November's election is shaping up to be the most hotly
anticipated in US history, but we are yet to see who the
incumbent's Democratic opposition will be. At the time of
writing, it's between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, with all
other remaining candidates struggling on Super Tuesday. A
potential Sanders/Warren ticket could certainly prove
interesting for financial markets. The US's relationship with
China remains unstable, but it has shown signs of improvement.
Midway through January the two countries signed an agreement,
known as the phase one trade deal, which is said to be the
first in a number of pacts that look to remove tensions between
the two economies. Key areas – such as the theft of
intellectual property and spending imbalances – were
addressed, but much more needs to be...