Politics & Government

Chinese Currency Manipulation, Here is What It Means

Currency manipulation is nothing new. It has been taking place since the advent of money as a medium of exchange between different nations. Let’s look at the basic Economics 101 course on what currency manipulation generally means and how it influences foreign exchange rates. Concept One: Foreign exchange takes place when two countries trade together. Country A buys and sells ...

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HORIST: Unspinning the ‘bad’ news

If you have been following the Big Seven (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post) for the past couple weeks, you will have been told over and over again – and even over again – that the news for Donald Trump has been very, very – and one more very – bad. In between all the doom and gloom ...

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Who is John Bolton?

There will be a changing of the guard on April 9, as former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton replaces Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Trump’s new national security advisor. Bolton is a native of Baltimore, MD and attended Yale University, where he received both his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees. While many recognize Bolton as a commentator ...

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Only Time Will Tell if Trade Tariffs ‘MAGA’

For better or worse, President Trump has taken another step to “Make America Great Again.” Trump has given the green light to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to levy tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. A specific list of who and what will be targeted will be unveiled in the upcoming days.  As a result, Chinese President ...

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A different perspective on Trump and Russia

It should be obvious to anyone who follows today’s so-called cable news shows – meaning watching all of them at times – that there is a dishonest and dangerous bias.  The most obvious by far is MSNBC.  Almost without exception, the anchors and panelists spin every report and analysis against President Trump, Republicans and conservatives. The corporate mission is obvious.  ...

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Kudlow Tapped as Economic Adviser

Trump on Wednesday announced his pick of Larry Kudlow to replace outgoing National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who quit after failing to convince Trump not to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum. Kudlow, 70, is an economic analyst and newspaper columnist who previously hosted The Kudlow Report on CNBC. Like Trump, Kudlow was once a Democrat. Kudlow worked as ...

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Trump’s Economic Adviser Resigns – Stocks Drop on the News

Top Economic Adviser Gary Cohn has decided to resign after failing to convince Trump not to implement high tariffs on steel and aluminum. “It has been an honor to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform,” said Cohn. “I am grateful to the president for giving ...

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Trump Admin Considers Erasing Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

In December, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that 4.6 million Americans are behind on their federal student loan payments. The total student debt is now at $1.4 trillion, which is more than double it was a decade ago. With that in mind, the Trump Administration announced this week that it is considering changing a current federal law ...

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The Regulator-in-chief vs. The Deregulator-in-chief

The first official economic report to Congress by the current White House lay the blame for a lackluster economic recovery at the feet of the previous administration. And it is clear that the approaches of both are very different. Obama tried to regulate the economy out of a recession while Trump is seeking to deregulate the economy into growth. One ...

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Searching for Answers in the Wake of the Latest School Shooting

I struggled with my decision on whether to write this article or not. Bull Market Rodeo features commentaries on politics, policy, the economy and investing. I tend to keep my commentaries focused on the market and the economy. But the latest school shooting has occupied my mind for the last few days and I felt the need to express my ...

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