Why Terrorism Matters for Wealth Managers and Investors

First, may those who perished in the recent terrorist attacks rest in peace. Terrorism is 100% unjustifiable and violence is never the answer. Unfortunately, we live in an age where terrorist attacks could, sadly, become all the more common. It is becoming easier to acquire means to make bombs, recruit terrorists, acquire weapons and training, [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|business topics, Governments, International|0 Comments

American Economy Showing Strength, Brexit Still a Worry for Banks

The American economy is roaring ahead, showing increasing signs of strength. So far, the year has been quite kind as far as the economy goes. The strength of the American economy, in particular, is boosting Europe and other markets. With stock markets at or near historical highs, international investors and wealth managers have also enjoyed [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Prince Philip “Retires”, Current Royal Leaders In Twilight

Last week, reports of an “unusual” meeting among Royal staff had many fearing that one of the members of British Royalty may have perished. The elderly Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were, as usual, among the prime suspects. These rumors turned out to be nothing but speculation. However, Prince Philip did announce that he will [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Is Donald Trumps T’ax Reform a Pipe Dream?

The Donald Trump administration is pushing for the biggest American tax reform in decades. Currently, America’s top corporate tax rate weighs in at a whopping 35%, but if President Trump gets his way, the rate will be cut to only 15%. This is considerably lower than the United Kingdom’s 19% corporate tax rate, which in [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Britain Aims for Snap Elections, Unlikely to Slow Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for snap elections in an effort to expand her influence over parliament and thus the government. While the move caught some off guard, with May having previously denied the possibility of snap elections, in hindsight it makes a lot of sense. May is looking to expand the Conservatives’ power [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

European Economy Growing, Greece Problem Bubbling Up, Brexit Intensifying

It’s a mix week as far as European news goes. The European Union’s economy is showing increased strength, which is certainly good news for workers and businesses alike. Yet while the economy is picking up steam, politics is only growing more complicated. EU members are toughening their positions on Brexit, while the Greek debt crisis [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments|0 Comments

Europe’s Economy Is Growing, But Risks Remain

The European Union is enjoying widespread growth, with every economy in the Union expanding for the first time since 2007. The EU economy hasn’t enjoyed such stable and widespread growth since before the Great Recession. Further, many economists are projecting that the EU economy could enjoy stable and sustained growth over the next few years. [...]

Immigrant Battle Brewing In USA as Nationalism Rises Across The Country

Nationalism is rising in the European Union, and United States. The so-called collective “West” has suffered a lot of turbulence. The exact sources of this turbulence is hard to pin down. Part of it seems to be the movement into a post-industrial society. As factories have shut down in the United States and across Western [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

USA: Jobless Claims Sink To Near 44 Year Lows, Rate Hike Expected

The jobless claim rate in the United States has fallen to near 44 year lows. This is quite remarkable given that only two or three years ago, the United States seemed to be struggling just to maintain growth. The continued success of the economy also suggests that worries over the Trump administration are subsiding. For [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

These Three Conflicts Could Upend Global Stability

What a time to be alive. Across the world numerous conflicts are upsetting would-be global stability. Trump is ratcheting up tough talk with China, Aleppo has fallen in Syria but the civil war rages on, the Islamic State is battling it out with Iraqi forces in Mosul, and in numerous other places instability is reigning [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments