Brexit Summer Blues, Trade Troubles — MM #182

Who said August was boring? We start with an update on Brexit where a deal doesn’t seem so likely and continue with escalating trade wars and what it means for financial markets. You are welcome to listen, subscribe, provide feedback…

Trade Wars – Where Is Market Volatility?

Following the U.S.’s decision to raise tariffs of $34 billion on Chinese goods – mostly intermediate – that came to effect a couple of weeks ago, the U.S. is now planning additional tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. Alas,…

Takeaways from The Fed’s Rate Decision

The Federal Reserve’s recent decision to raise rates again by 25 bp to the range of 1.75%-2% did not come as a surprise. However, the Jerome Powell’s press conference, the Fed’s press release statement, the dot plot and economic outlook…

Truce in Trade and Dollar Domination — MM #180

You are welcome to listen, subscribe, provide feedback and pledge support on Patreon. China-US trade: Don’t call it peace, it’s only a truce. The two largest economies decided to put off a trade war. What does it mean for broader markets?…