US Economy

In 2007, the Global Financial Crisis hit, and it saw the US fall into a recession, that saw some calling it a depression.

The Great Recession lasted for 18 months, from December 2007 to June 2009. In the nine years since then, the US have kept their title of holding the largest economy in the world.

Another GFC On The Way?

It has enormous influence over the direction of financial markets and your investments. But will its trillion dollars in government debt prove the end of the Empire? Or can resurgent industries like technology and energy put America back on the front foot?

Is this the beginning of the next GFC? And if it is, Australia could be affected enormously this time around.

But we’ll leave it to you to make up your own mind after reading from this diverse group of analysts.

Who Will Trust America After This?

Bullying, blustering, and bluffing not only adds costs and decreases efficiency, it also leads to major blunders. America’s most important and most loyal trading partner is already looking for other markets and suppliers.

Start the Trade War Without Me…

The September Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index came in at 59.8, lower than August’s 61.3 and below the 59.9 forecast – suggesting President Trump’s trade war is not yet impacting the US economy.

How Politics Poisoned the Earth

Politics is usually best ignored. But there are times when, like a rusty gas tank at an abandoned garage, it seeps into the groundwater and poisons the earth. One of those times, we believe, is…

The Fed’s Real Debt Conundrum

The problem is that the Fed is raising rates as emerging markets around the world are tanking. In August, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index marked a 20% fall this year. However, the stock market is…

Will New Tariffs Spell Trouble for the Recycling Industry?

The trade war is having no effect on China´s economy. As reported by Forbes: ‘The Trump vs Xi Jinping trade war has not harmed China’s trade economy, based on recent trade data for August and the first week of September. Total trade activity climbed 12.9% on an annual basis in August in yuan terms, up from … Read More

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