Weekly Reads: 11/05/2018
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Weekly Reads: 11/05/2018

The Week’s Best Articles: Week of November 5th, 2018

Interest Rates: Powell’s Monetary Policy Muddled By Jerky Markets – click here
Chairman Jerome Powell is trying to walk a tightrope with regards to monetary policy.  He is facing criticism from many sides that he is either doing too much or too little with regards to interest rates.  With October’s market jitters he now must contend with these new pieces of information.

Politics: Democratic House Threatens Trump Agenda – click here
With the midterm elections now behind us prepare to be overwhelmed with articles about what the future political environment holds.  In one of the first WSJ outlines how the divided upper levels of the Federal Government is likely to impede many of the political goals that President Trump has.

Politics: Sessions Ouster Throws Special Investigation Into Question – click here
With Mr. Sessions ouster as Attorney General, the future of Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. politics is now in question.  However, with the divided House of Representatives, it is unlikely that the story/investigation will die completely.

Society: Under Armour’s #MeToo Moment – click here
Founded by a former Maryland football player it comes as little surprise that Under Armour developed a hyper-masculine culture over the years.  However, they have now recognized that such a culture is not acceptable for women and consequently has taken steps to overhaul their company culture.

Technology: Tesla’s Navigation Is Like Waze On Steriods – click here
The Fremont, Ca company has built a reputation as an innovative company.  In yet another example of this their home built navigation system takes the popular Waze navigation app and blows it out of the water.  The Verge takes a test drive of this new technology.

Markets: The Market’s Got The Midterms Right, What Happens Now? – click here
The market did a good job of forecasting what would wind up happening during Tuesday’s elections: a split House and Senate.  This new environment has the potential to change the business landscape going forward.  Bloomberg examines what that may look like.