What's moving markets today: May 29, 2019

1:09 p.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Now is a particularly bad time for a trade war

What's worse than a trade war? A trade war that comes at a bad time for the market.

The economy could take a turn for the worse if the United States isn't careful, said David Kelly of JPMorgan on CNN Business' Markets Now live show today.

Kelly noted that the economic expansion is a decade in the making, as is the stock market bull run. The economy is fragile.

"I think the economy can get derailed for a little while because this trade war is more damaging for the rest of the world than the United States," he said. "This is a very old expansion. It needs to be treated with tender love and care. This will have negative effects over the long term."

1:03 p.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Stocks are going to cool down. Here's where to put your money

"We've had a very long bull market," said David Kelly of JPMorgan on CNN Business' Markets Now live show today. "It's not going to be like this going forward. We won't have the same kind of gains."

Kelly said the stock market will still go up, but investors will get annual gains of 5% not 10% a year as they've become accustomed to over the past decade.

"People will have to adjust their expectations," he said.

But don't get out of the market: Kelly believes the low interest rate environment is going to persist for a very long time. That makes it hard to get out of stocks.

So where should you put your money? Not in the United States.

"The biggest mistake people are making is people are getting out of international," Kelly says. "We see a slowdown in population growth. It isn't going to sustain 3% growth. It doesn't have the growth prospects EM has."

12:55 p.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Why an inverted yield curve is a bad sign

Near-term Treasury yields are higher than longer-term yields. That's a bad omen for the economy.

"Banks lend based off that yield curve. They lend at the short end and make money at the long end. If you take away that incentive, they won't lend money and the economy freezes," explained Keith Bliss, head of investment at Cuttone & Co., on CNN Business' Markets Now live show today.

But Bliss said investors shouldn't freak out. Credit hasn't yet tightened. And political winds are in the market's favor

"No sitting president has been voted out of office while the economy is expanding, so they'll do everything possible to keep it expanding," he said.

That's why Bliss believes the market is vastly oversold now. The Dow is down more than 300 points.

12:45 p.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Dow sinks nearly 400 points as fears mount

Wall Street's headaches are growing. The US-China trade war is getting scary. A recession indicator is flashing red. And oil prices are plunging.

The Dow slumped 350 points, or 1.4%, on Wednesday afternoon. The index was briefly down more than 400 points, sinking below 25,000. The Dow hasn't closed below that level in four months.

The S&P 500 lost 1%, while the Nasdaq declined 1.1%.

Read more about today's losses here.

11:47 a.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Abercrombie & Fitch is on track to have its worst day in 20 years

Abercrombie & Fitch's (ANF) stock is having a bruising day on Wall Street following its earnings.

It's currently down 25% and is "on pace for its worst day in nearly two decades," according to Eikon.

Today's losses also wiped out the retailer's year-to-date gains.

Abercrombie & Fitch's rivals are also on the decline, with American Eagle (AEO) down 5.4%, Gap (GPS) sliding 3.2% and Levi Strauss (LEVI) dipping 3.4%.

11:18 a.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Michael Kors to shutter 50 more stores

Capri Holdings (CPRI) stock sank 10% in early trading after it released a mixed earnings report. The company owns luxury brands Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace.

In its earnings call earlier, Capri said it's closing 50 Michael Kors stores this year and warned there could be more.

Michael Kors previously closed 100 stores beginning in 2017 because of slowing sales.

It also cut its outlook because of costs associated with its $2 billion acquisition of Versace.

9:41 a.m. ET, May 29, 2019

Market pullback accelerates: Dow loses another 200 points

The US stock market continues to get hit by trade war and economic jitters.

The Dow dropped 200 points, or 0.8% on Wednesday morning. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq declined about 0.7% apiece.

Investors remain worried about plunging Treasury bond yields and how the US-China trade war will slow the global economy and ding corporate profits. 

The recent trade escalation has also led to fears that China will retaliate against US tariffs by taking more extreme steps, including placing restrictions on rare-earth exports.

The market slide comes after the Dow dropped 238 points on Tuesday. The S&P 500 has declined more than 5% since closing at a record high on April 30. 

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) plunged 20% on disappointing earnings and outlook. Canada Goose (GOOS) tumbled 17% on a sales miss. Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), however, climbed 2% on strong guidance and upbeat results.