Stocks are rallying before fresh trade war talks between the US and China kick off

February 11, 2019

Global stocks are rallying sharply Monday ahead of a busy week for markets in which investors are bracing for significant volatility.

With trade talks between Washington and Beijing kicking off Monday, as well as China’s markets reopening after a week off, it is set to be a busy week for stocks.

“We could expect to see more volatility this week as China returns from its week-long celebration of the Lunar New Year on top of plenty of data to watch, including growth figures from Germany,” Jasper Lawler, head of research at London Capital Group said in an email Monday morning, adding that the threat of a fresh US government shutdown further clouds the picture for equities.

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