The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
North Korea, China: Kim Jong Un is in China for the third time in three months, and South Korea confirmed that military exercises with the U.S. planned for August have been suspended. We need a better understanding of the relationship between China and Kim and what China is trying to get out of this situation.
U.S., China: U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Up to now, we’ve been restrained in our use of the phrase “trade war” because the total value of the goods involved was so small, but if Trump goes through with this th