The Xchange Blog

  • Trade War Trades

    With trade wars constantly in the news, global markets have been choppy. U.S. tariffs on goods from China, Canada and Europe, have resulted in counter-tariffs. Canada applied duties on orange juice, yogurt, whiskey, maple syrup and soups. China will soon start collecting new tariffs on U.S. pork…

  • The China Trade “War” Question

    The not-quite-a-trade-war with China has already shaken the major indexes, and equity traders continue to worry over any indication from either President Trump or Chinese leader Xi Jinping that might create more waves for the markets. The Dow and S&P both fell by more than 2.5 percent in…

  • MSCI: China A-shares IN!

    MSCI will include China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI ACWI Index. As a result, $1.6 trillion from investment funds will be under heavy but informal pressure to start buying Chinese domestic stocks next year, leading to $17 billion in fresh money being pumped into the…

  • Is President Trump a Paper Dragon?

    Donald Trump the presidential candidate relied on an aggressive, protectionist sketch of a foreign policy platform to become Donald Trump the President. However, now that he is President Trump, he has likely discovered that foreign policy requires a softer speaking voice and a more nuanced handle…

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