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Wall Street Roars Back as Trade War Fears Fade

Posted March 27, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Stephen Culp – Reuters)

Wall Street scored its best day in 2-1/2 years and the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its third-biggest point gain ever on Monday, as trade war fears eased on reports the United States and China are willing to renegotiate tariffs and trade imbalances.

The rally, fueled by technology stocks, came on the heels of the indexes' worst weekly performance since January 2016, the S&P 500's .SPX gain making up for less than half of the prior week's near 6 percent loss.

“We saw a really good rally because of potential talks with China,” said Dennis Dick, Head of Markets Structure, Proprietary Trader at Bright Trading LLC in Las Vegas. “People are taking advantage of the huge dip last week.”

“I don’t think you’re out of the woods yet. There’s political uncertainty,” Dick added. Click here to read more.

Related: The Market Is Already Picking Trade War Winners – And Losers (Bloomberg)