Hello traders everywhere. In early trading, the stock market was once again setting record highs on the back of an approved phase-one trade deal with China. Those record highs have triggered new green weekly Trade Triangles for the DOW and S&P 500, indicating that we are now back in strong long-term uptrends. On the flip side, the U.S. Dollar Index has not fared so well, issuing a new red monthly Trade Triangle indicating that the dollar is under pressure and entering a long-term downtrend.
However, the euphoria has since dissipated, and the major indexes have dipped into negative territory for the day. All three indexes will post weekly gains of roughly S&P 500 +.57%, DOW +.32%, and the NASDAQ with an increase of +.81%.
The trade deal will include a rollback of some of the China tariffs and halts additional levies set to take effect on Sunday. China agreed to significant purchases of U.S. agricultural products but failed to give a specific amount, disappointing some investors who expected a firmer commitment. Continue reading "Stocks Falter After Phase-One Trade Deal"