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Weekly Wrap by Pythagoras Investing for 24 January 2020

Chinese New Year ushers in the year of the Rat. But the Coronavirus is going to have an impact on China’s celebrations and world markets near term.  Lunar New Year is a significant travel period for 400m Chinese, raising the potential for further spread of the illness.  The outbreak of Coronavirus in China has led …

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Inverted yield curve. China Outwits the US, again!

The US backtracked from the recent Trump “tariff tweets” due to be implemented on September 1.  Essentially, Trump admitted that U.S. consumers were bearing the brunt of the impact and decided to delay tariffs, recognizing the negative impact further tariffs would have on the U.S. economy. He has lacked the understanding of the effect of …

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TRADE WARS: Effects on America

This week Trump tweeted he would increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on USD500m+ of Chinese goods. Investors are worried that the additional tariffs hamper economic growth causing uncertainty and volatility in the market. US and Chinese trade officials will resume negotiations in Washington this Thursday/Friday to try for a trade deal. The proposed higher tariffs are scheduled …

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