Macro Investing
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...
Growth Stocks

Is this the year of growth stocks?

Economic growth is slowing in the United States, and the slide is having a significant impact on the dollar. Investors are now looking to gold and growth stocks as a potential hedge against the...
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...
millennial-education

Education doesn’t necessarily guarantee a better paying job

Despite the exorbitant--and rising--costs of American higher education, those dollars aren’t necessarily translating into better-paying jobs.  In some cases, that means that you might end up in the same place if you’re a gas-station attendant...
Retail Apocalypse

Retail layoffs hit highest level since 2009

Retail layoffs are skyrocketing on a mix of an accelerating economic slowdown which is also weighing on the manufacturing sector and technological innovation outpacing the workforce. A report from job placement company Challenger, Gray &...
trump border wall

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...
U.S.-China Trade War Nearing End?

Is the U.S.-China trade war nearing an end?

President Donald Trump's leading trade war mediator U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that the U.S. is making "headway" on problems it considers essential, including its desire for China to make deep structural modifications...
global poverty

Global poverty is on the decline…kind of

Last month, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates touched off a prominent dispute about global poverty after tweeting out a chart from the site Our World in Data showing that the variety of people...
Trade War EU US

Are the U.S. and Europe heading for a trade war?

As the ongoing trade war with China nears an end, the U.S. is preparing to levy tariffs on the European Union in a move that could have a significant impact as Brussels struggles with...
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...