Rick Newman

Columnist, Yahoo Finance; book author

    Jan 17, 2020
    This week in Trumponomics: Two 'wins' on trade

    President Trump finally has a “deal” he can brag about. Two deals, actually. During the same week Trump’s impeachment trial began in the Senate, Trump inked his “phase one” deal with China, and the Senate approved the new trade deal with Canada and…

    President Trump finally has a “deal” he can brag about. Two deals, actually. During the same week Trump’s impeachment trial began in the Senate, Trump inked his “phase one” deal with China, and the Senate approved the new trade deal with Canada and…

    President Trump finally has a “deal” he can brag about. Two deals, actually. During the same week Trump’s impeachment trial began in the Senate, Trump inked his “phase one” deal with China, and the Senate approved the new trade deal with Canada and…

    Jan 15, 2020
    Trump’s China deal will hurt more than it helps

    It could have been worse. That’s about the best trade experts have to say about the “phase one” trade deal President Trump inked with China on Jan. 15. Under the so-called deal, China has pledged to buy about $100 billion in additional American…

    It could have been worse. That’s about the best trade experts have to say about the “phase one” trade deal President Trump inked with China on Jan. 15. Under the so-called deal, China has pledged to buy about $100 billion in additional American…

    It could have been worse. That’s about the best trade experts have to say about the “phase one” trade deal President Trump inked with China on Jan. 15. Under the so-called deal, China has pledged to buy about $100 billion in additional American…

    Jan 14, 2020
    Good news for Democrats: The economy matters less

    Democrats will have a tough job beating President Trump on the economy in 2020. But maybe they don’t have to. Since Bill Clinton’s upstart 1992 campaign, political strategists have reminded themselves over and over, “it’s the economy stupid.” But…

    Democrats will have a tough job beating President Trump on the economy in 2020. But maybe they don’t have to. Since Bill Clinton’s upstart 1992 campaign, political strategists have reminded themselves over and over, “it’s the economy stupid.” But…

    Democrats will have a tough job beating President Trump on the economy in 2020. But maybe they don’t have to. Since Bill Clinton’s upstart 1992 campaign, political strategists have reminded themselves over and over, “it’s the economy stupid.” But…

    Jan 13, 2020
    Democrats challenging Trump suddenly have tons of money

    President Trump’s reelection campaign has outraised every Democrat in the race, with a huge haul of $46 million in the last quarter of 2019. His campaign manager has Tweet-bragged about the “incredible fundraising numbers” as Democrats worry they’ll…

    President Trump’s reelection campaign has outraised every Democrat in the race, with a huge haul of $46 million in the last quarter of 2019. His campaign manager has Tweet-bragged about the “incredible fundraising numbers” as Democrats worry they’ll…

    President Trump’s reelection campaign has outraised every Democrat in the race, with a huge haul of $46 million in the last quarter of 2019. His campaign manager has Tweet-bragged about the “incredible fundraising numbers” as Democrats worry they’ll…

    Jan 13, 2020
    GM’s electric Hummer will be a hit

    Americans still love hulking SUVs, even as they realize these gas guzzlers contribute to global warming. What to do? Revive the Hummer, duh. And replace the old 10-mile-per gallon diesel engine with an electric powertrain fueled off the grid. General…

    Americans still love hulking SUVs, even as they realize these gas guzzlers contribute to global warming. What to do? Revive the Hummer, duh. And replace the old 10-mile-per gallon diesel engine with an electric powertrain fueled off the grid. General…

    Americans still love hulking SUVs, even as they realize these gas guzzlers contribute to global warming. What to do? Revive the Hummer, duh. And replace the old 10-mile-per gallon diesel engine with an electric powertrain fueled off the grid. General…

    Jan 10, 2020
    This week in Trumponomics: Dude, where's my raise?

    View photosMore It was a Goldilocks employment report for December: Not too hot, not too cold, no new implications for Federal Reserve policy or the direction of stocks. But economists are concerned about wages, which would normally be growing more…

    View photosMore It was a Goldilocks employment report for December: Not too hot, not too cold, no new implications for Federal Reserve policy or the direction of stocks. But economists are concerned about wages, which would normally be growing more…

    View photosMore It was a Goldilocks employment report for December: Not too hot, not too cold, no new implications for Federal Reserve policy or the direction of stocks. But economists are concerned about wages, which would normally be growing more…

    Jan 9, 2020
    What Trump gets wrong about oil and Iran

    More You may have heard that the United States is “energy independent.” President Trump mentioned this on Jan. 8 when announcing new sanctions on Iran, and it’s true that new drilling technology has made the United States the world’s largest oil…

    More You may have heard that the United States is “energy independent.” President Trump mentioned this on Jan. 8 when announcing new sanctions on Iran, and it’s true that new drilling technology has made the United States the world’s largest oil…

    More You may have heard that the United States is “energy independent.” President Trump mentioned this on Jan. 8 when announcing new sanctions on Iran, and it’s true that new drilling technology has made the United States the world’s largest oil…

    Jan 8, 2020
    6 wild cards in the 2020 election

    Maybe it will be smooth sailing to the U.S. elections on Nov. 3, with no upsets or surprises (bear with me here 😃). Front-runner Joe Biden will win the Democratic nomination, as the polls suggest, and face off against President Trump in a tight…

    Maybe it will be smooth sailing to the U.S. elections on Nov. 3, with no upsets or surprises (bear with me here 😃). Front-runner Joe Biden will win the Democratic nomination, as the polls suggest, and face off against President Trump in a tight…

    Maybe it will be smooth sailing to the U.S. elections on Nov. 3, with no upsets or surprises (bear with me here 😃). Front-runner Joe Biden will win the Democratic nomination, as the polls suggest, and face off against President Trump in a tight…

    Jan 7, 2020
    Carlos Ghosn's career options

    Is he a folk hero? Or a corrupt fugitive? The public view on that question may determine whether Carlos Ghosn rejoins the business elite or whiles away his days as a pariah in exile. Ghosn, of course, is the former CEO of auto giant Nissan who fled…

    Is he a folk hero? Or a corrupt fugitive? The public view on that question may determine whether Carlos Ghosn rejoins the business elite or whiles away his days as a pariah in exile. Ghosn, of course, is the former CEO of auto giant Nissan who fled…

    Is he a folk hero? Or a corrupt fugitive? The public view on that question may determine whether Carlos Ghosn rejoins the business elite or whiles away his days as a pariah in exile. Ghosn, of course, is the former CEO of auto giant Nissan who fled…

    Jan 6, 2020
    Trump properties could become Iranian targets

    There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries outside the United States. President Trump’s…

    There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries outside the United States. President Trump’s…

    There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries outside the United States. President Trump’s…

    Jan 3, 2020
    There won’t be a 'war' with Iran

    Oil is up and stocks are down on fears of escalating hostilities between the United States and Iran. But the U.S. killing of senior Iranian official Qassem Soleimani, and the Iranian retribution likely to follow, won’t become a traditional war…

    Oil is up and stocks are down on fears of escalating hostilities between the United States and Iran. But the U.S. killing of senior Iranian official Qassem Soleimani, and the Iranian retribution likely to follow, won’t become a traditional war…

    Oil is up and stocks are down on fears of escalating hostilities between the United States and Iran. But the U.S. killing of senior Iranian official Qassem Soleimani, and the Iranian retribution likely to follow, won’t become a traditional war…

    Jan 3, 2020
    This week in Trumponomics: The Iranian assassination

    President Trump has made a momentous decision that will color the final year of his presidency and either boost his odds of reelection, or kill them. By ordering the fatal airstrike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Trump has sharply escalated…

    President Trump has made a momentous decision that will color the final year of his presidency and either boost his odds of reelection, or kill them. By ordering the fatal airstrike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Trump has sharply escalated…

    President Trump has made a momentous decision that will color the final year of his presidency and either boost his odds of reelection, or kill them. By ordering the fatal airstrike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Trump has sharply escalated…

    Jan 2, 2020
    Why Trump will lose in 2020

    With unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market near record highs, President Trump should be a shoo-in for reelection. He’s not. In fact, Trump could very plausibly lose in November. Perhaps by a wide margin. Here are 4 reasons why: The…

    With unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market near record highs, President Trump should be a shoo-in for reelection. He’s not. In fact, Trump could very plausibly lose in November. Perhaps by a wide margin. Here are 4 reasons why: The…

    With unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market near record highs, President Trump should be a shoo-in for reelection. He’s not. In fact, Trump could very plausibly lose in November. Perhaps by a wide margin. Here are 4 reasons why: The…

    Dec 23, 2019
    The Democrats’ 3 best ideas

    I’ve already teed off on the 3 worst ideas among Democrats running for president: Medicare for all, a fracking ban, and border amnesty. With that out of the way, here are the 3 best ideas emerging from the Democratic presidential campaign: Medicare…

    I’ve already teed off on the 3 worst ideas among Democrats running for president: Medicare for all, a fracking ban, and border amnesty. With that out of the way, here are the 3 best ideas emerging from the Democratic presidential campaign: Medicare…

    I’ve already teed off on the 3 worst ideas among Democrats running for president: Medicare for all, a fracking ban, and border amnesty. With that out of the way, here are the 3 best ideas emerging from the Democratic presidential campaign: Medicare…

    Dec 20, 2019
    This week in Trumponomics: What impeachment?

    Financial markets couldn’t care less. Consumers remain confident. Businesses are still cautiously optimistic. The economy continues to grow. The nonreaction to Trump’s impeachment isn’t a surprise. After weeks of testimony regarding Trump’s attempted…

    Financial markets couldn’t care less. Consumers remain confident. Businesses are still cautiously optimistic. The economy continues to grow. The nonreaction to Trump’s impeachment isn’t a surprise. After weeks of testimony regarding Trump’s attempted…

    Financial markets couldn’t care less. Consumers remain confident. Businesses are still cautiously optimistic. The economy continues to grow. The nonreaction to Trump’s impeachment isn’t a surprise. After weeks of testimony regarding Trump’s attempted…

    Dec 19, 2019
    American health care is a farce

    The cost of private health insurance is skyrocketing. Medicare will run short of money soon. About 28 million Americans still lack health insurance. Are your elected officials on it? NOPE! Why should they be. They get generous coverage through a…

    The cost of private health insurance is skyrocketing. Medicare will run short of money soon. About 28 million Americans still lack health insurance. Are your elected officials on it? NOPE! Why should they be. They get generous coverage through a…

    The cost of private health insurance is skyrocketing. Medicare will run short of money soon. About 28 million Americans still lack health insurance. Are your elected officials on it? NOPE! Why should they be. They get generous coverage through a…

    Dec 19, 2019
    Trump’s grade on the economy rises one notch

    As the third U.S. president ever impeached, Donald Trump is now a tarnished leader, permanently sullied. But the Trump economy is looking up. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card ticked up a notch in December, from B to B+.…

    As the third U.S. president ever impeached, Donald Trump is now a tarnished leader, permanently sullied. But the Trump economy is looking up. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card ticked up a notch in December, from B to B+.…

    As the third U.S. president ever impeached, Donald Trump is now a tarnished leader, permanently sullied. But the Trump economy is looking up. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card ticked up a notch in December, from B to B+.…

    Dec 18, 2019
    Trump’s China deal won’t win many voters

    President Trump called his new trade deal with China “tremendous” and “phenomenal.” It’s not. The “phase one” deal—still not finalized—may reduce the threat of new tariffs and other protectionist measures that hurt economic growth. But it leaves in…

    President Trump called his new trade deal with China “tremendous” and “phenomenal.” It’s not. The “phase one” deal—still not finalized—may reduce the threat of new tariffs and other protectionist measures that hurt economic growth. But it leaves in…

    President Trump called his new trade deal with China “tremendous” and “phenomenal.” It’s not. The “phase one” deal—still not finalized—may reduce the threat of new tariffs and other protectionist measures that hurt economic growth. But it leaves in…

    Dec 17, 2019
    Business tax payments will hit a record low this year

    Businesses were once a meaningful source of taxpayer revenue. Not anymore. Business taxes in 2019 are on track to be the lowest portion of federal revenue on record, in data that goes back to 1929. That’s contributing to annual deficits likely to top…

    Businesses were once a meaningful source of taxpayer revenue. Not anymore. Business taxes in 2019 are on track to be the lowest portion of federal revenue on record, in data that goes back to 1929. That’s contributing to annual deficits likely to top…

    Businesses were once a meaningful source of taxpayer revenue. Not anymore. Business taxes in 2019 are on track to be the lowest portion of federal revenue on record, in data that goes back to 1929. That’s contributing to annual deficits likely to top…

    Dec 13, 2019
    This week in Trumponomics: Trump notches a win

    President Trump won a victory on trade this week—and it didn’t involve China. The “phase one trade deal” with China is a modestly positive development that will spare US consumers any further tariffs on imported Chinese goods. China may buy more US…

    President Trump won a victory on trade this week—and it didn’t involve China. The “phase one trade deal” with China is a modestly positive development that will spare US consumers any further tariffs on imported Chinese goods. China may buy more US…

    President Trump won a victory on trade this week—and it didn’t involve China. The “phase one trade deal” with China is a modestly positive development that will spare US consumers any further tariffs on imported Chinese goods. China may buy more US…