Connecting the Dots, April 2019

Trade War Widening, Not Ending

April 30, 2019

Almost every day brings comforting news on the trade front. They’re talking! Someone went to Beijing! Someone else is optimistic!

The Economy’s Blood Pressure Is Falling

April 16, 2019

It’s not a good sign for your health if your blood pressure drops too low. It can cause dizziness and fainting and, in severe cases, can even be life-threatening.

Trump May Regret His Fed Takeover Attempt

April 9, 2019

Some things are too important to leave to politicians. One such thing: the money supply. That’s why the Federal Reserve Board is (at least in theory) an independent agency.

Trump’s Trade War Is Nowhere Near Over

April 2, 2019

If you follow daily market action—something I don’t usually recommend—it’s pretty clear investors don’t like tariffs or other trade restrictions.