Dow Down 400 Points: Impact of Trade Tensions

EventShares CIO Ben Phillips and Rosecliff Capital’s Mike Murphy appeared on Fox Business Network on Tuesday to discuss the impact of trade tensions on the U.S. markets.

At 10:30am Eastern Tuesday, the Dow was down 413.66 points (-1.66%) at 24,573.81, the Nasdaq was down 109.72 points (-1.42%) at 7,638.61 and the S&P 500 was down 28.55 points (1.05%) at 2,745.04.

“At some point you’ve got to wonder how many times stocks are going to react to the same general bit of news,” Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird, told CNBC. “It may all just be a game of one-up-manship as a negotiating tactic to get to some sort of deal.”

The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets overnight dropped 3.8 percent and 5.77 percent, respectively, after President Trump late Monday asked the U.S. trade representative to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent.

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