US economy

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.

Betting on politics: the senatorial contest in West Virginia

Senator Joe Manchin will have a tough fight on his hands if he wants to get re-elected, says Matthew Partridge.

Nafta deal: throwing sand in the global trade engine

The revamped Nafta deal between the US and Mexico does little to support global trade. In fact, it may do the opposite.

Trump touts “largest trade deal ever”

But the agreement amounts to little, even if Canada and Congress approve it. Emily Hohler reports.

A downturn is coming. Here's what to buy

All the signs point to there being a downturn in the offing. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Julie Dean to find out what action investors should take.

Trump takes on short-termism

President Trump has asked the markets regulator to allow companies to report every six months rather than every quarter. Marina Gerner reports.

Betting on politics: Trump's re-election

The mounting scandals in Washington won’t help Donald’s Trump’s re-election chances, says Matthew Partridge.

Don't be too quick to condemn the financial industry

For better or for worse, we need our financial industry, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What this star wealth manager thinks about the US bull market

The US bull market has been one of the longest in history, but for how much longer can it run? Matthew Partridge talks to wealth manager Rob Hodgson.

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