Macro Investing
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A New Mega-Cartel That Could Rattle Oil Markets

As Iran remains defiant in the face of U.S. sanctions, India and China, the worlds second and third largest oil buyers, are contemplating a potential move which could counter the U.S.' pull on global...
Gold Dollar

Gold hits three-month lows on positive economic sentiment

A stronger U.S. dollar and renewed hope for a trade war resolution has taken its toll on gold prices, with the precious metal being up to three-month lows. In early trading Thursday, gold and silver...
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Trump seeks $8.6 billion for border wall

The cost of Trump's border wall is more than six times what Congress designated in each of the previous two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers...
Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt: The cost of opportunity in America

If you're a billionaire looking to get some major attention, paying off an entire graduating class's student loan debt may be the answer. Last weekend, Robert F. Smith, a billionaire tech investor and founder and...
Trade Deal

Trump lights a fire under China as trade deal fails to materialize

U.S. President Donald Trump has increased the pressure on Beijing to bring an end to the ongoing trade war, threatening to ramp up tariffs if a trade deal is not made by the end...
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Turkey faces possible credit downgrade

Turkey is facing a possible credit downgrade if it can't get its financial act together, according to new analysis from credit ratings firm Moody's. Turkey needs to put a substantial and reliable plan in place...
Fed Interest Rates

Will the Fed ignore Trump’s call to slash interest rates?

The Fed is facing fresh criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump following a two-day conference where the body is anticipated to announce a new decision relating to interest rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected...
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Local economies, avocados and tequila at risk in border wall dispute

As the debate heats up over President Trump's proposed border wall, there may be one ignored consequence with which many Americans have yet to come to terms ... a scarcity of a few of...
China Economic Growth

Chinese economic growth steady despite trade war

The world's second-largest economy continued to grow in the first quarter, beating expert expectations despite the ongoing trade war with the United States. China's economy surpassed projections as growth steadied in the first quarter of...
Alibaba

Alibaba weighs $20 billion Hong Kong listing

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is supposedly considering a $20 billion Hong Kong listing in what would be an unexpected move for the vast $400 billion business. The transaction would be the biggest follow-up share...