|Data for week commencing 09 September 2019|
Another day of trade deal optimism has helped the Dow Jones to an eight-day winning streak, taking the famous index close to record highs. The actual record high on an intraday basis is 27,398.36 and the Dow finished at 27,219.52, up 37 points.
The kind of stocks that go up on trade deal positivity, such as Caterpillar and Boeing, were again winners. And in case you think I’m making too much of the trade-driver effect, CNBC has others who agree. “If anybody had any doubt about what was moving markets, it’s the trade war,” Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist for Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management told the US business TV channel.