Is it better to be out of the market, and avoiding the trade war?
My thoughts are that one is better to be in the market.
Pick a stock like SYY and how could you say I'm glad to be out! Look at Apple, who doesn't wish they would have put in a thousand dollars 10 years ago?
The market has volatility it always will have. Thats the nature of the beast, but over a long run, the beast gets tamed.
The U.S. economy is very strong, and we aren't seeing signs of slowing. Pick wisely, buy on the dips and go long!