Macro Briefing: 18 September 2018

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Trump OKs more trade tariffs on China: ReutersFlooding in Carolinas after hurricane to linger for days… or weeks? USA TodayN. Korea’s Kim hopes for “big outcome” for summit with S. Korea’s Moon: ReutersRussia blames Israel for military plane shot down near Syria: BBCSupreme Court nominee vote delayed; accuser to testify on Monday: The HillSenate leader works to save Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee: PoliticoUS to cut number of refugees to 30,000 next year: BBCWEF report: robotics and AI will create net job growth by 2022: GizmodoAlibaba’s Jack Ma: US-China trade war could last 20 years: BloombergWill trade tariffs save US factories? History leaves room for doubt: NY TimesNY Fed Mfg Index fell to 5-month low but still signaling solid growth: NY Fed

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CapitalSpectator.com is a finance/investment/economics blog that’s edited by James Picerno. The site’s focus is macroeconomics, the business cycle and portfolio strategy (with an emphasis on asset allocation and related analytics). In late-2009, the Eastern Economics Journal named Picerno as one of the nation’s “top economics bloggers”. Picerno is the author of Dynamic Asset Allocation: Modern Portfolio Theory Updated for the Smart Investor (Bloomberg Press, 2010) and Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks (Beta Publishing, 2014). His articles on finance and economics have appeared in a variety of publications and news outlets over the years, including The Atlantic, Financial Advisor, BankRate.com, HorsesMouth.com, and Bloomberg Briefs: Economics. He also pens a daily economics column for the Saxo Group’s TradingFloor.com web site. Picerno has been writing about investing and macroeconomics since the early 1990s at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other media groups before becoming an independent writer/analyst in 2008. He also offers consulting services on asset allocation and portfolio strategy, the US business cycle, and related data analytics in R and Excel.

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