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Macro Briefing: 11 April 2018

Summary:
Trump consider robust military strike against Syria: NY Times Air traffic control agency warns of possible missile strikes into Syria: Reuters Russia vetoes US resolution that condemns suspected gas attack in Syria: AP Trump at crisis point with Mueller investigation: The Hill China outlines plan for more foreign investment in its financial sector: Reuters Facebook’s Zukerberg endures 5 hours of Congressional grilling: NY Times Business groups band together to fight Trump’s trade tariffs: Bloomberg Wholesale inflation in US increased more than expected in March: Reuters US wholesale trade inventories surged 1% in Feb, a plus for Q1 GDP: MarketWatch US small business optimism slips, but still close to record high: MarketWatch US consumer watchdog agency forgoes enforcement actions

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Trump consider robust military strike against Syria: NY Times
Air traffic control agency warns of possible missile strikes into Syria: Reuters
Russia vetoes US resolution that condemns suspected gas attack in Syria: AP
Trump at crisis point with Mueller investigation: The Hill
China outlines plan for more foreign investment in its financial sector: Reuters
Facebook’s Zukerberg endures 5 hours of Congressional grilling: NY Times
Business groups band together to fight Trump’s trade tariffs: Bloomberg
Wholesale inflation in US increased more than expected in March: Reuters
US wholesale trade inventories surged 1% in Feb, a plus for Q1 GDP: MarketWatch
US small business optimism slips, but still close to record high: MarketWatch
US consumer watchdog agency forgoes enforcement actions under Trump: AP
Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow estimate of US Q1 GDP growth slips to 2.0%: Atlanta Fed

Macro Briefing: 11 April 2018

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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