Last Monday, for the first time in its history, the US Federal Reserve announced a liquidity programme that includes buying corporate debt.
The US stockmarket has been hitting new highs. It is election year, so investors are often looking on the bright side.
Results show 'mixed picture'
Last year's contraction of manufacturing and industrial output was the third of the current economic cycle, influenced by dollar strength, the trade war, and the impact of strikes at General Motors and the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
Regardless of your home country, there are only a handful of words across the globe that can elicit a visceral response when spoken among polite company.
Identifying resilient themes
What investors need to add to their checklists for the next 10 years
Not all economic indicators have turned green
A return to safe-haven stocks
Which will evolve and which will wither?
Focus on 'fundamental change' in health industry
Fear of regulation main driver behind cut in exposure
But opportunity to be found outside of the traditional
The headwinds and tailwinds to look out for in 2020
Five of nine indicators signalling a recession
Six managers give their views
Four factors may work as catalysts in 2020
North American equity markets have rewarded investors in 2019 and are at or near all-time highs.
As the trade war rumbles on, presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping need to agree on a trade deal, as both economies are weakening.
Overweight healthcare equipment
The US political landscape remains deeply divided as Republicans and Democrats gear up for next year's Presidential election.
How history can provide answers to today's tariff stand-off
Trump's tariff threats could backfire on US citizens