Markets under pressure as ‘Trump bump’ falters

Global markets recede as the so-called ‘Trump bump’ runs out of steam Despite share prices climbing sharply on the back of last November’s surprise election victory by Donald Trump, the fabled ‘Trump bump’ appears to be running out of steam as Wall Street signals its disapproval over the president’s failure to secure support for his most prominent pre-election pledge. Trump’s disappointment over his inability to pass the repeal of Obamacare through Congress was mirrored by tumbling US shares, as the market wobbled over the prospect of the administration’s power to deliver on a raft of growth-boosting measures, including a comprehensive package of tax cuts. Read more…

Train yourself to be mentally tough

Mental strength is a skill we can all learnIf you’re aiming for success in business, you can’t rely on talent and aptitude alone. To face the challenges ahead and overcome the hurdles that stand between you and the top rung of the corporate ladder, you’ll need the mental strength to turn career aspirations into achievable goals. Thankfully, the kind of mental toughness that has the power to be transformational is available to all of us and often only requires a change in outlook, rather than a hefty financial outlay. So, how can you turn challenges into learning experiences and give yourself the blueprint for winning? Read more…