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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Trade Wars are good and easy to win. Dow drops 950 points.
Lex Luthor 01:51 PM 08-05-2019
Thanks Donald!

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Dow plunges more than 950 points after China devalues its currency

The Dow tumbled more than 950 points and global stocks were in disarray on Monday after China escalated the trade war with the United States.

The Chinese government devalued the yuan to fall below its 7-to-1 ratio with the US dollar for the first time in a decade Monday. A weaker currency could soften the blow the United States has dealt China with its tariffs.

The weak yuan ignited fear on Wall Street that a currency war has begun or that the United States would respond with even higher tariffs, prolonging the standoff with China and potentially weakening the global economy. Investors are particularly concerned that the Trump administration could try to devalue the dollar, sparking a currency war that could weaken Americans' purchasing power.

"Risks of Trump intervening in foreign exchange markets have increased with China letting the yuan go," wrote Viraj Patel, FX and global macro strategist at Arkera, on Twitter. "If this was an all out currency war - the US would hands down lose. Beijing [is] far more advanced in playing the currency game [and has] bigger firepower."

President Donald Trump once again called China a currency manipulator on Monday, saying the yuan devaluation was a "major violation." Trump has long attacked China for its currency policy, even though the Treasury has refrained from officially labeling the country a currency manipulator.

China announced Monday its companies have halted purchases of American agricultural goods. That helped to drive stocks even deeper into the red.

US stocks were sharply lower, with the Dow (INDU) falling more than 950 points, sinking below 26,000 points for the first time since June. The Dow was on pace for its third-worst point drop in history.

The S&P 500 (SPX) traded 3.7% lower, and could post its worst day of 2019. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) fell more than 4%, its biggest decline since October 24, 2018. If the Nasdaq closes lower Monday, it will have logged its longest losing streak since November 2016, when it fell for nine-consecutive days in the lead-up to the presidential election.

The S&P 500 is on track for six consecutive down days for the first time since October, while the Dow is on track for its longest losing streak since March. Last week, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite logged their worst week of the year last week.

Hit particularly hard were tech stocks. Apple (AAPL), Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT), Nvidia (NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) were among the biggest losers on Monday.

The VIX (VIX) volatility index soared more than 30% to a seven-month high. The CNN Business Fear & Greed Index is indicating "Extreme Fear."
Asian markets all fell more than 1.6% Monday, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng closed down 2.9% as protests continue in the region. In Europe, London's FTSE 100 finished down 2.5%. Germany's DAX and France' Cac 40 closed 1.8% and 2.2% lower, respectively.

US government bonds rose and yields fell as traders looked for safe investments. The 10-year Treasury yield declined to 1.7413%. The yield curve the difference between shorter and longer-term bond yields grew the widest since April 2007. That inversion of the yield curve has predated every past recession.

Escalating the trade war

The yuan weakened sharply after the People's Bank of China set its daily reference rate for the currency at 6.9225, the lowest rate since December. The central bank said in a statement that Monday's weakness was mostly because of "trade protectionism and new tariffs on China." President Donald Trump threatened a new round of tariffs on the country last week.
Devaluing the yuan is one way China has of retaliating against the tariffs. A weaker currency helps Chinese manufacturers offset the costs of higher tariffs.

Analysts at Capital Economics said the move showed that Beijing has "all but abandoned" hopes for a trade deal with the United States.

In US economic data, the non-manufacturing index for July from the Institute of Supply Management undercut consensus expectations, which didn't help matters.
LiveSteam 11:13 PM 09-23-2019
Thats all Trump food Lex Loser.
You'd betted go on a hunger strike and die.
Either that or you're a hypocrite.
Sweet Daddy Hate 11:22 PM 09-23-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Thats all Trump food Lex Loser.
You'd betted go on a hunger strike and die.
Either that or you're a hypocrite.
JohnnyHammersticks 09:20 AM 10-18-2019
EWWWWW...tRump doesn't know what he's dewwwwwwing!! ~ Libby Tardos


So nice having an alpha male pulling the strings instead of some feckless Kenyan-born, crack-smoking homo.

China growth slowest in at least 26 years
Oct. 18, 2019 2:19 AM ET|About: iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)|By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

China's economic growth hit 6% in Q3, the slowest growth in at least 26 years, amid broad declines that seemed to presage the need for more intervention to arrest the declines.

That's down from 6.2% growth in Q2 and a tax-cut-aided 6.4% in Q1. Analysts were generally expecting at least 6.1% for Q3.

The end of the quarter saw some recovery in industrial production and retail sales, according to China's statistics bureau, but investment in fixed assets was on the decline and investment in agriculture, manufacturing and industrial sectors fell off in September.

The growth is the lowest since the current measure of GDP was adopted in 1992, just three years after the Tiananmen Square crackdown significantly hurt investment.

"We expect monetary policy to be loosened before long in response, but it will take time for this to put a floor beneath economic growth," says Capital Economics' Julian Evans-Pritchard.

Sweet Daddy Hate 11:43 AM 10-18-2019
All he does is win.
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