Samuel E. Rines is the Chief Economist at Avalon Advisors in Houston, TX.
The U.S. economy continues to march on—despite recent natural disasters.
The German election is unlikely to derail the prevailing global economic trends.
With the destruction from Harvey and Irma hitting single-family housing particularly hard, the slowing of rent increases may be over for now.
The policies that led to Trump bump need to come to fruition to maintain the dwindling euphoria.
This time the debt ceiling would matter more to markets and investors than it did on 2011.
These useful bubbles keep the United States competitive globally.
Keeping rates too low for too long could lead to disaster.
The United States has emerged as an energy superpower, and this has altered its relationship to oil prices.
Financial markets may have overestimated the speed with which change would come to Washington.
If the U.S. economy is going to accelerate on a sustainable basis, then wages will need to do so as well.
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