Markets greeted the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will appoint Jerome “Jay” Powell when Janet Yellen’s term as Fed Chair expires early next year with a gaping yawn.
Rather than making piecemeal changes to the tax code, the Trump Administration would like to enact comprehensive tax reform, addressing the complexities and inefficiencies of the entire tax system.
Populism and Washington dysfunction are two key risks for markets in 2017, and last week was an important one for both.
May 25, 2017 — On May 17, the market unexpectedly dropped 1.8%. Despite its swift recovery, could this signal the beginning of a “Trump slump?”
May 2, 2017 — The United States’ economy passed a significant milestone in March, but some people are beginning to wonder how much longer it can continue at its current pace.
The previous year was rife with global political surprises, as politics are now increasingly a place for the “have nots” to wage war on the “haves.”
From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, 2016 was a year of unexpected outcomes.
By any measure, this was an unusual and highly contentious election cycle with more twists and turns than an episode of ABC’s Scandal.
Many Americans will head to the polls next Tuesday feeling caught between a rock and a hard place, forced to choose between two of the most unpopular candidates to vie for the Oval Office in recent history.
Once again, our government successfully avoided the looming debt ceiling crisis and threats of a ratings downgrade. Procrastination won out over policy, as our government leaders kicked the can down the road for another three months. This should come as no surprise, as it has happened before and will likely happen again. Despite the intense […]