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Stocks Soar On Sign Of Trade Tension De-escalation

Stocks soared yesterday, erasing Monday's losses and then some.

Reports that the U.S. will delay some of the $300 billion in additional tariffs until December 15th, sent stocks rallying.

The delay covers a little more than half ($156 billion) of the $300 billion worth of goods identified for tariffs. This includes everything from tech, to toys, to apparel.

Many are hoping the slight de-escalation will foster a more productive atmosphere for the upcoming trade negotiations in September. And may lead to China de-escalating a bit as well which could see them come in and make some limited ag purchases.

We will have to see. But the market clearly breathed a measured sigh of relief that things got a little better on the trade front.

In other news, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased to 104.7 from last month's 103.3.

And same store retail sales via the Redbook report showed y/y growth rates at 4.4%. This is down a bit from last month's 5.1%. But these are strong numbers and this report continues to underscore the strength of consumer spending.

Today we'll get look at housing with the MBA Mortgage Applications report.

And then tomorrow we've got a full slate with Weekly Jobless Claims, Retail Sales, the Housing Market Index, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey, Business Inventories, the Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey, and Industrial Production.

In the meantime, our economy looks great.

And we'll see if the market can build on yesterday's gains.

See you tomorrow,

Kevin Matras

Executive Vice President, Zacks Investment Research


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