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CID1990 wrote:
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On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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It's not numbers in this case. In my opinion it is and always has been the positions to two governments are in along with the fact that US consumers have become accustomed to cheap Chinese goods.

I saw a female talking head say something about it the other day. I can't remember it exactly but it was basically that China thinks in terms of centuries and millenia while the US thinks in terms of days and months.

There's also the fact that China's government doesn't have to worry about being overturned during elections. They can take short term perturbations.

I continue to think Trump will lose on this matter. I think that if Trump thinks he has the advantage in this he could not be more wrong. We'll see.
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It's not numbers in this case. In my opinion it is and always has been the positions to two governments are in along with the fact that US consumers have become accustomed to cheap Chinese goods.

I saw a female talking head say something about it the other day. I can't remember it exactly but it was basically that China thinks in terms of centuries and millenia while the US thinks in terms of days and months.

There's also the fact that China's government doesn't have to worry about being overturned during elections. They can take short term perturbations.

I continue to think Trump will lose on this matter. I think that if Trump thinks he has the advantage in this he could not be more wrong. We'll see.
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You must be one of those people that puts all of their money in cash when someone you don't like is running things. Pathetic.

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SeattleGriz wrote: Nope. Obama 7.5% Trump 15%
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You must be one of those people that puts all of their money in cash when someone you don't like is running things. Pathetic.

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CID1990 wrote:I enjoy seeing people who criticized Trump for trashing the TPP also criticizing him about trade negotiations with China

TPP - we lose no matter what

Trade negotiations with China (with tariff lever) - maybe we lose


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I'm OK with putting tariffs on the Chinese, it doesn't have much impact on me, but getting tough with your banker....? Good luck with that...
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mainejeff wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:Not as well as it is now.
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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145%, not 168%.
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mainejeff wrote:
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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145%, not 168%.
You need to fire yourself.

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AZGrizFan wrote:
mainejeff wrote:
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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145%, not 168%.
Good catch. It also helps to understand that the gain from 2009 to 2017 averages out to an approximately 11.88% increase per year for Obama. The average annual increase for Trump over his first 2.25 years was approximately 12.67%. The numbers tell a different story when you look at them on an annual rather than total basis.

The numbers probably aren't nearly as close if you use election day as the starting point since the market dropped nearly 20% between Obama's election and inauguration and it went up approximately 8% for Trump.

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Another $200 Billion tax increase being passed on to U.S. consumers by the Republican Donald J. Trump. :ohno:

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What about Trump's Asian tour in November of 2017? Seems he was setting up trade with all the countries near China. It's like he expected the Chinese to pull their crap.

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If this was a Dem President instead of a Republican "negotiating" with China.....you guys would be flipping out. :thumb:

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145%, not 168%.
You need to fire yourself.

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UNI88 wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
145%, not 168%.
Good catch. It also helps to understand that the gain from 2009 to 2017 averages out to an approximately 11.88% increase per year for Obama. The average annual increase for Trump over his first 2.25 years was approximately 12.67%. The numbers tell a different story when you look at them on an annual rather than total basis.

The numbers probably aren't nearly as close if you use election day as the starting point since the market dropped nearly 20% between Obama's election and inauguration and it went up approximately 8% for Trump.
Uhhh….145%/8 years = 18.125%/ year.
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mainejeff wrote:If this was a Dem President instead of a Republican "negotiating" with China.....you guys would be flipping out. :thumb:

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True but the reverse is also true for you and others if it were a Democrat.

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AZGrizFan wrote:
UNI88 wrote:
Good catch. It also helps to understand that the gain from 2009 to 2017 averages out to an approximately 11.88% increase per year for Obama. The average annual increase for Trump over his first 2.25 years was approximately 12.67%. The numbers tell a different story when you look at them on an annual rather than total basis.

The numbers probably aren't nearly as close if you use election day as the starting point since the market dropped nearly 20% between Obama's election and inauguration and it went up approximately 8% for Trump.
Uhhh….145%/8 years = 18.125%/ year.
Compounding.

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UNI88 wrote:
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Uhhh….145%/8 years = 18.125%/ year.
Compounding.

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#Winning.

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mainejeff wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:Not as well as it is now.
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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Guess that this will have to be re-calculated.

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mainejeff wrote:
mainejeff wrote:
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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Guess that this will have to be re-calculated.

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So Trump's annual average return isn't beating Obama's average annual return by quite as much?

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mainejeff wrote:
mainejeff wrote:
On Jan. 23, 2009 when Obama took office.....the Dow stood at 8077. When he left office it was 19827 on Jan.20, 2017. That's +11750 (+168%).

When Trump took office on Jan.20, 2017 the Dow stood at 19827. It now stands at 25967. That's +6140 (+31%)

You must be one of those horrible emotional investors if you didn't get higher returns from 2009-2017. :thumb:

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Guess that this will have to be re-calculated.

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Right. Because it NEVER went down during Oblowma’s presidency, right? :dunce:
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Heard a British Ambassador to China talking about it today on NPR. Her take included the idea that the Chinese political system is such that they can play the long game in a way US politicians cannot. Nevertheless, she was optimistic about things working out.

All other things aside, we have a complete idiot leading the US side. I think what's going to happen is that at some point Trump is going to claim victory when nothing really changed then periodically lie as necessary to reinforce the impression he hopes to create.

The well known true story about Trump having construction workers move dirt around on a development site ot make it look to investors like progress was being made when it really wasn't captures Trump in a nutshell. It's what he does. Con man to the core.
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JohnStOnge wrote:Heard a British Ambassador to China talking about it today on NPR. Her take included the idea that the Chinese political system is such that they can play the long game in a way US politicians cannot. Nevertheless, she was optimistic about things working out.

All other things aside, we have a complete idiot leading the US side. I think what's going to happen is that at some point Trump is going to claim victory when nothing really changed then periodically lie as necessary to reinforce the impression he hopes to create.

The well known true story about Trump having construction workers move dirt around on a development site ot make it look to investors like progress was being made when it really wasn't captures Trump in a nutshell. It's what he does. Con man to the core.
Did you not pay attention to what Trump's team has been doing? They've been looking at this and preparing long before they started. Knew China was going to pull this and started negotiations with S Korea, Vietnam and a couple others in Nov, 2017 about replacing China as the supplier.
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JohnStOnge wrote:Heard a British Ambassador to China talking about it today on NPR. Her take included the idea that the Chinese political system is such that they can play the long game in a way US politicians cannot. Nevertheless, she was optimistic about things working out.

All other things aside, we have a complete idiot leading the US side. I think what's going to happen is that at some point Trump is going to claim victory when nothing really changed then periodically lie as necessary to reinforce the impression he hopes to create.

The well known true story about Trump having construction workers move dirt around on a development site ot make it look to investors like progress was being made when it really wasn't captures Trump in a nutshell. It's what he does. Con man to the core.
And if the trade war ends with favorable Chinese concessions you’ll be sure to say it didn’t happen

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CID1990 wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Heard a British Ambassador to China talking about it today on NPR. Her take included the idea that the Chinese political system is such that they can play the long game in a way US politicians cannot. Nevertheless, she was optimistic about things working out.

All other things aside, we have a complete idiot leading the US side. I think what's going to happen is that at some point Trump is going to claim victory when nothing really changed then periodically lie as necessary to reinforce the impression he hopes to create.

The well known true story about Trump having construction workers move dirt around on a development site ot make it look to investors like progress was being made when it really wasn't captures Trump in a nutshell. It's what he does. Con man to the core.
And if the trade war ends with favorable Chinese concessions you’ll be sure to say it didn’t happen

It'll be hard to tell if that happens because you go on knowing Trump is going to claim things went well whether they did or not.

If the "mainstream media" say the trade war ends with favorable Chinese concessions I will believe it. I will not believe it based on Trump and/or his administration saying it.
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