Bull in a China Shoppe

i admit to having money in the stock market. And in the last few days all I can say is: uh-oh.

I mean, I expect the market to fluctuate, and it’s so high now,afew hundred points lost are….well,we don’t consider stepping onto the ledge.

But what about China?  I have no doubt The Don  is right.  Yet every time he backs off a bit, the  market goes up(after a  weekly point loss that woulda been catastrophic just 10 years ago.)

The Chinese have got sump’n we don’t:  they do not  care, not a whit, about hardship for their populace, nor do they consult the opinion of their populace.  All you have to do is read their 20th Century history to realize that.  It simply was never in the equation for them.  S’why  it’s so interesting watching ‘em deal ( well,so far we can’t really call it “dealing”) with  Hong Kong.

What  I’m trying to say is I’m worried about The Don.   If he hangs tough for the future’s sake, he may not be able to boast  of such a great US economy in 2020.  But, if he “backs down” ( we’re already seeing that phrase today) — well: he hadda back down,  that never looks good in campaign season.

God defend the Right!

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  1. We’re on schedule for tonight; I’ll be happy to share my strategy and thoughts with you. I think I won the battle this week but as for the war?

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  2. China’s rulers are playin the loooooong game.  Goal: world domination.   Trump sees that, he’s smart enough to wanna play it too— But American politics isn’t the long game.  It’s the game of the moment.  I’m worried the moment may pass him by in 2020 if the China gambit doesn’t play out.

    so my only hope ( If he doesn’t win)  is the phenomenon we’ve often seen in American politics: the winner ends up doing pretty much what the loser ran on in foreign policy.

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  3. Hypatia:
    It’s the game of the moment.  I’m worried the moment may pass him by in 2020 if the China gambit doesn’t play out.

    I couldn’t agree more and this is why I’m taking a bear stance in the market right now. More to come later …

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  4. We may differ on this, I don’t think it’s The Don’s fault, but I also don’t think there’s anything he can do about it, with the Dem candidates openly promising to lift the  tariffs.  Even if we win 2020, they might just figure it’s highly likely a Dem will win in 2024. And from their perspective,  even another 4 years is negligible.

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  5. I think we are at the point where the #Resist and Never Trumpers are starting to have a real – and negative – impact.  Along with the deep state, they are convincing China as well as Russia, Iran and others that all they have to do is hold on for a while and Trump will be out and we will be back to the old ways.  Of course, the old days were good for them and bad for America.

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  6. WillowSpring:
    I think we are at the point where the #Resist and Never Trumpers are starting to have a real – and negative – impact.  Along with the deep state, they are convincing China as well as Russia, Iran and others that all they have to do is hold on for a while and Trump will be out and we will be back to the old ways.  Of course, the old days were good for them and bad for America.

    I could not agree more. The Chinese, in particular, have no idea the impact of our humble yet wildly successful beginnings continues to have on American generations other than the spoiled and cossetted millennials.

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