of China surrounding trade agreements. Overall, tariffs were the central concern of most economists during 2018, and we believe they will continue to be at the top of the list in 2019. If a resolution is made which builds confidence in corporate executives, it could add tailwind to an already expanding marketplace. If no resolution is made, then we will expect some volatility as headlines make their way into the media. President Trump cares about the stock market and, at times, measures its return as something like a letter grade for his performance. Therefore, we feel he will actively seek to find a resolution with Beijing. Previously, the two presidents had a sit down in Argentina at the G20 summit, where they pushed the tariff increase deadline from the first of 2019 to March 1. With the deadline approaching, we feel that we very well could have some form of an agreement which would provide clarity for executives with exposure to Chinese markets.