Macro Briefing: 30 October 2018

US preparing new tariffs on remaining Chinese imports if talks fail: Bloomberg
Trump expects a ‘great deal’ with China on trade: Reuters
US to send 5,200 US troops to border to stop migrant caravan: Fox
If Dems take the House, expect a lot of new investigations: NY Times
Germany’s Angela Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021: BBC
What will follow the Merkel era in Germany? Slate
Consumer spending in US was solid in Sep; income growth was sluggish: Reuters
US PCE inflation remained tame in September: WSJ
The earth’s topical zone is expanding 30 miles per decade: Yale Environment 360
S&P 500 fell to lowest close in nearly six months on Monday: USA Today