From Scott Garliss at the Stansberry NewsWire:
The markets are always searching for an investment pattern…
They look for triggers that can help identify when to buy and sell during a cycle. At first, there is no rhyme or reason… But over time, they develop.
Such is the current predicament of the U.S. stock markets. They are paying close attention to the pattern developing out of the White House regarding President Trump’s style of governing. Recent trade negotiations with China are the focus. The market worries that current rhetoric could escalate into a full-blown war. This in turn could inhibit the recent pickup in global economic growth.
The timing could be unfortunate as global central banks are tightening their policies.
On Friday, we witnessed another sharp decline in the markets. Trump proposed upping the stakes in trade negotiations with China. He signaled a willingness to raise Chinese import tariffs from $50