On the trade war front, there seems to be a lot of conflicting information and continual yo-yoing between pessimism and optimism. The Chinese seem less confident while White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says a deal is close.
Peter said he thinks China is posturing for negotiations.
If you're negotiating with somebody, you don't want to admit that you're close to a deal. You want to say that a deal is far away because that way you can try to extract more concessions from the other side and get a more favorable deal. So, I think when you hear the comments from China, that's what the Chinese are trying to do."
But Peter said he thinks President Trump has a different agenda.
I think Trump only cares about goosing the stock market. And he knows that every time he comes out and says that a deal is close, we have a deal, it's going to be great, he gets another 100, 200 Dow points. That's what he cares about. And so as long as the market is going to keep running every time he cries wolf, he's going to keep crying wolf."