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Category Archives: Wilbur Ross

SHTFplan: What The Trade War Means For Regular Americans

Prepare yourself. Buy physical silver and storable food. What does the trade war mean for the average everyday working American?  It means higher prices on goods, lost jobs, and economic downturns if the tariffs continue. President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs are particularly concerning for the public. They are bad news for the much bigger […]

Financial Times Survey: Banks’ Brexit Relocations By March 2019 Much Lower Than Feared

In the run-up to the recent agreement on phase I of Brexit, there was mixed news on the extent to which jobs in the City of London would be relocated to other European hubs, primarily Frankfurt. On one hand, we discussed the meeting between US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, and executives of JPM, Goldman, HSBC […]

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

One year after the Panama Papers revealed billions in assets are held in offshore "tax haven" accounts by some of the world's most powerful and wealthy individuals, on Sunday a huge new leak of financial documents disclosed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – a global network that won the Pulitzer Prize this […]

US Proposes “Sunset Clause” That Would Kill NAFTA After 5 Years

After President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US would be open to striking bilateral trade agreements with Mexico and Canada if the three neighbors can’t come to an agreement on Nafta, Bloomberg is reporting the administration's negotiators have proposed a “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

Out-Of-Towners Whine About “The Militarization Of The Hamptons”

The town of Southampton, with its 55,000 year-round residents and vaunted reputation as a summertime playground for wealthy New Yorkers, now has its very own counterterrorism squad. And unsurprisingly, it’s making the out-of-towners nervous. At least that’s what Joe Nocera, a former New York Times columnist who now writes for Bloomberg View, suggested in a […]

What Happened To Making America Great Again?

Authored by Curt Mills via The National Interest, With Steve Bannon out of the White House, regrets are abounding in some corners of the right over how President Trump staffed his administration. As a candidate Donald Trump excoriated his party’s reigning orthodoxies. As president, however, he is running a fairly conventional administration in his first […]

Frontrunning: July 25

Dollar slumps to 13-month lows before Fed; euro up (Reuters) Overwhelming approval likely for Russia bill (Reuters) Trump to study tougher Russia sanctions bill: White House (Reuters) Unrest bubbles among Trump’s key foreign policy aides (Reuters) Abe Overtaken by Rival as Top Choice for Japan Premier in Poll (BBG) More U.S. Cars Are Made in […]

World Stocks Hit Record High For 10th Consecutive Day In “No-Vol Nirvana”

The relentless risk levitation continued overnight, as global shares extended their record high stretch on Thursday for a 10th consecutive day after a cautious BOJ lifted Asian stocks to a decade high with a dovish announcement that offered no surprises, while pushing back Kuroda’s 2% inflation target to 2020, the 6th consecutive delay. With all […]

Trump “Overrules” Cabinet, Prepares To Unleash Global Trade War

While one of Trump’s recurring campaign promises was that he would “punish” China and other key US trade counterparties if elected, for taking advantage of free-trade by imposing steep tariffs and duties on foreign imports to “level the playing field”, the President’s stance changed drastically after the election, U-turning following his amicable meeting with China’s […]