News and Trends

Americans keep waiting for bigger paychecks - CNN Money--12.8.17
Wages remain frustratingly low in November given the health of the overall job market. People are finding jobs, but employers aren't giving workers pay raises.

A bitcoin crash, a burst housing bubble — brace for these 30 risks, says giant bank - Market Watch--12.8.17
Deutsche Bank has created a list of 30 risks for markets in 2018. This list includes inflation, new Fed leadership, North Korea, Bitcoin among other things.

Consumer credit accelerated in October by largest amount in 11 months- Market Watch--12.7.17
Consumer borrowing surged in October by the largest amount in 11 months. Total consumer credit has increased $20.5 billion in October, posting an annual growth rate of 6.5%.

6 things, including bitcoin, that Bill Gross thinks investors need to worry about in 2018 - CNBC--12.7.17
Bond guru Bill Gross is warning investors to "be careful in 2018." Gross cites six areas investors need to look out for: central banks, financial instability, credit and asset prices, cost of carry, the question of "money" and the Fed and inflation.

US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns - CNBC--12.5.17
The rapid ascent or global equities combined with rising interest rates has some analysts predicting a recession in the near future. Some of these analysts are seeing a recession as early as 2019.

Cybercrime: 'We've only seen the beginning,' expert warns - Fox Business--12.5.17
2017 may have seemed like a bad year for cyberattacks, but one expert is warning that this is just the beginning. In 2016 alone, U.S. financial losses from cyberattacks totaled $1.33 billion.

Fidelity clients suffer second website glitch in week - CNBC--12.4.17
For the second time in a week, clients at Fidelity Investments could not access their online accounts at the brokerage on Monday morning due to a glitch described as a technical issue.

Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body - The Guardian-- 12.3.17
The Bank for International Settlements compared the current economic landscaped to the pre-2008 crash era and the Bank says investors are ignoring the warning signs from the financial markets.

10 years after the recession began, have Americans recovered? - CNN Money --12.1.17
Its been ten years since the start of the Great Recession. Since then, the economy seems to have recovered in a number of ways. But in other ways, Americans still carry some of the pain from the recession.

Retirement may be just a dream for these vulnerable workers- Market Watch--12.1.17
Between 2005 and 2015, 94% of the net employment growth is estimated to have been through alternative work arrangements. This sort of labor market faces greater job insecurity with limited access to employer- provided benefits.

SOCGEN: The good times are coming to an end in 2018 - Business Insider--11.30.17
According to Societe Generale, the party is almost over. Societe Generale sees 2018 to see the last of the good times and expects a slow down in 2019 and 2020.

Complacent investors run risk of reliving ‘parable of the boiling frog’- Market Watch--11.28.17
Analysts at Societe Generale are worried investors won't notice problems in the market until its too late. Societe Generale believes investors are participating in markets that "for now are unwilling or unable to perceive the gathering threats."

North Korea latest missile launch a global threat - US - BBC--11.28.17
North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, posing a worldwide threat. According to the Pentagon, the missile has flown for about 1,000 km before falling into the Sea of Japan.

Fed officials fear financial market 'imbalances' and possibility of 'sharp reversal' in prices- CNBC--11.22.17
According to the latest Fed minutes, officials are starting to worry that financial market prices are getting out of hand and posing a danger to the economy.

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People- Bloomberg--11.21.17
Hackers have stole the data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. Compromised data includes names, email addresses and phone numbers from Uber riders around the world.

Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018: Here's how it will happen - CNBC--11.21.17
Bank of America believes the bull market will come to an end in 2018. Bank of American first believes the stock market will first push higher, before it starts to run into trouble.

Americans are having trouble paying off their credit cards — and it could spell trouble for the economy- Business Insider--11.21.17
Americans are running into trouble paying their credit-card bills, which could be a potentially omninous sign for the U.S. economy. Recently, credit-card debt surged to record higher, surpassing peaks seen before the 2008 financial crisis.

The stock market is 'dancing on the rim of a volcano,' warns investment bank - CNBC--11.20.17
Investors are taking on too much risk in this low volatile environment, setting the stock market up for a potential downfall, according to strategists at Societe Generale.

ECB Proposes End To Deposit Protection - Zero Hedge--11.20.17
In the opinion of the European Central Bank that the protection scheme is no longer necessary. This could mean that the currenct 100,000 euro deposit level currently protected may soon be no more.

Forget tax reform. The looming government shutdown could be an even bigger disaster for GOP - CNBC--11.17.17
Congress must pass a spending bill or short-term continuing resolution by December 8th or else the federal government will run out of funds when the stopgap measure agreed to back in September expires.

Einhorn: "None Of The Problems From The Financial Crisis Have Been Solved"- Zero Hedge--11.16.17
In a recent speech, one expert stated that the problems that caused the financial crisis a decade ago still haven't been resolved. According to the expert, "we swept as much under the run as we can and move on as quickly as we can."

Wall Street bull warns a major pullback is near, and here’s what could spark it - CNBC--11.15.17
One of Wall Street's most vocal bulls is calling for a pullback in the stock market. There may be a couple red flags in the market that could trigger a 5 to 10 percent pullback just in time for the holidays.

"News and commentaries posted at Swiss America does not necessarily express the opinions of Swiss America nor of its personnel. Swiss America attempts to post only credible news and opinions, however we do not take responsibility for the accuracy of external content nor should it be construed as an endorsement."

Follow Us

Share Page

Weekly Charts

Current Spot Prices


Special Offers

© 2017 Swiss America Trading Corp. All Rights Reserved.   |   Privacy Policy   |   Site Map   |   Contact Us   |   Mobile Version
SWISS AMERICA and Block Logo are registered trademarks of Swiss America Trading Corp.
Where did you hear about us?
Pat BooneMichael Savage
OtherChristopher Greene (AMTV)