China’s Biggest Propaganda Agency Buys Ads on Facebook and Twitter to Smear Protesters in Hong Kong PSP Hacks

Pro-democracy protesters take part in a rally as they march on August 18, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Pro-democracy protesters take part in a rally as they march on August 18, 2019 in Hong Kong.
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China’s largest state-run news agency, Xinhua News, is buying ads on Facebook and Twitter to smear protesters in Hong Kong, a new tactic being used to influence how the rest of the world perceives the pro-democracy demonstrators.

An estimated 1.7 million people in Hong Kong, roughly a quarter of its population, took to the streets on Sunday to denounce Beijing’s attempts to interfere in the semi-autonomous territory. But China has amassed soldiers across the border in Shenzhen and appears to be stepping up its propaganda efforts online through paid ads on Facebook and Twitter, as well as unpaid content on platforms like YouTube.

Xinhua News currently has five different Facebook ads that directly relate to the unrest in Hong Kong, and all of the ads started running on Sunday, August 18. One of the Facebook ads addresses Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi directly, calling on her to “fly to Hong Kong to see what the true facts are.” Pelosi has been critical of the Chinese government’s suppression of the demonstrators and called Beijing’s actions “cowardly.”

The anti-Pelosi Facebook ad uses viral video from an Australian traveler who was recently inconvenienced at the Hong Kong International Airport. Protesters helped shut down the airport over the course of two days, demanding freedom and apologizing to travelers for disrupting their flights. The Australian traveler, who appears to have given an interview to Chinese state media, told pro-democracy demonstrators they should “get a job” and even said they should “know their place,” though the latter isn’t featured in the Facebook ad.

The Australian traveler also said that “Hong Kong is a part of China,” something that’s controversial because Hong Kong currently operates under a “one country, two systems” arrangement. That arrangement allows Hong Kong to temporarily maintain democratic laws and traditions until the year 2047. That year is obviously well within the lifetimes of many young protesters, and has contributed to the young-old divide in the region. Some elderly Hongkongers have been the most outspoken against the protests, something that becomes clear in the pro-Beijing Facebook ads.

Another Facebook ad from Xinhua claims that Hong Kong’s economy is suffering over the protests and insists that the public wants someone to “restore order.” The ad shows pro-Beijing demonstrators calling for an end to the violence, heavily implying that it’s the protestors who have caused the most harm.

In reality, Hong Kong police have been the ones causing the most violence on the ground, shooting “nonlethal” rounds at point blank range, and firing tear gas regularly into crowds of non-violent protesters. One woman recently lost an eye after being shot by police, leading some allies to wear a bandage over their own eyes in a sign of solidarity. Xinhua’s propaganda video has also been posted to YouTube, though it’s unclear if the propaganda agency is buying paid ads on the platform.

Another propaganda ad from Xinhua focuses on the economic situation in Hong Kong. The ad shows photos of empty shopping malls with a caption that, yet again, calls for “order” to be restored—an ominous declaration from an authoritarian government like China’s, which currently holds anywhere from 800,000 to 3 million Muslims in concentration camps.

Xinhua is also promoting Twitter posts that suggest the violence is being perpetrated by the protesters and claims, again, that “order should be restored.” There’s obviously a pattern to all of this and Beijing wants to control the narrative by insisting that “order” is more important than democratic rights. And it’s no wonder why, with so much money at stake.

Another Chinese state media outlet, CGTN, even posted an embarrassing anti-democracy rap video to Twitter over the weekend that ends with President Donald Trump saying Hong Kong is part of China.

Trump has previously been reluctant to criticize China over its anti-democratic crackdown and now Chinese propagandists are using his own words against the protesters.

The protests in Hong Kong have been raging for eleven weeks now, initially set off by an extradition bill that would have allowed Beijing to snatch so-called criminals from Hong Kong. The big problem, however, is that Hong Kong is a haven for political dissidents and pro-democracy leaders in Asia. The extradition bill has been withdrawn by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, but the protesters want assurances that it won’t be reintroduced.

China’s Xinhua News has been on Facebook since 2012, despite the fact that Facebook is banned in mainland China. Twitter and YouTube are also banned, but the intended audience of these ads is clearly the international community. Protest organizers in Hong Kong have purchased their own ads in international newspapers, according to the Hong Kong Free Press, but it’s not clear whether they’re buying ads online as well.

The print ad, which appeared today in the New York Times and Canada’s Globe and Mail, among others, reads in part:

Amid tear gas and rubber bullets, this once vibrant and safe metropolis is at a crossroads. Since the protests against the controversial extradition bill started in June, Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedom have been eroded beyond recognition. This is the ugly truth that the Hong Kong government does not want you to know: Hong Kong is becoming a police state.

Instead of implementing political reform as promised, the Hong Kong government has turned into an apparatus of repression. Police brutality, endorsed by both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments, has now become part of our daily lives.

In the name of public order, the police dehumanize protesters as ‘cockroaches’ and deploy certain anti-riot measures prohibited by international standards. The police also batter passers-by, journalists and medical personnel. Police stations are shut whenever alleged thugs-for-hire indiscriminately attack protesters and ordinary citizens.

Arbitrary arrests and political prosecutions are becoming increasingly common. These are all tactics of the Hong Kong government to intimidate its own people into silence.

Bear witness to Hongkongers’ fight for freedom. Tell our story—especially if we can no longer do it ourselves. Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong.

It’s not clear how much money Facebook and Twitter are making from the Chinese propaganda ads and the tech giants did not respond to requests for comment this morning. We will update this article if we hear back.

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Get a Free Iced Drink at Starbucks Today With Purchase PSP Hacks

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If you are a person who likes free things and a person who likes iced coffee (or tea), then I have some pretty good news. Starting at 2 pm today (August 8th), Starbucks is running a BOGO deal on icy cold beverages.

As with any deal, there are some caveats. First, you’ll either need to go here to get your coupon, or you’ll need to download the Starbucks app. (You do not, however, have to be a rewards member.) After doing so, the offer should be waiting in your inbox. Also, to get your free iced beverage, the first cold coffee or espresso drink you purchase must be size grande or larger, which isn’t so bad, because tall iced drinks are kind of pointless, since the ice takes up a lot of the room in the cup.

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Catch up on all the trailers from this year’s Comic-Con PSP Hacks

San Diego Comic-Con wraps up today, and with it came a huge number of trailers for films and shows coming out in the next year. While Marvel undoubtably stole the show with its big Hall H announcements, the event’s trailers belonged almost entirely to the world of television.

There were some notable absences this year: Warner Bros. opted to skip the show, meaning we didn’t get looks at projects like the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 or Dune, and while Marvel did show off some footage from Black Widow, that didn’t make its way online (We’ll probably see something at its upcoming D23 Expo.) There were some other conspicuous absences: CBS didn’t show off a trailer for the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, for example.

But what we did get was a good idea what the TV landscape will look like in the coming year. Networks like The CW, HBO, and TBS showed off projects like the final season of Arrow, Westworld, and Snowpiercer, while Amazon and Netflix showed off first looks at The Expanse and the new Dark Crystal revival.

We’ve rounded up all the biggest and best trailers from this year’s show in one place for your viewing convenience. Check them out below.

Agents of Shield Season 6

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD comes to an end with its 7th season, and while ABC didn’t bring a trailer for what’s to come when it premieres, it did bring along a look at the last four episodes of the current season. Season 7 will debut sometime next year.

Arrow

Arrow is coming to an end after eight years on The CW, and the network brought in a teaser for the finale. It included a retrospective for the journey that the series has gone on since it premiered way back in 2012. It’s a fitting way to close out the last season and a good overview for those wanting to get into the show before it begins its final season on October 15th.

Black Lightning

The CW’s Black Lightning returns for its third season on October 21st, and the network brought along a look at what to expect: Jefferson Pierce , aka Black Lightning wrapped up his fight against his nemesis Tobias Whale, and now turns his attention to a coming war against the Markovians while his daughters are developing powers of their own.

Carnival Row

Amazon has teasers its upcoming Neo-Victorian fantasy series Carnival Row in the last couple of months, and it brought two trailers to the con that explain the background of the world and the two principle characters that the series will follow, Viginette and Philo. The two provide an intriguing look at what appears to be a compelling series. It begins streaming on August 30th.

Dark Crystal Age of Resistance

Netflix announced last year that it was making a sequel to Jim Henson’s classic 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, and released a trailer back in May. It brought along a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming show, revealing the craftsmanship brought to the puppets and world, as well as some of the action that we can look forward to. It’ll premiere on August 30th.

The Expanse

The Expanse began its life on the Syfy channel back in 2015, and when that network canceled it at the end of its third season, Amazon picked it up. Its teaser shows off a new season that brings the crew of the Rosinante to a new planet, where they’ll face some massive problems. Amazon also released an extended clip from the season as well. The show returns on December 13th.

The Flash

Barry Allen has faced a lot of villains over the past few seasons of The Flash. Next up in the forthcoming season 6? Bloodwork, played by Sendhil Ramamurthy, who gives an ominous speech about how metahumans (like Barry and his friends) are a cancer that need to be wiped out.

Harley Quinn Season 1

DC greenlit a new animated series based on antihero Harley Quinn for its streaming service, DC Universe. Its Comic-Con trailer showed off plenty of humor and animated action featuring the character, who’ll be voiced by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco. The trailer didn’t say when it’ll be available, only that it’s “coming soon.”

His Dark Materials

With Game of Thrones now in the rearview mirror, HBO has been working to assemble a lineup that will keep people coming back. One of those shows is a new fantasy series called His Dark Materials, set in an alternate world. It’s based on a book series by Philip Pullman, and it looks like it’s captured the spirit of the books, as well as its giant armored polar bears. There’s no date on when this will land, unfortunately.

Impulse

YouTube’s Red series Impulse came out last year, about a young woman who has the extraordinary ability to teleport. It’s coming back for a second season, and the trailer for the upcoming season follows “Henry” Coles as she learns how to control her newfound abilities and stay ahead of people who are coming for her. The series will debut this fall, and the first season will be available for free.

Man in the High Castle

Amazon’s Man in the High Castle comes to an end with its fourth season, and the company brought a brief clip from the upcoming premiere, in which Juliana Cain is shot and drops into another dimension. We’ll see how the series wraps up on November 15th.

Picard

During a big Hall H presentation on Saturday, CBS brought along some updates for the next entries in the Star Trek franchise, including a full trailer for its upcoming series, Picard. Set 20 years after Jean Luc Picard left Starfleet, he’s brought back into the fold when he comes across a mysterious young woman. Along the way, there’s some familiar faces from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The series will debut sometime in spring 2020.

Short Treks

Another Star Trek project that CBS brought to Hall H was a look at its upcoming second season of Short Treks, a six-episode series of mini-installments, each telling a standalone story. One will lead into Picard, another will revisit tribbles and Spock’s first day on the Enterprise, and two others will be animated.

Snowpiercer

Based on the 2014 film in which the remnants of humanity exist on a single massive train on a frozen Earth, TBS’s Snowpiercer will pick up a couple of years later, where Jennifer Connelly tries to keep a strict, class-based society in order. The series begins in the Spring of 2020.

Steven Universe

Announced last year at SDCC, the first trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie picks up five years after the last episode of the show left off (in what seemed like a fairly conclusive finale). But it seems that Steven and the rest of the Crystal Gems will have to face off against a new threat, which looks to threaten all life on Earth. Also, it’s a musical. Sounds like just another day in Beach City…

Supergirl

Supergirl has a new foe to fight next season, and it sounds harder to battle than any alien invader: social media and technology addiction. (Don’t worry, she’ll also still be facing off against plenty of super-villians and aliens, too.) Season 5 will debut on October 6th.

Terminator: Dark Fate

We didn’t get an official trailer for Tim Miller’s upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, but he did bring a behind-the-scenes featurette that showed off plenty of new footage and action a panel at Comic-Con on Thursday. The film hits theaters on November 1st.

Top Gun

In the world of unnecessary sequels, there’s little wonder that Tom Cruise is returning for a followup to his film Top Gun. In Top Gun: Maverick, he’ll reprise his role as fighter pilot Maverick, now a flight instructor. There’s plenty of pretty shots of fighter jets streaking across bleak landscapes, as well as throwbacks to the original. The film takes off on June 26th, 2020.

The Walking Dead Movie

Last year at the end of The Walking Dead’s 9th season, we learned that Andrew Lincoln will head up a trilogy of films about his character, Rick Grimes. Universal revealed that the films won’t hit AMC as previously announced: the first will be coming out in theaters. Beyond that tidbit, the teaser was… just a tease: no release date or even a title.

Watchmen

Another new show that HBO brought to Comic-Con was its upcoming “remix” of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s classic graphic novel Watchmen. The trailer shows off plenty of nods to the original story and characters, will follow the lives of a number of vigilantes in an alternate United States during the Cold War. The series will premiere in October.

Westworld

The latest trailer for the upcoming third season of HBO’s Westworld shows that the show is leaving behind its western-themed park for a World War II-themed world, showing off how some of the robotic characters are coping in the real world. The series will be released sometime in 2020.

The Witcher

After months of teasers and speculation, Netflix has finally given fans the first look at its upcoming adaptation of The Witcher — and although the show will only be drawing from Andrzej Sapkowski’s original books, not the far more well known video game series, it looks like a pretty slick fantasy series. There’s still no release date, though.

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I Am Absolutely Here for Dunkin’s Fake-Ass Sausage Sandwiches PSP Hacks

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Meat lovers and breakfast enthusiasts, we have some news. Dunkin’ announced this week that it’s teamed up with Beyond Meat to introduce a new sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich sans the meat, which is both great news for the planet as well as your stomach. And I, my friends, am fucking pumped for this fake-ass meat.

Let me back up a second: As someone who tries to avoid eating meat as much as possible, sausage puts me in a tricky position. There is nothing—nothing, I tell you!—as appetizing the morning after a long night as a sausage, egg, and cheese on an English muffin. Where others tout Pedialyte or smoothies as their go-to remedy for a mean hangover, I am absolutely certain this breakfast sandwich is the only known cure for a rough morning.

The bummer here is that meat is pretty bad for the planet, thanks to its abysmal carbon footprint. This has been a personal source of frustration for some time now, and I’d be willing to guess I’m not alone. Because let’s be honest: The at-home options don’t always pack the same punch as fast food joints, you know?

But the arrival of meat alternatives on restaurant menus—ones that actually taste good, a la the Impossible Burger or Del Taco’s Beyond Meat taco—has introduced a new way for many of us to enjoy the foods we love without the guilt of knowing that our sausage or burger habit is seriously harming our fragile planet. And Dunkin’ says swapping a non-meat patty into a breakfast staple is part of its push to be more sustainable across its operations.

“Sustainability is a key part of Dunkin’s growth, and a critical part of our journey is taking bigger, bolder action to be more sustainable in all the ways we operate,” the company said in a statement this week. “A key benefit of the Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty is that it is more sustainable for the environment than traditional meats as it requires less water, less land, generates fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and requires less energy than a beef burger to produce.”

For its part, Beyond Meat claims that its Beyond Burger patty generates 90 percent fewer emissions, uses 99 percent less water and 46 percent less energy, and uses 93 percent less land than the real deal. Dunkin’ says the meat alternative patty is made up of “peas, mung beans, rice and sunflower to provide the protein and coconut oil to ensure juiciness.”

The burger itself is vegan, but obviously, a breakfast sandwich with egg and cheese is not. Dunkin’ said that if customers so choose, however, they can order the sandwich without the cheese and egg and just opt for the patty. Dunkin’ CEO Dave Hoffman told CNN Business that it’s exploring a fully vegan option but that the company wants “to make sure that as we roll this out, we can give the customer a chance to customize this.”

According to CNN Business, Dunkin’s Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich is rolling out to 163 locations across Manhattan. Catch me in line for this fake as hell sausage.

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Trevor Noah takes on the Fox News reaction to gun violence PSP Hacks

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Fox News has a lot of ideas about how to counter America’s gun violence problem — but not many of these seem to involve actually restricting the guns themselves.

In the segment above from The Daily Show, Trevor Noah responds to three possible solutions broadcast by the network in the wake of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio: more God, more stability in families, and — the old favourite — more armed guards in schools and shopping malls.

After countering the first two ideas with points about varying interpretations of religion and the impossibility of writing “laws forcing people to have a good family life”, Noah moves on to the”not enough guns” solution.

“For me the strangest part of this argument, honestly, is this,” says Noah. “Hannity and Fox News talk every day about protecting American freedoms. But if everyone in America’s forced to live in a world of perimeter fences, metal detectors and armed guards in every hall, then it starts to feel like society’s living in a prison. 

“And the only thing that’s free, is the gun.”

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California Shootout Kills Highway Patrol Officer PSP Hacks

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The gunman was also killed in the shootout in Riverside, according to local news reports.

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A California Highway Patrol officer was killed and two others injured in a shootout on Monday evening in Riverside, Calif., that also left a suspect dead and commuters scrambling for safety during the evening rush, the authorities said.

One officer was in critical condition at a hospital late Monday night and another received minor injuries, according to Scott Parker, assistant chief of the Highway Patrol’s inland division. Two civilians were also wounded, he said at a news conference.

The confrontation began when a driver was pulled over for a traffic stop at about 5:30 p.m. near Interstate 215 in Riverside, about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It was not clear why he was stopped.

A Highway Patrol officer was planning to impound the man’s white pickup truck and called for a tow truck, Chief Parker said at the news conference. But as the officer was filling out paperwork, the man pulled out a rifle and shot the officer.

He called for backup, and several other police officers arrived at the scene. The gunman shot two more Highway Patrol officers, Chief Parker said, and a fourth Highway Patrol officer who arrived at the scene fatally shot the gunman.

“It was a long and horrific gun battle,” Chief Sergio G. Diaz of the Riverside Police Department said at the news conference.

The first Highway Patrol officer who was shot was flown to a nearby hospital and died, Chief Parker said. Gov. Gavin Newsom identified the officer as Andre Moye, 34. On Tuesday, the coroner’s office in Riverside County identified the gunman as Aaron Luther, 49, of Beaumont, Calif., and The Associated Press reported he had an extensive criminal record that included a conviction for attempted murder in the 1990s.

Chief Diaz said the authorities did not believe there were additional suspects, adding that investigators would try over the next few days to piece together what the gunman’s motive might have been.

“We don’t know where the suspect was coming from, where he was headed to, what his affiliations are,” Chief Diaz said. “We don’t know his motive for this crime.”

Aerial news footage showed that Highway Patrol cars pulled up behind a white vehicle near the 215 Freeway overpass, as traffic flowed nearby. The footage also showed a number of police cars, ambulances and fire trucks at the scene.

Local television news reports showed traffic along the road blocked off as helicopters buzzed overhead, and a local rail system was shut down in the area.

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Gabriela Mendoza, 21, was driving to her class at a nearby college and had just exited the freeway when she looked out her passenger side window and saw a man with a rifle standing near the overpass. For several minutes, he fired continuously at police officers and other drivers, she said in an interview late Monday night.

Then 15 to 20 other officers showed up and yelled at people to get out of their cars and run, she said.

“I was freaking out,” Ms. Mendoza said. “Everyone was running. All the people left their cars and were running toward me; it sounded like he was shooting everywhere. I’ve never been in a situation like that.”

For 15 minutes, Ms. Mendoza watched the scene from behind a large truck. She said the gunman was shot by the police, but she wasn’t sure if he was dead or alive.

Sabrina Cervantes, a California state assemblywoman, wrote on Twitter that she was “heartbroken” over the death of the officer.

“My heart goes out to the family of the @CHPRiverside Officer who tragically lost their life in the line of duty today in Riverside,” she wrote. “My family & I are also praying for a speedy recovery for the other officers injured.”

Mihir Zaveri covers breaking news from New York. Before joining The Times in 2018 he was a reporter for The Houston Chronicle.

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Stock market news: August 8, 2019 – Yahoo News Canada PSP Hacks

U.S. stocks rose Thursday after China’s central bank fixed the yuan at a stronger-than-expected rate against the U.S. dollar, and after new Chinese economic data signaled less weakness in trade than had been anticipated.

Gold prices ended their march higher and U.S. Treasury yields stemmed declines, after the 10-year yield fell below 1.6% for the first time since 2016 on Wednesday.

Here were the main moves in the market, as of market close:

  • S&P 500 (^GSPC): +1.88%, or 54.21 points

  • Dow (^DJI): +1.43%, or 371.46 points

  • Nasdaq (^IXIC): +2.24%, or 176.33 points

  • 10-year Treasury yield (^TNX): +3.3 bps to 1.724%

  • Gold futures (GC=F): -0.35% to $1,514.30 per ounce

  • U.S. dollar to onshore Chinese yuan rate (CNY=X): +0.309% to 7.0439

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan’s daily fixing at 7.0039 per U.S. dollar on Thursday. This marked the first time since 2008 that the official reference rate was weaker than 7. However, this was still stronger than the 7.0156-per-dollar rate consensus economists had been expecting, indicating China’s central bank was working to stabilize the yuan.

The strength of the Chinese yuan against the dollar remains closely monitored after the PBOC stopped defending the psychological 7-per-dollar level for the first time in over a decade on Monday, sending global markets into a tailspin. The U.S. Treasury officially labeled China a currency manipulator earlier this week.

Meanwhile, new data from China’s customs administration showed that the country’s exports grew in July by the most since March, and imports fell by a less-than-expected degree. The results pointed to some recovery for China’s export-heavy economy even amid escalating trade tensions with the U.S.

With exports up 3.3% in July over last year and imports down 5.6%, China’s trade surplus came in at $45.1 billion for the month, better than the $40 billion surplus expected. China’s exports to the U.S. shrank, however, after the Trump administration hit goods from the country with a higher rate of tariffs following an announcement in May. China’s shipments to Europe, South Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia picked up in July.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ongoing uncertainty around the outlook for U.S.-China trade relations and global growth made for choppy trading throughout the week, at the start of a month already known for being historically weaker for U.S. equities.

“The S&P 500 has shed more than 5% over the past six trading days … spurred by the Fed’s decision to decrease interest rates, and a resumption of U.S. and China tariff saber rattling,” BMO Capital Markets’s Brian Belski wrote in a note published Wednesday evening. “This much we know and can all apply ‘blame’ for the global stock market weakness. However, we believe investors once again lack perspective and are feeding on fear, rhetoric, and innuendo instead of facts.”

Other market pundits said recent market volatility could generate an investing opportunity. The threshold for an “investable bottom,” however, requires a relatively steep pullback, according to Datatrek co-founder Jessica Rabe.

“Many investors look for violent one-day declines for attractive buying opportunities, but it takes a truly uncommon event like a down 4% day to signal an investable bottom,” Rabe wrote in a note. “The VIX (volatility index) has peaked the most in August and October, so the next three months is the most likely time it could happen, especially with trade and Fed related headline risks.”

“If you can hold on through incremental volatility, history has shown the S&P usually recovers by double digits after a year,” Rabe added.

^VIX), a closely watched gauge of fear in the markets, jumped as high as to 24.81 intraday on Monday, the highest reading since January. The VIX has since pared gains and closed at 19.49 on Wednesday, but remains at a higher level than had been seen for much of the year-to-date.” data-reactid=”45″ type=”text”>The VIX (^VIX), a closely watched gauge of fear in the markets, jumped as high as to 24.81 intraday on Monday, the highest reading since January. The VIX has since pared gains and closed at 19.49 on Wednesday, but remains at a higher level than had been seen for much of the year-to-date.

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