US economy

Voters everywhere are fed up – and that’s bad news for investors

Wherever you look, voters are venting their frustrations. John Stepek explains why investors should prepare for an era of governments eyeing up private wealth.

Jared Kushner's bold deal gone bad

A global hunt for investors to bail out an ill-timed $1.8bn property purchase is creating a fresh headache for Donald Trump’s son-in-law and his family. Alex Rankine reports.

Trump talks tough on North Korea

In a bellicose debut speech to the UN General Assembly y, President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” the pariah state.

The Fed’s long walk to normalisation might have to turn into a jog

The US Federal Reserve is finally going to start removing all that money it printed from its balance sheet. John Stepek explains what that actually means.

Donald Trump revives the art of the deal

The markets had quite a surprise last week when Donald Trump announced a deal with the Democrats to pave the way for $15bn in disaster relief and to raise the US debt ceiling.

Will US profits run out of steam?

America’s biggest companies produced a second successive quarter of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011 – but it’s hard to be optimistic about where profits are going.

What does Trump’s surprising debt deal mean for your money?

Donald Trump’s deal with the Democrats to raise the US debt ceiling surprised markets. John Stepek looks at what the president’s opportunistic move could mean.

The depression you've probably never heard of

The 1920/21 depression was a whopper, with US stocks falling by almost 50%. But now, it’s all but forgotten. John Stepek asks what we can learn from it.

How bad is America’s opioid crisis?

Donald Trump says that an epidemic of opioid addiction in the US is a “national emergency”. How bad is the problem and what should be done? Simon Wilson reports.

Bill Nygren: The bull has further to run

Oakmark Select’s Bill Nygren agrees that US stocks are expensive – but not overvalued.

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