Category Archives: China

China Flight Boosting Gold and Bitcoin

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It’s been 10 years since cryptographically secure digital assets such as Bitcoin came into existence. After an abysmal 2018, some wonder if Bitcoin’s return to life in 2019 has been due to capital fleeing China to escape the effects of Trump tariffs. The charts are mixed, but lately as Chinese currency…

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Happy Consumers vs Worried Producers

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It’s great news that our US economy (GDP) grew a better than expected 2.1 percent in the 2nd quarter. It’s a far cry from the 3 to 5 percent Trump expects and the fluke 3.1 percent in the 1st quarter, but it’s also a long way from the recession expectations…

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No China Pain, No Trade Gain

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While the “No Pain, No Gain” fitness mantra has been somewhat debunked, it may hold true with regards to Trump achieving an all encompassing Trade Agreement with China. Throughout the first 4 months of 2019, confidence in a first half of the year China trade deal soared along with stock investor…

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Falling Rates: Headwind or Tailwind

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US Treasury debt instruments are deemed the safest in the world with the 10 Year Treasury Note being the most popular. While safety, foreign bond rate competition and inflation expectations are among the most important factors affecting the yields of US Treasuries, Quantitative Easing (QE) is also an influence in this unique era…

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Trade War Casts Shadow on Goldilocks Economy

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Today’s economy has often been called the Goldilocks economy: it’s not too slow or fast, it’s just about right. Economic Goldilocks today is manifested by persistently low inflation, interest rates and unemployment with simultaneous strong economic and income growth. After a record setting 10 year growth phase, the US is…

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