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Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Fed Hikes Interest Rates

In yet another move contrary to the monetary policy trends elsewhere around the globe, the United States Federal Reserve chose to increase interest rates by another .25% to 1.50% this…Read more
An Update on Tax Reform

An Update on Tax Reform

Several weeks ago we started talking about Trump’s administration’s efforts to pass a massive piece of legislation: tax reform. Changing the tax system in the United States was one of…Read more
Trump’s Tax Reform

Trump’s Tax Reform

This week we chose to return our discussion to the political situation in the United States where we have another major news story: the new tax plan proposed by President…Read more
The North Korean Crisis

The North Korean Crisis

One could hardly go through this week without hearing about what is shaping up to be the biggest global issue right now: North Korea. The isolated communist state came under…Read more
The Jackson Hole Symposium

The Jackson Hole Symposium

This week our investigation into the financial markets leads us to the small town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. An odd choice, one might think. Known for its breathtaking landscapes of…Read more
Weekly Market Overview

Weekly Market Overview

This week our gaze draws back to Europe. In our previous look at the euro we talked about how much it has strengthened this year, based on positive economic reports…Read more
The US vs. North Korea

The US vs. North Korea

While this week has been more or less quiet in terms of actual economic events affecting the financial markets, it was quite the opposite in terms of politics: this week…Read more