Reva Goujon's picture

Trump is often described as a "transactional" president who sees the world as one big negotiating table where he can leverage his business experience to exact better terms and conditions for American workers and corporations.

Michael Pettis's picture

As long as China has debt capacity, it can achieve any GDP growth rate Beijing requires, simply by allowing credit to expand. But debt levels are already high, and credit must expand at an accelerating pace to maintain growth. China is probably still a few years away...

Marc Chandler's picture

The Federal Reserve's real broad trade-weighted dollar fell for the first three months of 2017, and the greenback's heavy tone this month has raised questions about the state of the bull market. Despite this recent weakness, we think the bull...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold bullion priced in Dollars retreated on Wednesday from its second attempt in 3 days to break the 6-year downtrend starting at 2011's record peak, as world stock markets and commodities steadied after yesterday's drop amid a higher...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Hard data is soft! Retail sales have contracted 2 months in a row, construction spending and industrial production data are soft and other hard data inputs have pressured economic models sharply lower in their 1st quarter GDP estimates.

Clif Droke's picture

To most individual traders, there is no bigger buzz kill than a narrow trading range. It takes the wind out of the sails of breakout and momentum traders, and even expert stock pickers have a tough time finding the stocks which are bucking the sideways trend.

Robert Bernard's picture

With the recent upswing in inflation and economic growth, bond investors are getting more concerned about the stress this may have on bond prices and their overall portfolios. Should they be worried? Here are a few general items about rising...

Urban Carmel's picture

The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. One concern in recent months had been housing, but revised data shows...

Marc Chandler's picture

US jobs growth slowed considerably more than expected in March and the disappointment pushed the dollar and equities initially lower. The US created 98k jobs in March, well below market expectations for around 175k jobs. Adding insult to...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold bullion rose sharply to near 5-month highs in London trade Tuesday morning, setting its highest London benchmark price since 10 November – the day after Donald Trump's US election victory –as major government bond...

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