In hindsight we could have expected it. Set our watch by it.
I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
Putting aside the fact that the Mexico tariff threat never should have been an overly negative input for the US stock market or a bullish one for gold, the err… adjustments – stocks up, gold (and silver) hammered – were probably in the bag the whole time. The stock market has a very viable alternate plan as it pushed the bounce limits last week and the precious metals well, as noted yesterday in NFTRH 555…
Of more importance than the Mexico angst/relief squall would be the China trade war and whatever resolutions or lack thereof are out on the horizon. Oh and let’s not forget our friendly Federal Reserve, having gone into full dove mode, and the May Payrolls flop.
In short, it’s the economy stupid. Always was, always will be. If today’s burst of Twitter-fueled joy pumps the stock market short-term, we have a scenario in waiting, and it is and has been quite viable.
Okay, let’s let this bond guy have the last tweet.
President Trump says US is the “piggy bank” the rest of the world wants to steal from. But the US has $124 Trillion in unfunded liabilities!
— Jeffrey Gundlach (@TruthGundlach) June 9, 2019
It’ll pay to remember that unless you are a day trader any given day, week or even month in the stock market can be an emotional twitch as opposed to a trend.
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