Uncertainty anyone?

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Re: Uncertainty anyone?

Post by Vilepagan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:01 am

John Q. Public wrote:QR_BBPOST Whoopsies! I saw that the Dow went straight down 150 points...
Seems to be going a bit lower today as well...but not to worry, all this uncertainty is fine, no problem for the economy whatsoever...as long as there isn't a black Democrat in the WH in which case this uncertainty and volatility would be a disaster.
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Post by John Q. Public » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:31 am

"a bit lower"

Master of understatement. Down 600 points on Chinese currency manipulation in response to Don's tariffs. Now if the stable genius can only convince the Fed to start manipulating the Dollar like he's been trying to do for the last 6 months....
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Post by Vilepagan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:06 am

John Q. Public wrote:QR_BBPOST Master of understatement.
Well, I wouldn't want to upset anyone.

I'm not worried...after all, our fearless leader is a business genius who has all the best people working for him, and all those foreign leaders he has really great relationships with...it can only end well for us...I'm almost tired of all this winning.

In truth though, it will be a very bleak election for trump if the economy takes a dump.
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Re: Uncertainty anyone?

Post by John Q. Public » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:24 pm

I get the feeling he only sees the business climate in terms of what it means for his own business. He seems to know nothing about other sectors and he just extended his tariffs to toys and electronics just in time for Christmas. :fan:
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Post by Vilepagan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 am

John Q. Public wrote:QR_BBPOST He seems to know nothing about other sectors and he just extended his tariffs to toys and electronics just in time for Christmas
Well, he decided that wouldn't be good for his reelection chances, so he changed his mind...again.
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:40 am

I don't know about electronics these days, with mid-year phone introductions, but the toy category does as much as 70% of its business in the fourth quarter. It's a horrible time to be putting an additional tax on them. Pushing it back till after Christmas is almost meaningless to the consumer. Once the gift cards are spent, the toy business goes dead until Spring and electronics doesn't pick up until someone introduces a new phone or game system, which wouldn't be likely in the first quarter.

However, the industry uses the first quarter to re-fill the pipeline and new models are introduced in March, so watch for price increases then.
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:24 am

"Their paralyzing uncertainty is driven by the president’s veering from one position to another. Businesses seem increasingly convinced that he doesn’t understand the basics of international economics."

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... ncertainty

Wull, duh. What was their first clue?
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Post by Wabash » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:58 am

Wouldn't the buyers of major retail outlets already placed their orders for the holidays?

I don't know about the industry. But I have to believe they don't wait till the last minute.
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 am

Buying starts around 6 to 9 months before Christmas but replenishment runs into December. I've even seen manufacturers air-freight surprise breakout items in December.

But some companies have been importing through Mexico for the last 5 years or so, so his tariffs would only affect the ones who don't. But it would give the others an opportunity to raise prices.
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am

Clueless panicking in 560 characters or less.

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Post by RPW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm

In a nutshell, real true Republicans do not accept this crap. The ones that sit by idle and allow this to happen from the POTUS are radical red people that marry their cousins.
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Post by John Q. Public » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:39 am

Geez, what'd he say now?
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Re: Uncertainty anyone?

Post by John Q. Public » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 pm

Powell: "It'll take a 'material change' to justify another rate cut."

Donald: "Idiot Fed!"

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Re: Uncertainty anyone?

Post by Omar Bongo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:58 pm

He's treating the federal budget like one of his numerous failed businesses...inflate the balloon with hot air and then get out just before it pops, leaving everyone else holding little pieces of rubber and nothing else...
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