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Re: Money
« Reply #345 on: April 03, 2018, 09:57:04 pm »
Trade War 💣 Round 2: US Releases China Tariff List Targeting 1,300 Products

by Tyler Durden

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:11

SNIPPET:

Assuring that a second retaliation by China in the escalating trade war is just a matter of days if not hours, moments ago the US Trade Representative released a list of Chinese product subject to 25% tariffs as part of Trump's Section 301 crackdown on Beijing Intellectual Property abuses, focusing on China's high tech product push.


Below we list the top US imports from China. Not surprisingly, most are found in the new tariff list:

Telecom equipment
Computers
Toys
Office equipment
Furniture
Seats (professional chairs)
Auto parts
TVs
Lamps & lighting
Suitcases & bags


What else is in the list? ???

Stuff that you put on your body: spared. Stuff you put in your home: targeted,” said Hun Quach, vice president of international trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Some more details from Bloomberg:

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In some cases the tariffs targeted raw materials and components used to assemble finished goods in the U.S., such as ingredients for insulin, while in others the items were complete products, like Chinese-assembled cars. Many of the affected products were machines used to make other things, vexing factory owners accustomed to being praised by Trump for manufacturing in the U.S.

While apparel and footwear won’t get additional tariffs, some equipment used to make them, like textile printers and injection molders for shoes, are getting taxed. “Tariffs on certain machinery will make American-made products more expensive,” said Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, in a statement.

With the list published, the National Association of Manufacturers will be consulting with its members about what specific products on the list it may oppose and try to get removed during the comment period, spokesman Michael Short said. The group urged Trump to pursue a bilateral trade agreement with China rather than act on its own.

Trade industry associations also said they are expressing their concerns about the tariffs publicly and privately with the administration and will be active during during the comment and review period to determine the final list of products subject to tariffs.

Full article: 👀

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-03/trade-war-round-2-us-releases-china-tariff-list-targeting-1300-products
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Re: Money
« Reply #346 on: April 03, 2018, 10:06:41 pm »
Stock Market Bulls Don’t Want The Dow To Slip From Here! 🚩

by kimblecharting

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:25


The Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at 26,616 on January 26th. Those highs set the stage for the stock market correction that investors are facing right now.

How and Why?

We’ve been warning since early this year that stocks were getting ahead of themselves. The chart below illustrates just how far ahead they got… the Dow’s momentum reading this year reached levels not seen since 1929, 1987, 2000, and 2007. At the same time, the Dow’s price reached the top side (point 1) of a 70-year rising channel (point A).

Decision Point

The stock market correction has taken the Dow Jones down to an important intermediate-term support point – its rising “monthly” trend line off the 2016 lows (point 2). What happens here could determine whether this is a “run of the mill” correction or something more ominous.

Any puncture of support would need to be short-lived for the intermediate uptrend to remain intact. However, if bulls fail to adequately defend this trend line, then the market decline could get ugly 💣 💥. Stay tuned!

Dow Jones Industrial Average Long-Term Chart

While many have been focused on the 200-day moving average test for the S&P 500, the Power of the Pattern is of the opinion this is one very Important “Support Test” in play for the Dow. Support is support friends until broken.

This post was originally written for See It Markets.com.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-03/stock-market-bulls-dont-want-dow-slip-here
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Re: Money
« Reply #347 on: April 04, 2018, 02:27:41 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Rather than the title given below, a more appropriate title woud be: Continuously Calculated Corruption.

Contours  🏴‍☠️ 🚩 Of The Correction 🌠

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:49

SNIPPET:

Summary

Despite the recent correction, the U.S. equity markets still easily lead all major global markets in terms of valuation. This is not cause for optimism, it is a sign of extended risk. The outlook for earnings has improved due to tax reform and other recent fiscal policy measures, but even with that boost, earnings do not support these valuations. There is also a clear tension between the Fed and their monetary measures and those of the Congress undertaking new fiscal stimulus. Those paths will overlap and it will be bumpy at best with tightening Fed policy opposed by the forces of fiscal stimulus buttressed by tariffs and the threat of retaliation from other countries.

The markets appear to have sent an early warning to equity holders with the spike in volatility, but with the sustained optimism of the market since, it does not appear as though many have taken heed. Since early February, volatility has dropped back to less elevated levels but it remains significantly higher than the single digit readings commonly seen in 2017. Even if VIX stabilized to average 15 for the next few weeks, that would still be 36% above the average level of 11 for all of 2017. If interest rates remain elevated, to say nothing of rising, it will create further portfolio deleveraging pressure especially on the $1 trillion in funds managed under risk parity strategies.

Despite the bounce from the lows seen on February 8, the market seems uncomfortable and edgy. At the same time, it appears unconvinced that anything could be wrong. Investors 🙉 🙊 🐷  have enjoyed such a long period of extreme central bank 😈 accommodation and the easy returns 💵 🎩 that have gone along with it, they are reluctant to modify for the changes clearly taking place. Risks, both implied and explicit, are large 💣 and growing 🚩 but investors seem mostly unaware despite the early warning signal.

A fair characterization would be that it’s like living next to the city dump, if you’re there long enough, you eventually stop noticing the smell.

full article:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-04/contours-correction

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Re: Money
« Reply #348 on: April 04, 2018, 04:45:38 pm »

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com,

SNIPPET:

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:54

To all those investors expecting the Fed to step in to backstop the recent weakness seen in the stock market, Wolf Richter warns: The cavalry isn't coming.

After years of force-feeding too much liquidity into world markets, the central banking cartel is now aware of the Franken-markets it has created. And now with a new head at the US Federal Reserve, and soon at the ECB, central bankers have shifted their priority from supporting asset prices to now actively engineering lower prices.

They just don't want prices to drop too far too fast.



Agelbert NOTE: I agree that the Fed will not keep the markets from sinkng slowly, but I totally disagree with the anti-Tesla baloney pushed in the above u-tube podcast. Based on that, Ford would have been bankrupt by 1920. Tesla has a LOT more going for it than Ford did when Rockefeller bailed it out THREE times. These bean counters like wolf Richter forget the "minor detail" called CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE when they arbitrarily claim that Tesla is a "bad investment". Tesla's business model is what ALL corporations should strive to emulate. That model REQUIRES that you produce a product that benefits society AND that uses revenue to reinvest in plant and equipment, INSTEAD of using the revenue almost exclusively to bleed corporate coffers 😈 in order to pay investors greater dividends.

Tesla is probably the car manufacturing corporation with the greatest chance of success and profitability in the in-your-face reality that even the delusional fossil fuelers will soon be forced to deal with.

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Re: Money
« Reply #349 on: April 04, 2018, 07:14:17 pm »
  April 3, 2018

Wall Street Bankers' Executive Bonuses 😈 👹 💵 🎩 Highlight Worsening Inequality

Banks are collecting money from every corner of this economy, becoming "the special winner in the capitalist game of our time," says economist Richard D. Wolff. The bonuses "strike another blow for that growing inequality between the rich and everybody else in the United States"


http://therealnews.com/t2/story:21476:Wall-Street-Bankers%27-Executive-Bonuses-Highlight-Worsening-Inequality
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Re: Money
« Reply #350 on: April 05, 2018, 02:56:17 pm »

Soybeans, Cars, Planes, and "To Hell With Wall Street"  ;)

April 5, 2018

by Mike Mish Shedlock

SNIPPET:

While the Trump list would affect 1,300 categories of goods, China critically is targeting a narrower range of 106 types of U.S. goods, many of them high-profile. Soybeans and smaller commercial passenger planes, mostly made by Boeing Co. , are the most valuable U.S. exports to China, worth nearly $23 billion last year.

Also prominent in China’s retaliation are sport-utility vehicles and other agricultural products, from beef to sorghum—goods that were chosen to hit U.S. states that supported President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with Beijing’s plans.


Not a Trade War 😇

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Donald J. Trump 🦀
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We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue! 7:22 AM - Apr 4, 2018 120K 55.3K people are talking about this



Mercy me. Don't call this a trade war. It's really a peanut butter sandwich.


Read more: 

https://www.themaven.net/mishtalk/economics/soybeans-cars-planes-and-to-hell-with-wall-street-sjnypPp9f0-WURtsr3iSWQ/


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Re: Money
« Reply #351 on: April 20, 2018, 04:58:28 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: If you wish to know, without any doubt whatsoever, who are the oligarchs totally, not partially, responsible for the horrendously polluted, massively unjust, deliberately cruel and generally miserable condition of human civilization, the graphic below is sine qua non. It is not difficult to determine where the most numerous, and consequently most damaging, group of profit over people and planet parasites, euphemistically called the "ultra rich", reside. 


Where the World’s Ultra Rich
Population Lives



https://www.visualcapitalist.com/ultra-rich-population-lives/


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Re: Money
« Reply #352 on: April 20, 2018, 05:56:30 pm »
America’s “Actual” GDP: The Shocking Truth

BY BRIAN MAHER

APRIL 19, 2018

SNIPPET:

Economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have shown that annual economic growth falls 2% per year when the debt-to-GDP reaches 60%.

When it hits 90%… they conclude one dollar of debt yields less than one dollar of output.

Debt no longer lifts… but drags.

What is America’s current debt-to-GDP ratio?

Roughly 105%.  :P

When did the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio cross the 90% red line?

This is, when did the wine start turning to vinegar?

In 2010, it appears… shortly after the great turning point.

After 2008, argues financial advisory firm Baker & Co., “something in our economy broke.”


Before 2008, what they term “actual” GDP had always risen alongside the rising debt — whether because of it — or in spite of it.

But no longer.


Full article:

https://dailyreckoning.com/americas-actual-gdp-shocking-truth/



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