US economy

Thumping Trump

Mexico is cheap and the economy is set to boom

  • How populists could destroy the euro
  • Why it might pay to insure your pet

The interest rate that really matters for investors

Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.

Silver lining to Trumpflation

Silver has risen in price by more than 12% this year, and there should be further to go.

Is this the end of the “Greenspan put” era?

Janet Yellen is talking tough. Interest rates will rise this year, she says. So, asks John Stepek, is this really the end for the Fed’s loose monetary policy?

Where have America's working men gone?

A smaller percentage of American men are working now than at the end of the Great Depression. This is a “quiet catastrophe” for those men and the country.

Trump’s gift to Wall Street

The president’s plan to do “a big number” on Dodd-Frank, the 2010 legislation designed to prevent another financial crisis, is an enormous gift to bankers.

How likely is a UK-US trade deal?

President Donald Trump has pledged to maintain a trade deal with Britain after Brexit in March 2019. On what terms and is it in Britain’s interests to sign up?

Trump turns away the huddled masses

President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries has caused chaos.

The weak dollar policy is back with a vengeance

The US economy is strong – plenty of jobs, booming manufacturing and rising inflation. John Stepek explains how to play the reflation trade.

Roundtable: the 13 investments our experts would snap up now

How great a risk is inflation? Could it push investors into precious metals? And will 2017 be the year in which the euro finally breaks up? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.

John Redwood: People are liking what they are hearing

At the moment, Redwood reckons people “like what they are hearing” about “big tax cuts” and increased spending on infrastructure.

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