The market manipulation continues. Trump announces a "great" deal with Japan that according to current details is actually an agreement to some principles to a deal they'd like to sign in a month or two if nothing happens. And then this morning Trump says China called him asking to restart tariff negotiations after their top negotiator called for "calm" and essentially a cease fire of escalating tit for tat tensions so the 2 sides could catch their breath. So far there's no confirmation and most of the reports are that other allies at the G7 were actually pressuring Trump to end the trade war before it destroys the global economy. There's some indication they did talk but nobody knows who called who and again there's no indication yet that Trump is telling the truth saying China said they want to make a deal. Given this is at least the 3rd time he's done that and the first 2 times it was quite clear China wasn't actually asking for a deal, I'm skeptical but I hope he is actually telling the truth this time. I don't think he realizes how close he is to pushing us off the edge economically.