US economy

A safe pair of hands at the Fed?

The process to confirm Donald Trump’s nominee to the chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has got underway.

How to understand the appeal of Trump

Is President Donald Trump doing serious damage to America’s reputation on the world stage?

Abby Joseph Cohen: lucky in our Fed chiefs

Abby Joseph Cohen, former chief strategist of Goldman Sachs, thinks “we’ve been lucky to have had two chairs of the Federal Reserve who were experts in the most pressing problems”.

Russia probe turns up heat on Trump

President Donald Trump has come under renewed suspicion over his campaign’s alleged links to Russia.

The biggest lesson that 2007 can teach investors

Almost exactly a decade ago, the FTSE closed near its peak for the year. Then things deteriorated – rapidly. John Stepek looks at what lessons investors can draw from the crisis that ensued.

How Trump’s ego could wreck Nafta

Donald Trump gets ready to do battle over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Betting on politics: A White House IQ test

Paddy Power is offering odds on who’s smarter – Rex Tillerson or Donald Trump.

These charts suggest a US recession could be closer than we think

Neither investors nor economists are worried about the US. But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest a recession could be just around the corner, says Dominic Frisby.

Ned Davis: wary of high valuations

The US stock-market has continued to do well in recent months, despite high valuations, but contrarian investor Ned Davis of Ned Davis Research is wary.

A second Trump bump for stocks

Stocks received a fillip when Donald Trump became president. Now it looks like the good times are back.

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