Question Wednesday

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to share those financial questions you’ve stocked up.

Today, my question is whether you checked your investment accounts this morning. As CNBC explains:

Stocks fell on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to China increased fears of an impending trade war between the world’s largest economies.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 287.26 points to close at 24,700.21, with Boeing, DowDuPont and Caterpillar as the worst-performing stocks in the index. The 30-stock index also erased all of its gains for the year and posted a six-day losing streak, its longest since March 2017.

My Vanguard account currently lists my rate of return as 0.00 percent, which is the same percentage I was earning last month, so maybe this isn’t that big of a deal. But feel free to discuss — or ask your own questions — in the comments.

Also: I know yesterday’s stock market drop isn’t the most important political issue right now, so if you want to discuss what’s going on with family separation at the border, we can make a thread for that as well. Slate has a list of ways we can help, and — like many people — I just donated to RAICES.

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