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Re: Trump and the Stock Markets

Post by Lone Star » March 16, 2019, 3:42 pm

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Consumer Sentiment on the Rise

Source: University of Michigan

Consumer sentiment -- measuring optimism and pessimism of consumers -- is a main market driver of the US economy.
The early March gain in sentiment was entirely due to households with incomes in the bottom two-thirds of the distribution, whose sentiment rose to 97.4 from 90.0 in February.


Households with lower incomes expressed "much more positive assessments" than income earners in the top third of the US socioeconomic group. However, "all income groups voiced more positive prospects for growth in the overall economy during the year ahead."
The data indicate that real consumption will grow by 2.6% in 2019 and that the expansion will set a new record length by mid year.
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Re: Lone Star News *Trigger Warning*

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We are not aware of any current, credible or active threat domestically, nor of any current information regarding obvious ties between the perpetrators in New Zealand and anyone in the US.
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Re: Trump and the Stock Markets

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 5:14 am

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Dow rises more than 100 points, S&P 500 posts best weekly gain since November

Source: CNBC
Stocks posted strong weekly gains, led by tech shares, as investors cheered renewed optimism on the U.S.-China trade front on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 138.93 points to 25,848.87 as Boeing shares turned around to close 1.5 percent higher. Boeing’s turnaround was sparked by a report saying the company planned to roll out a software upgrade for its 737 Max aircraft. The stock had been under pressure all week after an Ethiopian Airlines flight using a 737 Max plane crashed on Sunday, which prompted several countries to ground flights involving the plane.

Gains in the tech and consumer discretionary sectors pushed the S&P 500 up 0.5 percent to 2,822.48. Tech shares also bolstered the Nasdaq Composite, which climbed 0.8 percent to 7,688.53.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both rose at least 2.9 percent, though the laggard Dow gained only 1.7 percent amid Boeing’s troubles. The S&P 500 also posted its biggest one-week gain since November.

Stocks have been on a tear this year, with the three major indexes rising more than 10 percent each in 2019.
Optimism and Pessimism always push in either direction.
“Barring any macroeconomic news, any North Korea-related news, any negative news coming out of the China trade deal, I think the momentum is still just holding,” Katz said. “At the same time, [the market] is getting up there.”

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke via telephone with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The report, according to The South China Morning Post, said: “The two sides have further made concrete progress on the text of the trade agreement between the two sides.”

The news comes after CNBC reported Thursday that Chinese negotiators suggest combining a state visit to the U.S. with the signing of a trade deal. Beijing wants a deal to be fully ironed out before President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Donald Trump.

“US-China trade negotiations will likely reach a temporary deal, transforming future negotiations into a framework to monitor China’s compliance with trade and intellectual property policies,” Alberto Gallo, head of macro strategies at Algebris Investments, wrote in a note. He added, however, that “binary events” like this “may not translate into tail risks.”
More hinges on the China-US trade deal than anything with North Korea, but China controls that too.
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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 5:21 am

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Another Originalist Judge Confirmed!

This past week Neomi Rao was confirmed by the US Senate to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It is considered to be the most prestigious of the federal courts just below SCOTUS because it often entertains cases that involve regulatory and political cases that address the power of the federal government.

Rao is a graduate of Yale and received her law degree from the University of Chicago, which is considered to be in the top 10 of law schools in the US. She has also served as a clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas on the SCOTUS.

Rao is a star Originalist, only 45 years old, and will be ruling on issues for decades.

I look forward to the continued nomination and confirmation of Originalist judges in the US Senate!

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 7:08 am

No one should talk like this let alone a President
Encouraging people to harm others

"Politics
Trump Encourages Violence From His Supporters. They’re Listening.
Sebastian Murdock,HuffPost Sat, Mar 16 1:30 AM GMT+7

President Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.”
It was a disturbing remark, but even more disturbing is the fact that it’s part of a long history of Trump encouraging his supporters to engage in violence. Largely unchecked by his party’s leadership, Trump’s rhetoric has become normalized despite its real-world ramifications.
“I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump,” Trump told Breitbart in the interview, which he later tweeted. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 7:57 am

Business
Trump urges General Motors to reopen Ohio plant in tweet
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged General Motors Co to reopen Ohio plant in a tweet on Saturday, ten days after the plant made its last Chevrolet Cruze.
The last Cruze rolled off the assembly line a week ago Wednesday at GM's plant in Lordstown, Ohio, the first of five plants in North America to end production this year and ending U.S. production of the Cruze.
In a tweet, Trump said "Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST!"
Trump added "Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in U.S., others likewise. G.M. MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence!"
Over five years Toyota plans to invest nearly $13 billion.
GM did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Saturday.

What is a Politician (or that is what he calls himself) getting into the running of a business (General Motors)? I thought only a Socialist country dictated who and what went where i.e. Stalin

This should be left up to the CEO and Board of Directors to decide the fate of their company

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by newtovillagelife » March 17, 2019, 7:59 am

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 7:08 am
No one should talk like this let alone a President
Encouraging people to harm others

"Politics
Trump Encourages Violence From His Supporters. They’re Listening.
Sebastian Murdock,HuffPost Sat, Mar 16 1:30 AM GMT+7

President Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.”
It was a disturbing remark, but even more disturbing is the fact that it’s part of a long history of Trump encouraging his supporters to engage in violence. Largely unchecked by his party’s leadership, Trump’s rhetoric has become normalized despite its real-world ramifications.
“I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump,” Trump told Breitbart in the interview, which he later tweeted. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”
Pathetic bully tactics.....

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by newtovillagelife » March 17, 2019, 8:01 am

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 7:57 am
Business
Trump urges General Motors to reopen Ohio plant in tweet
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged General Motors Co to reopen Ohio plant in a tweet on Saturday, ten days after the plant made its last Chevrolet Cruze.
The last Cruze rolled off the assembly line a week ago Wednesday at GM's plant in Lordstown, Ohio, the first of five plants in North America to end production this year and ending U.S. production of the Cruze.
In a tweet, Trump said "Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST!"
Trump added "Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in U.S., others likewise. G.M. MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence!"
Over five years Toyota plans to invest nearly $13 billion.
GM did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Saturday.

What is a Politician (or that is what he calls himself) getting into the running of a business (General Motors)? I thought only a Socialist country dictated who and what went where i.e. Stalin

This should be left up to the CEO and Board of Directors to decide the fate of their company

Do you think the moron even knows the difference between socialism, capitalism and communism let alone be able to spell them.

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 8:20 am

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 7:57 am
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What is a Politician (or that is what he calls himself) getting into the running of a business (General Motors)? I thought only a Socialist country dictated who and what went where i.e. Stalin

This should be left up to the CEO and Board of Directors to decide the fate of their company
As usual, the brigadiers don't do their research. I'm not going to do it for you because you have already admitted that you don't read anyway. Here's a hint: the GM bailout and bankruptcy foolishness from 2008 and 2009 that was orchestrated by GWB and Bayrack picking winners and losers with taxpayer funds.

Only after you do that will you understand why Trump -- a capitalist and believer in free enterprise to his core -- is voicing displeasure with GM's closures and layoffs. GM wouldn't even be around today if it were not for the taxpayer revenue provided to them by the federal government.

Personally, I would have allowed GM to fail, which is part of the free market system. Make a crappy product, people don't buy it, go out of business -- or file under the same bankruptcy procedure as everyone else and reorganize. Had GM done that, there would be no reason for federal government involvement. Bayrack even gave the unions some control of the company. Gee, yeah, that's a cute stunt.

Read up, geniuses.
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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 8:48 am

"Only after you do that will you understand why Trump -- a capitalist and believer in free enterprise to his core -- is voicing displeasure with GM's closures and layoffs."

OR

"Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who runs the powerful House Financial Services Committee, called for the removal of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan after news that he received a $2 million bonus as part of his 2018 pay package.

The San Francisco-based bank disclosed Sloan's compensation late Wednesday, revealing that the executive got a 5 percent increase in total pay to $18.4 million, including the $2 million bonus, for his work in 2018.

"It is outrageous and wholly inappropriate that the bank has rewarded Mr. Sloan with a $2 million bonus for 2018," Waters said in an emailed statement. She pointed out that last year, "federal regulators and authorities capped the bank's growth and fined the bank more than $3 billion for offenses such as improperly charging customers auto insurance and mortgage fees.""

Remember where this came from????

Only after you do that will you understand why Rep Waters -- a capitalist and believer in free enterprise to her core -- is voicing displeasure with Wells Fargo and their decision to pay out a massive $2,000,000 bonus after being caught cheating Customers "

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 9:42 am

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 8:48 am
. . .

Only after you do that will you understand why Rep Waters -- a capitalist and believer in free enterprise to her core -- is voicing displeasure with Wells Fargo and their decision to pay out a massive $2,000,000 bonus after being caught cheating Customers "
Except Waters is a socialist and salaries of employees of private companies is not part of congressional oversight.



Over these many weeks, it is apparent that you don't possess the knowledge or the intellect to discuss these issues. You're a troll. You prove it regularly.
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Re: Democrats, Republicans and Elections

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BLEXIT - Black Americans Leaving the Democrat Party

Founder, Candace Owens, tells it!
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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 10:04 am

No I am making a point that Politicians are elected by the people to protect what they have and not to let Business rule the masses such as in the Mortgage Bust Also Wells Fargo works for the Federal Government in Administering Student Loans and therefore should have the right to criticize Wells Fargo when they spit out Millions of Dollars to the CEO

But we all know that Stupid Politicians come from Stupid Voters (George Carlin)

Watch the video I posted form 1943 and realize the similarities nowadays that are still present

I may not know all of the ins and outs of the USA Political system (as I dont care) but I do relaize when someone (who will remain nameless) continues to regergitate useless information to the readers of Udonmap.

I dont consider me being a troll when I research your statements and frequently find out you have misquoted or omitted information therfore misleading the reader once again (Fake NEWS)

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 10:29 am

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 10:04 am
No I am making a point that Politicians are elected by the people to protect what they have and not to let Business rule the masses such as in the Mortgage Bust Also Wells Fargo works for the Federal Government in Administering Student Loans and therefore should have the right to criticize Wells Fargo when they spit out Millions of Dollars to the CEO
Sure they can criticize, but Wells Fargo stockholders and their board of directors decide salaries, not Maxine. If Wells Fargo has regulatory problems, then fine them. If they can't administer loans properly, take student loans away from them. Included in any federal regulation penalties is NOT determining what a CEO makes in salary or bonuses.

You were wrong about Maxine. Plain and simple.
But we all know that Stupid Politicians come from Stupid Voters (George Carlin)
Great that a comedian is your source.
Watch the video I posted form 1943 and realize the similarities nowadays that are still present
Do you watch your videos for longer periods than you read? If that video is over 5 minutes long, you didn't even watch it all; and unlike you, I don't chase you around the forum to see what you've posted, read it and comment on it. Your video was one such post that I chose to ignore. You don't live in my head rent free -- as I apparently do in that tiny brigadier skull of yours.
I may not know all of the ins and outs of the USA Political system (as I dont care) but I do relaize when someone (who will remain nameless) continues to regergitate useless information to the readers of Udonmap.
Ins and outs? You know enough to maybe fill a thimble -- and what you read at Huffpo. But that doesn't stop you from being in here every damn day with useless, incorrect and mischaracterized crap that almost always has to be corrected because you didn't take the time to research/learn anything before you engaged that keyboard. Why? Because you're still trying to play that gotcha game, and you only experience it when the GOTCHA victim is you. That emotion issue is still controlling you.
I dont consider me being a troll when I research your statements and frequently find out you have misquoted or omitted information therfore misleading the reader once again (Fake NEWS)
Part of being a troll is admitting that you don't care because you "didn't bother to read" and admitting that you "really don't care about the topic anyway" that is being discussed. I don't know of any other way to characterize responses like that. And when you get stung due to your own ignorance, all of a sudden what I post is "drivel" and you just don't have time to read it all. You sure spend a helluva lot of time chasing me around this forum to claim that you don't have time. Troll.
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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 11:55 am

Remember such comments that go something along the lines
You Don't have to read it
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You don't have to comment

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2019, 12:09 pm

Doodoo wrote:
March 17, 2019, 11:55 am
Remember such comments that go something along the lines
You Don't have to read it
and/or
You don't have to comment
That applies to the crybabies whose eyes hurt because they see things that hurt their feelings. They don't want to see it, read it or comment on it. They want it to go away. Censor it. Remove it. That's never been me.

I'm not going to sit here and allow you to make incorrect assessments of situations that occur in the US. I correct it when I see it -- only because you like to post in topics where I post.

Just because someone doesn't post in a thread doesn't mean the thread isn't being read. Next time you're rolling through here looking for something to do, go check out the number of VIEWS in each thread. If there's double digit posts and quadruple digit views, members are reading the hell out of it and just not posting. I don’t want them depending on you to get some understanding of what's going on in the US. You're dead a55 wrong 9 times out of 10.
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Things not going so well in Sweden with all of their migration approvals and returnees from the battlefield.

I wonder when the citizens will have had enough?
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Seems like it gets bigger and more violent every week.
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Re: Trump and the Stock Markets

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 2:32 pm

Expert: 'We are worse off as a world' amid Trump's trade war
Adriana Belmonte 15 hours ago

In the end all will pay more for goods

"When we raise a tariff in general on steel, it means all the industries that use steel to make things, like cars and refrigerators, will see their cost go up, and they will pass those costs on to consumers,” he said. “So, consumers will end up paying a higher price for cars and refrigerators.”

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Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

Post by Doodoo » March 17, 2019, 3:16 pm

"Just because someone doesn't post in a thread doesn't mean the thread isn't being read. Next time you're rolling through here looking for something to do, go check out the number of VIEWS in each thread. If there's double digit posts and quadruple digit views, members are reading the hell out of it and just not posting. I don’t want them depending on you to get some understanding of what's going on in the US. You're dead a55 wrong 9 times out of 10."

Just because they are viewing doesn't mean they are reading it either THEY ARE VIEWING that means the article was opened
Just because someone buys a Playboy doesn't mean they are reading the articles.

Its not me to give some understanding what happens in the US it my prerogative to point out omissions (Fake News) of your articles and boy there are a lot of them Its like reading The Star, The Enquirer etc

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