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.

Trump’s Not Like Ike

Elected in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower ended the Korean War, balanced the budget, reduced US debt as a percentage of GDP by nearly 15%, and reduced government spending

So…What Could the Fed Do Next?

All signs pointed to a quarter-point rate hike coming from the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy arm, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). That’s exactly what we got after its two-day meeting ended this week.

Why the Elites Hate Trump

What a rollicking good time we’ve had these past few days. The G7…the North Korean summit…Canada’s ‘backstabber’ chief… Did any generation before us enjoy so much cheap entertainment?

Why Social Security Must Fail

A headline from The Wall Street Journal: ‘Social Security Expected to Dip Into Its Reserves This Year’. What reserves? Ah…the ‘Trust Fund’. But what’s in the trust fund? What else? US Treasuries.

President Trump’s Real Test

The NASDAQ hit a new record high and unemployment is at 3.8%, a 50-year low. Let’s see…a 50-year low. That would put it back in 1968. When the president refers to making America great again…that…

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