The stock market continued to smash economists’ expectations in recent weeks; posting what will likely be the best June on record since 1938.
“The S&P 500 has so far seen a 7.3% month-over-month jump as of June 21, the highest percentage gain over that time period since 1955. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 7.8% over the same period, the best performance since 1938,” reports Fortune Magazine.
“Driving the recent rally is a collection of factors which have one common denominator: They all involve some wishful thinking. One is the prospect of a trade deal between the U.S. and China at the G20,” adds the website.
“Stock Market is on track to have the best June in over 50 years! Thank you Mr. President!” posted the President on social media over the weekend, before the numbers were revised up.
Stock Market is on track to have the best June in over 50 years! Thank you Mr. President! @WSJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
The United States stock market approached its al-time high Tuesday; with investors and industry insiders saying it could smash previous records at any moment.
“The next big test for the stock market will be whether the major indexes can break through all-time highs, just a short distance away,” reports CNBC. “Stocks have rallied on expectations that the Fed should be cutting interest rates in the near future, and that President Donald Trump would stand down from his threat to put tariffs on Mexico, as he did on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are both up more about 5% in June. The Dow is up for six-straight days and futures pointed to another big gain Tuesday.”
“Good day in the Stock Market. People have no idea the tremendous potential our Country has for GROWTH – and many other things!” posted the President earlier Tuesday.
Good day in the Stock Market. People have no idea the tremendous potential our Country has for GROWTH – and many other things!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2019
The stock market surge comes just days after President Trump announced a last-minute deal with Mexico on immigration; suspending a potential 5% tariff on all Mexican-produced goods.
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,” said Trump last Friday. “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”