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  • So much for a 'Santa rally': Trump's trade war is sending S&P 500 towards its worst December since 2002

    Stocks in Asia, Europe and futures in the US continued their decline after Friday's sell off in the US. Donald Trump's trade war is worrying investors.  China ratcheted up trade tensions over the weekend since the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou last week. Weak Chinese trade and inflation data and a slump in Japan's economy have also hurt sentiment. In Europe, Germany's DAX slumped on weak export data, while UK government disarray added to uncertainty.  Hopes for a Santa rally are fading fast...

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  • Global stocks plunge lower after Trump trade war jitters sparks US bloodbath

    Asian markets tumble after Trump signals reignited trade-war tensions, following a bloodbath in US stocks markets. Trader sentiment has dragged as fears about global growth and the US economy resurfaced.  European equities took a hit Wednesday, following Asian stocks lower as economy and US-China trade-war jitters gripped financial markets.  In the US, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 each tumbled more than 3.2% amid growing doubts that a trade deal could be thrashed out between the US and China. A...

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  • The bond market just flashed a major 'red flag' — and it could be signaling a US recession

    US 3- and 5-year Treasury yields have inverted, while the 2-year and 10-year benchmark is flattening.  The Treasury "yield curve" can be seen as a proxy for investor sentiment on the direction of the economy. Weakening global growth, trade war fears, higher interest rates, and wariness over the extent of Federal Reserve tightening are weighing on markets.  A darkening tone has taken over bond markets, and it could spell trouble for the US economy.  On Monday, 2- and 5-year Treasury yields...

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  • A notorious recession signal is on the brink of crisis-era levels, and it’s proof Wall street is bracing for the next meltdown

    The bond market is once again flashing a signal that has shown up before every recession since the 1970s. The spreads between 2- and 10-year notes, as well as 2- and 5-year notes, fell towards their lowest levels since 2007 amid other signs that investors are worried about a slowdown in growth.  David Rosenberg, the chief economist at Gluskin Sheff, says the market's reaction to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's speech on Wednesday further exposed investors' fears.  There's been much ado about the...

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