Trade Deals and Political Realities

Could the USMCA accord among the US, Canada and Mexico, and a potential US-China trade deal get approval from the Democrats-led House of Representatives?

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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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The United States has deferred a fresh round of tariffs on China as the two countries continue to negotiate an amicable solution to their dispute over tariffs that has significantly impacted the soybean market, among others. China is the world's largest export market for U.S. soybeans and any solution could benefit agriculture markets. Hedge your portfolio with futures and options.

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