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Taxes, Balance Of Payments, & The USDollar Paradox

Authored by Bryce Coward via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, Investors were finally treated yesterday to some of the most important compromise provisions to come out of the House-Senate conference on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Among them were: 21% corporate rate Reduction of the top wage rate to 37% 20% deduction on pass-through income […]


SocGen: “Every Bit Of Good News – Including Tax Reform – Is Now Priced In”

The global stock market is just a few days from entering the history books, largely thanks to the constantly priced in tax reform. As SocGen calculates, and barring any end of year sell-off, the MSCI World index is set to record it first ever year of posting a positive total return in every single month […]


The Mean-Reverting History Of Profit Growth

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, As the markets push once again into record territory the question of valuations becomes ever more important.  While valuations are a poor timing tool in the short term for investors, in the long run, valuation levels have everything to do with future returns. Yesterday, Doug Kass penned an interesting […]


Stockman Slams “The Awesome Recovery” Narrative

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, One of the great philosophers of recent times was surely Sgt. Easterhaus of "Hill Street Blues". As he assigned his men to their daily rounds in the crime infested streets of the Big Apple he always ended the precinct's morning call with his signature admonition: "Let's be carful […]


Here Is The Full Text And Summary Of The Amended House GOP Tax Bill

While we await the full details of the Senate bill, moments ago the House Ways and Means Committee released the Amended House GOP tax bill, as well as its summary. Here are the key highlights from the Amendment (link), first in principle: Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 1 […]


“Bubble Tax”: The GOP’s Hidden 46% Tax Bracket

Authored by Danny Vinik via TheAgenda, If you’re rich enough, some of your income is taxed at a rate unseen since the ‘80s. House Republicans claim the tax plan they introduced Thursday keeps the top individual rate unchanged at 39.6 percent – the level at which it’s been capped for much of the past quarter-century. […]


“The S&P Is Up 21% Since Trump’s Election” And Other Market Anniversary Observations

November 8 will mark the one year anniversary of one of the biggest political shocks in US history: the election of Donald Trump. Since that improbable victory, which so many experts had said would lead to a market crash, the S&P 500 has soared by 21% according to Goldman which calculates that the Trump rally […]


Welcome To The Hunger Games: Trump’s Tax Plan To Unleash Battle Royal Among D.C. Lobbyists

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Are you ready for mass chaos in Washington? There are lobbyists for just about every cause that you can possibly imagine, and they are always working hard to influence members of Congress on their particular issues.  But when you are talking about a major tax reform […]


Here Is The Trump Tax Plan

Update 1:  To our complete ‘shock’, Democrats have already taken to the media to bash Trump’s tax proposal as a “windfall for the weathly” even though the plan explicitly contemplates a new top end personal tax bracket to “ensure that the reformed tax code is at least as progressive as the existing tax code and […]


Stocks Sink After Trump Tax Plan Leak – Here’s What Wall Street Thinks

US equity markets ran up overnight but appeared to hit a 'sell the news' moment as President Trump's tax plan was leaked. For now, it seems like the takeaway is that Trump wants Corporate/Small Business cuts at all costs and is willing to stick it to rich people with "at least as progressive" actions, if […]