Last week ended with no big news, despite all the handwaving and handkerchief-wringing on the evening news. China, after sending over its top negotiator
and talking for a few days, apparently decided not to sign any agreements without one more round of talks
. This is in keeping with their usual tactics of drag-things-out for a while to see how strong the other side's position really is. And of course, the weekend brought the news that the current discussion is about "Phase One" of an agreement, not a total-overall agreement. So as your friendly Gold Enthusiast has predicted many times, you should expect the US-China trade war to drag out for a while yet.