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US Presidential Election 2020 – How It Affects Malaysia (Guest Post)

US Presidential Election 2020 – How It Affects Malaysia (Guest Post)

US Election is once every 4 years, but how does it impact the markets?

This post was originally posted here. The contributor to this article,@Denise is one of our many community members on InvestingNote.

update: Joe Biden wins the Presidency with 290 seats?

In the meanwhile, it could still be a period of volatility as the markets wait for a smooth transition (if there even is). So even though it seems like the President of the US has alr been highly-likely decided, it should be noted that there are still various ways the US Election can be contested.

Nevertheless, here are some macroeconomics principles that you’d be keen to know of:

[After all, this won’t be the last Presidential Election because there will always be another one every 4 years. Hence, the same factors would still apply.]

Just a quick backdrop:

On August 31st, 1957, diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the US were established when the US elevated its Consulate General in Kuala Lumpur to the status of the Embassy.

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LIVE Market Commentary: The US Election

LIVE Market Commentary: The US Election

Join us for this LIVE Market Commentary as the US Election is about to happen!


Hosted by Li Guang Sheng, one of our top veteran community members, investment specialist, trading representative from PhillipCapital.

In the last 2016 US election during a seminar, Guang Sheng forecasted that Trump would become president based on several key factors.

Key things that will be addressed during this webinar:

✔ Trump vs Biden: who’s likely to win?
✔ If Trump wins again, what stocks and sectors to look at?
✔ If Trump loses, what will happen to the stock markets?

US Election only happens every 4 years. Don’t miss this webinar!

Register now!


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Market Volatility is Up. What I am Thinking about Now. Might help you a little. (Guest Post)

Market Volatility is Up. What I am Thinking about Now. Might help you a little. (Guest Post)

Trump said something. Then China did something.


This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 800+ followers.

So what we have is the DOW, S&P 500 and Nasdaq down 3%. But they been falling for a few days.

It gets even worse for me considering a large part of my equity holdings is in Hong Kong. And you know what is going on there.

This article is taking a look at what goes on in my brain. You might have some takeaway from this.

An Eye on the 10 Year US Treasury

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Trump’s Trade War and His Twitter “Gauntlet”

Trump’s Trade War and His Twitter “Gauntlet”

The Trade War has escalated once again.

Yes, you guessed it right.

All by the SNAP of Trump’s fingers.


On Sunday the US president decided to snap his fingers and tweeted that tariffs of 10% on certain goods would rise to 25% on Friday, and $325bn of untaxed goods could face 25% duties “shortly”.

This has caused both US and Chinese stock markets to dive.

For months, investors and companies had been lulled into a sense of security that the world’s two largest economies appeared to be getting closer to a deal to resolve their battle.

That calm was utterly shattered this week.

How’s it all going to affect you? Yes YOU, the diligent Singaporean retail investor.

This is a serious, volatile and gloomy time for all investors.

Join us at this exclusive event to find out what Top traders think on Thursday, 16th May 2019, 7 – 9pm.


Here’s what to expect:
Are we turning into a bear market? The special case of an STI component stock
Singapore, Hang Seng Market Outlook
Thinking like The Big Boys: Using Game Theory in Daily Trading
Fibonnaci Levels in Trading: What Can Numbers Show

Strategising a Trade Plan
Panel Discussion: What’s Interesting To Trade For the Month Of May? How will stocks move forward?

Time, tide and the Trade war waits for no man.

Limited seats only. But feel free to bring a friend along.


Exclusively for Active Traders’ Clubs members only.

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Trump Plans To Impose Tariff From 10% To 25%, What Will Happen To Singapore Market?

Trump Plans To Impose Tariff From 10% To 25%, What Will Happen To Singapore Market?

Why 25% instead of 10%? That’s twice of the initial tariff level!

On July 10 2018, Trump seeked to impose 10% on thousands of Chinese imports. While the tariffs would not be imposed until after a period of public comment, the proposed level was then raised to 25% by Trump – this could escalate the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.


Economically speaking, we know that by raising its tariff to a higher level simply serves as a motivation to motivate domestic producers to increase production of their output. This results in higher consumer prices, higher producer revenues and profits, and higher government revenues which make tariffs a way to make transaction from consumers to government treasuries effectively.

However, having tariffs begets strong consequences: 1) Cost of production for American companies increases 2) China will retaliate in response.

There are some opinions on the real motive behind imposing tariffs on China – it is more than just attempting to save its own country.

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Trade Tariffs Hit Asian and US Stock Markets Badly

Trade Tariffs Hit Asian and US Stock Markets Badly

But first, what are trade tariffs?

A tariff is basically a tax paid on imports and exports of goods and services.

An imposing tax on an imported product would cause its price to increase, which results in a decrease in demand for imported goods. In relation, the price of local products becomes lower to the consumer.

The US Total Imports vs Dutiable Imports from 1821 to 2016 can be seen below:

The current US deficit as of 2017 is $500 billion. The US imports from China about four times as much as it sells to that country in goods as services, leaving Washington more room than Beijing to tax a greater share of bilateral trade. The U.S. trade deficit with China was $375 billion in 2017. The trade deficit exists because U.S. exports to China were only $130 billion while imports from China were $506 billion. The United States imports consumer electronics, clothing, and machinery from China. A lot of the imports are from U.S. manufacturers that send raw materials to China for low-cost assembly. Once shipped back to the United States, they are considered imports.

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Trump-Kim summit will cost Singapore about $20mil to host ??️

Trump-Kim summit will cost Singapore about $20mil to host ??️

It’s official: Trump-Kim summit will cost Singapore about $20mil to host ??

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump both touched down in Singapore on yesterday, June 10th.

kim3For a summit that was planned months before.

This summit is significant because this is the very first time both Trump and Kim are meeting each other. This summit also lays out the possibilities that could impact the security of not only the Korean peninsula, but also the rest of the region and world. At this summit, the two leaders are expected to address the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula and possibly declare an end to the Korean War, which has been going on for nearly seventy years.

The summit is the first of its kind, for it is setting in motion a series of events that could have lasting global ramifications.



Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also said that the bill for hosting the historic Trump-Kim summit will come up to about $20 million. He added that this is Singapore’s contribution to an international endeavour that is “in our profound interest”, as cited by The Straits Times.

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Trump is the New President: Now What?

Trump is the New President: Now What?

Today is America’s big day: where citizens are given the right to exercise their voting rights to entrust upon a very special individual who will run their country.

For months, people have taken sides, alliances shifted, and even friends ‘unfriended’ each other on social media. It has led investors, traders and markets alike into a spiral of uncertainty and volatility.

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