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The Q3 earnings growth is on pace to be the largest growth since 2010. Despite the stellar earnings growth, markets have been volatile with sharp intra-day moves since the beginning of October. Investors have looked past the stellar earnings while focusing more on headline risks and securing profits rather than capitalizing on the solid earnings and falling valuations. There are notable risks at play - slowing global growth, trade concerns, and rising interest rates – which will continue for the time being. These risks have caused investors to take a defensive stance and until the risks subside, namely trade concerns, while we experienced heightened volatility. A resolution to trade will provide a much-needed boost to equities and help ease some global growth concerns. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!