A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP
A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP
Sylvia Sheng
Opinion

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Macroscope by Sylvia Sheng

Expect more stock market volatility as US presidential election nears if tariff threats heat up again

  • The greatest risk to seesawing markets is an escalation in US-China tensions. While rhetorical sabre-rattling is unlikely to unsettle investors in the near term, an increase in tariff threats closer to November could see renewed turbulence

A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP
A sign for a Wall Street building is seen on June 16. Photo: AP
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Sylvia Sheng

Sylvia Sheng

Sylvia Sheng, vice president, is a global strategist on the multi-asset solutions team, responsible for communicating the group's economic and asset allocation strategy, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she worked as a China and Asia economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil and BA in economics from the same university.