New Federal Reserve Chief and What it Means

As Janet Yellen’s term comes to an end, President Trump chooses Jerome Powell as the new Federal Reserve chief. The new chief could mean little change in monetary policy and a less aggressive approach to financial regulation. Economists are currently expecting the Fed to raise short-term interest rates next month and lift them three times Read More…

US Growth

US data has revealed that the economy has its fastest six-month stretch of growth in three years despite a devastating period of natural disasters. This growth is followed by the 3.1% growth in the Q2, making it the first six-month stretch since 2014 in which US gross domestic product grew more than 3 per cent Read More…

Bank of Japan Continues Quantitative Easing Efforts

An elusive 2% inflation target leaves Japan contrarian to recent ECB and Federal Reserve strategies. On October 15th Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stated that the central bank would continue to pursue its “aggressive” quantitative easing strategy to boost inflation. Kuroda’s decision is based on recently implemented labor-saving efficiency improvements, which are believed to Read More…

U.S. May Soon Leave NAFTA Behind

As President Trump continues to threaten U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement, it could soon become reality. However, dismantling NAFTA would bring large changes for consumers and the global economy. Over the past quarter century, the agreement has reshaped the United States economy, and its demise could raise costs for North American Read More…

The Approaching Autonomous Future

Attitudes towards transportation have transformed toward additional choices; ride hailing, car sharing, and self-driving vehicles are undertaking a huge surge in demand. With the customer taking only part of the equation, automakers will be following suit. Competencies are likely to be focused on greater profits per mile or per trip, and monetizing time consumers might Read More…

TMT: Analysis on Industry Performance

TMT (technology, media, and telecommunication) companies #1 generation of economic profits over other industry sectors amounts to more than companies in aerospace and defense, automotive components, and food products combined. The profitability behind TMT is a result of advances in digital technology that provide access to new markets and stimulate corresponding growth, creating new leadership Read More…

Tax Cuts Inspire Wall Street Investments

Despite investors’ doubts on tax reform, Wall Street has been buying the stocks of companies that would benefit the most from a tax reforms: ones that currently pay the highest effective rates. Key investors believe that tax cuts have been completely discounted in market valuations, leaving options with great growth possibilities and limited risk. Those Read More…