Will trade war slow third quarter earnings growth?

Will trade war slow third quarter earnings growth?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • Most companies likely to weather trade war impact on top-line revenues
  • But disruptions to supply chains could raise costs, trim margins in 2020
  • Farmers might gain from a limited deal with China, but not most US companies
  • Scrapping of tit-for-tat tariffs is key to boosting 2020 earnings prospects
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