Are Trump's Tariff Rants a Ploy to Put Torque on Fed's Strong Dollar Policy?

We know President Trump wants to settle the score with China and many U.S. trading partners by reducing the trade deficit with them. Some goods really cannot be made cheaper in the U.S., hence global trade made sense as it lowered the cost of living not only of many Americans but the rest of the world. That's Globalization 101. But what gives with doing a complete 180 and going head to head with China knowing the odds are stacked up against the U.S. if it bullies China too much?

It is easy to see the lunacy in the president's daily rants on imposing yet another tariff of double-digit proportions on imported Chinese goods. After all, China knows better than to be scared and give in, especially when it is one of the world's largest-growing economies. There may be yet another angle at play. The conspiracy theorist in me, at the risk of giving Trump some credit, cannot help but think there could be another angle to all of this....564 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money Pro trading floor.

There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. We then added legendary hedge fund manager, Doug Kass, with his exclusive Daily Diary and best investing ideas. Staffed with more than 4 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money Pro gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and actionable trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please login.

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data & Company fundamental data provided by FactSet. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions Group.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

FactSet calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.