U.S. Equity Markets fell more than 1% as political unrest in Hong Kong and Argentina fuelled a rally in Global Bonds that continues to raise the spectre of a looming recession. Gold surged. The S&P 500 Index slumped for a second day and now sits almost 5% below its all-time high as the rally in Treasuries sparked by last week’s escalating trade tensions picked up steam. Risk assets came under pressure after authorities closed Hong Kong’s airport and a Chinese official said the city was at a “critical juncture.” Argentina’s Peso and equities sank after voters turned on the President in a primary vote. Corn futures plunged the most since 2013 as more of the grain was planted than analysts had estimated. The weakness in stocks fed demand for haven assets, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield lower by 10 basis points and boosting the Japanese Yen for a fourth day. China’s Central Bank fixing continued to signal its determination to manage an orderly depreciation. Italian bonds led gains in European debt after Fitch affirmed the country’s credit rating on Friday. The Pound strengthened following three sessions of declines.

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