Trade Takes Center Stage

February 19, 2019

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This holiday-shortened week will feature plenty of activity on global trade as news surrounding the progress of negotiations between China and the U.S. is anticipated. Meetings are expected to take place in Washington, D.C., this week in hopes of reaching a deal prior to the proposed tariff increase on $200 billion in Chinese goods. 

This week, Berkshire Hathaway also plans to release Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders. This letter is a must-read for investors as Buffett’s thoughts on the markets and economy always provide interesting insight and perspectives. 

Unless trade talks surprise to the negative, I expect risk markets will chug along as the U.S. economy continues to perform well. I also expect interest rates to trade in a tight range.

Tags: trade | Tariffs | China | Berkshire Hathaway | Warren Buffett

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