President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market
$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX
Fears of a trade war is giving boost to some of the smallest companies in the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies.
For over 3 months, investors have focused on US negotiations with trading partners including China, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Most often in such a scenario has been Very Bearish for stocks when investors feared that increasing trade sanctions would disrupt the global economy and cut into corporate profits, and then rallied when Wall Street felt that negotiations would resolve the disputes with little to no economic harm.
That has contributed to a volatile stock market this year, after the calm of Y 2017.
This year we have seen big swings day to day, hour to hour, as investors and traders try to get a sense of what will happen with trade.
When the market has not been fastit found comfort in strong corporate earnings and US economic growth.
As a result, the S&P 500 is up 3.9% YTD, and headed higher, the NAS Comp and Russell 2000 are at record highs, plus the DJIA is headed back to its record high territory.
Investors rightly conclude that small, US-focused companies are less vulnerable to tariffs than the multinationals, and that the US will have stronger economic growth than other countries in the months to come.
In fact, the US is the fasted growing economy in the world now.
- NAS Comp +10.8% YTD
- Russell 2000 +8.9% YTD
- S&P 500 +3.9% YTD
- DJIA +2.4% YTD
HeffX-LTN’s US Major Stock Market Indexes Technical Analysis for the Week Ended 8 June 2018
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