Comparing Tariff Levels. Where Does China Stand?
How do tariffs compare among the various major trading countries? Recently the CATO institute published a commentary that provided such comparisons (figure 3.) Comparative Country Tariff Levelsource: Cato At Liberty—Simon Lester Figure 3 Source: Cato Institute-Simon Lester Analyzing the impact of the tariff structure can prove to be difficult as many countries negotiate bi-lateral …
Trade War – the Tariffs
It took some time for investors to finally shake off their complacency and show their discomfort with the reality of higher tariffs. The mid-June headlines indicating the U.S. would impose $50 billion of tariffs on Chinese exports helped end their lethargy. In fact, on July 1st only $34 billion will be implemented and principally on …
Overusing Debt Is Like Overusing Antibiotics – It Reduces Its Effectiveness
Most observers expect economic growth to benefit from the new fiscal stimulus programs through at least the next 18 months. With that in mind, this commentary provides some aspects of changing monetary policies and the ever-growing budget deficit that could affect future economic forecasts and financial market performance as those fiscal benefits decline. …
Markets and Midterm Elections – A Recent Study Gives Some Answers
Besides dealing with the title of this commentary, we also will look at several issues that concern investors. Economic and Business Outlook We move into the remainder of the year on the back of stronger than expected first quarter revenue and earnings results. Despite not benefitting from lowered corporate tax rates, over half of reported …
Corporate Employee Wellness, Jim Hiles Interview
Jim Hiles discusses the new trend: Corporate Employee Wellness with Kevin Price on BizTalkRadio Network. Click on the below link to listen in! What is Corporate Employee Wellness? Kevin Price hosts the Price of Business Live, Monday to Firday at 3 pm ET.
What Should You Do With Your Tax Return Refund?
Jim Hiles talks on radio with Bert Baron about short and long-term options for using tax return refunds. Click on the below play button to listen Bert Baron is Jersey-born, Jersey-raised, and Jersey-proud, and if it matters to you, it matters to him! New Jersey Broadcasters’ Association Radio Hall Of Fame member Bert Baron understands …
First Capital Investment Partners 2018 First Quarter Review Podcast
Jim Hiles, Senior Partner, Steve Turi, Chief Investment Officer and Andy Melnick, Investment Strategist discuss first quarter results and investment outlook. The audio chat is supported by charts and graphics and is about 20 minutes long so enjoy with your favorite beverage! Click on the following link to listen …
The Lounge at WURD Radio and Jim Hiles
Jim Hiles is interviewed by Keaton Nichols about tax return refunds. Click on the below link to listen to the interview: https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-lounge-41618-jim-hiles Keaton Nichols is the host of The Lounge at WURD Radio, LLC weeknights 7-10 pm.
FOX TV WFTX – Listen to First Capital’s Jeff Schulte on Tax Planning March 2017
Getting the most money back on your taxes! Jeff Schulte discusses how to minimize taxes for 2017 and beyond. Click on the following link to listen in! https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/getting-the-most-money-back-on-your-taxes
Don’t Fear Volatility
Wesbury 101 – Economic Video Commentary with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Portfolios Chief Economist Listen in on Brian’s commentary on market volatility by clicking on the below link. Don’t Fear Volatility