Trade and Political Discord Could Impact Equities, Dollar

From U.S. tariffs on metals to the Brexit negotiations and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, political and trade discord could impact equities and the dollar.

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Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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Trade Discord and Markets

There is a heightened sense of anxiety in financial and commodity markets due to political and trade discord across the globe, from the U.S. setting import tariffs on aluminum and steel to the tough Brexit talks, the gridlock in Italy after the March 4 election and the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without the United States. Hedge against the uncertainty and turmoil with the suite of CME Group products.

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