Whether investors like it or not, it appears a real trade war has begun. While the US-China spat is getting the most headlines, including President Trump enacting blockages to Chinese investment into the US, we are also putting tariffs on other major trading partners like Canada and the EU. With this new reality taking hold, here are four ETFs that will thrive in the trade war. The first two are the Financial Sector SPDR and the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF because Financials are a “screaming buy” according to BNY Mellon Investment Management. Bank revenues are very healthy and the sector is insulated from trade war. The final choice is the Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials, which will prosper as the economy expands and whose constituents have much lower international exposure versus their larger cap peers.
FINSUM: These seem like well-thought and diversified choices. We are slightly nervous about financial stocks at the moment because of the yield curve, but small caps definitely seem like an excellent choice.