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The Federal Reserve did not cut rates yesterday but removed ‘patient’ from their statement and said the case for a cut is building. They cited slowing global growth, inflation persistently below their 2% target and headwinds due to the U.S and China trade war as reasons to accommodate the economic expansion.
It’s Fed Day and expectations for a full dovish shift have fueled equity markets higher in recent weeks and truly all year. The S&P is about 1% from its all-time high and there is a 24.2% probability the Federal Reserve cuts rates.
President Trump telephone call with President XI of China sets off  S&P 500 futures rally
MODERN TRADER explores the effect of a potential trade war on U.S. equity markets. Will it end the bull run or will low interest rates allow U.S. equities to maintain its momentum? Read on. We also attempt to identify the key drivers of active equity hedge funds.
We began last week by wishing everyone the obligatory Happy New Year. And as it turned out, it has already been very happy for the U.S. equities bulls. This is also true for their international counterparts, even if politically challenged Germany is lagging a bit.
U.S. futures are coming under pressure ahead of the open on Wednesday, following reports from a Chinese official that the country is considering cutting or halting its purchases of U.S. Treasuries.
But is it Mr. Claus or someone else? This year is a bit different in the context of just how upbeat the equities outlook has become.
The S&P 500 hit a new record high on Wednesday, while Treasuries continued to sell off after President Trump announced the tax plan framework, giving the dollar another boost against its major counterparts.

The U.S. equities have had quite an upside run since Donald Trump’s somewhat surprising presidential victory in last November’s U.S. general election.

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