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Trump’s tweets could be behind the Dow’s volatility.

What’s the value of Twitter? It’s not its market cap, it’s the number of points the Dow moves whenever President Trump tweets. This can explain the recent daily roller-coaster ride the markets have taken and the feeling of wear and tear — despite the market ultimately ending up nicely for the week. Ironically, until Friday...
Time: 21:13     Date: 14.04.2018
Last US Business News: Trump’s tweets could be behind the Dow’s volatility. NY Post 24 - US News

This can explain the recent daily roller-coaster ride the markets have taken and the feeling of wear and tear — despite the market ultimately ending up nicely for the week.

Ironically, until Friday morning, when bank earnings season started, all the moves had absolutely nothing to do with individual stock fundamentals.

Monday, traders cheered overnight as Chinese President Xi Jinping essentially blinked in the tariff stare-down and vowed to cut China’s tariffs under trade pressure from the administration.

The 440-point rise was short-circuited by the late-afternoon leak that the office, home and hotel of the president’s lawyer Michael Cohen had been raided by the feds. That shaved 400 points off the Dow.

As the smoke cleared Tuesday and tweets came out that the raid was allegedly Stormy Daniels-related, the Dow closed 210 points higher.

Wednesday, as if Twitter couldn’t get any more active, brought the Russians vowing to shoot down any US missiles headed to Syria.

In response to Russia’s taunt, Trump tweeted, “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ ”

The markets didn’t exactly embrace the idea, but did show that there is sentiment on Wall Street that stands with the president on Syria, and the market finished down only 84 points.

On Thursday, after dialing back on Twitter, the president tweeted, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!”

The market took that to mean war wasn’t imminent, and relaxed a bit, climbing 180 points for the day.

Friday’s trading was based on so-so bank earnings, which was actually the market-moving news not supplied by Twitter for the week.

Business

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Opinion

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Living

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Designer fashion label Burberry burned more than $36.5 million worth of clothes in 2017, it has been reported. The upmarket...
US Living News: Archenemies Starbucks and McDonald’s team up on sustainable cup. NY Post 24 - US News
Archenemies Starbucks and McDonald’s team up on sustainable cup.
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US Living News: Frozen strawberries infect 13 with hepatitis A in Sweden. NY Post 24 - US News
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Health officials have warned that 13 people were infected with hepatitis A after eating frozen strawberries. The outbreak...
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The Great Barrier Reef isn’t coming back from the dead.
Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef could be in more trouble than we thought. New research carried out by scientists...
US Living News: Millennial homeowners are making a big mistake. NY Post 24 - US News
Millennial homeowners are making a big mistake.
This is one point financial experts want to drive home. More millennials are buying homes as the economy rebounds. Now, more...
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The bodies of nearly 100 people found at a school construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, have been determined to be the...

Business

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Last US Business News: Trump gripes about Fed in rare rebuke by sitting president. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump gripes about Fed in rare rebuke by sitting president.
President Donald Trump trashed the Federal Reserve on Thursday for raising interest rates — moves that he said could damage...
Last US Business News: Wells Fargo said to be refunding charges for add-on products. NY Post 24 - US News
Wells Fargo said to be refunding charges for add-on products.
Wells Fargo is in the process of refunding millions of dollars to customers for adding services to their accounts without...
Last US Business News: Jeff Zucker to take six-week heart surgery leave from CNN. NY Post 24 - US News
Jeff Zucker to take six-week heart surgery leave from CNN.
CNN boss Jeff Zucker will take a six-week leave from the company to deal with heart surgery. CNN confirmed the details provided...
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Ford recalls half a million potential roll-away vehicles.
Ford said Wednesday it’s recalling approximately 550,000 sedans and SUVs in North America, saying a problem with the gear...
Last US Business News: FCC action roils prospects of Sinclair’s merger with Tribune. NY Post 24 - US News
FCC action roils prospects of Sinclair’s merger with Tribune.
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Last US Business News: Comcast drops out of Fox bidding war, will focus on Sky. NY Post 24 - US News
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Metro

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A Manhattan woman who was handcuffed and sexually assaulted by a deviant peace officer inside a government building blasted...
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Sport

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