Tag: Recession and Depression

The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

The trade war is de-escalating, at least for now. But the economic damage it caused could be far from over. Two years of tit-for-tat tariffs and on-again-off-again trade talks have left American farmers reeling. The manufacturing sector is in a recession, albeit a relatively mild one, and factory employment declined in December after rising slowly […]

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It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

You might not have noticed, but financial markets have gone kind of nuts. They don’t seem to be following the old rules that governed stocks and other investments in the past. Generally, bad news drove stocks down. Small investors like me (and they don’t get much smaller) would get nervous whenever confidence-rattling news like a […]

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