Consumption disruption in 2019?
The U.S. consumer has been a significant contributor to domestic economic growth in 2018. Will consumer consumption be hit by inflation in 2019?
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Top 10 Equity Holdings as a percent of net assets as of 12/31/2018: Chevron Corp., 5.16%; Halliburton Co., 5.09%; Phillips 66, 4.15%; Concho Resources, Inc., 4.13%; EOG Resources, Inc., 4.05%; BHP Group PLC, 3.91%;&br;Rio Tinto PLC, 3.65%; Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., 3.61%; Marathon Petroleum Corp., 3.47%; Valero Energy Corp., 3.23%.
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