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How Small-Cap Stocks Can Protect Your Portfolio From a Trade War

“If the United States’ brewing trade war with China has you wanting to duck for cover, small-cap stocks may still be the best place to shelter your portfolio” writes Taylor Nicole Rogers for thestreet.com. It’s commonsense that companies with the least exposure to foreign markets will be the least affected by a potential trade war, but what you might not know is that many of them happen to be small-cap.Even in the unlikely event trade tensions ease, small-caps still may be the way to go given their current momentum.Small-cap stocks…

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As trade war looms, China cuts some banks’ reserve requirements to boost lending

“The combined 700 billion yuan liquidity injection exceeded market expectations of 400 billion yuan” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The PBOC said the cut will release about 500 billion yuan ($77 billion) for the country’s five large state banks and 12 national joint-stock commercial banks.The latest RRR cuts will also release about 200 billion yuan in funding for mid-sized and small banks to increase lending to credit-strapped small businesses, the PBOC said.But the 700 billion yuan ($107.65 billion) in liquidity that the central bank said will result from the…

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What a Trade Battle With China Looks Like on the Front Lines

“The emerging trade war between the United States and China has prompted predictions of severe economic and geopolitical disruption” reports nytimes.com. But for any given industry, the impact of tariffs depends on the microeconomics of its products: How much does demand change when its prices rise?. And executives and other experts have their own sense of exactly how supply chains might be rerouted and prices might swing for particular goods.To see how this may unfold, it’s helpful to examine the different trade patterns for those goods, along with some of…

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There’s confusion over whether the Trump administration secretly promised Apple that iPhones wouldn’t be caught in the cross fire of a trade war with China

“There are few companies with more to lose than Apple in a trade war between the United States and China” writes Kif Leswing for businessinsider.com. But a top White House trade adviser denied knowledge of any iPhone trade exemption in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Stock-market leaders yet to be undercut by trade-war fears

“Louis Fed President James Bullard participates in a moderated conversation on the economy and monetary policy” writes Gaudiano Ryan Vlastelica for marketwatch.com. See: Why a major trade war could mean a ‘full-blown recession’ While the concerns weighed on Wall Street, it hasn’t yet proved the bull-market killer that some fear.The market’s inability to gain what some analysts have termed “escape velocity” is largely due to trade-related headlines. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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‘Things could spiral out of control’ — Wall Street is more worried than ever that an all-out trade war will plunge the world into recession

“A trade war coupled with a confidence shock could push the US to the brink of recession.”” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. At least that’s the message being delivered by strategists across Wall Street, who have watched in horror over the past week as the possibility of an all-out trade war has been ratcheted higher.As Wall Street experts increasingly conclude that the brewing trade war could be catastrophic for the economy, investors worldwide are already reacting with their portfolios.In his mind, those two shouldn’t be treating a possible trade war…

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Why the Boeing 707 plane united the world

“The oldest jet airliner flying in the world is a Boeing 707 that was delivered to Qantas in 1959, then served for Laker Airways for nine years” writes Simon Calder for independent.co.uk. In 1961 a Continental Airlines 707 flying from Los Angeles to Houston was hi-jacked by two brothers, but their bid to be flown to Cuba was thwarted when police shot out the tyres. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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‘Brink of recession’: What’s at stake as Trump trade-war risk rises

“A major trade war would lead to a significant reduction in growth” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “Not only would these tariffs cost American families, but would also they put American jobs at risk.”. A decline in confidence and supply chain disruptions could amplify the trade shock, leading to an outright recession.”. Whether it will deliver the results that Trump wants — curbing a U.S. trade imbalance with partners including China — remains to be seen. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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