Trump Trade War

Five Fronts in the Trade War The Donald Trump Trade War began as the president signed a proclamation to place tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday in the first concrete step in his quest to reduce the bulging US trade deficit. The resulting steps as well as fallout will be a driving force for markets in the weeks/months ahead. Major d...

2018-03-23 Ashraf Laidi Read more
Trump’s Latest Gift

Trump finally did it. Yesterday’s announcement of 25% tariffs on imported steel and 10% tariffs on imported aluminum is an outright trade war. Regardless of whether protectionism has been the cornerstone of Trump’s campaign promises, once it is announced markets react. As Trump was backing protectionism in Thursday’s press conference, Fed Cha...

2018-03-23 Ashraf Laidi Read more

The German Federal Election is almost a month away when German citizens will head to the polls on September 24th, which likely to be the country’s most significant political contest in decades. This election comes after the shocking Brexit referendum outcomes and the US election at the end of last year, which ended up with Donald J. Trump to be...

2017-08-21 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Trump_Tax reform_0205

Following the failure of his healthcare reform bill, markets have reacted cautiously to the announcement of President Trump’s tax reform. Described as the biggest tax reform since 1986, the reform is intended to fuel growth in the American economy. Key Points From The Plan The proposed revisions to the tax code would reduce the current seven...

2017-05-02 James Harte Read more
Trump debate_US Elections 2016

Following the speculative rally by the equity markets and the U.S. dollar following the election victory of Donald Trump, nearly four months later, the markets have nothing to go by from President Trump. Last week, the U.S. dollar fell below the psychological round number level of 100.00 as investors pared bets on the so-called "Trump Trade," w...

2017-03-29 John Benjamin Read more
NAFTA_Trump_2401

Trump Vows To Return Jobs to The US Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday received much attention as markets and citizens alike waited to hear whether the President would follow up on the more extremist tone he delivered during his campaign, or adopt a more moderated approach. The speech saw the new President delivering a strong populis...

2017-01-24 James Harte Read more
US data

A few days ago, Mr. President-Elect Donald Trump made his first press conference since he got elected. What’s funny here is that he moved the market even though he did not go through economic discussions. The Federal Reserve itself haven’t moved the markets as much as the new president did, which makes me think that traders should be more cauti...

2017-01-16 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Federal Reserve_Orbex_Fed

After last week’s notable impact due to the ECB decision, another week comes in with key events, which set to have a notable impact on the markets. This week is probably the biggest week of the year ahead of the holidays season. There are many economic releases and central bank’s decisions, including China’s industrial production, UK inflation,...

2016-12-12 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Deutsche bank_Brexit_0711

Since the beginning of the year, most political and economic events have been far from expectations. We can consider this year a year of surprises. With the US election a few hours away, should we be expecting another surprise? The short answer is yes. This is what we learned from this year’s events. Who Imagined Brexit? When the majority o...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more