US stockmarkets

Good news on jobs scares US stockmarkets

June brought the best monthly US jobs growth of the year, but stockmarkets were not best pleased.

The Federal Reserve will do whatever it takes to keep this boom going

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has finally realised what his job really is: keeping the markets sweet. That’s great news for investors, says John Stepek. At least until the inevitable crash.

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.

It’s decision time for the US Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve will soon meet to decide on what to do with US interest rates. Markets are banking on a change of course, says John Stepek. But will the Fed oblige?

Investors await rescue by the US Federal Reserve

Investors are now counting on an interest-rate cut from the US Federal Reserve to bolster economic growth.

David Rosenberg: Fed may be getting ready to cut

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell looks as though he is now getting ready to cut interest rates, says David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff.

Markets don’t think the Fed is sufficiently worried about the trade war

Markets took a tumble yesterday. Part of the reason is the escalating trade war. But mostly, says John Stepek, it’s down to the Fed, the US central bank. Here’s why.

The trade war between the US and China is all about tech

With the current focus on Huawei, it’s clear that the US China trade war isn’t about tariffs, it’s about technology. John Stepek explains how it affects investors.

Mind the US earnings GAAP

For US companies, the gap between Gaap and reported earnings per share reached $19 last year, making a big difference to the perception of company profits.

Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway

Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.

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