July 2018 Market Update

Trench warfare continues in what the Chinese Ministry of Commerce describes as “the biggest trade war in economic history.” In the latest exchange, the Trump administration in early July added $34 billion of Chinese imports to the list of products on which it will...

AIIS Newsletter: June 2018

June 2018 Market Update The trade war has started. After President Trump announced on June 1 that Canada, Mexico and the European Union will be subject to the new 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum from which they had been temporarily...

AIIS Newsletter: May 2018

Market Update Economic growth at the start of 2018 came in at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent, according to an initial estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a slowdown from the previous year, but a better performance than had been expected. Economists...

AIIS Newsletter: APRIL 2018

Market Update As President Trump continues to march off to (trade) war, the U.S. economy is starting to show the negative effects. Trump on March 8 announced plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports, as well as 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports. Since...

AIIS Newsletter: March 2018

Market Update President Donald Trump on March 8 imposed a 25 percent tariff on most steel imports, a move that was announced a week earlier amid immediate threats of retaliation from trading partners around the world. The order concludes a process that began last...