February 13, 2019 0 Comments Uncategorized

The US-China Trade War: How You Can Navigate The Uncertainty

The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States started a chain reaction that has led to the country engaging in a trade war with China, one of its largest trading partners.

This trade war between the world’s two largest economies has brought jitters to worldwide markets, but with a little help from Vasco Assets, you can navigate these turbulent waters and come out ahead.

How Did This Trade War Start?

The latest trade war between the two nations started in January 2018, when the Trump Administration announced the imposition of safeguard tariffs on washing machine and solar cell imports.

It was the opening salvo, presaged by a pair of investigations into US steel imports and China’s alleged theft of American intellectual property. Seemingly every month, another tariff would drop – China retaliates against US sorghum, followed by the US slapping tariffs on aluminum and steel, then China limits imports of US agricultural products such as fruits, nuts and soybeans.

In between these tariff announcements, there would be short-lived truces in the war, including one that began on December 1, 2018 and runs through March 1, 2019. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are considering meeting in Vietnam at the end of February, with the Trump Administration threatening a fresh wave of tariffs if talks break down.

Tracking Market Turbulence over Trade War

All of this uncertainty surrounding US-China trade relations have made the markets nervous, to say the least. The Chinese economy has suffered due to the impasse, affecting companies such as Apple, while others such as Airbus and Boeing also are seeing growth projections slow because of the trade impasse.

A recent Wall Street Journal survey showed that nearly half of all economists in the study cited the trade war as the biggest threat to the US economy. Heightened trade war fears have sent US stocks tumbling – an analysis done by Bank of America Merrill Lynch showed a 6% drop in market value due to negative trade news.

Commodity Prices Soar as Uncertainty Grows

Meanwhile, for owners of gold jewelry such as yourself and buyers such as Vasco Assets, this uncertainty is making us a lot of money. Gold prices have steadily risen as each salvo in the tit-for-tat of tariffs between the two countries hits the news cycle, leading investors to seek safe havens for their money during these turbulent times.

Just in 2019, gold prices are up more than 2 percent, and central banks are buying gold at the fastest rate since President Nixon took the US off the gold standard in 1971. Meanwhile, silver and diamond prices also are expected to increase in 2019, making gold, silver and diamond jewelry pieces valuable investments to add to your portfolio.

Vasco Assets: Make Wise Investment Decisions

With jewelry assets about to appreciate greatly in value, this is the perfect time to take advantage of rising prices. As commodity prices rise thanks to investors seeking safe havens during the uncertainty caused by the US-China trade war, you may want to transfer some of your investment cash into these tangible assets, hedging your bets against turbulent market forces.

Vasco Assets has an Investment Division that specializes in the global trade of luxury tangible assets, including precious metals and stones, diamonds and jewelry. Our experts constantly study the ever-changing markets in gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals in order to make the best investment decisions.

Vasco Assets provides access to luxury, making it available to our clients well below wholesale or manufacturing cost by virtue of our diamond production in India and Israel, jewelry manufacturing in Los Angeles, and our worldwide distribution networks. Our clients are able to build and maintain wealth by using diamonds as the “new” old money commodity.

Working with a trusted financial firm, licensed and bonded, that has been in business in Southern California’s Orange County for more than 34 years just makes sense. Vasco Assets can help you make the best investment decisions regarding the purchase of these luxury commodities.

How Vasco Assets Can Help in Turbulent Times

You also may have some jewelry items collecting dust in a box or drawer, waiting for the right time to turn them into the cold, hard cash you need – especially if your stock portfolio has suffered thanks to market downturns caused by the US-China trade war.

Vasco Assets purchases and lends against luxury assets such as fine gold and diamond jewelry. These assets represent your wealth, but they’re inherently non-liquid. Tap into that value and put those assets to action for you.

We pride ourselves on being a premier financial resource for collateral loans, offering asset-backed loans of up to $2 million. Speak with a  Vasco advisor to see how Vasco can help you.

Our onsite experts provide free, no-obligation luxury jewelry asset valuations, either at our Newport Beach, Calif., offices or nationwide online. We provide competitive and consistent pricing paired with excellent customer service, with your complete satisfaction our top priority.

As a private international financial firm, Vasco Assets is well-diversified, has a solid global presence in multiple markets, and possesses immediate access to capital reserves, allowing us to excel under the current fluctuation market conditions.

Contact us today to see how working with Vasco Assets during these uncertain times in the stock market caused by the ongoing US-China trade war can unlock the value in your existing gold, diamond and silver jewelry assets.  Our phone is 949.679.2300 and or find us at our website.