Trade. Stock market. Interest rates. BAWK! The sorcerors wave their magic wands and all is well(?).
The trade deals, while not nearly as ambitious as Trump promised, have lessened one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy: uncertainty. While some industries still face significant tariffs and final details remain in flux, business leaders say at least they know what the situation is likely to be in 2020, offering more clarity than they have had since Trump’s trade war commenced nearly two years ago.
“Tariffs will be much more stable for quite a while,” Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, told The Washington Post. “Some of the obstacles to growth, including the Fed and trade uncertainties, are being removed, and that will have a powerful positive impact on the economy.”
Hold up. Did Kudlow just say they’re removing the Fed???