Morning Comment: Too much blame on the Fed.

  • We agree with many of the President's policies, but....
  • The trade war IS having a negative impact on the economy
  • Let's look past the politics
  • Way too much blame on the Fed for the slowing economy
  • The trade is THE issue for markets going forward.

I have been critical of President Trump recently, but this does not mean I do not support many of the President’s policies. I agreed with him on lowering corporate taxes…and on many of the deregulation plans he has implemented. More importantly, I totally agree with him that China has been getting away with WAY too much on the trade front…for WAY too long. Therefore, I support his efforts to change China’s trade practices.

However, the President keeps trying to say that his trade policy is not hurting the economy or the stock market. That is RIDICULOUS!!! It is definitely having a negative impact…and he knows it. If he thought the trade policy was not having a negative impact, he wouldn’t be begging the Fed to cut interest rates by 100 basis points or floating ideas of cutting payroll taxes!!!! He’s obviously looking for programs that will offset the impact of this trade policies!

I understand why the President is doing this. He is about to embark on a re-election campaign and he wants to push the blame for the impact of his trade policy to others.

However, I think it's important for investors to face the truth. The trade ware IS having a negative impact...and as we've talked about ad nauseam for weeks, the trade war is going to be with us for many years to come. Therefore, investors need to adjust their thinking to this reality.

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Posted to The Maley Report on Aug 21, 2019 — 9:08 AM
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