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.

The Retirement Time Bomb

US population is aging, it is living longer. Yet, as the study continues, that alone doesn’t explain the large increase. According to the study, one of the culprits is the shift of risk from government…

Lessons from The Art of the Deal

When you’re trying to understand any negotiation, it’s important to understand what the other side wants. Putting aside Trump’s ego, the things he wants from the world are pretty clear. He wants allies to shoulder…

Rocks and Hard Places

621 Days, 10 hours, 30 minutes… That’s how long it’s been since Donald Trump won office. And it’s also the length of time he has left the position of US ambassador to Australia vacant. A…

Death of a Dollar

There’s no question who Donald Trump’s really got in his sights. China. In his eyes, the US has got the raw end of the deal from China for the last decade. China’s prosperity has been…

A Market Under Fire

Guess who the second biggest exporter of oil in the world today is? Russia. This is one reason for Trump’s move toward Russia and away from China. In Trump’s mind, one has something Trump wants,…

The Trump Effect

The Trump effect is throwing the whole world order into chaos. Like I said at the start, that’s why he’s there. It’s not a mistake. And I’m not just a mindless Trump critic. I agree…

A Trade War Could Spark this Rally

The US recently imposed tariffs on US$34 billion of Chinese imports. Now the US is looking at imposing another US$16 billion in tariffs. They’ve also released a list of US$200 billion worth of Chinese products…

America’s Phony Economy

Markets are always looking at the glass, measuring one half against the other. Investors are always trying to guess whether the glass is filling up or emptying out. So let’s empty it out on the…

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