Ray Dalio: Risky Days Ahead in U.S.-China Trade War

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, said that he sees the tension between the U.S and China as more than a trade war, adding that more stringent export controls could trigger a major escalation. This according to a recent article in Bloomberg. Using the example of Huawei Technologies Co., Dalio wrote in a recent LinkedIn post that the U.S. move to shut off supply to the company represents a step in “weaponizing” export… Read More

In a Trade War, Investors Hide in Small-Caps

Small-cap stocks, which tend be “insulated from overseas turmoil” have been performing well against the backdrop of a looming trade war with China. This according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Since the beginning of the year, the article reports, the S&P Small Cap 600 is up 12.4% (versus 3.5% for the S&P 500) and the Russell 2000 has gained 11.2%. “A rising dollar and concerns about weaker global growth are also… Read More