Markets

December 2019 Market Commentary

 The beginning of November saw the World Trade Organisation authorise China to put $3.6bn (£2.8bn) of tariffs on US goods. The following week it was reported that a potential trade deal between the two countries could see tariffs ‘rolled back’. However by the middle of November Donald Trump was threatening to increase tariffs further still if no agreement was reached, which briefly sent stock markets around the world tumbling. Add to that the President’s open declaration of support for the Hong Kong protesters, and we roll into the season of goodwill with no sign of the US/China dispute being settled. Read More