Podcast: A 46% Increase in Laptop Imports and Two Other Numbers You Need to Know

Numbers By Barron’s is a two-minute financial podcast with three vital numbers to start your morning. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever you get your podcasts-as well as on your Amazon Alexa smart speaker

Three numbers to start your day:

-neither U.S. large-cap or small-cap stocks, international or emerging market stocks, treasuries, commodities nor real estate stocks.

And 2018 is on track to be the first year since then to offer such poor returns across the board, so says Ned Davis Research Group.

The markets’ bloodbath on Tuesday doesn’t exactly inspire confidence for the rest of the year. Apple’s declines dragged the rest of the FANG stocks into bear-market territory and both the Dow and the S&P closed in the red.

-for the four months that ended in October compared to the last year, according to Panjiva Research. Imports of TVs and audio systems were on the rise as well.

A combination of strong consumer confidence and worries about Trump administration tariffs on Chinese exports has driven these increases, according to Panjiva, a trade data shop.

So in a way Black Friday shoppers can thank President Donald Trump for some of the pre-tariff bargains.

-over the 2018 election cycle. Based on an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity.

That’s a drop in the bucket relative to the $2.5 billion pulled in overall, but consider what that means in the context of contribution limits.

Crypto is volatile, so it could balloon and shrink in value. Bitcoin, for example, hit a peak of $19,500 last December. After the recent declines its value is now less than a quarter of that.

Numbers by Barron’s is a new daily podcast. Find out more here.

This episode was hosted by Crystal Kim.

Write to Crystal Kim at crystal.kim@barrons.com

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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