Articles by Colin Lloyd
Looking back at the 20th century there were great social, political and economic challenges. Technological advances accelerated and mass communication shrank the planet. In the process we embarked on two catastrophic world wars, whilst in peacetime eco …
The number of companies listed on US stock markets has halved since 1996; Low interest rates have pushed debt to all-time highs; The credit quality of corporate bonds and loans is declining; Even a mild recession may prove cathartic.
In the long run, the deleterious effect of negative interest rates turns economic theory on its head.
The greatest risk to the US dollar may, in fact, come from within. The imposition of tariffs and sanctions create an opportunity for other countries to engage in bilateral trade. The decision to withdraw from the free trade initiatives such as the TPP and T-TIP weakens not only the prospects for US trade but also the preeminent position of the US dollar.