How I'm Trading Around Trade War Worries

It is starting to get ugly on the trade war front. The administration is looking to target an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods in the latest escalation of trade tensions. The Asian markets are getting thumped lately thanks to this situation, with Chinese bourses in a bear market as that country surely will fire back in response to this latest escalation in tariff gamesmanship.

So far, our stock market has held up quite well in comparison. Strong domestic economic activity is helping to underpin our equity markets for the moment. GDP probably grew around 3.5% in the second quarter, business and consumer confidence remain at elevated levels and there are more job openings than people to fill them. The labor participation rate is on the rise as individuals come back into a very strong jobs market....365 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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