Stock Market Update

Aleah Josephson, Co-Sports Editor

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Recently, the United States financial markets have been in what’s called a “bear market”. This means a period of time in which the stock market experiences constant falling prices. According to The Motley Fool, it is named bear after the way the animal attacks; swiping in a downward motion.

This bear market America is currently experiencing, however, is much different than what we have dealt with the last few years. The China Trade War, which is being discussed between the US and China, has negatively affected our market. With an unexpectedly long period of discussion, the market has fallen to the lowest since the crash in 2008. According to Morgan Stanley on CNBC, a “new storm” may be approaching. The trade war, declining earning estimates and investor concerns are among the most prominent predictors of the new wave in the market.

What does this mean for you? Well, with a threat of a recession around the corner, there are several tips to follow in order to stay on track. According to The Motley Fool, the most important things to do are to build an emergency fund in order to cushion your savings, diversify your investments to lessen the possible losses and to keep money flowing in and out of the economy. A consistent money supply is one of the main keys to helping the US build back the economy.