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AM Outlook - Technical Defense

GOOD MORNING, Price action remains extremely technical and on the defensive over disappointing ideas that the trade war may extend into 2020.  The US Senate this week passed a bill supporting the Hong Kong protesters that infuriated China.  According to a report from unnamed trade sources, the reason for the latest delay is that Beijing is pressing for more extensive tariff rollbacks, while Trump counters with threats of raising tariffs if a signed deal is delayed.  The Wall Street Journal today reported that un-named Chinese officials have invited US trade negotiators to a new round of face-to-face discussions in Beijing, hopefully before the US Thanksgiving holiday. This has created a bit of morning short-covering for the...

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