Macro Investing
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...
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...
Markets Trade War

Markets rebound as traders adapt to trade war rhetoric

Trump shocked markets today following some hopeful remarks regarding the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Major U.S. stock indexes rose at the opening bell on Friday, a day after a sharp sell-off,...
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...
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...
manufacturing

Economic slowdown weighs on U.S. manufacturing

As U.S. economic growth continues to slow, U.S. manufacturing has slumped for its 2nd month in a row, missing out on major forecasts. U.S. factory production fell by 0.4 percent after a revised 0.5 decrease...
Economies Avocados Tequila Border Wall

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...
Trade Deal Mobile Payments

China-U.S. trade deal near, but it may be too late for some American businesses

The U.S. and China are reportedly nearing a trade deal in the ongoing tit-for-tat tariff war which has erased billions from stock markets over the past year. American and Chinese officials are apparently closing in...
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 &...
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...