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