Trumponomics – Part 3

Although last week’s press conference by Donald Trump, the U.S. Presidential-Elect, was widely received as disappointingly thin on context, Trump gave a couple of major interviews over the weekend which have provided some flesh for the existing bare bones of his major policy planks. It seems clear that the President-Elect is sticking to all his major policy positions and his statements within the interviews can be summarized as follows: Continue reading…

Trump Rally Not Over Yet

Yesterday’s press conference by President-Elect Donald Trump – his first in almost 6 months – was seen by the market as an important event. The main reason for this is that it was hoped he would provide more details regarding some of his key policies, particularly those that are expected to have most impact upon the economy and by extension, the markets, such as economic stimulus, trade policy, and taxation.  Continue reading…

The CIA Doubles Down

Having been exposed as unable to maintain the security of the U.S. Federal Government’s databases (comprehensively hacked by China over recent years) or Hillary Clinton and the DNC’s electronic communications (comprehensively hacked by someone, presumably Russia), the American security apparatus now has the chutzpah to charge the Russians with the merest fraction of what they have been doing themselves to other countries for decades, instead of apologizing to the American people for their own incompetence.  Continue reading…