The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
U.S.: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median incomes reached an all-time high in 2016 as poverty rates declined. We were expecting to see more signs of a recession by the end of 2017, but this data seems to cut against that. What’s driving this growth? Is it sustainable?
U.S., China: U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly visit China in November, according to Bloomberg. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the U.S. in April, but the two countries have made little progress on anything discussed at that meeting. Will the potential visit be important for U.S.-China relations? Could it affect the s