Poll: Who’s Winning The U.S.-China Trade War? We Asked, You Answered! Poll: Who’s Winning The U.S.-China Trade War? We Asked, You Answered!

Inside Investing  | Jun 17, 2019 20:24 Poll: Who’s Winning The U.S.-China Trade War? We Asked, You Answered!

For our latest social media weekly poll, which ran both on’s Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter accounts, we asked our users:

Who’s winning the U.S.-China trade war? Washington or Beijing?

The results for the most part offered further evidence of the uncertainty arising in global financial markets as a result of the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, which has been jolting investors for over a year.

Markets fear that the protracted trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies is quickly turning into a technology cold war after the Trump administration stuck Chinese tech giant Huawei on a trade blacklist, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business with the world's largest telecom network gear maker.

Breaking Down The Results:

Overall, when taking votes from both Facebook and Twitter into account, the results were split 50%-50% right down the middle.

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Out of the 2,700 votes recorded on Facebook, roughly 1,400 users, or 53%, said China was winning the trade war up until this point.

In comparison, 1,300 users, or about 47%, voted in favor of the U.S.

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The results we saw on’s Twitter account were exactly the opposite.

Of the 418 votes recorded, 221 users, or around 53%, thought Washington has the upper hand so far, while 196 users, or 47%, voted China.

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What The Numbers Say:

For many market observers there’s only one metric that shows which side is winning the U.S-China trade war: stock market performance.

Indeed, China’s Shanghai Composite has took a bigger beating since the trade war started, plunging nearly 25% in 2018, which was four times the drop in the S&P 500 last year.

Stocks markets in both countries have gotten off to a great start in 2019, with Shanghai up around 16%, while the S&P 500 has gained almost 13%.

According to that, it seems as if the U.S. has been the winner so far in the U.S.-China trade war.

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