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    Foreign investment in US drops 32 percent in 2017

    Foreign direct investment in the United States dropped 32 percent, or $120 billion, in 2017 as compared to the year before, according to new figures.After a two-year spike in foreign investment, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that the rate last year dropped to levels similar to 2014 and the years before the financial crisis. The largest investments in the U.S. came from a handful of countries, with its northern neighbor Canada topping the list at $66.2 billion of investment, followed by the United Kingdom, Japan and France.

    Europe as a whole accounted for 40 percent of new foreign investment in the U.S., according to the BEA. The figures come amid increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and several top economic allies.

    President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum on close trading partners including the EU, Canada and Mexico this year, as well as a slew of other tariffs aimed at China, eliciting a barrage of countertariffs.

    The increased trade barriers could affect investment decisions, as foreign companies decide whether or not they want to invest in U.S. operations given the new tariffs.

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    Acquisition of US businesses accounted for 97% of foreign investment in 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Acquisition of US businesses accounted for 97% of foreign investment in 2017.

    Yes I know

    But apparently you didn't read this in the OP

    After a two-year spike in foreign investment, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that the rate last year dropped to levels similar to 2014 and the years before the financial crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Acquisition of US businesses accounted for 97% of foreign investment in 2017.
    Two events have happened since 2017. Trump's massive tax cuts adding to deficits and Trumps trade war.

    2017 was Trump's sweet spot.

    The days of Obama 70 months steady slow growth was perfect for the stock market. The days of cheap money is over.




    The fed has already raise interest rates twice with two more before the end of year. people are pulling out of a flaky stock market and putting their money into T bills.

    Higher deficits and higher interest rates mean more returns for those the lend the US Government money to fund the deficit.
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    The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/y...-investor.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Yes I know

    But apparently you didn't read this in the OP

    After a two-year spike in foreign investment, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that the rate last year dropped to levels similar to 2014 and the years before the financial crisis.
    It appears they are only buying businesses rather then building new factories or expanding old ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Two events have happened since 2017. Trump's massive tax cuts adding to deficits and Trumps trade war.

    2017 was Trump's sweet spot.

    The days of Obama 70 months steady slow growth was perfect for the stock market. The days of cheap money is over.




    The fed has already raise interest rates twice with two more before the end of year. people are pulling out of a flaky stock market and putting their money into T bills.

    Higher deficits and higher interest rates mean more returns for those the lend the US Government money to fund the deficit.
    What does this have to do with foreign investment?

    Nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/y...-investor.html
    It took three years for Obama's stock market to get back to pre-recession levels.

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