Via the excellent Damein Boey at Credit Suisse:
Another day, another set of US President Trump and China headlines. Overnight, we heard reports from Chinese officials that US officials were prepared to rollback existing tariffs as each phase of trade negotiations progressed. We later heard US officials confirm these reports from their perspective, although there has been some suggestion of strong internal opposition to rollbacks within the US delegation. In response to the constructive news, bonds sold off sharply, the yield curve steepened and equities rallied. Within equities, value factors outperformed, while momentum and defensive factors underperformed. Essentially, the rotation story from the past few months has continued.
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