A $150 billion investment chief explains why he’s so nervous about the ‘wild card’ trade war

From Business Insider:

US stocks have been on a violently rocky ride for the past few weeks as the prospect of a global trade war has moved toward becoming a reality.

The market has been through plenty of turbulent periods before, but Brad McMillan, the chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network, a $150 billion firm, says that “this time, things really are different.” […]

Unsurprisingly, Brad McMillan, the chief investment officer of Commonwealth Financial Network, is troubled by what he has seen unfold. He views the imminent global trade war — stoked by the US and China in recent days — as a nearly unprecedented occurrence, and he’s not sure the market is ready for it.

“You can say this time is different, and it ends up not being so — but this time, things really are different,” McMillan told Business Insider by phone. “It marks a departure from what we’ve seen for the last 30 years. It’s the unpredictability and uncertainty that has people so worried.”

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