Confounded by COVID Fears
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Confounded by COVID Fears

Stock prices have been plunging for the last three weeks as coronavirus fears shut down many swaths of the global economy. Conferences and festivals are getting cancelled and surely cruise lines and airlines have no lines. There will be repercussions. Talks of recession may prove true, but that may also be brief. A vacuum of…

Bernie and the Coronavirus
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Bernie and the Coronavirus

Yesterday was a complicated day in the stock market. It was dealing with coronavirus fears, along with coming to grips with Bernie’s surge in the Nevada primary and what a socialist US president would do to markets. I’m feeling the Bern already. Particularly hard hit were health insurance stocks, and it’s difficult to decipher which…

China Trade War
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China Trade War

The Dow Jones market index fell 3% yesterday on news that the China trade war is escalating. President Trump is hiking tariffs on China in round two, with China responding by depreciating its currency. When the World Trade Organization welcomed China in December 2001, many changes had been required of China in order to be…

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