David Mastroianni, strategic account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, August 31. Trade policy continued to dominate headlines as Canadian officials indicated that a NAFTA deal was not yet finalized. Citing trade tariffs as the cause, Ford Motor’s stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. fell 2% on news that it was cancelling plans to sell the Chinese-made Focus Active SUV within the United States. Meanwhile, the University of Michigan released August’s consumer sentiment index. That figure fell slightly from July to its lowest point since January.
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