Trade War! - An Opportunity to Invest?



  • Refresher



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Foundational – Product / Capital Market Environment / Level 2


Learning Outcome

  • Describe major concepts of international trade
  • Define trade war
  • Determine the factors contributing to global trade war
  • Assess investment risks for client during period of global trade war
  • Determine the appropriate investment products for client during period of global trade war


Course Synopsis

The trade war is among the most crucial aspects of the trading world and economy.  Some situations can give rise to the trade war and hamper the economy.  However, the situation may also create new investment opportunities.  In this course, we will discuss the concept and rational behind the trade war and its impact on the investment world.  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to have a good understanding of the concept behind the trade war and be able to apply these concepts on client advisory in relation to investment and market analysis.


Course Content

Total learning: 13 lessons / 5 quizzes Time: 90 minutes
  • Background of Fair Trade  0/4

    • 1.1
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • Quiz1.1
  • Major Trade War in History  0/5

    • 2.1
    • 2.2
    • 2.3
    • 2.4
    • Quiz2.1
  • US-China Trade War  0/4

    • 3.1
    • 3.2
    • 3.3
    • Quiz3.1
  • Phase-one Trade Agreement  0/4

    • 4.1
    • 4.2
    • 4.3
    • Quiz4.1
  • Summative Assessment  0/1

    • Quiz5.1


Dr. Theang Kok Foo

Dr Theang is a Certified Public Accountant in California, U.S.A, with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. and is currently working as a licensed equity dealer with a major stockbroker in Malaysia. He is also a professional trainer who conducts investment seminars for Malaysia’s leading financial institutions on a regular basis. His areas of expertise include portfolio management, fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market forecasting. Dr Theang obtained his PhD in Finance from Monash University Malaysia. He also has a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points