Signs of a thaw in US-China talks spark dramatic market moves

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

US dollar surges

The US dollar is ripping higher against the yen on coordinated statements from China and the US on more talks and tariff delays.

A phone call is scheduled for two weeks from now and there is suddenly hope that a deal is possible. The S&P 500 is up 37 points after rising nearly 50 points. USD/JPY has jumped to 106.51 from 105.25.

The market is sensing fewer Fed cuts if there is a deal. By the same token, the Fed might decide to wait-and-see in September because talks are scheduled. It also shows that Trump doesn't want to hurt equity markets.
US dollar surges

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