Art Laffer: China is 'natural trading partner' for US

Art Laffer shares how signing China trade deal will help 2020 economy Former Reagan economist Art Laffer adds his perspective on the signing of ‘phase one’ of the U.S.-China trade deal. Former Reagan economist Art Laffer joined FOX Business’ “Making Money with Charles Payne” on Monday to discuss how signing phase one of the China trade deal will impact the […]

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‘Cost is an issue’: Environmental concerns hit Christmas shopping

Christmas is still big business but the (yule) tide is turning. A growing social trend against excessive consumerism is making Christmas less commercial than it used to be – and retailers are feeling the pain. Christmas shopping is still worth about $10 billion a year to the Australian economy but consumers are embracing second-hand shopping, swapping quantity for quality, and […]

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More regulation is not the solution to Westpac revelations

Yet another scandal among Australia’s banks suggests the industry is in dire need of a clean-out. Westpac has committed one of the most startling failures of corporate governance in Australian history. After a year-long investigation, the bank stands accused of failing to report, as required by law, 23 million transactions that it had facilitated, and, in particular, failing to notice […]

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The yield curve is no longer signaling a recession

The yield curve is no longer inverted! Hear ye! Hear ye! Short-term interest rates are no longer higher than long-term rates. If I had one of those long, straight trumpets used in medieval times, I’d blow it right now. The yield curve is back to normal with higher rates on long maturity government securities than on shorter ones. Just so […]

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AMD vs. NVIDIA: Which Stock Is a Better Buy?

Market watchers are placing bullish bets ahead of NVIDIA Corporation's (NVDA) third quarter earnings report in Thursday's post-market, but rival Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) could offer equally potent returns in the next 12 to 18 months. While NVIDIA is still trading more than 80 points under last year's high at $292.76, AMD has just broken out to a 13-year […]

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