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How That $1.4 Trillion In Repatriated Cash Might Result In U.S. Job Losses, Not Gains

Moody’s estimates that there is roughly $1.4 trillion dollars belonging to U.S. corporations that has been building up in foreign bank accounts for years now to avoid the 35% corporate tax that would be levied on them if they were brought back to the U.S.  Of course, getting that $1.4 trillion back to the U.S. […]


Here Are The Biggest Winners And Losers From Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts

Credit Suisse Chief US Equity Strategist, Jonathan Golub, has estimated that corporate tax cuts in the U.S. could boost average earnings of companies in the S&P by about 8-10%.  Now, as those tax cuts get priced into the market for the 10th time today, we decided to take a look at which industries will benefit […]


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 […]


TINA’s Dead – US Equities Are No Longer ‘Cheap’ To Bonds

For almost 7 years, asset-gatherers and commission-takers have exclaimed "There Is No Alternative" to stocks, given how low interest rates are. However, given the recent buying-panic in stocks, TINA is now dead BAB is back (Bonds Are Better)… In a sign the U.S. equity rally may be looking stretched, Bloomberg notes that the forward dividend yield […]


Teva Soars 17% In Pre-Market – No Dividend, No Workers, No Problems

Investors are panic-buying Israeli generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical after the new CEO announces restructuring plan that involves eliminating 25% of global workforce, suspending its dividend, and warns of "downward pressure on the top line." As WSJ reports, Teva Pharmaceutical is cutting more than 25% of its workforce, suspending its dividend, and closing factories and research […]


For The First Time Since The Financial Crisis GE Slashes Dividend In Half

One months ago, we reported that according to option markets, GE – whose stock prices and operations have been in turmoil recently- was expected to massively slash its dividend, by just over 40%.   And in this case, the market was accurate, because on Monday Morning, (formerly) iconic blue chip General Electric announced a 50% […]


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 […]


Three Easy Pieces

Authored by 720Global's Michael Liebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, If someone told you that the President of the United States in 2028 would be a Democrat and a woman from the state of New York, could you guess who it might be? We highly doubt it. In 1998, ten years before being elected president, Barack Obama had […]


What Would You Do?

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Kyrgyzstan:Does this place become Venezuela or Hong Kong? Or something in between? My buddy Kuppy was just there on his way through to look for opportunities in Greece. What he found was pretty interesting… not least because to a certain extent the question above matters less than you might imagine. Here’s his take, […]


Shares Of World’s Biggest Toymaker Crater After It Suspends Dividend

Shares of Mattel, the world’s biggest toymaker, cratered as much as 24% after hours after the company announced it would suspend its quarterly dividend starting in Q4, and instead use the cash to shore up its faltering business after a big hit following the bankruptcy of its largest retailer Toys‘R‘Us. A quarter of Mattel’s market […]


Good Companies Don’t Always Make Good Stocks

Authored by Vitaliy Katsenelson via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, I was recently going through a new client’s portfolio and found it full of the likes of Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark and Campbell Soup – what I call (pseudo) bond substitutes. Each one is a stable and mature company. Your mother-in-law would be proud if you worked for any one of […]


GE Is Crashing… Again

After Friday's farcical face-ripping ramp back to recent highs (from a 10% plunge pre-market) after dismal earnings and outlook, it appears 'investors' took the weekend to actually read the report and transcripts… Someone turn the bloody machines back on!! Bloomberg reports that General Electric’s weak third-quarter results and outlook prompted multiple rating downgrades on Monday, […]


General Electric Plunges 5% After Slashing Earnings Guidance

While it may not have slashed its dividend, yet, General Electric shares plunged 5% in the pre-market after the company cut its 2017 profit forecast while its new CEO grapples with one of the deepest slumps in the iconic US manufacturer’s history. The company reported that adjusted earnings this year are expected to be only […]


General Electric Plunges 5% After Slashing Guidance

While it may not have slashed its dividend, yet, General Electric shares plunged 5% in the pre-market after the company cut its 2017 profit forecast while its new CEO grapples with one of the deepest slumps in the iconic US manufacturer’s history. The company reported that adjusted earnings this year are expected to be only […]


GE Options Are Pricing In Massive Dividend Cuts

GE shares are languishing at more than four year lows (as the broader market soars to record highs) and GE credit risk stands at 8 month highs (almost dopuble the post-crisis lows hit in June). As Goldman analyst Joe Ritchie warns, a significant earnings per share/free cash flow reset looms and the prospect of a […]