Macro Investing
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...
Jerome Powell

Powell faces impossible challenge in Friday speech

Stock markets are inching higher ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Friday address; however, investors are still on edge. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell faces the impossible challenge of presenting a united voice on Fed policy...
Budget Deficit

Washington shrugs as budget deficit continues to soar

The federal deficit spending is ballooning on President Donald Trump's watch and Washington does not seem to mind. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting offers decades earlier has vanished,...
Turkey Moody's

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...
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...
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...
Middle-Class Millennials

Shrinking middle-class leaves no room for millennials

The global middle-class is growing smaller and smaller, and millennials are being squeezed out. Across the world, the middle class is experiencing an unprecedented decline, with younger generations facing an uphill battle in discovering monetary...
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...
Financial Crisis

The overlooked catalyst that could trigger a global financial crisis

It has been over a decade since the downfall of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis which left the world struggling for years after the debt bubble burst, however, the next major decline might...
UK EU Brexit

₤600 million lost weekly as UK fails on Brexit plan

The UK Parliament has when again failed to come to an arrangement in the ongoing Brexit saga, and the cost to the country is starting to add up. The second series of votes on Brexit...