Is the U.S.-China Trade Dispute Having a Global Ripple Effect?

Is the U.S.-China Trade Dispute Having a Global Ripple Effect?

Posted On January 22, 2019 2:38 pm

We know the two main combatants in the trade war are China and the United States. But there is growing evidence that an increasing number of nations are becoming collateral damage.  And that doesn’t bode well for the global economy or stock markets.

One country that can be considered a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for a global recession is South Korea, and it just issued a major warning sign.

South Korea is often seen as a leading indicator of economic activity due to its heavy reliance on exports and production. If the country’s exports are slow, it often signals a weakening global demand.

Last week, its…

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.