Ms Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen, was jailed in Vancouver for political reasons. When the US gave her Chinese company — tech giant Huawei — its marching orders, she failed to salute.
After the outset of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis in the United States, we saw growth diminish throughout both American continents.
Recovery has been all but speedy.
With every new US presidency comes new investment strategies, new taxation policies, new resources to find and sell…
As such, the adjusting economy will always have its highs and lows.
The Trouble with America
President Donald Trump’s hasty pursuits have undoubtably increased unpredictability in the global economy. The hefty tariffs levied on goods under his name have understandably lead to heightened trade tension across the globe.
Trump’s material tariffs, a purported matter of national security, were classified as illegal by integral allies including the EU, Canada and Mexico.
Moreover, these tariffs may increase inflation, pushing American consumers into more debt — a key sign of economic failure.
Choices can lead to conflict…and possibly catastrophe.
Sure, the US has made progress. There has been growth. They’ve rebuilt from the destruction of 2008. But this growth is expected to peak soon. And the reduced taxation and greater spending is foreshadowing danger from as near as 2020.
However, seeing as America still holds — albeit, barely — first place in the ladder of national GDP, they must be doing something right…
Despite a rise in interest rates, the high employment rate is promising, hovering around 96%. More workers are likely to be drawn into the workforce as labour conditions tighten further.
That’s definitely bright news from an economic point of view. Historically, a tighter labour market has led to larger wage gains for workers.
Higher employment and pay means higher spending…which means higher demand…for more goods and services…
Which creates a business environment ripe for investment.
And investment in the Americas is definitely in high gear, as companies expand traditional industries such as resource-excavation in South America, while diving into more unique ventures — think ‘pot-stocks’ and new technology start-ups.
An America of the Future
Yes, from more traditional financial products to the innovative inventions of Silicon Valley, America has got it covered.
They understand — and aim to meet — the very insistent demands of our current, fast-paced society.
And they’re willing to take you on board, so long as you keep up with the pace.
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Meanwhile, the US is going broke. Deficits doubled in the last two years. Between the anvil of rising entitlements and the hammer of rising Pentagon spending, US finances are being beaten hard.
The witch hunt against Donald Trump is unlikely to die down. So, despite the current weakness in the gold price, if the witch hunt heats up, history could repeat and gold could slingshot higher.
If raising rates is such a problem, we guessed that the president would not want a real trade war. Higher import prices will quickly mean higher interest rates.
Markets have taken this change in rhetoric as a sign that the Fed may be pausing on their resolve. These two bullish pieces of news could push the markets higher by the end of the…
In the real world, the trade imbalance with China can’t be negotiated away. China makes cheaper, more competitive products. That wouldn’t change, even if trade barriers — including NTBs (non-tariff barriers) — were eliminated completely.
Tomorrow, we will discover that it didn’t really matter so much after all. Yes, a deal will most likely be made. Mr Trump may or may not be a stable genius, but he’s no fool.…
The stock market continued with a modest bounce yesterday…but America’s automotive giant, General Motors, sank into the mud.
The US has something like 800 bases around the globe, located in 70 different countries. From huge military bases, to small radar facilities.
The US market has also fallen 10%. We underperformed the US market (by a huge margin) on the way up, yet, we have managed to match its performance — so far — on the way…
The recent APEC conference in Papua New Guinea (PNG) highlighted how far apart the US and China still are on trade — but there has been little discussion of what implications the trade war has…
You may recall that ‘stagflation’ was thought to be impossible. The Phillips Curve suggested that inflation drove employment. That’s why the feds pursue a 2% inflation target rather than a 0% inflation target.
It’s now been four straight losing sessions in a row for stocks heading into today. And recent data continue to bolster the Federal Reserve’s ‘normalisation’ plan.