‘No One Asked For This’: Global Automakers Crushed As Trump Decides Cars Are A Threat To National Security

“…the national security exemption is a privilege to use in case of war [and] this has little to do with national security and a lot to do with national politics.””


As China Slashes Car Tariffs, Rumors Fly: Did Trump ‘Cave’ Or Is Good News Just Good News?

“Trump changed the dynamic regarding China but in one weekend Secretary Mnuchin has given it away” — local moron.


Monday was predictable.

Steve Mnuchin Calls Off Trade War With China That Trump Said America Wasn’t In

Is it a “trade war” or isn’t it a “trade war”?

That Was … Easy (?) China Agrees To ‘Significantly Increase’ Buying Of U.S. Goods: Joint Statement

“Easy to win”?

China Offers Trump $200 Billion Trade Deficit Cut – But Does Trump Really Want A Deal?

Deal or no deal?

‘Be Cool’ ‘Murika, Trump Needs To Make China ‘Great Again’ For A Minute Then He’ll Get Back To You

“President America First will be … Making China Great Again! Just as he promised the forgotten men and women in Real Murika on the campaign trail.”

More Good News Out Of Eurozone Economy And By ‘Good’, I Mean ‘Bad’

You know that “global slowdown” narrative that seems to be gradually supplanting the “synchronous global growth” meme that dominated in 2017? Yeah, so that was reinforced a bit on Monday.

And Now, Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Minefield Sprint: Full Week Ahead Preview

So yeah, cue the mascot minefield meme.

‘Continued Hard Work Is Required’: China, U.S. Agree To Disagree At Trade Summit And I’m Not Sure That Counts As ‘Winning’

“…other issues remain relatively big.”

Here’s Where Everyone Stands On The Metals Tariffs As Trump Goes The ‘Let’s Just Do It Tomorrow’ Route

Make trade uncertainty great again.

Former Lehman Trader Weighs In On The Issues As Investors Ponder An Uncertain Future

“I think we are just in the middle of a correction. And I think, overall, the structural story is still pretty positive. But this is a correction that may not be over yet.”

‘He’ll End Up Shooting Us In The Foot’: Trump’s $100 Billion Tariff Gamble Is Going To Cost You At The Cash Register

“Habitually. He’s a habitual line stepper.”

Steve Mnuchin May Go To China To Talk About Trade Because He Can Think Of Worse Ways To Spend His Time – Like Cleaning Up Horse Manure On His Driveway

“A trip is under consideration.”

When China Catches Cold…

The spillovers will be “tremendous.”