Not everything can go down, even if the economy turns weak.
Collateral damage from the trade war is clearly causing ripple effects across global markets.
Here is what is really happening with the China trade war, and how to think about your portfolio as it continues.
A general strike on Monday in Hong Kong finally has hit its stock market, while the yuan has fallen past 7.0 to the U.S. dollar thanks to trade woes.
This action is macro-driven and is not favorable to stock pickers right now.
All key technical levels are being broken during August, when most traders had shut their screens off after the Fed FOMC meeting.
For Trump to get what he wants, he will tariff nations and cause an economic shock just to get the Fed to further cut rates.
Moviegoers are riding greater confidence in the Japanese economy, and buying film tickets at higher prices. This summer looks set to deliver strong box-office sales in Japan.
The FX and bond markets are trading logically, and any major news or headwind could change trend in the equity markets, and quickly.
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