Bear market might reverse if Trump-Xi commerce assembly optimistic

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The inventory market’s current meltdown might “reverse” if this week’s assembly between President Donald Trump and Chinese language President Xi Jinping goes properly, CNBC’s Jim Cramer mentioned Tuesday.

If Trump have been to say he had a extremely good discuss and he desires to place January’s deliberate tariff improve to 25 % on maintain, “then I are available in on Monday morning with a change in posture,” Cramer mentioned on “Squawk Box.”

“However I do not know if we’ll get that,” the “Mad Money” host mentioned.

Shares opened lower Tuesday after Trump told the Wall Street Journal it is “extremely unlikely” that he would delay the tariffs hike on $200 billion of Chinese language items from 10 % to 25 %.

The president’s feedback, printed late Monday, got here simply days earlier than his assembly with Xi in Buenos Aires on the G-20 summit being held on Friday and Saturday.

Wall Avenue had rallied Monday, lifting the S&P 500 out of correction territory. The Nasdaq remained in correction territory as of Monday’s shut.

Earlier than the open on Monday, Cramer argued the market was displaying “classic bear market behavior” by capturing up on nothing count on being oversold. He later mentioned that U.S. shares are in a “bear market” not a correction.

Cramer mentioned he was not utilizing the standard definitions of a bear market and a correction to make his case. “Who cares concerning the S&P? It is particular person shares which are down 40 or 50 %.”

A bear market is mostly outlined as a S&P 500 decline of 20 % or extra from current highs. The brink for a correction is measured as a drop of 10 % or extra from current highs. The index, as of Monday’s rally, was solely about 9 % away from its all-time intraday document in late September.

Cramer has mentioned repeatedly in current weeks that solely the Federal Reserve altering course on mountaineering rates of interest or Trump ending his tariffs would halt the market plunge.