E Trump May Shrink Shipping And Air Shipping Capacity Utilization

It would be better to encourage the nations who sell to us to create more products in the USA. That seems to be a more sound policy than establishing tariffs. It would be better to talk potential tariffs than to put tariffs on. Better yet, explaining to other nations the need to put factories here should be a strong enough policy with Trump backing it. 

Some nations value honor more than money. I am not certain that Donald Trump understands that concept at all. He could miscalculate badly.   

Regardless of what happens, trade wars or manufacturing going to the shores of the consumers, none of this appears to be encouraging toward the shipping and air freight companies going forward as to growth.

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Disclosure: I am not an investment counselor nor am I an attorney so my views are not to be considered investment advice.

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Norman Mogil 2 years ago Contributor's comment

#Trump will rue the day he decides to take on the world on trade issues. With over 100 countries individually running a trade surplus with the US, it will be impossible for the Administration to have any meaningful turnaround in the US current account. Lots of bluster with no real impact.

Gary Anderson 1 year ago Author's comment

Here we are a year later, prof., and our POTUS is really attempting to control world trade, not just China trade. He is warring against everyone, and is taking a big risk with the economy.

Norman Mogil 1 year ago Contributor's comment

Gary, there is the whole other side of the international trade issue with China and the US. The international capital account is starting to draw attention. China can devalue the yuan to offset the US tariffs, although that might lead to an outflow of capital from China. But it is a very effective weapon.Or, China can sell US Treasuries, drive up yields and mess with the US financial markets. This is less likely scenario, but one that should not be discounted.