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After Thanksgiving Signing Party

Cabinet ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Nov. 30, Mexico’s economy minister said on Thursday.The deal will be signed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters at an event in Mexico City. Argentina is hosting the G20 international forum for governments […]

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China’s Economic Data Flexes

China on Thursday reported exports and imports for the month of October that exceeded forecasts, the country’s General Administration of Customs reported. According to Reuters, China recorded a trade surplus of $31.78 billion with the U.S. in October — down from a record $34.13 billion in September. The country’s cumulative trade surplus with the U.S. in […]

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And Then There Were Two

The Dow surged on Wednesday on the back of tech stocks after President Donald Trump vowed to work with Democrats after Republicans ceded control of the House in the wake of the midterm elections. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 545 points, or 2.13%. The S&P 500 rose 2.11%, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.64%. In a […]

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Hall Passes For Oil

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, continuing their recent slide after surging U.S. crude output hit another record and domestic inventories rose more than expected.In early trade, prices had risen after a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing whether to cut crude output next year. Then the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that domestic […]

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Pick Up The Phone, You Know What To Do

President Donald Trump wants to reach an agreement on trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later this month and has asked key U.S. officials to begin drafting potential terms, according to four people familiar with the matter.The push for a possible deal with China followed a […]

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Life’s Patterns Don’t Change Overnight

Chinese President Xi Jinping has a long road ahead of him if his goal is to reduce his nation’s goods trade surplus by buying more from abroad.Set to address the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Nov. 5, Xi is putting his personal stamp on an event geared to demonstrate China’s willingness to open […]

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Where Have All the Cowboys Gone

​There is more pain in the pain trade ahead.That is according to Michael Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist, who said, during an interview on CNBC midday Thursday, that a then-current market rebound belied a market that is badly damaged and ready to sink further.Wilson describes current conditions as a “rolling bear market,” which […]

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China Whimpering Mercy

China has more to lose in the Trade War game, and, therefore, it will have no choice but to concede to Washington’s demands. But it must lose the trade war gracefully, as was the case with the US-Japan trade war back in the 1980s.“When China entered the war, the question became ‘who will lose more’,” […]

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Don’t Blink, You Might Miss

If you’re an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market’s calm, steady gains this summer, you’re wide awake by now.Stocks have swooned over the last three weeks as investors worried about a sea of troubles, including rising interest rates, the trade tensions between the U.S. and China and slowing economies outside the […]

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Speculative Whack-a-Mole

The ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China is the biggest threat to the market right now, not the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, strategist Art Hogan said Wednesday night.”I’m much more concerned about China and what that means in the long run than I am about what Fed Chairman Jay Powell’s doing with monetary […]

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