Goldman Sachs: If Stocks Drop, The Economy Will Too

From Tyler Durden: In addition to boosting the intangible “wealth effect” by raising consumer confidence and encouraging spending, rising stock prices have a benign effect on the broader economy by directly stimulating US economic growth and GDP. And vice versa: when stocks drop, tightening financial conditions, US GDP is impacted adversely.

Mexico, Canada Join U.S. In Landmark Trade Agreement

From Tyler Durden: In a joint statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the new trilateral trade deal will be known as U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The new trade agreement with Mexico means “freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth.”