Protectionism Is NOT the Answer

Protectionism Is NOT the Answer

With Protectionism at the forefront of the agenda, markets weren’t quite sure which direction to move last week. The Trump rally (built on potential for stimulus and tax cuts), which had lost some steam, gained momentum early in the week. The Standard & Poor’s 500...
Markets Around the World

Markets Around the World

The Markets Around the world in a few paragraphs… The post-election adrenaline rush may be over in the United States. Is the “reality” of the Trump presidency setting in? Or, is this merely a brief pause before optimism becomes growth? Barron’s reported: “The new year...
Markets React to Trump

Markets React to Trump

Surprise, Surprise! The Markets reaction was unexpectadly and remarkably sanguine following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. There was a moment of panic. As election results rolled in on Tuesday, Gold prices rose and Treasury yields...
Election 2016 – TGIAO

Election 2016 – TGIAO

Thank God It’s Almost Over… During July 2016, Pew Research reported almost 60 percent of Americans were suffering from election fatigue. They weren’t uninterested in the election. They were just worn out by never-ending news coverage that focused on candidates’...
Crony Capitalism

Crony Capitalism

IN TERMS OF CRONY CAPITALISM… FIFA, while not a country, tops the charts. And among cronified countries, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that Russia is top dog. In many countries around the world, crony capitalism has thrived during the past two...