How Will a Trade War Affect Investors?

The IMF says a trade war would tear the global trading system apart, but fund managers are much more sanguine and are gearing up for buying opportunities

David Brenchley 23 April, 2018 | 10:40AM

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The first shots in a potential trade war have been fired, the International Monetary Fund exclaimed in its latest World Economic Outlook last week. The US-China trade standoff certainly has investors worried, too – and that fear is intensifying.

In the latest fund manager survey carried out by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 38% of investors said the trade war was the biggest tail risk, up from 30% in March.

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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