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Trade War on Hold – At Least for Now

Washington policy analyst Ed Mills discusses the latest trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. (May 21, 2018)

In summary: Negotiations between U.S. and Chinese officials in Washington last week wrapped up with a commitment to “substantially reduce” the U.S. trade imbalance with China, specifically by boosting U.S. energy and agricultural exports with a focus on strengthened cooperation on intellectual property protections. The agreement calls for a delay in tariff implementation and could delay the release of the Treasury’s report on restriction on Chinese investments in certain industries and technology. This could be viewed as a double positive in the near term.

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Raymond James Congratulates Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP®, CLTC on Being Named to Our Profession’s Distinguished Lists

Congratulations to Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional on being named to three of our profession’s distinguished lists. In 2018, she was named to Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors, Forbes Best-In-State Advisors, and Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors.

This is her second consecutive year to be named to Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors, and it is her fourth consecutive year to be named to Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors. Each of these prestigious lists spotlights standout financial strategists across the country that were nominated by their firms, researched, interviewed, and assigned in the nationwide rankings.

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Lauren Black, MBA, CFP® Ranked Among Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Top 50 Under 40 Business Leaders

Congratulations to Lauren Black, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for being ranked among Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40 Business Leaders.* This list recognizes the state’s top 50 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40, and is produced by the statewide weekly business newspaper (located in Jackson, MS). The Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ) covers the state’s business world, with opinion pieces and editorials on a variety of topics, from economic development to banking and law.

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Recognition in The Wall Street Journal – Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ was recognized in the March 13th, 2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal as one of Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors*. This marks the fourth consecutive year for Phillips-Gaines to earn placement on this prestigious list. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s. Congratulations!

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