Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Americans Send Mixed Signals on Economy & President Trump

Several recent polls and surveys found that most Americans are feeling better about the economy, their jobs and their own fortunes. The latest Bloomberg national poll out last week found that 58% of Americans believe they’re moving closer to realizing their own career and financial aspirations. That tied for the highest level recorded in the…

Should We Scrap The Electoral College? Definitely Not

In one of the most hotly contested (and bizarre) presidential races in modern history, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with apprx. 61.8 million to Donald Trump’s apprx. 60.8 million, a difference of about one million votes as of yesterday. Yet Trump won the Electoral College vote handily with (currently) 306 votes to Hillary’s 232…

35% Of Federal Workers Threaten To Quit If Trump Wins

Before we get to our main topic today, note that the Fed’s policy committee voted yesterday to leave the Fed Funds rate unchanged once again. This was exactly what I and others had predicted. The policy statement hinted at a rate hike at the December 13-14 policy meeting. No surprise there either. A recent survey…

Stock Markets Look To Favor Hillary Clinton In This Election

Historically speaking, the US stock markets (ie – Wall Street) have reliably favored Republicans in presidential elections, but this year looks different. In fact, in almost every case back to 1880, US equity markets have risen when Republicans win presidential elections and fallen when Democrats win. But new analysis suggests that 2016 will be an…

Pay For US Infrastructure With Repatriated Corporate Profits

It is widely estimated that US multinational corporations have at least $2.5 trillion in profits parked offshore and refuse to repatriate those profits because they don’t want to pay the 35% corporate income tax (the highest rate in the developed world, by the way). Most of these profits have already been taxed in the countries…

Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Americans Send Mixed Signals on Economy & President Trump

Several recent polls and surveys found that most Americans are feeling better about the economy, their jobs and their own fortunes. The latest Bloomberg national poll out last week found that 58% of Americans believe they’re moving closer to realizing their own career and financial aspirations. That tied for the highest level recorded in the…

Should We Scrap The Electoral College? Definitely Not

In one of the most hotly contested (and bizarre) presidential races in modern history, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with apprx. 61.8 million to Donald Trump’s apprx. 60.8 million, a difference of about one million votes as of yesterday. Yet Trump won the Electoral College vote handily with (currently) 306 votes to Hillary’s 232…

35% Of Federal Workers Threaten To Quit If Trump Wins

Before we get to our main topic today, note that the Fed’s policy committee voted yesterday to leave the Fed Funds rate unchanged once again. This was exactly what I and others had predicted. The policy statement hinted at a rate hike at the December 13-14 policy meeting. No surprise there either. A recent survey…

Stock Markets Look To Favor Hillary Clinton In This Election

Historically speaking, the US stock markets (ie – Wall Street) have reliably favored Republicans in presidential elections, but this year looks different. In fact, in almost every case back to 1880, US equity markets have risen when Republicans win presidential elections and fallen when Democrats win. But new analysis suggests that 2016 will be an…

Pay For US Infrastructure With Repatriated Corporate Profits

It is widely estimated that US multinational corporations have at least $2.5 trillion in profits parked offshore and refuse to repatriate those profits because they don’t want to pay the 35% corporate income tax (the highest rate in the developed world, by the way). Most of these profits have already been taxed in the countries…