US equities have opened at their strongest rise in nearly two months, and government securities collapsed after Trump de-escalated tensions between the US and China. Oil and stocks are rising and safe heaven assets like gold are getting cheaper. The S & P500 erupted by nearly 2% after the Trump administration gave China a grace period for tariffs that were to cover a much wider range of commodities.
Apple is up 4%, Best Buy is rallying the S & P500, and Target is up 5%. Gap and L Brands are up 7% and Hasbro up 6%. Soybean is up 1.5%, oil is already adding about 3.4% to its value. Gold deleted nearly $ 50 of its value.
The latest news about the trade war has unleashed a risk on mood today. Risky assets are living at a time when they have been under intense pressure for more than a week because of mounting concerns about a major escalation between the US and China, which is threatening global growth. Adding to the negative until recently sentiment is the unrest in Hong Kong and the situation in Argentina.
Before the Trump administration made the news, inflation figures showed an unexpected rise, which to some extent casts doubt on the need to further cut interest rates.
Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
Graphs: Used with permission of Bloomberg Finance L.P.
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