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MAIN STREET IS KICKING WALL STREET’S ASS

“Main Street is roaring,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Small business owners are not only reporting better profits, but they’re also ready to grow and expand. The record level of enthusiasm for expansion follows a year of record-breaking optimism among...

POSITIVE EARNINGS ESTIMATE REVISIONS HIT TEN YEAR HIGH

Chart of the Day:We’ve been noting recently that bullish sentiment from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) has finally exceeded 50% after nearly three years below that level.  In today’s Chart of the Day, we wanted to highlight another sentiment...

MOST HEDGE FUNDS DON’T CARE ABOUT CARRIED INTEREST LOOPHOLE

Private Equity and Real Estate Funds Benefit - Not Most Hedge Funds There is not a "carried interest loophole" for hedge fund managers! Hedge fund managers pay the same tax rates on long-term capital gains as everybody else - 23.8%. Most people consider it a loophole...

Light Vehicle Sales Per Capita: Latest Look at the Long-Term Trend

 Light Vehicle Sales report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis adjusted for population. This data series stretches back to January 1976. Since that first data point, the Civilian Noninstitutional Population Age 16 and Over (i.e., driving age not in the military...

Trump Won. Here’s Why.

Continuity in a Clinton presidency would have brought us more of the same economic policies we have had since 2006 when the Democrats took over Congress, and then the Presidency in 2008. How well has the economy done over that period? Using the best measure of...

Beginning of the End for Bonds – Pop Goes the Great Credit Bubble

The Great Credit Bubble is unraveling at the bottom in "junk bonds", below BBB- ratings. This will quickly make its way into all debt. I don't know if the Federal Reserve is ready for this. If you have been reading my Blog - you are ready for it.  Bonds of all types...

Why Your Retirement Is About to Burst: Carl Icahn Danger Ahead Video

  Seen the Carl Icahn Danger Ahead video yet? If not, STOP what you’re doing, and watch it right now: https://youtu.be/ZyKIvnied-o I know you’re busy with your job, your house, your kids, and everything else. But that’s exactly why this video is so important. It...

Special Report: Prescription for Better Economic Freedom in America

  “Your vital signs are good. And your blood tests came back fine. But your heart is the weakest it’s been in the past five years.” How confident would you feel about your long-term health if that’s what your doctor told you during your annual physical? Probably...