Goldman Sachs: 5 Stock Picks to Survive the Trade War

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U.S.-China trade war tensions are rising again, and investors are scrambling to find the right defensive stock picks to weather this latest flare-up in what has been a year-plus standoff.

President Donald Trump recently hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, arguing that Beijing broke a previously agreed deal. The president also formally instructed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to begin the process of raising tariffs “on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion.” Beijing will retaliate, saying it will increase its own tariffs on about $60 billion in American imports.


Data is as of May 12.

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Harriet Lefton
Contributing Writer,
Harriet Lefton, originally from the U.K., began her career as a journalist specializing in the niche world of metal markets. She graduated from the University of Cambridge before becoming a qualified U.K. lawyer. Now she has turned her attention to the world of financial blogging, covering U.S. stocks, analysts and all manner of things finance-related.