The U.S. Federal Deficit

The U.S. Federal Deficit This chart shows how the U.S. federal deficit is skyrocketing. It is not a cause for panic… yet. Picture Source: Bianco Research

U.S. Twin Deficits: Budget & Trade

U.S. Twin Deficits: Budget & Trade May Trump’s fiscal gamble not pay off? Meanwhile, the U.S. twin deficits continue to grow. Picture source: LPL Financial LLC

Should Investors Be Concerned About Rising Oil Prices?

Should Investors Be Concerned About Rising Oil Prices? Because the U.S. becomes entirely self-sufficient, it helps to contain oil prices in the long-term. Cheap oil is good for global economic growth, business and consumers. Picture source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

The Trade-Weighted Broad US Dollar Index Hits the Highest Level since 2002

The Trade-Weighted Broad US Dollar Index Hits the Highest Level since 2002 A strong dollar leads to wider trade deficits, and this is a headwind for US exporters. A strong dollar can also hurt emerging markets. The trade-weighted broad US Dollar index is a weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the US dollar against…