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Patrick Watson is a compulsive trend-observer and John Mauldin’s senior economic analyst. He and John first began collaborating around 30 years ago, and he contributes research and ideas to John’s wildly popular weekly e-letter, Thoughts from the Frontline. When John ... more

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Confidence Drives The Economy & Trump’s Trade War Is Killing It
The economy generally does better when business leaders see growth opportunities, and worse when they don’t.
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Trump’s Trade War Is Paralyzing Business
Last week the Business Roundtable, released its quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Index. The good news is the index has been above its historic average for 10 consecutive quarters. The bad news is, it fell the last five of those quarters.
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Trade War Will Trigger Inflation, Then Recession
The logic of Trump’s multi-front trade war, if there is any, is increasingly obscure. The tangled mix of policies isn’t accomplishing its stated goals and seems unlikely to ever do so. Meanwhile, it hurts the Americans it should supposedly help.
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Trade War And Real War
As I’ve said, the US and China have serious disputes, though I think tariffs are the wrong tool to solve them. So I’m not optimistic a break will accomplish much. We’ll see.
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This Is A Recession Indicator No One Is Talking About - And It’s Flashing Red
The yield curve isn’t the only sign recession is coming. Rising corporate misconduct says the same.
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The Trade War Is Widening, Not Ending
Let’s call tariffs what they are: import taxes. Maybe then the people who oppose all other taxes will stop thinking tariffs are somehow helpful.
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Commodity Cycle
1 year ago

Good charts.

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