Futures Rebound After Trump Reverses, Tweets: "Russia Needs Us To Help With Their Economy"

With futures dumping, and treasurys and oil surging following Trump's tweeted threat to Russia that missiles at Syria "will be coming", which was seemingly dreafted by John Bolton...

 

... just minutes later Trump eased off the brink of World War III, after John Kelly appeared to wrest control of Trump's twitter account - however briefly - and tweeted that "our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?"

While amusing, the flip-flop in Trump's sentiment had a pronounced market impact and the moment Trump's follow up tweet hit is obvious on the chart below as it marked the bottom of today's selloff, at least so far.

Of course, if and when the US does launch a missile strike and Russia follows through on its promise to shoot down US missiles, expect much more downside.

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giovanni_f Luc X. Ifer Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:09 Permalink

no meaning in looking too much for "logic2 in all that except that it all aims at taking our wealth and liberties and at a.o. supporting the Greater Israel project. Trump but a useless idiot in this scheme. Let's all enjoy venting our frustration in the ZH comment section sandbox as long as our master's masters deem it not harmful to their project.

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FoggyWorld gladih8r Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:05 Permalink

He is under tremendous pressure especially from Mueller and Co. and like most of us, extreme stress can make the world confusing and difficult.  He has amazing resilience and I bet a very long weekend might help.  And I do think if he would meet with Putin and make human contact, he would stop with the litany of off-the-wall remarks.

And beyond the obvious people who ought to go from that DOJ/FBI cabal, I think John Kelly ought to be added to the list and someone who can try a less military approach to life ought to be able to settle things down.   Kelly seems to like young, physically attractive smilers around and often those people are unable to be adults and today so few of them have the maturity needed to hold those jobs.   Glitter and glitz in public but nothing deep inside.

He needs a true people person around and doesn't seem to have anyone he trusts in that WH.  And it shows.

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ThanksChump 1 Alabama Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:05 Permalink

A doctor designs a simple test to determine the senility of three patients.

He asks the first patient "What is 3 times 3?" After a brief pause, "156!" exclaims the first patient.

He asks the second patient "What is 3 times 3?" Immediately, the second patient answers "Tuesday!"

He asks the third patient "What is 3 times 3?" The third patient rubs his chin and answers "9."

The doctor says "Very good. Can you explain how you arrived at that answer?"

The third patient replies "I subtracted Tuesday from 156."

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keep the basta… Arnold Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:09 Permalink

Russia is not communist nor has been. It is mostly a christian country with tolerance for a range other religions.

The USSR controlled by jewish marxism ie communism did lead to the asset stripping  of 85% by jewish oligaths and UK and USA in the 90s. Its a miracle  what has been achieved since 1999, including  finally paying off the international debts of the USSR by Russia... Ukraine owes 22 million which Russia paid. Russia also has kept increasing its gold holdings even since the  actions in Syria. Rus debt to GDP is 15%. 

Its not much effort to be clear. China does appear to have a large debt. China has heaps of gold.

 

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lucitanian thunderchief Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:38 Permalink

Trump, and this article mentions Russia's aim to shoot down missiles, ---

But, Russia has clearly stated it will destroy the incoming missiles and their launch sources....

meaning US, French and UK aircraft, and ships.

Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted – Russian envoy to Lebanon

I have not known Russia to make meaningless threats, so say goodbye to a few ships in the Med, and a few hundred sailors.

Trump and his Zio supporting gang of war criminals are worse than schizo, they are criminal sociopaths.

Moscow to Trump: Are ‘smart’ missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chem attack evidence in Syria?

Are the OPCW inspectors aware that smart missiles are about to destroy all evidence of the chemical weapons use on the ground? Or is that the actual plan – to cover up all evidence of this fabricated attack with smart missile strikes, so that international inspectors had no evidence to look for?” Zakharova asked.

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