Investors are probably more than a bit disoriented after Donald Trump went from optimism on the trade war to suddenly threatening to ramp up tariffs. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Donald Trump’s trade tweets and the Federal Reserve chief’s missteps are sending markets on a roller-coaster ride

  • Trump’s choice to spend political capital on tough trade tactics and Powell’s mixed signals on interest rates may be temporary, but they are playing havoc with the markets. Will investors be willing to wait them out?

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Investors are probably more than a bit disoriented after Donald Trump went from optimism on the trade war to suddenly threatening to ramp up tariffs. Photo: AFP
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