Samuel E. Rines is the Chief Economist at Avalon Advisors in Houston, TX.
There is simply no escaping the wrath of Donald Trump's tax plan—if you are a member of the upper-middle class.
2018 could turn out to be an interesting year for the economy.
Tax reform reverses many of those potential headwinds in 2018. Business investment is likely to pick up, if only on the margin.
The golden age is now past. Jobs Friday is no more.
From the Fed leadership transition to the tax reform package, there are numerous reasons next year will be adventurous.
The Fed has already achieved its objective of escaping 0 percent. Now the goal is to avoid recession.
Janet Yellen's legacy will be written and rewritten in coming years as the results of the policies she oversaw become clearer.
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.
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