Uncertainty about the future of global trade is reverberating through global financial markets and is likely to keep investors on edge for some time. What could a U.S.-China trade deal mean for financial markets? How might a prolonged trade war impact the global economy? Stay current with insights from our managers.


Martin Currie

The Long-Term Impact of Trade Wars

Will today's trade tensions permanently disrupt global value chains and lead to a new Cold War?


ClearBridge

Trade Fears Impacting Commodity Prices

The ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard continues to signal economic expansion, but tariff conflicts are showing up in ways that matter.


Brandywine Global

Of Elephants, Mice and Emerging Markets

The trade tensions between China and the U.S. affect EM economies as well as the world's larger trading blocs. 


Western Asset

Trade Wars in the 21st Century: More Perspectives from the Frontline

Though still highly unlikely, we do not entirely rule out an all-out trade war. It would take near-complete disruption of trade flows to threaten recession in the U.S.


Western Asset

Tariffs and Inflation: Not Particularly Worrisome

The bond market will be looking for any indirect impacts from the tariffs, which could stem from changes in financial conditions or changes to the global growth outlook.


Royce & Associates

Tariff Trouble? Consider Cyclicals

Trade war talk has unleashed a wave of volatility that may be best surfed by looking at small-cap cyclical stocks.



 

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