Market News and Commentary August 30

Trump Says Mueller Investigation Is ‘Illegal.’ Trump Will Fire Sessions. Labor Day gas prices hit 4-year high — and probably won’t drop much after the holiday. Argentina’s Peso plunges to record low. Report: Trump team preparing Mueller probe ‘counter-report.’ Trump threatens to pull U.S. out of WTO if it doesn’t ‘shape up.’ NYT: Trump tried to buy, bury decades of dirt from National Enquirer.

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Market News and Commentary August 29

Stocks Rally To New Highs But September Could Bring Negative Shocks. World stock index at five-and-a-half-month high as tech rallies, trade fears wane. Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails. Stunned beach goers watch as ANOTHER boat full of African migrants washes up in Spain before dozens of young men rush on to shore to cheers. Trump warns not to trust ‘anonymous sources’ – So does CNN’s guide to spotting fake news. FBI pushes back on Trump’s false claims about Clinton’s email server.

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Market News and Commentary August 28

Alan Dershowitz: Robert Mueller ‘Gearing Up’ To Subpoena Trump. President pressures Canada on trade as he announces deal with Mexico. Trump warned evangelical leaders of ‘violence’ if GOP loses midterms: report. Trump: Facebook, Twitter, Google are ‘treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. U.S. Congress skeptical of Trump’s Mexico trade deal.

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Market News and Commentary August 27

Trump Announces ‘Incredible’ Trade Deal With Mexico. U.S. crude rises 15 cents, settling at $68.87, as trade worries, rising output cap gains. World stock index at highest in over 5 months on trade deal. John McCain, in final message before death, says ‘do not despair of our present difficulties.’ Markets may be signaling rising recession risk: Fed study. Dow jumps more than 250 points, Nasdaq hits 8,000 as U.S. and Mexico strike trade deal.

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Market News and Commentary August 26

John McCain: Vietnam Veteran And Six-Term Senator Dies At 81. Trump says Mexico trade deal near; NAFTA hurdles seen easing. Powell sets Fed’s course with data-based judgment. Trump’s trade policies raise alarms at Fed’s Jackson Hole retreat. Expert: ISIS’ Al-Baghdadi alive, plotting terror resurgence. Roger Stone predicts Mueller will indict Donald Trump Jr. on process crime.

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