Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump Economic Adviser After Trade Dispute

Discussion in 'Economics' started by SteveM, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. SteveM


    Gary Cohn is resigning as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, leaving his post as the administration prepares to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum that Cohn has opposed.

    “It has been an honor to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform,” Cohn said in a statement released by the White House on Tuesday. “I am grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future.”


    S&P 500 futures down -1.12% afterhours on the news.
  2. If you would have anticipated this, you would have made a bundle in the market...put options.

    To loosely paraphrase James Gandolfini in the movie The Taking of Pelham 123 [2009] describing what John Travolta caused and banked in the NYC terror subway plot.
  3. Pekelo


    We only gapped down 30 Es points. So far....
  4. RRY16


    You Know GS was loaded short.
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  5. It would be completely naive to think no one knew about this in advance and profited in some way.
    The SEC only touches the tip of the iceberg of insider trading and other weird and questionable and shady dealings.
    Evil generally wins and prevails. Feel-good stories and righteousness mainly exists for movies.
  6. Zodiac4u


    Actually that's not hard to imagine at all. At least we know now why the ES weakened early into a nice rally after being down for the day. The news was out for the select few and there was re-positioning going on.
  7. JackRab


    I guess Carl Icahn made another few million... he seems to be in the loop.
  8. Gueco


    why is this news even important to bring the market down 1%?
  9. SteveM


    One less voice of reason in the White House - remember, the market rallied 40% since Trump was elected not based an actual results (earnings/GDP/US household wage growth), but based on the expectation that those things were coming soon. If the people working on those pro-growth agendas suddenly leave....well that's a problem.
  10. JackRab


    Really? You think that trade wars are good for the stock market?
    #10     Mar 6, 2018
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