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Trends around the U.S. market in 2018

The financial time's website published an article by its columnist Lana forum has on Thursday entitled "the three major trends that shape us market in 2018". 'I'm not going to tell you when the market will crash or what the midterm elections will be,' the article says.
The January column is full of predictions. However, any good journalist (or market participant) knows that forecasting is risky. So, in the first column of the New Year, I'm not going to tell you when the market is going…

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As I'm sure you all know Britain voted to leave the European Union and it created a lot of uncertainty for the country. Where there is uncertainty there is a lot of risk, which is not good for the country. Foreign investors, trade, and business in general have all been disrupted due to the
"divorce."  Nonetheless, to mitigate an economic collapse, the United Kingdom needs to have a smooth transition and secure a mutually beneficial deal with the European Union. The current deal…

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Zimbabwe Inflation Hits Highest Level Since 2008

The inflation rate in Zimbabwe has hit its highest level since 2008, this is when they were forced to adopt the US dollar in 2009. The inflation rate soared from 5.39 percent in September to 20.85 percent in October. Along with the US dollar, Zimbabwe has a parallel “bond note” that collapsed shortly after this spike. This has forced businesses to triple their prices and has many Zimbabwe citizens fearing that the hyperinflation that happened to their original currency is happening…

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U.S. Ramps up as World Slows Down

Hello Collegues and welcome back to another blog post from yours truly,

As of recent in the news about the global economy, the Gross Demestic Product of the U.S. has increased by a large margin while at the same time, other great powers such as Germany, Japan, and China have been on the decent.  Usually, other countries are used as points of omparison as where the U.S. wants to aim for in terms of GDP.  However, this last quarter shows different.  The unexpexted increase for the U.S.…

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Poland Graduates to Developed Status

Poland has become the first country from Central and Eastern Europe to be ranked a "developed market" on the FTSE Russell index. The country now joins the likes of the UK, US and Japan in the index’s list of the 25 most advanced global economies. It marks the first time in a decade that a country has made the leap from emerging market to developed market in the index's rankings. The FTSE Russell bases its classification on factors such as a country’s regulatory environment, the quality of…

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The Future of Virtual Currency

Virtual Currency is a trend that seemingly popped up out of nowhere and expanded greatly in 2018, especially with the likes of Bitcoin. However, more recently, virtual currencies have seemed to have taken a hit latley and many are starting to wonder if it is set to contunie or keep up the pace it was on. The last time there was any update on the status of virtual currenct by the IRS was in 2014. In those guidelines in 2014 it stated that virtual currency was to be treated as a property for…

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IMF Warns Global Growth is Slowing Down

The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, warns that global growth is likely to slow down in a number of large world economies in the next coming years. Big Economies such as China are facing a decline in growth in the next couple of years, mainly due to investor sentiment. IMF, however, is optomistic that not all large world economies will suffer, and have high hopes for the Middle East to do well. This investor sentiment has the potential to make a sudden turn for the worse and cause a…

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Bitcoin, a new world currency?

Bitcoin has become a buzzword in recent year. One of the topics of Bitcoin is whether Bitcoin can become the world currency. The concept of single currency is not a new one. For example, of EU, based on the culture, history and geography, European countries have a closer relationship in many ways. After adopting single currency, EU, it reduces a lot of friction such as brings the stable price for the market, having the more integrated market, avoiding part of currency risk in the…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/central-banks-should-consider-issuing-digital-money-imf-boss-lagarde.html

As I was researching a topic ot discuss I came across this interesting document as yesterday in class we just talked about the IMF and Lagarde as well as she is an important figure in our global economy. While we were in class Lagarde stated at an…

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The Economy didn't save Republicans After All

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/business/economy/economy-election-trump.html

 

A lot of the focus lately has been on the midterm elections in the United States. Now that they are done, the democrats control the house. What does this mean? President Trump was hoping that his tax cut last year and few other economic successes would be enough to gain the support of the…

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China Trade War Hasn't Reduced U.S. Deficit One Bit

This report is primarily concerned with a trade war with China does not bring benefit to the United States. For many reasons. Mainly because of increased orders before importers in the tariff increases, starting from the second quarter of steel and aluminium, and tariffs on some Chinese goods last month. Assume that American companies trump is expected in September to tariffs on more than $200 billion to enter the Chinese market, so the U.S. trade deficit with the rest of the world could be…

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The Fed made it clear that it saw a near-perfect environment to continue to raise interest rates, and recent market volatility did not stop it. This means supporting higher interest rates. Treasury yields slightly stronger, coupled with lower crude oil futures prices, led to investors' enthusiasm for the stock market, which explains the recent decline in the US stock market. However, there are some sayings that the United States has experienced a 10-year cycle, and now that the growth of the…

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Khalid al-Falih, energy minister of Saudi Arabia believes that the energy market has been overcorrected in the last weeks. There is a drop in oil prices recently which tumbled more than 20 per cent since the peak in October. The sudden change in the oil market is due to the fear of US sanction rather than the real shortages. The price of crude at international Brent settled at $70.18 on Friday and down by 1 per cent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate fell straight session for 10thto…

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Behind immigration policy

The Trump organization on Thursday uncovered intense new principles on shelter searchers who violate outskirt laws, in President Donald Trump's most recent hard-line proceed onward movement arrangement which reported by the Justice Department and Homeland Security, pronounces that foreigners who wrongfully cross the fringe will be deprived of their qualification to get refuge in the U.S. The standard is planned, which means it doesn't cover any individual who has entered before, senior…

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A new report by the World Poverty Clock shows Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the most extreme poor people in the world. India has a population seven times larger than Nigeria's. Despite Nigeria's vast oil riches and impressive economic growth, Nigeria has struggled to lift its people out of poverty over the past three decades is an indictment on successive Nigerian Governments…
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In recent news, the Republic of Marshall Islands, a small nation in Northern Pacific is vulnerable to climate change due to its low elevation and it has repeatedly experienced droughts and floods. The RMI economy is now completely relied on external aid and the government has planned to adopt cryptocurrency through Neema, an Israeli company. But the IMF refrains RMI to consider these digital coins as a national currency due to its instability and volatility.…

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With emerging markets grabbing the headlines week in week out, we are pleased to inform the highlights as well as the shortcomings. Argentina’s economic situation is a matter of great interest due to the fact that they are the 3rd largest economy in South America.

  • The Argentine Peso has fallen more than 36% against the dollar this year which has caused the increase in prices of food, utilities and transportation and life increasingly difficult for the lower and…
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This year Forbes reported that in the past decade, that as digital sales of music and CD sales have declined, sales of vinyl records have seen 260% growth. So much so, that whichever pressing plants which had remained, after nearly going extinct at the turn of the century, have had trouble meeting the increase in demand. Sony Music’s Japanese arm, who shut its in-house vinyl record pressing plant down in 1989 after the advent of CDs, is reported to have plans to open a new pressing…

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