• 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...