30 Securities to Shelter Your Savings From Trade War Tariffs

Looking for securities that will grow your wealth while protecting it from the U.S.-China trade war? The following 30 tips suggest possible approaches to sheltering your savings from higher tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war.

1. Bitcoin

On Monday the global stock market took a $1 trillion haircut in one day while bitcoin’s price raced on to more than double each coin’s value in 30 days. That was epic non-correlation for bitcoin and the global equities market.

2. Ethereum

Ethereum has also been appreciating dramatically against the overall equities market in this time of geopolitical instability. The price of ether went parabolic this week while equities struggled and even as Bitcoin took a breather.

3. Binance Coin

Binance Coin’s price has just recovered from its May losses over the hacking theft of 7,000 bitcoin from Binance. Now that trading has resumed on Binance’s platform after a hiatus, BNB coin is launching back up the charts again.

4. Litecoin

Litecoin has gotten some major lift out May’s crypto price surge. Litecoin’s price has increased by over 50% since April 29th. Meanwhile the NASDAQ Composite is down 250 points since April 29th, after swinging up nearly 300 points over a three day rally through the closing bell Thursday.

5. Zcash

Zcash is even more anonymous than Bitcoin. That’s earned it the praise of Internet anonymity advocates like former CIA contractor Edward Snowden. If you took Kiril Nikolaev’s trade recommendation on May 5th and bought Zcash, your coin appreciated 17% against the dollar by May 16th.

6. Monero

Monero is also even more anonymous than Bitcoin. These privacy securing cryptocurrencies are valuable side chains with specific features and benefits that bitcoin doesn’t have. Monero’s price is up 33% for the month of May.

7. Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash has also performed as a non-correlated asset against recent stock market losses. Following a trade recommendation for Bitcoin Cash earlier this month would have also netted profits this month.


Web browser Opera recently announced it will be integrating support for TRON, putting the TRX token in front of 300 million Opera users. TRON was highly non-correlated with equities this week. While stocks crashed precipitously then rallied, TRON’s price went parabolic then dropped as people took profits.

9. Dash

Dash was forked from Bitcoin in 2014 to create a cryptocurrency with fast, untraceable transactions. Technical indications show the market for Dash appears ready to stabilize and heat up.

10. Gold

Gold is a go to global macro hedge for shelter from geopolitical uncertainty and mass market volatility. It’s as good a hideout for savings in these uncertain times as it has ever been. There are many gold backed cryptos that allow you to hold cryptocurrency backed by gold reserves and redeemable for a specified amount of gold.

11. Silver

Silver works the same way as gold to protect savings from inflation and volatility. It can currently be had for a great bargain because it’s under performing gold at multi decade magnitudes.

12. AT&T Stock

AT&T is a solid value investment stock with a high dividend, a good balance sheet, and the ability to rake in the cash. Because its customer base is in the United States, not China, it could make a good trade war bunker for some savings.

13. Verizon Stock

Like AT&T, Verizon’s customers are in the United States, not China, so it might feel the shock of the U.S. trade war less than the market benchmarks. It’s a stable and growing stock.

14. Sprint Stock

Another U.S. cell phone carrier without Chinese customers to worry about during the trade war. If the Sprint and T-Mobile merger happens it could be a winning stock pick.

15. Netflix Stock

Though it is working to gain a Chinese audience by creating Mandarin language original content, Netflix’s streaming service does not have any customers in China.

16. HCA Stock

HCA Healthcare is a major operator of hospitals in the United States. This stock along with those of other U.S. based hospital and health care companies is positioned well to withstand further shocks from the trade war.

17. United Health Care Stock

United Health Care is a massive, high quality insurer with a customer base in the United States. Good value investment. The company has strong growth prospects in 2019. In 2018 United Health care started a blockchain initiative to update its directory.

18. McDonald’s Stock

Yum Brands stands far more to lose from the trade war with China than any other U.S. restaurant chain. McDonald’s is better protected from the fallout.

19. Twitter Stock

Twitter’s user base is far strong in the United States than it is in China. Twitter’s stock is seeing some bullish options bets by markets lately.

20. Canopy Growth Stock

The legal North American cannabis industry is also a common sense hedge against the U.S. China trade war since its customers are in the United States and Canada. Canopy Growth is currently the largest market cap marijuana stock.

21. Tilray Stock

Tilray is another major cannabis stock, a Canadian pharmaceutical cannabis company headquartered in Toronto. Tilray has a lot of opportunities to grow this year.

22. Aurora Cannabis Stock

Aurora Cannabis is another large cap marijuana stock with rising revenues even as it makes big investments in increasing production capacity.

23. Toyota Stock

Though much of the global economy is suffering from the trade war, an escalation leading to a Chinese tariff on automobile imports would be great for Toyota as it readies expansion into China.

24. Honda Stock

Honda Motor Company is a great stock for value investors to buy. The Japanese automaker will also likely eat the U.S. auto industry’s lunch in China’s auto market should the trade war escalate.

25. Toshiba Stock

Toshiba is another good value stock to buy and hold. As with the Japanese auto industry, Japanese electronics could move in on the U.S. industry’s lost customers should a full blown trade war ensue.

26. Sony Stock

Another Japanese electronics company with one of the most respected brands in the industry is Sony. Its shares recently jumped after the company announced a partnership with Microsoft and stock buybacks.

27. American Tower Stock

American Tower Corporation is a billion dollar a year operation that owns and runs broadcast communication infrastructure in several countries. It’s situated safely outside the trade war splash zone because its business operates in North and South America, Africa, and India, but not China.

28. Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. is a gargantuan American commercial real estate firm. It is the largest shopping mall operator in the United States. It’s also the largest real estate investment trust (REIT).

29. Crown Castle International Stock

Crown Castle International is another cell tower operator with 40,000 cell towers in the United States and around 60,000 miles of fiber cables. Goldman Sachs revised its target for Crown Castle stock upward last month after the company posted strong Q1 earnings. It should also provide some shade from tariffs.

30. Public Storage Stock

Another massive REIT, Public Storage is one of the largest real estate holders of any kind in the world right up there with Simon Property Group and McDonald’s. The company’s 24,000 self storage locations in the U.S. and 50% ownership with Shurgard of 222 European locations will not directly lose business to increased tariffs.