Trade Tweets: A Negotiating Tactic or a Catalyst for a Crash?

April 11, 2018

How a single tweet launched a major effort to enact trade policy

At the very least, this March 1 tweet represented the first time an economic superpower previewed a major trade policy action via social media. But it would certainly not be the last.

Until there is more clarity on the extent of the US protectionist measures being put into place and China’s response, we anticipate periodic bouts of trade-related stock market volatility will continue. Despite this, we think it’s best to focus on the strong fundamental backdrop.

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