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President Trump's stock tweets dwindle as US markets turn ugly

Dec 06 2018 19:11
Sarah Ponczek, Bloomberg

Stocks go south and President Donald Trump goes quiet.

Since his election, Trump has tweeted about the stock market more than 35 times. Yet since November 12, his social media account has been mum on the wild vacillations in US equities.

Continued bluster on US-China trade, a flattening yield curve and predictions for a 2019 earnings slowdown have helped send the S&P 500 Index down more than 3% since he last weighed in. It swung at least 1% one way or the other on eight days in that span, and is now negative for the year.

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