Betting on politics: the odds on Trump being impeached
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Betting on politics: the odds on Trump being impeached

Punters have swung firmly behind the idea of Donald Trump being impeached by at least one House of Congress. Matthew Partridge looks into the latest o…
7 Oct 2019
Betting on politics: odds on the next president of the USA
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Betting on politics: odds on the next president of the USA

With impeachment of the US president firmly on the table, now is a good time to take a look at the latest betting markets related to American politics…
30 Sep 2019
Can Donald Trump really buy Greenland?
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Can Donald Trump really buy Greenland?

The US president’s idea of buying Greenland is not quite as preposterous as it might seem to modern minds, but why buy it when there are so many bette…
7 Sep 2019
Trump wants a weaker US dollar – so what can he do about it?
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Trump wants a weaker US dollar – so what can he do about it?

Donald Trump is a big fan of a weaker currency for America. John Stepek explains why, how he could target the US dollar, and what that would mean for …
19 Jul 2019
Prepare for another Trump bump in 2020
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Prepare for another Trump bump in 2020

What can we expect if Donald Trump wins again in 2020? These three big changes look likely, says Matthew Lynn.
30 Jun 2019
What happens to markets if Trump gets impeached?
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What happens to markets if Trump gets impeached?

Ineffective and lurching from one crisis to another, Donald Trump is America’s most unpopular president ever. If he were to be impeached, asks John St…
27 Jul 2017
How much damage will the “Trump tantrum” do to markets?
Stockmarkets

How much damage will the “Trump tantrum” do to markets?

As the markets realise Donald Trump isn’t cut out to be president, the Trump bump will become a Trump tantrum, says John Stepek. Prepare your portfoli…
18 May 2017

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Trump’s trumpeted tax plan is a dud
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Trump’s trumpeted tax plan is a dud

Donald Trump’s tax plans, designed to grapple with a tax code of 70,000 pages, amounted to just a one-page briefing.
5 May 2017
There’s only one dictator in the US – and it’s not Donald Trump
Economy

There’s only one dictator in the US – and it’s not Donald Trump

There is one entity in the US with powers to make markets do whatever it wants. But it’s not the president. It’s the Federal Reserve. John Stepek expl…
1 Mar 2017
Is Donald Trump extremely crafty or just plain thick? We’re about to find out
Economy

Is Donald Trump extremely crafty or just plain thick? We’re about to find out

Which is the real Donald Trump: master strategist or impulsive idiot? We’ll find out later, says John Stepek, when he outlines his economic agenda to …
28 Feb 2017
How likely is a UK-US trade deal?
Economy

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…
5 Feb 2017
Trump turns away the huddled masses
Economy

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.
3 Feb 2017
Donald Trump’s energy revolution
Economy

Donald Trump’s energy revolution

The new president has vowed to slash green regulations and promote fossil fuels. But is this anything more than hot air? Simon Wilson reports.
29 Jan 2017
What to buy as Trump pumps
Economy

What to buy as Trump pumps

Charlie Morris reveals what investors should be buying to profit from the new era of Donald Trump politics.
27 Jan 2017
Will Trump be good for stocks?
Stockmarkets

Will Trump be good for stocks?

It’s that time of the presidential cycle again: when a new leader takes over, and the financial media produces a flood of articles speculating on his …
27 Jan 2017
Trump: he really meant what he said
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Trump: he really meant what he said

Does Donald Trump really believe the things he says? Emily Hohler reports.
27 Jan 2017
For better or worse, Trump’s policies are reflationary
Economy

For better or worse, Trump’s policies are reflationary

Protectionism; lower taxes; huge walls in the desert. Whatever you think of them, there’s no doubt that Donald Trump’s policies are inflationary. And …
26 Jan 2017
Markets get an overdue wake-up call on Donald Trump
Economy

Markets get an overdue wake-up call on Donald Trump

The “Trump factor” is wearing off, as markets realise that America’s new president might not be Wall Street’s new best friend. John Stepek explains wh…
24 Jan 2017
Will Trump survive his term?
Economy

Will Trump survive his term?

The chances are Donald Trump will get himself impeached, says Matthew Lynn. But a President Pence could be just what the markets need.
21 Jan 2017
One of Trump’s better ideas
Economy

One of Trump’s better ideas

Lost among some of Donald Trump's more questionable statements was the proposal to scrap the tax deductibility of interest expenses.
20 Jan 2017
The only question that matters for investors on Trump’s inauguration day
Economy

The only question that matters for investors on Trump’s inauguration day

Donald Trump is seen as “business friendly”. But that won‘t necessarily mean soaring markets or record returns. For investors, there’s just one thing …
20 Jan 2017
The Tories cosying up to Trump
Economy

The Tories cosying up to Trump

Donald Trump goes on the charm offensive when it comes to dealing with Britain. Matthew Partridge reports.
20 Jan 2017