Tariffs 2.0: Trade-War Escalation Or Negotiating Tactic? (Podcast)

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Includes: CHN, CN, CXSE, DDM, DIA, DOG, DXD, EEH, EPS, EQL, FCA, FEX, FLCH, FWDD, FXP, GXC, HUSV, IVV, IWL, IWM, JHML, JKD, KGRN, OTPIX, PGJ, PSQ, QID, QLD, QQEW, QQQ, QQQE, QQXT, RSP, RWM, RYARX, RYRSX, SCAP, SCHX, SDOW, SDS, SFLA, SH, SMLL, SPDN, SPLX, SPUU, SPXE, SPXL, SPXN, SPXS, SPXT, SPXU, SPXV, SPY, SQQQ, SRTY, SSO, SYE, TDF, TNA, TQQQ, TWM, TZA, UDOW, UDPIX, UPRO, URTY, UWM, VFINX, VOO, VTWO, VV, WCHN, XPP, YANG, YINN, YXI
by: SA For FAs
Summary

The president’s surprise announcement of massively higher duties on Chinese imports represents a lethal threat to Chinese jobs and profits.

Is this the start of a prolonged new trade war or a mere Trumpian negotiating tactic?

This is important because if it is the latter, crashing stock markets are likely to rocket upward following the signing of a trade accord.

Is the president's surprise announcement of massively higher duties on Chinese imports the start of a prolonged new trade war or a mere Trumpian negotiating tactic? If it is the latter, crashing stock markets are likely to rocket upward following the signing of a trade accord.

This brief podcast (5:58) suggests five reasons why Sunday's tweet is likely to be just an extreme tactic, though the risk remains that one or both sides will miscalculate how to quickly patch relations.

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