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On the Road: US Dollar Back in Demand

  • by itradmin - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:04
US Dollars

After falling out of favor in foreign exchange markets for most of 2017 and the first few months of 2018, the US dollar (USD) is showing signs of life during recent weeks. This could be the start of a strengthening USD trend. Currencies can sometimes be tricky, particularly when seeing headlines like “US dollar plummets” or “drops” (or other verbs to which we typically attach a negative connotation).

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On the Road: Profit Growth Disappointing in Latest Data

  • by itradmin - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:14
Connor Lokar

Profitless prosperity? Not quite. However, US businesses closed 2017 not with a bang but with a whimper in the latest corporate profitability data. US Corporate Profits during the fourth quarter of 2017 (finalized data released late last week) came to $2.212 trillion. On the surface, that looks and sounds like an incredible sum, but upon deeper examination it is not a very encouraging data point.

These include:

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On the Road: What Do Electric Vehicles Mean for Commodity Prices?

  • by itradmin - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:59
Electric Car

Electric and hybrid vehicles have been billed as the transportation of the future. In 2017, global sales of electric vehicles surpassed one million units for the first time, bringing the total stock of electric cars above three million. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that there could be as many as 70 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2025 and close to 300 million by 2040.

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On the Road: Tariffs Mounting, Latest Hit Steel and Aluminum

  • by itradmin - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:09
Trump Tweet

A tariff tantrum it is, seemingly, when it comes to US trade policy in 2018. Early this morning, US President Donald Trump tweeted out his latest thoughts on the rumored tariffs coming for steel and aluminum imports (below), apparently doubling down on his wish to see them come to fruition.

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