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US presidential elections. Big budgets usually win the White House but Trump could make history

Stefano Fugazzi reports. Will Trump (Republicans) become the first US presidential candidate since Carter in 1976 to win the White House running on a smaller budget than his rival ($96.2m Trump versus $374.3m H. Clinton) or will the Democrats secure their third consecutive term for first time ever? Since 1960 every presidential election has been … Continue reading

Weldon and Moore (Artemis) on US economy, FED and the upcoming presidential elections

Fund managers Cormac Weldon and Stephen Moore run the Artemis US Select Fund and Artemis US Extended Alpha Fund respectively. The Artemis US Select Fund is a concentrated, ‘best ideas’ fund that follows a high-conviction approach. In this column they share their views on the US economy, the FED policy rate decisions and the upcoming presidential … Continue reading

Apple sales fall as revenues in China take a hit

Apple reported a 13% drop in its second quarter revenue on Tuesday as sales of iPhones slipped. Slowing sales in established markets hasn’t been too much of a problem for Apple, as China has always been there to prop up its earnings and keep it posting quarter after quarter of record breaking profits. But with … Continue reading

Local area US unemployment statistics

JOHN WOOD reports. Sourced from our our latest newsletter Infographics sourced via Business Insider According to the latest figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment rate in the United States rose unexpectedly to 5.0 percent in March 2016, from 4.9 percent in February. Unemployment decreased in 22 states between January and February, … Continue reading

US elections: Clinton still ahead of Sanders as Trump widens his lead over Cruz

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – According to RealClearPolitics poll averages, the Battle for the White House is still wide open although some patterns are beginning to emerge. DEM: CLINTON STILL LEADING SANDERS Clinton leads Sanders by 5.6% in national polls Clinton is expected to win in South Carolina as Sanders trails by 24% In Massachusetts … Continue reading

US elections. Iowa and New Hamphire a morale boost for Republicans and misery for Clinton

John Wood (ABC Economics) – An info graphic analysis by The Washington Post published in the aftermath of the New Hampshire nomination race pictures contrasting feelings within the Republican and Democrat camps. Joy versus misery. Optimism versus pessimism. Trump versus Clinton. In January, a CBS News/New York Times poll looked at the enthusiasm of each party, finding that 73 percent of Republicans felt very … Continue reading

Clinton behind Sanders in New Hampshire and on par in national polls

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – According to RealClearPolitics, Bernie Sanders is 13 per cent ahead of fellow Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton in polls in the final days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Questioned at a town hall about her $200,000 plus pay for speaking at Wall Street institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Mrs Clinton failed … Continue reading

Is this why the FED is increasing interest rates?

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC Economics) reports – A recent research by two Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis economists put into perspective last December’s decision by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to increase rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The researchers noted that “starting in the middle of 2014, the U.S. … Continue reading

Republican nomination: which State Cruz, Trump and Rubio need to win

John Wood (ABC Economics) – In the aftermath of the  Iowa caucuses, The New York Times gave insight into the race for the Republican nomination. “To win, the three leading candidates must build diverse coalitions of voters and capitalize on states where they have natural strengths”, the New York Times correspondent observed. Hereafter we report a series of New … Continue reading

Russia and Saudi to survive should oil dip below $20

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC ECONOMICS) – Hereafter an interesting infographics by Landesbank showing the cost of production of a barrel in oil-producing countries.  The reader will observe that Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia could potentially sustain Brent oil prices below $20 ($17.20, $12.60 and $9.90 respectively) whereas most Western oil refineries are already struggling at … Continue reading

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