Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, North Korea has rejected a meeting with the Trump regime before the end of the year, saying that a meeting would only "appease" them, which is darkly amusing.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) says Chinese hackers penetrated their computers earlier this year, but it's not clear what data the hackers obtained.

Finally, a majority of economists polled by Reuters say Trump's trade war won't end in the next year.

Over three-quarters of 53 economists who answered an additional question said a permanent truce in the U.S.-China trade war was unlikely over the coming year.

“The global economic backdrop is going to remain tough, the U.S. dollar is going to remain relatively firm and we are less positive on the trade story than perhaps the market is currently pricing. The talk of (tariff) rollbacks and stuff like that – we are not as certain that will actually come through,” said James Knightley, chief international economist at ING.


I'm signing off a little early today because I'm going out to dinner with my father. See you tomorrow.