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A tenuous and unstable state of affairs

A tenuous and unstable state of affairs The prospects of another round of US tariffs directed at China have resurrected fears that the trade skirmish between Washington and Beijing could escalate with some investors now fearing a full-blown global trade war could be a reality. But the most damning signal is that dialogue between the…

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the going gets tough, the tough get going U.S. stocks are trading off their intraday highs late in the NY session weighed down by financials profit-taking ahead of the deluge of bank earnings reports on Friday, robust US economic data had temporarily overshadowed fears over global trade disputes. That was until a late NY…

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All is quiet on the western trade war front

All is quiet on the western trade war front For a change,  all is quiet on the western trade war front as the drop in aggressive US tariff posturing and the nonfarm payroll after effects have propelled US equity market to the third consecutive day of substantial gains. While traders sit tight awaiting the next…

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For the USD , it’s all about this week’s CPI.

For the USD, it’s all about this week’s CPI. Markets dismissed the opening salvo of the  US -Sino trade war as dated news. However, after another Goldilocks NFP,  US stock markets traded positively in the green while the US dollar bears begrudgingly came out of hibernation after US  bond market yields knee-jerked lower. The NFP…

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The trade war is finally upon us

The trade war is finally upon us Traders returned from the 4th of July holiday with few if any convictions ahead of President Trump’s first tariffs that are scheduled to hit $34 billion of Chinese imports later today and Beijing plans to respond with levies on an equal amount of goods swiftly. The Trump administrations…

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Confusion reigns supreme

Confusion reigns supreme Uncertainty and confusion around trade war are slowly but surely leading the markets down the road to financial horror. Global equity markets continue to fray at the edges on the streams of negative headlines and none more so damning than a report from a Chinese government think tank. The leaked note warned…

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Oil Climbs Ahead of Inventories

Trade war fears remain Financial markets are once again in risk aversion mode on Wednesday, as investors continue to take shelter from the ongoing trade spat. There hasn’t been much progress – positive or negative – in recent days although US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin did deny reports that the country is looking to block…

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