Political and economic fireworks could spell trouble across the pond
4 July special
US equity markets have had their worst quarter since 2008.
Relief for small business owners
The US stockmarket has been hitting new highs. It is election year, so investors are often looking on the bright side.
The campaign fury in the build-up to the US mid-term elections may have been a factor in 'Red October', which saw the S&P 500 take a 10% intra-month hit.