Tag: Federal Reserve

In His Likely Second Term, Trump Should Abandon Trade Wars And go to War With The Federal Reserve

Donald Trump has correctly identified the Federal Reserve (the Fed) as the main culprit behind the recent economic downturn although unfortunately his ire directed at the Fed is for all the wrong reasons. Since the Fed’s “modest” summer rate cut, stocks and bonds have done precisely the opposite of what […]

Trump Plays it Cool on Hong Kong

When Hillary Clinton Tweeted her hardline support for the Hong Kong rioters just hours after they conducted an ISIS style torture of a Global Times journalist inside an airport, the world could have and should have breathed a sigh of relief. The seemingly counter-intuitive sigh of relief should have been […]

Gold Prices Are up as Investors Rush Towards Traditional Safe Haven

While US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently attempted to tread carefully between announcing an expected downturn in the US economy in 2019 without edging closer to panic mode, the markets have reacted negatively to Powell’s announcement and the Fed’s decision to instigate a modest rise in interest rates – […]