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Besides pockets of geopolitical instability, confidence is back. Shorts are being covered making the most shorted stocks among the best performers as well.
Italy is the question mark only affecting Italy so far. For the rest, the US burried the war hatch with China (for now) on trade issues which is the dominant theme and cause for optimism.
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