Tag: Trump administration

Activity, Trading

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

December 2, 2019


Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a surprise spike in optimism about technological changes, helped lift confidence among small business owners, according to the fourth-quarter 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

156,949,000: Number of Employed Americans Sets 18th Record of Trump Era

March 8, 2019


The economy added a meager 20,000 jobs in February, well below the 180,000 that analysts were expecting, and among the lowest job-creation numbers of the Trump administration. But the number of employed Americans — 156,949,000 — has never been higher. […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US trade deficit rises more than expected in October and is now up 10% for 2018

November 2, 2018


The U.S. goods and services deficit increased more than expected in September amid escalating tensions with its global trading partners. The shortfall rose to $54 billion for the month, a 1.3 percent increase, or $700 million, from August and reflective […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US economy is expected to accelerate this year, then slow in 2019: CBO

August 14, 2018


U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration’s 3 percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday. In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget […]

Activity, Trading

Trade conflicts and tariffs won’t hurt U.S. economy, but they do have a dark side

June 5, 2018


The Trump administration’s tariffs and growing trade conflicts so far are not enough to hurt the U.S. economy, but the efforts could result instead in job losses and higher prices on some goods for consumers, economists and trade experts say. […]


Banks temper expectations for the first ‘Volcker Rule’ rewrite

May 30, 2018


U.S. regulators are set to rewrite rules reining in banks’ risky trading behavior, making changes that will cut compliance costs but stopping far short of allowing firms to return to their gambling days seen before the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. […]

Activity, Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

The Fed is unlikely to mention the one thing that could really hurt the economy

March 20, 2018


The Fed will likely upgrade its view of the economy when it meets this week, but it’s unlikely to publicly discuss one of the bigger risks for the economy — potential trade wars. The Trump administration is reportedly prepared to […]