• 2017’s Growth Numbers Could Slow as Structural Issues Become Apparent in 2018

    Donald Trump the campaigner really harped on the message of jobs: “Buy American, Hire American” was one of President Trump’s favorite phrases on the stump. Trump has largely delivered on that promise with nearly a quarter-million jobs added to the United States economy in November of 2017, according to...
  • Cordray Resignation Opens Door for Republicans

    After hinting that he may resign, Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, sent a letter to President Trump stating that he is officially vacating his position.  At the same time, Cordray announced that he was appointing Leandra English, his chief of staff, as the bureau’s acting...
  • The People of Slovenia Decide

    The people of Slovenia went to the polls yesterday for a runoff presidential election. They were choosing between the sitting president who has an established political base and a former actor who had convinced the people of Slovenia that he would overhaul the economy of the country which is...
  • Madrid Suspends Barcelona

    Spain government has invoked article 155 firing the Catalonia leaders with immediate effect. This is the first time that the Spanish government has invoked this article which forces the regional parliament being targeted to be dissolved. At the same time, the Spanish government called for new elections to elect...
  • Implementing New Voting Systems in America

    Washington continues to deny that there was meddling of the past elections by the Russians. This has left the state election officials with the task of facing the threats posed by not only the Russians but any other troublemakers interested in infiltrating the voting process in the upcoming midterm...
  • A Pending Rancorous Debate Over Debt Ceiling Causes Market Volatility

    The markets in general and hedge fund managers, in particular, are often the first to respond to shaky politics and subsequent uncertainty. That’s just what is happening here as the pending debt ceiling debate between republicans and democrats, who must come together with Republicans and agree on a budget,...
  • The United States is More Indebted to China Than Ever

    The U.S. Treasury recently surmised that China holds more U.S. debt that any other nation. China has been purchasing U.S. government bonds at a record pace and has easily overtaken Japan for the top foreign holder of U.S. debt in the form of U.S. government bonds. Both China and...
  • President Trump Gears Up for NAFTA Talks

    This week President Trump will try to fulfill one of his campaign promises, which was to repeal the trade agreement known as NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). NAFTA was originally devised and signed by President Clinton in the nineties. Obviously, though, President Trump sees President Clinton’s handiwork as...