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Why the futures market is a way to gauge the economic effects of tariffs

Jun 18, 2018
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Why the futures market is a way to gauge the economic effects of tariffs

Jun 18, 2018
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The United States has imposed tariffs on products from China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union, and retaliatory duties are on the way. What will be the overall economic effect of these trade disputes? One way to gauge that is by looking to the futures market.

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