US economy

The US has just voted to blow its budget

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary © Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The US might be politically divided. But both parties clearly now agree on one big issue – government spending, and plenty of it, is a good thing. John Stepek explains why this is so important for investors.

Money printing turns to money burning

The latest decision on interest rates from the Fed provided no comfort to markets – indeed, it supplied the impetus for the latest sell-off.

US Senate investigates Russian meddling

Russian internet activity aimed at polarising American society has spread, according to analysis for the US Senate.

Beware – the yield curve is inverting

One of Wall Street’s most reliable signals of danger in the markets is flashing. Is it time to worry, asks Marina Gerner.

Why America is still king

The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.

The legacy of George H.W. Bush

The effects of George HW Bush’s economic policies are still felt to this day.

Keep your eye on the yield curve

Brexit is hogging all the headlines, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But for investors, there’s something more interesting going on in the bond market.

This is the most important central bank story of the week so far

Stockmarkets shot up yesterday after the Federal Reserve said it would hold back on raising interest rates. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change of heart and what it means for your money.

The US trade war with China has barely begun

The tit-for-tat raising of trade barriers has started to be felt by consumers – but it’s not been all bad.

All the signs point to incipient inflation

Traders are expecting a soft touch from the Federal Reserve next year, says Marina Gerner. They may be in for a nasty surprise.

David Stockman: Trump is playing with fire

It’s safe to say that David Stockman, former US government budget director, is not impressed by President Donald Trump

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