Donald Trump hails economy after first year

President Trump marks his first year in office Saturday riding a wave of strong economic news, including a record-high stock market, a low unemployment rate and computer giant Apple’s decision to bring back hundreds of billions of dollars from overseas and create 20,000 U.S. jobs, spurred by Republican tax cuts. For the past year, Mr. Trump… Please follow and like us:

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China’s Economy grows by 6.9 percent in ’17

Industrial output continues at brisk pace, climbing year-on-year China’s economic growth beat forecasts to reach 6.9 percent year-on-year in 2017, marking the first acceleration since 2010 despite financial regulatory tightening and measures against pollution that affect growth. Analysts said as growth stabilizes, the country will strengthen regulations and reforms to pursue high-quality development. GDP growth in… Please follow and like us:

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Bull Market Should Run Another 3 Years: Goldman

Goldman Sachs says the bull market in U.S. stocks should continue for another three years. In its latest market outlook, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin is forecasting a 15% gain in the S&P 500 over that period with a target of 3,100 by the end of 2020 and a 7% gain in the index this… Please follow and like us:

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Jamie Dimon predicts 4% GDP growth, retracts Bitcoin fraud charge

J.P. Morgan boss Jamie Dimon also regrets calling ‘bitcoin’ a fraud By Mike “Mish” Shedlock JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is in the news twice Monday morning, once regarding GDP and once for a Bitcoin retraction. Jamie Dimon claims JP Morgan’s chief economist is wrong about the economy: Dimon Predicts 4% Growth. Dimon said he expects the… Please follow and like us:

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10 Data Points Investors Should Be Watching Now: JPMorgan’s Kelly

There are multiple economic and financial numbers investors can monitor in 2018 to get a sense of the market environment. David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds, offers his own list of the top 10 data points he recommends investors watch this year. In his inaugural weekly note for 2018, Kelly says the list is… Please follow and like us:

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Stock market up 25 percent in 2017. Gains to continue in 2018?

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2018: The value of the U.S. stock market as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has increased more than 25 percent in 2017. As 2018 begins, it looks very much like the bull market will continue, possibly posting a yearly gain possibly similar to that of the year just concluded. Although analysts… Please follow and like us:

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Paul Krugman: Nobel Prize winner still pitching his discredited Krugmanomics

WASHINGTON, January 1, 2018: Trump Derangement Syndrome can make anyone, even Nobel Prize winners, sound stupid. The day after Trump won the nation’s 45th president, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman bold announcement was that the “disaster” of a Trump presidency was full of: “so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s MAGA evidenced in 2017 economy

Those seeking unemployment benefits are down. The stock market has been flirting with an unprecedented 25,000 point milestone. Industry is expanding. All since President Trump took office. So is it cause and effect from his policies? Probably in large part. But that’s both good and bad. ZeroHedge reported the booming economy has triggered a $2 trillion… Please follow and like us:

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Economy Growing At Fastest Pace In More Than Two Years

Last quarter, the U.S. economy grew at its quickest pace since 2015, and the unemployment rate has remained steady at a 17-year low, leaving some economists to question why the Republican tax bill, which will likely only create a small boost, was necessary. The $1.5 trillion tax cut package passed by Congress this week slashed corporate… Please follow and like us:

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Trump to lay out ‘America First’ security strategy

President Donald Trump is set to lay out Monday a new National Security Strategy built upon his trademark “America First” slogan, which is expected to have economic security at its core. The US leader, who has dismantled the legacy of Barack Obama on issues ranging from climate change to free trade, and isolated Washington on the… Please follow and like us:

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4 Big Signs of a Trump Economic Recovery

The economic numbers clearly have improved on President Donald Trump’s watch, with unemployment down and consumer confidence stronger. “We are just getting started,” @POTUS says. “Economic growth has topped 3 percent,” Trump said Thursday at a White House event while addressing his administration’s reduction in regulations. “Two quarters in a row, except for the hurricanes, we… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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EU’s Taxlandia Game Is Propaganda at Its Finest

Taxlandia Game I’m not a fan of what is sometimes called the “European Project.” Yes, one of the original goals – free trade between European nations – was admirable and has generated significant benefits. But what started as a positive idea has morphed into a Brussels-based superstate that pushes bureaucratization, centralization, and harmonization. This is why… Please follow and like us:

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Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15

Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15 Bank of England will be deciding on monetary policy ECB will deliver its latest monetary policy decision Japan, analysts are eyeing Tankan’s quarterly business condition Next week, the most important event will be the Fed monetary policy decision. The ECB and the Bank of England will also… Please follow and like us:

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San Francisco real estate feels chill of China’s economic tailwinds

Although the slowdown in China’s economy apparently has reached across the Pacific to San Francisco’s residential real estate market, the city’s astronomical housing prices also play a major role. “We’ve seen a sharp drop over the last three years in search activity on Trulia, about 50 percent” by Chinese buyers, Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for the… Please follow and like us:

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