trade wars

The biggest risks for stocks in 2020

Optimism over a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China is pushing stocks to record highs in the final days of the year. But Wall Street banks still believe trade is one of the biggest risks for markets in 2020.

Farmers skeptical of Trump's $50 billion China promise

President Donald Trump says the Chinese will buy $50 billion worth of farm products as part of a phase one deal struck last week, but that would mean China would have to double the amount it bought from US farmers before the trade war started.

Economy could keep Dow rising in 2020

Trade jitters have taken financial markets on a wild ride this year, putting some cracks in the global economy. But stocks still kept hitting record highs.

Key events in Trump's China trade talks

After meeting for dinner in December 2018 on the sidelines of a major international summit in Argentina, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping raised the prospect of an imminent deal to end their tit-for-tat trade war.

China's shoppers are still going strong

With China's economy slowing, many market and economic experts believe that the United States has more leverage to negotiate favorable terms to end the trade war.

Removing tariffs would reduce recession risk

The trade war is doing so much damage to the world economy that the United States and China might just roll back some of their destructive tariffs. That's just what is needed to avoid a recession.