Dow set to drop 200 points at the open as trade tensions linger

Stock index futures traded lower Friday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to dominate investor sentiment. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a drop of 200 points at the open. The U.S. hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last week while China retaliated Monday with higher levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, told Prime Minister Theresa May that talks had “gone as far as they can go. ” ET, Federal


Stock index futures traded lower Friday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to dominate investor sentiment. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a drop of 200 points at the open. The U.S. hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last week while China retaliated Monday with higher levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, told Prime Minister Theresa May that talks had “gone as far as they can go. ” ET, Federal
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Dow set to drop 200 points at the open as trade tensions linger

Stock index futures traded lower Friday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to dominate investor sentiment.

At 8:06 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a drop of 200 points at the open. Futures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 also fell.

Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday, according to state-run news agency Xinhua, that the U.S. is exhibiting “bullying behavior” with its latest moves on the trade front, noting it is “regrettable that the U.S. side unilaterally escalated trade disputes, which resulted in severe negotiating setbacks.”

The U.S. hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last week while China retaliated Monday with higher levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. The moves led to a massive sell-off to start off the week. But the major indexes have clawed back most of their losses through Thursday’s close.

President Donald Trump’s administration then moved to make it harder for U.S. companies to do business with Huawei, a giant telecommunications company in China. Shares of U.S. suppliers like Qualcomm, Qorvo and Micron Technology fell 1.9%, 1.6% and 1.4%, respectively.

Chinese stocks fell sharply overnight. The Shanghai Composite dropped 2.5% and posted its longest weekly losing streak since July 2018.

Investors also fretted over a breakdown in Brexit talks. The U.K.’s two largest political parties failed to strike a deal on the country’s exit from the European Union after six weeks of talks. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, told Prime Minister Theresa May that talks had “gone as far as they can go. ” Sterling fell 0.4% to $1.2751.

Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday, largely driven by strong earnings from Walmart and Cisco Systems, as the major indexes notched their third consecutive gain.

On the data front Friday, consumer sentiment numbers are due at 10 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, Deere is set to report its earnings before the bell.

A number of Fed speeches are also scheduled for Friday. At 10 a.m. ET, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida will be speaking on the Fed’s review of its monetary policy strategy, followed by New York Fed President John Williams’ speech in New York at 11:15 a.m. ET, and Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan’s speech at 1:10 p.m. ET.


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Treasury yields move lower after weak US and China economic data

U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday as investors looked for safety after the release of disappointing data from the U.S. and China. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.382%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at around 2.828%. Yields move inversely to prices. The 10-year yield was also about five basis points from hitting its 2019 low.


U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday as investors looked for safety after the release of disappointing data from the U.S. and China. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.382%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at around 2.828%. Yields move inversely to prices. The 10-year yield was also about five basis points from hitting its 2019 low.
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Treasury yields move lower after weak US and China economic data

U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday as investors looked for safety after the release of disappointing data from the U.S. and China.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.382%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at around 2.828%. Yields move inversely to prices. The 10-year yield was also about five basis points from hitting its 2019 low.


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Dow rises more than 100 points, erasing 190-point drop, as Trump delays auto tariffs

Stocks rose on Wednesday on news that President Donald Trump plans to delay the implementation of auto tariffs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 115.97 points at 25,648.02 after falling as much as 190 points earlier in the session. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% to end the day at 2,850.96 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.1% to 7,822.15. The U.S. also raised the possibility of slapping tariffs on an additional $300 billion in goods from China. “Tariffs result in higher inflation, increased po


Stocks rose on Wednesday on news that President Donald Trump plans to delay the implementation of auto tariffs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 115.97 points at 25,648.02 after falling as much as 190 points earlier in the session. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% to end the day at 2,850.96 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.1% to 7,822.15. The U.S. also raised the possibility of slapping tariffs on an additional $300 billion in goods from China. “Tariffs result in higher inflation, increased po
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Dow rises more than 100 points, erasing 190-point drop, as Trump delays auto tariffs

Stocks rose on Wednesday on news that President Donald Trump plans to delay the implementation of auto tariffs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 115.97 points at 25,648.02 after falling as much as 190 points earlier in the session. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% to end the day at 2,850.96 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.1% to 7,822.15.

Three sources told CNBC the administration will delay those levies by up to six months. The news, which was first reported by Bloomberg News, sent auto stocks higher. Fiat Chrysler’s U.S.-listed shares rose 1.9% while Ford Motor and General Motors gained 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively.

“If you look at today’s market action, it does show how sensitive investors have become to trade news,” said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “What it may do is put equities in a range-bound mode as investors wait on the outcomes of trade tensions.”

Other stocks lifting the market included Boeing and Alphabet. Boeing shares rose 0.8% after the Federal Aviation Administration said it expects the aerospace giant to submit its software fix for the 737 Max plane soon. Alphabet, meanwhile gained 4.1% after Deutsche Bank raised its price target on the tech giant to $1,400 from $1,300.

Equities initially fell after the release of weaker-than-expected economic data stoked fears that the U.S.-China trade war is dragging down global economic growth.

U.S. retail sales fell 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected an increase of 0.2%.

Overnight, data released in China showed industrial production rose by 5.4% in April on a year-over-year basis, notching the slowest pace of growth since May 2003. Economists polled by Refinitiv expected an expansion of 6.5%. Chinese retail sales also disappointed economists.

The disappointing data from both countries comes as trade tensions between China and the U.S. have reignited. Earlier this week, China hiked tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. The move came after the U.S. raised levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The U.S. also raised the possibility of slapping tariffs on an additional $300 billion in goods from China.

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. is in a “much better position now than any deal we could have made.”

“The escalation of the U.S-China trade war is unequivocally a negative for the growth outlooks for both countries and the global economy,” Veneta Dimitrova, senior U.S. economist at Ned Davis Research, wrote in a note. “Tariffs result in higher inflation, increased policy uncertainly, slower capex and employment growth, and weaker productivity growth.”

“The longer tariffs stay in place or rise in size and scope, the greater the downside risk to the U.S. growth outlook,” Dimitrova said.

The rising trade fears sent equities reeling this month. The Dow and S&P 500 are down 4.6% and 4.2%, respectively, while the Nasdaq has fallen 4.9%.

Earlier this year, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs in part because both China and the U.S. indicated progress was being made on the trade front.

But the increasing trade fears have made the market’s short-term outlook “unpredictable,” according to Craig Birk, chief investment officer at Personal Capital.

“You have to accept that it’s going to be a coin-toss if you’re worried about the next day or week. It’s a negotiation,” Birk said. “There will be positioning and there will be developments, some will be positive and some will be negative. We’ll continue to have more choppiness.”


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Traders are clinging to hope there’s still time for a trade deal based on this theory

New tariffs kicked in at midnight just as the markets had feared, but stocks are hanging in there. Dow futures were down about 150 points even after President Trump said there was ‘no need to rush’ on a trade deal. That’s because traders are holding onto the hope that there’s still plenty of time to hatch a deal…as much as two weeks. Trump followed through with his threat as tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods were raised to 25% from 10% at midnight. The market has had a tough week as the


New tariffs kicked in at midnight just as the markets had feared, but stocks are hanging in there. Dow futures were down about 150 points even after President Trump said there was ‘no need to rush’ on a trade deal. That’s because traders are holding onto the hope that there’s still plenty of time to hatch a deal…as much as two weeks. Trump followed through with his threat as tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods were raised to 25% from 10% at midnight. The market has had a tough week as the
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Traders are clinging to hope there's still time for a trade deal based on this theory

New tariffs kicked in at midnight just as the markets had feared, but stocks are hanging in there.

Dow futures were down about 150 points even after President Trump said there was ‘no need to rush’ on a trade deal.

That’s because traders are holding onto the hope that there’s still plenty of time to hatch a deal…as much as two weeks.

Multiple traders and market strategists cite the notion that the new tariffs are not applied to Chinese exports that are already in transit before the deadline, which provides extra time before tariffs are actually applied to goods hitting U.S. shores and theoretically gives more time for the two sides to reach an agreement.

“Exports that have already left Chinese ports before May 10 will not be subject to the increase,” Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius said in a note to clients on Thursday. “This creates an unofficial window, potentially lasting a couple of weeks, in which negotiations can continue and generates a ‘soft’ deadline to reach a deal.”

Trump followed through with his threat as tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods were raised to 25% from 10% at midnight. The market has had a tough week as the trade tensions intensified with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 650 points this week through Thursday.

“Stocks are trading very well despite this ostensibly negative news,” said Adam Crisafulli, a J.P. Morgan managing director, in a note on Friday. “Investors are taking comfort in two details: 1) talks are set to continue Fri between US and Chinese officials in Washington and 2) the new 25% tariffs will only be placed on goods that left China as of 12:01amET (not those presently in transit) – this could provide some additional time for the two sides to reach an agreement.”

However, things could get uglier from here as China’s Commerce Ministry said immediately after the tariff hike that it would take countermeasures against the American move. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He also lost his “special envoy” title for the negotiations this week, suggesting he may have diminished authority to make concessions that could be key to striking a deal.


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Stock futures cut losses after Trump tweets that China is coming this week to make a deal

U.S. stock index futures pared their losses after President Trump said China is coming this week to make a deal in a tweet. Dow futures fell 55 points, paring earlier losses and indicating a lower open of about 13 points. Futures on the S&P 500 were down about 0.2%. The Dow has lost nearly 540 points this week amid the trade dispute, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are down more than 2% after both hitting all-time highs last week. Data released Wednesday morning in China suggested that its trade su


U.S. stock index futures pared their losses after President Trump said China is coming this week to make a deal in a tweet. Dow futures fell 55 points, paring earlier losses and indicating a lower open of about 13 points. Futures on the S&P 500 were down about 0.2%. The Dow has lost nearly 540 points this week amid the trade dispute, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are down more than 2% after both hitting all-time highs last week. Data released Wednesday morning in China suggested that its trade su
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Stock futures cut losses after Trump tweets that China is coming this week to make a deal

U.S. stock index futures pared their losses after President Trump said China is coming this week to make a deal in a tweet.

Dow futures fell 55 points, paring earlier losses and indicating a lower open of about 13 points. Futures on the S&P 500 were down about 0.2%. Nasdaq was also set to open lower.

Dow futures were down more than 100 points Wednesday morning on fears the U.S. and China would be unable to resolve a dispute over a proposed trade agreement before new tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump are implemented Friday. Chinese trade officials backtracked on key aspects of a trade deal draft, undercutting hopes that the Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He this week could salvage the deal, according to a Reuters report.

“Stocks are betting on a rebound in the global economy in coming quarters … If we get higher tariffs this week and talks break down between the U.S. and China, you can kiss that hope for [a] global economic rebound goodbye,” said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, in an email.

President Trump said in a Twitter post Sunday the U.S. would hike tariffs on Chinese goods as soon as Friday, which sparked a global sell-off. The Dow plunged more than 470 points on Tuesday, its biggest decline since January 3, as traders realized Trump’s threat was not just a negotiation tactic after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed the higher levies are coming this week.

The Dow has lost nearly 540 points this week amid the trade dispute, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are down more than 2% after both hitting all-time highs last week.

Data released Wednesday morning in China suggested that its trade surplus in April stood at $13.84 billion, well below expectations. However, its trade surplus with the U.S. rose to $21.01 billion in April from $20.5 billion in March.

Investors are also monitoring corporate earnings. Honda Motor, Toyota Motors, The New York Times, and Wendy’s will report their latest results before the bell. Disney and Fox will report after the closing bell.

So far, 88% of the S&P 500 companies have reported their first-quarter earnings. Earnings are beating by 6.7%, with 73% of companies exceeding their bottom-line estimates, according to Credit Suisse.


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Dow futures fall for a second day after US says new tariffs coming on Friday

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after a top U.S. trade official said more tariffs on Chinese goods are coming. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 188 points, indicating a drop of 191 points at the open. Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levies on another $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.” In other words, it’


U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after a top U.S. trade official said more tariffs on Chinese goods are coming. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 188 points, indicating a drop of 191 points at the open. Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levies on another $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.” In other words, it’
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Dow futures fall for a second day after US says new tariffs coming on Friday

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after a top U.S. trade official said more tariffs on Chinese goods are coming.

At around 7:50 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 188 points, indicating a drop of 191 points at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were also lower.

Shares of trade bellwethers Caterpillar and Boeing fell 0.9% and 1.4%, respectively.

The move down comes after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters that the U.S. will increase levies on Chinese imports on Friday.

Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levies on another $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.”

Trump’s tweets initially sent the market reeling on Monday. The Dow fell as much as 471 points while the Nasdaq dropped 2% at one point. However, equities rebounded to close well off their lows as traders bet that a resolution would still be reached.

“I remain hopeful that a deal comes and we won’t see new tariffs on Friday,” said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group. “But its clear the level of mistrust between the two sides will last for years and some of the tariffs will remain as part of the enforcement tools.”

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is expected to join a delegation in the United States this week, raising hopes of a trade agreement despite the latest round of duties. However, he will only attend the negotiations on Thursday and Friday. He was originally scheduled to attend negotiations Wednesday through Saturday.

“The Trump administration seems to have concluded that it is time to get it done. In other words, it’s either deal or no deal,” said Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research, in a note. But “I expect that the US and China will settle their differences on trade issues sooner rather than later.”

On the data front, there is job openings and labor turnover survey (JOLTs) due at 10 a.m. ET; and consumer credit numbers due at 3 p.m. ET.


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Dow drops 470 points on growing trade-war threat, biggest decline since early January

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 473.39 points, or 1.79%, to 25,965.09 after plunging as much as 648.77 points at its low of the day, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.65% to 2,884.05. All 30 of Dow components fell and all 11 S&P sectors traded lower in the broad sell-off. Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levy on another $325 billion of Ch


The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 473.39 points, or 1.79%, to 25,965.09 after plunging as much as 648.77 points at its low of the day, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.65% to 2,884.05. All 30 of Dow components fell and all 11 S&P sectors traded lower in the broad sell-off. Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levy on another $325 billion of Ch
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Dow drops 470 points on growing trade-war threat, biggest decline since early January

Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after a top U.S. trade official indicated that higher tariffs on Chinese goods are coming later this week, disappointing traders who hoped President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet threat was just a negotiation tactic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 473.39 points, or 1.79%, to 25,965.09 after plunging as much as 648.77 points at its low of the day, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.65% to 2,884.05. It was the Dow’s biggest drop since January 3. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.96% to 7,963.76. All 30 of Dow components fell and all 11 S&P sectors traded lower in the broad sell-off.

Shares of trade bellwethers Caterpillar and Boeing fell 2.26% and 3.87%, respectively. Boeing also broke below its 200-day moving average for the first time since January. Chipmakers, especially vulnerable if China retaliates, led the tech sector lower as Nvidia dropped 3.75%. Apple also fell 2.7%.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters that the U.S. will increase levies on Chinese imports on Friday.

Lighthizer’s comments “further increased the likelihood of a tariff step up,” Keith Parker, a strategist at UBS, said in a note. A full-blown trade war would shave off 45 basis points from global economic growth, while China’s GDP would take a hit of between 1.2% and 1.5%.

“We still see a trade war as low probability given the next tranche of tariffs would hit US consumer goods, but nevertheless it would have a big negative impact,” he said.

Lighthizer made his remarks after President Donald Trump tweeted he would raise current tariffs 10% on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose an extra 25% levy on another $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.”

Trump’s tweets initially sent the market reeling on Monday. The Dow fell as much as 471 points while the Nasdaq dropped 2% at one point. However, equities rebounded to close well off their lows on news that a Chinese delegation would come to Washington for talks and as traders bet that Trump’s tweet was just bluffing.

But Lighthizer’s comments dashed those hopes. The selling on Tuesday accelerated after the Dow broke through Monday’s lows.

The Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of the 30-day implied volatility of the S&P 500 known as the “VIX” or the “fear gauge,” hit a fresh high of 21.09 on Tuesday, its highest level since January 22.

“I think this is a big masquerade by the administration. I think they’re preparing the market for the worst-case scenario but a trade deal is probably going to happen,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities. “I still think we’ll get some sort of positive announcement on Friday.”


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Trump may need more than tariff threats to rattle China on trade

President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping (not shown) make a joint statement at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. But in a surprise move, Trump tweeted Sunday local time that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% on Friday. He added that a 25% tariff would “shortly” be imposed on an additional $325 billion of imported goods from China. “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiat


President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping (not shown) make a joint statement at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. But in a surprise move, Trump tweeted Sunday local time that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% on Friday. He added that a 25% tariff would “shortly” be imposed on an additional $325 billion of imported goods from China. “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiat
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Trump may need more than tariff threats to rattle China on trade

President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping (not shown) make a joint statement at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China.

U.S. President Donald Trump may have to choose between supporting the U.S. stock markets and hampering the Chinese economy enough to make Beijing bend on the ongoing trade dispute.

Reports from both sides had indicated progress in the drawn-out negotiations toward a trade deal — with an agreement even possible this week. But in a surprise move, Trump tweeted Sunday local time that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% on Friday. He added that a 25% tariff would “shortly” be imposed on an additional $325 billion of imported goods from China.

“The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!” Trump said in a tweet.

Dow futures dropped more than 450 points after Trump’s tariff threat and reports, including one from CNBC, that the Chinese were considering canceling trade talks that had been scheduled for this week.

Chinese markets, meanwhile, tanked more than 5% on Monday, but that’s unlikely to be enough to shake Beijing’s resolve.

“Trump’s latest move increases his economic leverage but will not lead China to surrender on his terms, ” Michael Hirson, practice head, China and Northeast Asia, at consulting and research firm Eurasia Group, said in an email.

“China’s political cohesion gives Beijing an important asset in withstanding the pressure from Trump, and employing economic measures to keep up growth and support weak points in the economy,” Hirson said. “But there is no question that Beijing’s challenge just got much more difficult.”

Official Chinese channels were quiet Monday morning. Chinese state media was muted on the latest Trump tweets. The Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign Affairs referred CNBC to their regular press conferences, set for Thursday and Monday afternoon, respectively.

A tariff increase on the $200 billion figure would be a delayed implementation of a raise planned for earlier this year. They would have a moderate impact on China’s economy, of about 0.2 to 0.3 percentage points, according to Nick Marro, Hong Kong-based analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit.

On the other hand, a 25% tariff on $325 billion would put duties on virtually all goods China exports to the U.S. Such a broad application of tariffs — and expected retaliatory duties from Beijing — could hit China’s headline gross domestic product by at least 0.3 or 0.4 percentage points, slowing growth to 6% or less, Marro said in a phone interview.

UBS Economists Tao Wang and Ning Zhang had similar forecasts.


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Dow swings 430 points after Trump’s China threat—Buffett, Cramer and other experts share what they’re watching

Trade war troubles are once again being reflected in the U.S. stock market. The messaging weighed heavily on markets early Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average swinging 430 points by the end of the day. Here’s what four experts are watching now:Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, was concerned about what a full-blown trade war could do to global markets:”If we actually have a trade war, it will be bad for the whole world, and could be very bad, depending on the extent of the war.


Trade war troubles are once again being reflected in the U.S. stock market. The messaging weighed heavily on markets early Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average swinging 430 points by the end of the day. Here’s what four experts are watching now:Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, was concerned about what a full-blown trade war could do to global markets:”If we actually have a trade war, it will be bad for the whole world, and could be very bad, depending on the extent of the war.
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Dow swings 430 points after Trump's China threat—Buffett, Cramer and other experts share what they're watching

Trade war troubles are once again being reflected in the U.S. stock market.

The major averages reversed course Monday when sources confirmed that a Chinese delegation would visit the U.S. to continue trade talks after President Donald Trump made a series of threats regarding U.S.-China trade talks over the weekend.

In several tweets on Sunday, Trump said tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would go up to 25% by the end of this week, countering the seemingly positive headlines made by some of his trade advisors in recent months.

The messaging weighed heavily on markets early Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average swinging 430 points by the end of the day. Experts, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wondered how far tensions between the two countries could escalate.

Here’s what four experts are watching now:

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, was concerned about what a full-blown trade war could do to global markets:

“If we actually have a trade war, it will be bad for the whole world, and could be very bad, depending on the extent of the war. But there’s times in negotiations when you talk tough. The one thing you can’t do, though, is you can’t shake your fist first and then shake your finger later on. I mean, that is not a technique that works well. […] You can’t do something between the U.S. and China in a big way without it affecting all the major markets as they go around. And you’re starting a game that you don’t know the ending of, but you know it isn’t a good game.”

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” tried to parse what Trump’s moves this weekend were aimed at achieving:

“The president’s people — [U.S. Trade Representative Robert] Lighthizer, obviously — don’t want to give in if there isn’t an enforcement mechanism. And maybe the enforcement mechanism is, ‘Look, first of all, we’re going to leave the tariffs no matter what. And second, if you screw around with us, we’re going to take them up.’ See, I think this is like a prelude to saying, ‘There will be no deal unless you accept the fact that our current tariffs are going to stay.’ That’s what Lighthizer wanted to begin with. But … [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin’s like a cheerleader.”

Art Cashin, director of floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange for UBS, had his eye on what’s next for stocks:

“On Friday, everybody was talking about being within a week of signing a deal. We heard from Mnuchin and [National Economic Council Director Larry] Kudlow and others that we were getting very close, that many things had been removed, and then, suddenly, over the weekend, the president surprised everybody with these tweets. Now, what the market’s going to watch for is will the Chinese delegation continue to be coming to the U.S. further in the negotiation? Will they be bringing the vice premier with them? So those are two touch marks. I think the way the market’s trading right now is they think negotiations are still going on, there’s a chance for a deal, but it certainly looks like it’s been delayed and there are some things that are going to be a little tougher to work out than anybody thought.”

Former U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, now executive vice chairman at UBS, said that while this may have extended the timeline for a deal to be made, it didn’t take one off the table entirely:


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Dow futures drop more than 450 points as China considers skipping trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures implied an opening decline of about 450 points as of Monday morning stateside. Trump said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the current 10% levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will rise to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose 25% tariffs on an additional $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.” The Wall Street Journal reported that China is considering cancelling its trade talks with the U.S. this week in light of Trump’s latest threats. “Bob


Dow Jones Industrial Average futures implied an opening decline of about 450 points as of Monday morning stateside. Trump said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the current 10% levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will rise to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose 25% tariffs on an additional $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.” The Wall Street Journal reported that China is considering cancelling its trade talks with the U.S. this week in light of Trump’s latest threats. “Bob
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Dow futures drop more than 450 points as China considers skipping trade talks

A sharp sell-off will start the week on Wall Street after President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the U.S. will hike tariffs on goods imported from China, casting doubt on recent optimism that the world’s two largest economies were close to a resolution to their trade battle.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures implied an opening decline of about 450 points as of Monday morning stateside. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 Index futures also pointed to declines for the two indexes at Monday’s open.

China’s stock markets, meanwhile, suffered significant losses by the end of their morning session.

Oil prices also saw sharp declines in the afternoon of Asian trading hours, with U.S. crude futures dropping 2.28% to $60.53 per barrel. For its part, international benchmark Brent crude futures also declined 2.07% to $69.38 per barrel.

Trump said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the current 10% levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will rise to 25% on Friday. He also threatened to impose 25% tariffs on an additional $325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly.”

Though trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing officials are set to resume on Wednesday, the president lamented that the progress is moving “too slowly” as China tries to re-negotiate terms of the deal.

The Wall Street Journal reported that China is considering cancelling its trade talks with the U.S. this week in light of Trump’s latest threats. Citing a source, the Journal said Beijing had been surprised by the new threats.

Two sources briefed on talks confirmed that news to CNBC. The Chinese may back out of negotiations this week after Trump’s escalated tariff threat, they said, abandoning a six-month truce after Beijing waffled on some previously discussed commitments.

One source said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will likely cancel the trip he’d planned for himself and a 100-person delegation for a final round of talks that U.S. officials had previously said could yield a deal by Friday. Chinese officials cancelled a trip in late September 2018 in similar circumstances.

A second source said Trump’s decision to more than double the tariff rate on $200 billion of goods was meant to send a message to Liu not to come to the U.S. with more “empty offers.”

The White House, U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative’s office did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.

The apparent about-face in trade sentiment left some Wall Street insiders worried about the effect on the U.S. equity market, fresh off record highs.

“Another turn of the screw tighter Sunday from the President’s hard-ball tactics with the China trade talks, and his pair of tweets look like they could unleash a sharp stock market correction,” said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank, in a note. “For weeks now markets have been lulled to sleep on the US trade war with China thinking an agreement was imminent. No more.”

“This has all the makings of a complete disaster that could lead the stock market to crater this week and send those external risks to the US economic outlook soaring,” he added.

Shares of U.S. companies with big sales in China may lead the market’s losses on Monday including Apple, Wynn Resorts and various chipmakers on fears China may retaliate.

Global trade bellwethers Caterpillar and Boeing could also come under pressure.

The S&P 500, up 17.5% in 2019 alone, notched a record close on Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, which has soared more than 20% this year, clinched a record close on Friday.

As the talks near an anticipated end and delve into thorny issues including intellectual property rights, Trump may be hoping to use the strength of the U.S. economy and markets to his advantage.

U.S. markets saw sizable gains on Friday after the Labor Department said the American economy added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, with the Nasdaq posting its best day in seven weeks, hitting a fresh record close in the process. The Russell 2000 outperformed and posted its best day since January while the S&P 500 saw its best day in a month.

Despite the fresh enthusiasm, hoping to leverage the relative health of the American stock market and broader economy in the hopes of extracting a better deal in the future could leave some wondering how much longer Wall Street will have to wait for a permanent solution.

Trade officials “kept saying that a deal was imminent, so the market could be disappointed in the near term,” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank. “I think that some deal was priced in to a degree … the market’s baked in a lot of positives.”

McCain said that while an economic recession still looks unlikely anytime soon, he agreed with Rupkey’s expectations for a sell-off and said he wouldn’t be surprised to see a drop in the range of 5% to 10% if trade negotiations stall.

The president’s announcement also appeared to contradict fresh suggestions from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Asked Tuesday about Mnuchin’s prior suggestion that the White House could announce an agreement with Beijing in the next two weeks, Mulvaney said, “I think that’s fair.”

The positive outlook from Mnuchin and Mulvaney — as well as upbeat commentary from director of Trump’s National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow — has often met contradiction from trade hardliners like U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Lighthizer, known for his hawkish economic views toward China, has encouraged Trump not to remove the taxes on Beijing’s goods until it shows it is complying with the terms of the agreement.

“Bob Lighthizer has Trump’s ear, not so much Mnuchin and Kudlow in the final days of the trade talks,” said Larry McDonald, editor of The Bear Traps Report. “The hardball playbook strikes again.”

— CNBC’s Kayla Tausche contributed to this report.


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