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Comic: Trump Tweets Trigger Market Volatility Amid Panic and Confusion

Economy Aug 15, 2019 08:19AM ET
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Investing.com - Markets continued to monitor Donald Trump’s Twitter account, as tweets from the U.S. president this week regarding the U.S.-China trade war and the Federal Reserve triggered extreme volatility.

Trump sent markets on a wild rollercoaster rise this week, all with less than 280 characters on Twitter.

Wall Street stocks took a beating on Monday, with the S&P 500 losing 1.2%, amid concern over the lack of progress in U.S.-China trade talks.

Equity markets rebounded on Tuesday, with the S&P bouncing back nearly 1.5% after Trump announced that he would delay fresh tariffs on Chinese imports, which were due to go into effect on Sept. 1.

Kenta Inoue, senior market economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Securities, pointed out that Trump's tariff delay came just as U.S. stocks were stalling.

"This appears to be a routine ploy by the U.S. president, who applies trade pressure on China when stocks are doing well and opts for compromise when they are not," Inoue said.

Wednesday saw markets suffer their worst day of the year, with all three of the major U.S. stock indexes tumbling about 3%, amid recession signals from the bond market.

Markets looked set to bounce back again on Thursday as China reiterated that it hopes the U.S. can meet it halfway on trade.

The S&P 500 advanced to a record high at the end of July, but it has lost momentum this month, with the S&P down more than 4% so far in August.

To see more of Investing.com’s weekly comics, visit: http://www.investing.com/analysis/comics

-- Reuters contributed to this report

Comic: Trump Tweets Trigger Market Volatility Amid Panic and Confusion
 

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Robert Kral
Robert Kral Aug 15, 2019 11:33PM ET
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all trumps for Rikers Island 2020, resort is already built.
Hank Williams
Hank Williams Aug 15, 2019 6:06PM ET
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Fewer and fewer bubba s are showing up at the pep rallys.
Mauricio Salinas
Mauricio Salinas Aug 15, 2019 5:17PM ET
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He's only worried about being better than Obama.
Darry Kim
Darry Kim Aug 15, 2019 3:28PM ET
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No president has ever had a major impact on the market like DT. Right or bad, he is doing what he needs to do and the US will win.
Jiang Botao
Jiang Botao Aug 15, 2019 3:27PM ET
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biggest insider trader ever, don't be surprised guys when he leaves office and builds a casino in Europe or Asia, with your tax money.
Johnny Crash
Johnny Crash Aug 15, 2019 3:13PM ET
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Trump is a boss, what a great man, wonderful person. I hope he gets re-elected, first president that gets things done!
Harry Taylor
Harry Taylor Aug 15, 2019 3:13PM ET
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ha ha good one
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bigtopapps Aug 15, 2019 3:13PM ET
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Healthcare? Immigration? Hes done nothing
Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown Aug 15, 2019 2:06PM ET
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I am so sick of this egomaniac constantly trying to manipulate the markets. And ironically he accuses China of manipulating their currency. What's the difference? He is such a tool. and every time he promises there's movement and progress it turns out to be a total lie.
Idakwo Enemona
Idakwo Enemona Aug 15, 2019 1:34PM ET
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just keep your mind opened.
Robert Kral
Robert Kral Aug 15, 2019 1:34PM ET
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to what, the lies, treson, racism, its stupidity
Delonte Crosby
Delonte Crosby Aug 15, 2019 1:30PM ET
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Destroying the market every time he tweets something close to it. Been about 3 weeks and he did a tweet that crushed dreams of the market even getting back on track.
Jo Riley
Jo Riley Aug 15, 2019 1:30PM ET
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The good move of the US unplugging from China - like many good things - takes time.
Jo Riley
Jo Riley Aug 15, 2019 1:30PM ET
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The good move of the US unplugging from China takes - like many good things - time.
Tomas Hood
Tomas Hood Aug 15, 2019 1:30PM ET
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So many unwise traders. Do research, do technical analysis, and ignore noise like tweets. Social media is just noise. But, alas, the market is filled with gready, immature, undisciplined traders.
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sam Ala Aug 15, 2019 1:22PM ET
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Volatility is good. Can trade more VIX.
 
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