Stocks sink after Trump tweets, politics pressure TRY

Summary:
- Trump tweets on trade send global stock markets lower
- JPY shines as investors steer away from risky assets
- Market alert: Should investors be afraid of Trade Wars?
- USDTRY trades at the 6.00 handle
- Technical overview: DAX

Chinese equity markets have plummeted while the Japanese yen has jumped at the beginning of the new week following a tweet from US President Donald Trump suggesting more tariffs to come. He tweeted yesterday evening “the trade deal with China continues, but too slowly” and as a result the United States would undertake proper steps.

The start to the new trading week across European equity markets has not been successful to say the least. Most of stock markets in Europe have started today’s trading well below the closing levels seen on Friday and the prime reason is a Trump’s tweet pointing to a further escalation of a US-China trade war.

President Trump has been selling tariffs as being positive for the US economy. This confidence might have been supported by a relative performance of the US economy so far but president Trump might miss the point here. Yes, the US economy is relatively less exports dependent but it’s not completely immune to global tendencies.

The Turkish lira is one of the weakest currencies on Monday as the USDTRY cruises past 6.00 barrier for the first time since October 2018! On top of heightened risk aversion caused by renewed trade concerns lira is under pressure from local political factors.

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