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Abbot Downing Strategy Report

Buckle Up



When the two countries responsible for about 34% of global GDP—the U.S. and China—battle it out with trade negotiations, the ramifications can be immediate and wide ranging for both market performance and investor emotions. This May edition of the Abbot Downing Strategy Report takes a closer look at the trade war escalation and other factors that could lead to increased volatility. In a more client-focused article, the report also discusses our unique approach to short, medium, and long-term benchmarks. In addition, we present a rundown of the key events—and there are quite a few—that we’re keeping an eye on.