The markets continue to react to latest in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
During a four-day state visit to Japan, President Donald Trump left investors wondering whether Wall Street will ever get a trade deal after saying he was "not ready to make a deal."
Though Trump added, "I think sometime in the future China and the United States will absolutely have a great trade deal, and we look forward to that."
TheStreet founder and ActionAlertsPLUS.com portfolio manager Jim Cramer said, if nothing else, this latest round of rhetoric is proof the president is hard to read.
So what does it mean for the markets?
Cramer said investors are being presented with a mixed bag. "You leave at your own peril, but you stay at your own peril," Cramer said.
Until investors receive a little more clarity on Trump's intentions toward China, Cramer said the market is in limbo.
"If you favor stopping China as a military power and a world power, then you can't buy the market, but if you favor doing a great deal....and China comes back to the table....you'll be like 'Why did I sell?,' Cramer said.
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