Let’s talk about risks. With the threat of trade wars between China and the U.S. looming and the spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yield narrowed to only 6 basis points today near its lowest since 2007 the odds that we’re closer to a potential recession have increased.
Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist said “The bear is alive and kicking. We think the failed breakout last weeks for the S&P 500 confirms we are still mired in a cyclical bear market.”
The Dow closed today down 389.73 points after China allowed its currency to drop against the dollar to a level not seen since 2008. The markets are also sensitive to the protest gaining steam in Hong Kong which could turn into something much larger adding to the fears.
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