Published Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:15:51 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Trade war jitters and the announcements of new tariffs have roiled equity markets in the U.S. and around the world. Stocks with heavy exposure to international markets such as China have been particularly hard-hit on trade concerns.
But not all stocks are created equal when it comes to their exposure to trade war pressures, as some companies have less exposure to China, Mexico, and other nations affected by tariffs. Some high-quality stocks have no exposure at all. This article will take a closer look at 3 Dividend Aristocrats that should fare well in a trade war, and their dividends provide a buffer against falling share prices. You can see all 57 Dividend Aristocrats here.
Why Some Stocks Should Perform Well During A Trade War
There are two factors that play a role in a stock's performance in a trade war between the United States and one (or several) other countries. One factor is the impact that a trade war and measures such as tariffs will have on a company's operating performance. Companies that sell a large number of items to China, for example, will suffer operationally from Chinese tariffs on the goods that this company sells, as higher prices will lead to lower demand in this important geographic market. Revenue declines in China, and, more importantly, earnings declines in China will be the result of Chinese tariffs on certain goods that a company sells there.
The impact on a company's operations is not the only factor that can pressure the share prices of... Read more
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