Category China

1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare a Trade War

Investors will be watching the latest rhetoric out of the White House as President Trump is scheduled to sign tariffs on steel and aluminum this week. We also have a statement from the Bank of Japan where they may announce that they are taking away the punch bowl (a significant change to monetary policy.) On […]

Who will be the Most Powerful Person in the World?

Hint: It’s not the President, and not in a Dr. Evil kind of way. And we’re back, after a brief hiatus. Investors will be concentrating on 3Q earnings and the latest on the potential new Fed Chair, and the ECB has their interest rate statement. On the economic front, we have GDP First Release and […]

Will Trump Accidentally Lock Himself In a Bathroom Before Meeting Putin??

We can’t get anything passed him at this point   We start off the 2nd half of the year with a shortened trading week for the 4th of July holiday. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: Non-Farm Payrolls, the […]

A Nationalist, A Communist and An Independent Walk Into a Bar

This isn’t a joke, those are the top candidates to be the next President of France. And who does this picture remind us of? hmmmmm. French Elections: After Brexit and Trump, France is now saying “Hold My Beer.” The latest polls out of the French Presidential election are showing a 4-way race between a Nationalist […]

Q1 2017 Market Commentary: Trump, the Fed, Globalists, and Gold

This past quarter in the markets was one of the more interesting three-month periods we’ve had in a while. Not because of what took place, but rather, the lack of what took place, considering the boiling global geopolitical climate. Almost all of Q1 unfolded against a backdrop of zero volatility and confounding complacency not seen […]

PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation. According to Kenneth Leung, professor of economics at Daniels College of Business, “Part of that move could be related with a bigger geopolitical […]