May 1, 2017

It was just a start, but with the release of a 1-page outline last Wednesday (4/26/17), President Donald Trump began what will be a lengthy legislative process that may lead to tax reform.  Most of the outline's bullet-points came from…

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April 24, 2017

The best that Congressional lawmakers can hope for at this late date is a "Continuing Resolution" to maintain the existing funding levels from fiscal year 2016 into fiscal year 2017, the latter being a 12-month period that by next Sunday…

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April 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's negotiation skills in the business world are being tested on the global political stage in his first 3 months in office.  America's trade deficit with superpower China has been a sore subject for US exporters, driven by…

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April 3, 2017

The S&P 500 gained +6.1% (total return) in the 1st quarter 2017, giving the widely followed stock index a run of 16 of the last 17 quarters in which it has produced a gain, including the last 6 quarters in-a-row. …

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March 27, 2017

The "American Health Care Act" (AHCA) is now off the legislative table in Washington.  After receiving mixed reviews (from politicians and from the CBO) when the AHCA was introduced on 3/06/17, GOP lawmakers tweaked the bill with 11 different amendments…

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November 28, 2016

We are experiencing a "Trump Rally" on Wall Street.  The S&P 500 is up +3.6% (total return) in the 2 ½ weeks since the 11/08/16 political upset, but even more impressive was the 4 new all-time closing highs set last…

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October 17, 2016

The 246,000 Americans that filed for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ending 10/08/16 were the fewest to do so in any week since 11/24/73 or 43 years ago.  During the 2009 global real estate crisis, first-time weekly unemployment claims…

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