Author Archives: Gary D. Halbert

Bill & Hillary Clinton Finally in Serious Legal Trouble?

Most conservatives, yours truly included, have long believed that Bill and Hillary Clinton engaged in various illegal activities off and on for years. Yet by one means or another, and with a complicit mainstream media looking the other way, the Clintons have managed to evade any serious charges of criminal activity. That may be about…

GOP’s Hidden 45.6% Tax Bracket For Wealthy is For Real

I don’t want to be a broken record on the subject of the new GOP tax reform proposal, especially after devoting my entire E-Letter to it on Tuesday. Yet there is one troubling aspect of the new tax plan that has come to light this week as analysts dug deeper into the details. That revelation,…

Americans in Best Holiday Shopping Mood in Years

According to the latest survey from Gallup, Americans’ 2017 Christmas shopping plans suggest that retailers could see the best holiday sales in years. Gallup’s survey in October found that the average American respondent plans to spend $906 on Christmas and holiday gifts this year, up sharply from $785 this time last year. That represents one…

Best of Times, Worst of Times – At the Same Time??

Depending on what you read, you might think we are living in the best of times, or you might think we are living in arguably the worst of times. But this is nothing really new. You can always find writers that espouse both views at any given time. Today, I will summarize two interesting articles…

30-Year Anniversary of “Black Monday” – Dow Down 23%

Today is the 30th anniversary of “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508.3 points, or almost 23%, in that one day. It was and is the worst single day in US stock market history. At today’s lofty levels, a decline of 23% in a single day would mean the…