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Daniel Lacalle is chief economist at hedge fund Tressis and author of “Escape From the Central Bank Trap,” published by BEP.
Who Is the Fed’s Powell and What Is His Strategy?
For decades, the Federal Reserve has run not on a gold standard but on a Ph.D. standard. Academics ...
January 10, 2019
The G-20 Summit Trade Deal Mirage
The G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires had one important objective: to reach a trade agreement between the United States and China. ...
December 3, 2018
The Euro Banks’ Trillion-Euro Timebomb
Eurozone banks have fallen dramatically in the stock market, despite the results of the stress tests carried out ...
November 22, 2018
US Economy Faces Challenges After Midterms
From the point of view of the economy, the loss of the Republican majority in the House of ...
November 20, 2018
What Will the Next Financial Crisis Look Like?
With the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy having just passed and the recent stock market drop, ...
November 4, 2018
Is the Fed Right About Hiking Rates?
President Donald Trump isn't a fan of current Federal Reserve policy, specifically about raising rates too fast or ...
October 26, 2018
Market Jitters: Global Economy Not as Strong as It Looks
A few months ago, I wrote an article for the World Economic Forum called “A Yellow Card for ...
October 16, 2018
Fallacies Plague Modern Monetary Theory on Sovereignty
In this era when there are many undocumented and misguided views on monetary policy, there is one that's ...
September 5, 2018
Central Bank Meeting Confirms Need for Further Tightening
If we analyze the consensus expectations of analysts and investment banks at the end of 2017, the conclusion ...
September 2, 2018
Greece’s Bailout May Be Over, but Not Its Economic Woes
After eight years, Greece has finally exited bailout territory, and the European Union is making a strong case ...
August 29, 2018
Why the Chinese Worries Aren’t Over
I find it amusing to read some analysts stating that the Chinese government’s stealth yuan devaluation has offset ...
August 27, 2018
A Weak Dollar Will Not Make America Great
The U.S. dollar has become the safest asset, in the face of mounting evidence that competitive devaluations and ...
July 30, 2018
What Copper and Gold Say about Chinese Growth
Weakness in copper persists—down 15 percent from its six-month high in June—and it shows the risks to optimistic ...
July 25, 2018
Europe Needs to ‘Harmonize’ to Ireland, Not to France
Whenever we talk about tax cuts and growth-oriented tax programs in Europe, many tell us that “it is ...
July 23, 2018
Oil has made a spectacular comeback this year, rising from $60 per barrel at the beginning of the ...
July 22, 2018
Brexit: May’s Way Is Not the Only Way
If there is anything we have learned from the development of the British economy since the Brexit referendum ...
July 18, 2018
The Real Source of Emerging Market Stress
Last week, emerging markets experienced the highest outflows since September 2015. Even the Chinese market and its currency have ...
July 9, 2018
Tax Cuts Work
It happened again. Tax receipts soared in the United States after the recent tax cuts. Although it will take ...
July 5, 2018
The Eurozone’s Coming Debt Crisis
The European Central Bank (ECB) has signaled the end of its asset purchase program and even a possible ...
June 29, 2018
Risk Off? Not Really
The recent strength in the U.S. dollar and stock market weakness has the media believing we are in ...
June 24, 2018
G7 Summit Highlights Western Leaders’ Hypocrisy
The G7 failure to come to terms on trade highlights the problem of governments trying to macromanage trade. ...
June 12, 2018
Italy: Europe’s Populist Fantasyland
The populist coalition in Italy has presented an “economic” program and a threat to the European Union that ...
June 12, 2018
Sudden Stop: The Risk of an Emerging Markets Crisis
The recent collapse of the Argentine Peso and other emerging currencies is more than a warning sign. It ...
May 22, 2018
Why High Taxes Are Counterproductive
In Argentina and many other countries, governments suffer from a chronic shortage of money to spend. In other ...
May 4, 2018
Why the Petroyuan Is Off to a Slow Start
The Chinese have recently launched oil market future contracts in its local currency, the yuan. This is big ...
April 27, 2018
Why China Has Already Lost the Trade War
The major developed economies have allowed China to get away with its protectionism and interventionism measures because it ...
April 20, 2018
Powell Is a Welcome Surprise
The mandate of Janet Yellen in the Federal Reserve can be considered the “lost opportunity.” Yellen and the Fed delayed urgent and justified ...
March 30, 2018
Senator Graham Sends Ominous Response to James Comey’s Unusual Twitter Photo
Israeli PM Forced to Cut Short US Visit After Another Rocket Attack
The Associated Press
Cyclone Death Toll Above 750; Fighting Disease New Challenge
The Associated Press
Trump Supporters Gather at Trump Tower With Message for New York City
Trump, Giuliani Call for Investigations Into Russia Probe’s Origin
Former Trump Aide Lashes Left, Warns Establishment, GOP
Christopher C. Hull
Opponents to Oil Drilling Win ‘Holy Grail’ Decision
Trump Is Innocent of Collusion and Obstruction, Justice Department Concludes
Conclusion of Special Counsel Probe Puts Focus on Origins of FBI’s Investigation
2 Russian Military Planes Land in Venezuela, Report Says