Dow Futures Wobble as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates Ahead of Critical Talks

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) posted narrow gains in aftermarket trading Wednesday, as the threat of an escalating trade war between the United States and China continued to weigh. Dow Futures Rise; S&P 500, Nasdaq Follow Futures contracts on all three major U.S. indexes rose slightly in overnight trading, with the Dow …

Don’t Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout

Corporate earnings season is underway, and fundamentals are driving the stock market more than usual because valuations are so lofty already. | Source: Shutterstock Stock market investors who were expecting that the Fed would be more accommodating with its monetary policy or that trade talks between the U.S. and China would go swimmingly were in …

Hong Kong is Another Loser in the US-China Trade War

Eric Lam reports for Bloomberg: “The trade war between the U.S. and China and slowing retail sales dragged Hong Kong’s economic growth down at the end of last year, with exports showing almost ‘zero growth.’” What’s astounding to me is that the people of the world accept that peaceful acts of commerce between consenting adults …