Global financial markets have been quite volatile over the last month. We’ve seen the United States and China take each other head-on in a trade war. After the Section 232 tariffs targeted several countries, President Trump set his sights on China, which runs a massive trade surplus with the United States. The broader markets have pared their 2018 gains amid an escalating US-China trade war. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is now trading with a year-to-date loss of 0.34%, based on April 12 closing prices.