Market Extra: Trade-war fears are the biggest catalyst for the stock market, in one chart

U.S. stocks bounced back this week after a nasty October. And while experts have cited a number of factors behind the resurgence in equities — including stocks being oversold and a strong economic backdrop — it would appear that one key narrative has helped to drive stocks toward a four-day rally: developments around the U.S.-China trade skirmish.

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As the chart above highlights, upbeat tariff talks between Washington and Beijing have had a singular effect on stocks, highlighted most recently by a recent uptrend that has added more than 900 points to the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Monday’s ugly start to the week.

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