“Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.” – Alan Greenspan
Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland – Even old trusted trading partners are put in the corner like a small child by American President Trump. From now on, steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada, and Mexico are subject to an import tax. Countermeasures may be expected. As an investor, it is difficult to estimate what the consequences will be. Periods of protectionism can last for a while, but never forever. The US only seems to be adjusting various trade agreements in its favor. After all, America First is the motto.
In the coming week, the focus will be on trade relations in general. Additionally, as a financial connoisseur, it is interesting to follow the lingering issue around Deutsche Bank.
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