Death By China, Zacks Market Strategy

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Let's take that "Year Ahead for the USA" idea in a fresh direction. With Trump as President, this is very necessary.

In 2010, Martin Sheen spoke to 18,000 young student activists at Free the Children's We Day, saying, " While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive." Now, Martin is on to 2017 and the USA. On April 10,2016, this very popular Netflix documentary, " Death by China " uploaded to YouTube. Martin Sheen narrates!

Death by China: How America Lost its Manufacturing Base (1 Hour, 20 Minute Official Version)

According to the NY Times, the film --based on a book by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry and directed by Mr. Navarro-- is as blunt as it can be in working the premise. Admission of China to the WTO in 2001 has been catastrophic for the USA. An influx of Chinese goods has left American manufacturers unable to compete, the film says. And Chinese leaders have been brashly ignoring rules about things like currency manipulation to make sure that their country's products remain artificially cheap.

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The JAN Zacks Industry Ranks are certainly a sweeping change from year's past.

(1) The Consumer is not the king early on, though that could change in Spring.

(2) 2017 says the Financials lead, all the way up from the bottom last year. The rising rate environment is the reason. The same rising rate reason keeps the dividend-paying Utilities, Telcos, and Consumer Staples at the bottom.

(3) Energy and Materials are solid, but only at Market Weight. These sectors are waiting for another catalyst to gain more upside. Seeing the OPEC production cut work and stronger China manufacturing PMIs will do the trick in 2017.

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