Jerome Powell is beginning to stamp his personality on Federal Reserve policy
Economists expect a moderate slowing rather than a hard landing
Overall, the markets liked the mid-term results, but there are still one or two pitfalls ahead
The press is angsty, Mr Trump is pugnacious as ever, and the left is increasingly paralysed by fear
Gold has had a good week, but how long can the current strength last?
The gold price rise over the past 15 years mirrors a massive expansion in US money supply
Emerging market currencies are wobbling, and the US yield curve is raising new concerns
Deals are in the air again in the mining sector
NAFTA may yet be secure under a Trump presidency, what of China?
The collapse of one of the world's major commodity trading houses may yet be averted
US dollar strength is having a wide and varied impact on the global economy
Markets are jittery as China and the US face off on trade
The strength of the US economy is mitigating against a stronger gold price, at least for now
The gold price is weakening in response to the Fed's rate policy, but there are other crosswinds at play too
Mr Trump's confrontational approach to NATO was not without purpose
The growing threat of a trade war has taken some of the shine off copper