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Trade tariffs – a destabilising force or opportunity?

For the first time this year, the market has entered a period of instability. As long-term investors, we see periods of instability as opportunities and seek to benefit from irrational price swings. So what matters most for investors during periods of uncertainty such as “trade war” escalation? One important consideration is to invest in companies who have pricing power. With profit margins in developed markets already near historical highs, the introduction of additional tariffs re-enforces the importance of investing in companies who are able to pass on cost increases.

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