Is the Trump agenda in peril? Its a question investors should consider ahead of the mid-term elections. Up to now, the Trump economic agenda has certainly been great for Wall Street and much of the broader economy. The Dow Jones Industrials continues to defy all naysayers notching yet another new record high in the first week of October before correcting.
Ah, Saudi Arabia, land of heat and contradictions. One day theyre jailing womens rights activists for wanting to drive, the next day theyre dismembering still-living Washington Post journalists. And yet they can count the worlds capitalist democracies as friends, because todays dysfunctional economic/geopolitical system depends on both Saudi oil and Saudi willingness to help keep their (apparently even crazier) Middle East neighbors in line.