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Market Sentiment Suffers as US-China Trade War Concerns Escalate

Market Sentiment Suffers as US-China Trade War Concerns Escalate

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Market sentiment news and analysis:

- Trader confidence has been hit by the escalating trade war between the US and China.

- That has lifted haven assets like the Japanese Yen at the expense of “risk on” assets such as stocks and the Australian Dollar.

- In this webinar, I look at this and other factors affecting trader sentiment.

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Market confidence ebbs away

The escalating US-China trade war is hitting trader sentiment as US President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and China says it will retaliate.

Confidence is also suffering from the political problems faced by both Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany and Prime Minister Theresa May in the UK ahead of an upcoming EU Summit at the end of this month. In addition, interest rate increases in both the Eurozone and the UK are looking increasingly unlikely near term.

As a result, downward pressure looks set to remain on “risk on” assets such as the Australian Dollar and stocks, while safe havens such as the Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc are benefiting.


The Impact of Tariffs and Trade Wars on the US Economy and the Dollar

A War to Trade More, Not Less - What’s Behind US-China Tariffs

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US China Trade War & a Brief History of Trade Wars – 1900 until Present

Trade War: No Respite for EURUSD as US-China Trade Talks Resume

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--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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