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Ameriprise Financial Rated #1 Most Trusted Investment Firm in 2018 Temkin Ratings

Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) is the investment firm most trusted by consumers, according to new research from the consulting firm Temkin Group. Across 13 firms in the investment industry, Ameriprise tied for the number one spot in the 2018 Temkin Trust Ratings and earned first place in the Temkin Forgiveness Ratings, which rates consumers’ willingness to forgive mistakes.

Markets Ignore Trade and Political Concerns

U.S. equities enjoyed a third straight week of gains, as the S&P 500 index climbed another 1.6 percent. During this three-week period, the index has risen 2.4 percent, as investors have focused on evidence of firming economic activity, and chosen to overlook, at least for now, their concerns over trade tensions and politics. And it wasn’t technology that led stocks higher this time, although as a sector it did rise modestly. Rather it was consumer discretionary stocks that led the way higher last week, followed by materials, consumer staples and financials.  

Can Investors Look Beyond Trade Concerns and Global Political Jitters?

U.S. equities managed to overcome Eurozone political jitters to post a 0.5 percent gain last week. Things began inauspiciously, however, as the S&P 500 fell 1.2 percent on Tuesday in a holiday delayed reaction to the rejection of Italy’s proposed coalition government. But stocks went on to recover, as the newly constituted coalition government proposal was ultimately accepted. Stocks added to their gains on Friday following a better than expected labor report for May.

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