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Bond Investing As Coronavirus Crisis Intensifies

April 6, 2020 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: not sure

Summary As many investors recall from the Great Recession more than a decade ago, indiscriminate selloffs can generate big potential rewards. Today, nearly every fixed-income sector presents such opportunities, albeit in the context of continued volatility over the near term. But that doesn’t mean our expectations for every sector are uniform. Our outlook for the major bond sectors globally, beginning with an assessment of a condition plaguing all of […]

The $40 Trillion Problem

April 6, 2020 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: not sure

The $40 Trillion Problem

Summary Most of the Fed’s liquidity operations, ultimately, are to support the U.S. treasury security market. The U.S. debtor nation status plays an important role in why the Fed is on the hook to provide foreigners with dollar liquidity. Keep an eye on international markets with positive net international investment positions; they could do well post-virus. Looking for a helping hand in the market? Members of Stock Waves get […]

Why a Second Trump Term Will Not Be a Horror Movie

April 6, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Why a Second Trump Term Will Not Be a Horror Movie

I’m a big fan of violent suspense movies: The Bourne Identity , Fight Club , Winter’s Bone . But horror films? Not so much. The reason, I think, is that horror movies are all about experiencing the feeling of helpless terror, which isn’t my thing. The whole point of a thriller, by contrast, is to identify with protagonists who have enough agency and wit to assert some measure of […]

Can Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Survive a Second Trump Term?

April 6, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Can Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Survive a Second Trump Term?

Can civil rights and civil liberties withstand a second term of President Donald Trump? They have already taken a major hit. Playing to his base, Trump has unremittingly targeted the most vulnerable among us. His anti-immigrant measures began with the Muslim ban, which he recently expanded to bar immigrants from three more predominantly Muslim countries and three countries with large Muslim minorities. He has separated families, detained individuals who […]

Trump’s Second Term Immigration Agenda

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: not sure

Trump’s Second Term Immigration Agenda

Amy Swan On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump vowed to make sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system. If elected president, Trump said, he would build a wall spanning the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border, ban all Muslims from entering the country, completely eliminate the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the interior of the United States for years. […]

How Trump Could Dismantle Workers’ Rights with Another Four Years

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

How Trump Could Dismantle Workers’ Rights with Another Four Years

Amy Swan From the perspective of the liberal policy establishment, Donald Trump has launched an aggressive and unprecedented assault on workers’ rights and the labor movement. From the perspective of the right, Trump has governed on labor almost exactly as any other Republican president might have. “When he was first elected, I ventured his administration might be different from traditional Republicans in a few ways, including in its relations […]

How Trump Would Gut the Social Safety Net With a Second Term

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: not sure

How Trump Would Gut the Social Safety Net With a Second Term

Amy Swan T his essay is part of a package imagining the policy consequences of a second Trump term. Read the rest of the essays here . And, if you enjoy what you’re reading, please consider making a donation—we’re a nonprofit media organization and rely on the support of our readers. In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would support states that wanted […]

Trump’s Plan Take Away Obamacare With a Second Term

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Trump’s Plan Take Away Obamacare With a Second Term

Amy Swan If I were Trump, I’m not sure I’d really want health care to be my headline legislative battle,” said Harold Pollack, a professor at the University of Chicago and an expert on health policy. Health care is the one issue where Democrats have a huge polling advantage, he continued. “Why foreground that if you can do other things?” Which is not to say that nothing will happen, […]

What Would a Second Trump Term Do to the Federal Bureaucracy?

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

What Would a Second Trump Term Do to the Federal Bureaucracy?

Amy Swan It has never been easy to be a public official in the United States. In contrast to other rich democracies in Europe and Asia, bureaucrats are not held in high esteem. In Germany, Japan, France, or Britain, the country’s best and brightest aspire to public service, whereas in the U.S. they go to the private sector or, if they are public spirited, into the NGO world rather […]

Can The Liberal World Order Survive Another Four Years of Trump?

April 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: good

Can The Liberal World Order Survive Another Four Years of Trump?

Amy Swan Donald Trump’s critics have often charged him with ignorance and a lack of a strategic approach to foreign policy. This is a profound misunderstanding of the president. In fact, Trump has always had a certain strategy, based on his “gut” and his experience with international business and business personalities. It is a strategy built on old-style U.S. isolationism and an appreciation of the new realities of international […]

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