Silver as an investment

Category Archives: Trade Deficit

Trade Deficit Widens as Imports Rise More Than Exports / by Mike Mish Shedlock / December 29, 2017 The international trade deficit was $69.7 billion in November, up $1.6 billion from $68.1 billion in October. The Census Bureau Advance Report on International Trade shows the trade deficit was $69.7 billion in November, up $1.6 billion from $68.1 billion in October. Exports of goods for November were […]

Imports From China Hit Record High As U.S. Trade Deficit Continues To Explode

It should upset you that virtually everything stocking the shelves of our major retailers seems to have been made somewhere else.  As a nation, we are consuming far more wealth than we are producing, and that is a recipe for national economic suicide.  This week we learned that imports from China hit an all-time record […]

Key Events In The Coming Week: Jobs, Brexit, PMI, IP And More

The first full week of December is shaping up as rather busy, with such Tier 1 data in the US as the payrolls report, durable goods orders and trade balance. We also get UK PMI data and GDP, retail sales across the Euro Area, as well as central bank meetings including Australia RBA and BoC […]

JPMorgan’s Outlook For 2018: “Eat, Drink And Be Merry, For In 2019…”

While the prevailing outlook by the big banks for 2018 and onward has been predominantly optimsitic and in a few euphoric cases, “rationally exuberant“, with most banks forecasting year-end S&P price targets around 2800 or higher, and a P/E of roughly 20x as follows… Bank of Montreal, Brian Belski, 2,950, EPS $145.00, P/E 20.3x UBS, […]

China Slashes Import Tariffs on Consumer Goods In Boost For Trump And Western Exporters

China announced it is slashing import tariffs on 187 consumer products starting next month. The Finance Ministry pointed to the cuts being concentrated in products in short supply domestically which, it believes, will prompt local producers to improve quality. The items in the list which, includes baby formula, diapers, electric toothbrushes, medicines, cosmetics, coffee machines […]

In APEC Speech, Trump Slams China, WTO And TPP For Holding Back His “Indo-Pacific Dream”

Trump may have sensed that he appeared too conciliatory towards President Xi and China during his visit to Beijing, and so shortly after doubling down on his parting message to China by tweeting that “I don’t blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on […]

Why So Many (In The West) Are So Pissed Off

Via, Campaigning to “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump swept to the presidency last November 8, buoyed by a wave of anger and sense of betrayal in the American heartland. He knew that, for many, the American Dream had receded inexorably beyond reach, lingering only in distant memories. Critically, American parents no longer expect […]

Trump Says Trade With Japan Is Not Fair And Not Open – Awkward Moments Ensue

The first stage of Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia began well with the President playing golf with Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, describing their relationship as “really extraordinary”. This suggested progress following the awkward moment during their previous meeting in February 2017. Abe was the first foreign leader Trump met after his election victory and […]

FX Week Ahead: Discretion And Common Sense Not Easy For “The Machines”

Submitted by Shant Movsesian and Rajan Dhall MSTA of Coming off the back of a mixed payrolls report which saw the headline number recording a negative balance for the first time in 7 years, the USD initially gained on the rise in wage inflation which recorded a 0.5% increase in average hourly earnings.   Into […]

Survey shows UK and US Pensions Crisis is Imminent

Survey shows UK and US Pensions Crisis is Imminent Both UK and US drop in Global Retirement Security Rankings US falls due to sharp income inequality and reduced workforce to support retirees UK is two spots away from being in the bottom 10 for government indebtedness FCA’s Andrew Bailey says “clear risk” that savings rate for […]