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  • Dow tumbles more than 600 points on Apple plunge, rising fears of an economic slowdown

    01/03/2019 2:38:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Wed, Jan 2 2019 • 4:37 PM EST | Fred Imbert & John Melloy
    U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday following a dire quarterly warning from Apple. The iPhone maker blamed a slowing Chinese economy for the shortfall, intensifying fears that the global economy may be slowing down because of the ongoing trade war. A weaker-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing added to those fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 660.02 points, or 2.8 percent, to 22,686.22 as Apple shares led the decline. The 30-stock index tumbled to its low of the day right before the close, trading down as much as 707.83 points. The S&P 500 pulled back 2.47 percent to 2,447.89 as...
  • Shanghai’s stock index ends 2018 as the world’s biggest loser as trade war [snip]

    12/28/2018 7:40:20 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Dec. 28, 2018 | staff
    Full Title: Shanghai’s stock index ends 2018 as the world’s biggest loser as trade war, slowing Chinese economy Shanghai’s stock benchmark ended 2018 as the world’s worst market performer for a second year, falling 24.6 per cent over 12 months as an unprecedented trade war between China and the United States weighed on the Chinese economy and crimped corporate earnings. The city’s key stock index closed the year at 2,493.90, while the benchmark on the smaller Shenzhen bourse fell 33.2 per cent during the period to 1,267.87. The combined capitalisation of the two exchanges fell by US$2.4 trillion to 43.3...
  • Dow turns positive, erases a 600-point drop

    12/27/2018 12:44:05 PM PST · by abb · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 27, 2018 | Fred Imbert
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded higher on Thursday, erasing steep losses a day after posting a historic surge. The 30-stock index traded 31 points higher after plunging 611 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 held just above the flatline after sliding more than 2 percent. The Nasdaq Composite traded 0.2 percent lower after dropping more than 3 percent. Earlier in the day, stocks fell amid renewed tensions between China and the United States.
  • Dow rallies 1,000 points, logging its biggest single-day point gain ever

    12/26/2018 12:19:40 PM PST · by Candor7 · 164 replies
    CNBC ^ | 26 Dec. 2018 | Fred Imbert & Eustance Huang
    Stocks rose sharply in volatile trading on Wednesday as surges in retail and energy shares helped Wall Street regain the steep losses suffered in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 657 points higher as of 3:05 p.m. ET, while the S&P 500 gained 3.05 percent. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, rising 3.96 percent. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track for their biggest one-day gains since Aug. 26, 2015 and erased Monday's losses. The Dow also recovered all of its losses from Monday.
  • Dow surges 550 points as Wall Street rebounds from worst Christmas Eve ever

    12/26/2018 10:16:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/26/2018 | Fred Imbert | Eustance Huang
    Stocks rose sharply in volatile trading on Wednesday as surges in retail and energy shares helped Wall Street regain most of the steep losses suffered in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 550 points higher as of 12:58 p.m. ET, while the S&P 500 gained 2.6 percent. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, rising 3.5 percent. The Dow and S&P 500 briefly turned negative earlier in the day. Retailers were among the best performers on Wednesday, with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) jumping 3.5 percent. Shares of Wayfair, Kohl's and Dollar General all rose at more than 5.5...
  • Stocks Extend Fall Despite Mnuchin Bid to Reassure Investors: Dow drops 2% or more for fifth time

    12/24/2018 11:43:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 2018 | Avantika Chilkoti and Michael Wursthorn
    A bruising stock selloff continued, erasing more than 650 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to instill calm into a jittery market. Coming off the stock market’s worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite fell for a fourth straight session Monday as investors continued to weigh the impact of rising interest rates, slowing U.S. growth, and the ramifications of a government shutdown extending into January. With the selloff showing little signs of slowing, Mr. Mnuchin attempted to reassure investors, saying he had spoken...
  • The sell-off started with a mysterious plunge overnight

    12/06/2018 10:26:51 AM PST · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Thomas Franck
    Speculation for the swell in volume and plunge in futures included the news of the arrest of the CFO of the Chinese telecom company Huawei. Traders also speculated that the selling could be attributed to a large fund or funds liquidating a position.
  • Trump sends Dow Jones plunging nearly 800 points by tweeting 'I am a tariffs man' raising fears...

    12/04/2018 2:20:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2018 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Trump sends Dow Jones plunging nearly 800 points by tweeting 'I am a tariffs man' raising fears his 'truce' with China will be followed by full-scale trade war and recession U.S. stock markets plummeted Tuesday as a series of tweets from President Donald Trump suggested a trade war with China could resume next year despite claims of a truce and a long-term deal between the two countries. The Dow Jones closed almost 800 points down at 25,027, a loss of 3.1 per cent of its value, while billions were also wiped off the value of the Nasdaq and...
  • Stocks wipe out early gains!

    11/14/2018 11:32:18 AM PST · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    Yahoo.Finance ^ | 11/14/2018 | Emily McCormick
    US equities fell Wednesday, turning around after opening higher.
  • Trump declares 'market would crash' if Democrats impeached him

    08/23/2018 1:20:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt, warned that the “market would crash” if he's ever impeached -- while questioning why Democrats would even consider that course in the future. “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Trump said, in the interview which aired Thursday on "Fox & Friends." The president weighed in on calls from the left to pursue impeachment if Democrats seize the House in the midterms. That speculation kicked up following the plea deal struck by his former attorney Michael Cohen claiming the president was involved in...
  • Dow Plummets 666 points

    02/02/2018 5:50:05 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 70 replies
    CNBC, Drudge Report ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Fred Imbert, Silvia Amaro
    U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs report sent interest rates higher. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 665.75 points to close at 25,520.96, capping off the index's sixth-largest points decline ever. The 30-stock index also fell below 26,000. Friday also marked the first time since June 2016 that the Dow fell at least 500 points.
  • Growing the Free Market Through Smart Contracts

    01/23/2018 7:24:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Lindsay Marie
    Smart contracts offer businesses something traditional contracts cannot: trust Advances in technology have led to the recalibration of most facets of the free market economy, while the drafting and execution of contracts have relatively remained the same for decades. That may no longer be the case due to a blockchain platform called Ethereum. Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs specific types of contracts called “smart contracts.” Smart contracts are self-executing contracts that contain the terms of the agreement in lines of code. Smart contracts can increase trust which is the cornerstone of an operational free market economy. Just as...
  • MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Takes A Breather After Hitting Records Ahead

    12/20/2017 6:24:20 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    Marketwatch via FoxBusiness.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | Sara Sjolin and M. gaudiano
    What's driving the markets? Hopes that the tax bill, which would slash corporate rates, will get approved before Christmas boosted stock markets world-wide and contributed to Monday's record push for U.S. indexes. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the final version on Tuesday, while the Senate vote is expected to follow either on Tuesday or Wednesday. That should be enough time for the bill to land on President Donald Trump's desk for the final signature before Christmas, which is the Republicans' self-imposed deadline.
  • ISIS Opens Sex-Slave Market in Turkey’s Capital

    12/03/2017 5:44:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    Geller Report ^ | November 28, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    It’s not just the “Islamic State.” Sex slave auctions are rife throughout across the Muslim world. Sex slavery is sanctioned under Islam. As I have explained numerous times, sex slavery and rape of the infidel is sanctioned and rewarded under Islam. Muslim clerics all over the world confirm the right to have sex slaves. It is in the Qur’an — the word of Allah. Politicians can keep turning a blind eye, law enforcement can keep ignore it, so this pox on our communities will continue to get worse. The history of sex slavery under Islam — look at this.But this...
  • How Today’s Market Compares To 1929

    11/13/2017 6:26:43 AM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The stock market has surprised many this year by continuing to skyrocket to new all-time highs. Consumer and investor sentiment is high, the unemployment rate is low and Wall Street is excited for potential corporate tax cuts. Currently, things could not be going much better. However, I cannot help but notice that the stock market resembles the overvalued and excessively bullish conditions that led to modern history’s most severe stock market crash from 1929 to 1932. Extremely Overvalued One of the most striking similarities between today’s market and the market of 1929 is the extreme overvaluation of stocks. One of...
  • How to Help Indian Farmers

    08/22/2017 12:07:17 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Jairaj Devadiga
    Every time the media does an emotional story on farmer suicides or farmer protests, there are suggestions for what government should do. Usually, these suggestions include more subsidies, price supports, and other forms of government intervention. There is one solution that is never mentioned but is by far the simplest one. To increase farmer incomes, it is necessary to reduce the number of farmers. The law of supply and demand tells us that when the supply of something is very high relative to demand, the price it can fetch is very low. The same law applies to farmers as well....
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs.
  • MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Attributes Market Confidence to Trump Cutting Regulations

    08/03/2017 9:26:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/02/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday attributed strong markets to President Donald Trump's campaign promise of cutting regulations, which she said held up profitability during the Obama administration. "The markets are very very strong, " Ruhle said. "Why is that? Now across the board, we have low volatility. We have strong earnings. The market has been chugging along." Ruhle went on to question whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average's success can be attributed to Trump himself, saying there is a disconnect between the two. "But on the positive, what we do have now is a market that corporate America is...
  • Unleash the Market's Creative Destruction

    02/15/2017 11:36:36 AM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    FEE (the Foundation for Economic Education) ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Iain Murray
    A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute blamed trade with China for the loss of 3.4 million manufacturing jobs since 2001. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University analyzes this claim in detail here, where he points out that innovation and automation are more likely culprits. But whether the jobs are lost as a result of international trade or domestic commerce, his most important point is that this is creative destruction. Stifled Creativity It is to creative destruction, a process first properly recognized by Joseph Schumpeter (whose 134th birthday it is today), that we owe much of human progress and...
  • Why The Stock Market Will Romp Under Donald Trump

    01/22/2017 12:54:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | Larry Light, Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton
    Where will the stock market go in the Trump administration? During the Obama presidency, it has advanced nicely, even amid so-so growth. Andrew Houghton and Nicholas Atkeson of Delta Investment Management in San Francisco show us why a bullish view for the market has further to rise. The presidential election cycle occurs every four years, no matter what is going on with the economic cycle and stock market. Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. The country had been in recession 14 months, the housing market bubble had popped over a year earlier and the S&P 500 had lost roughly 46%...