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Who Feels the Tax Sting

Now that the massive new tax bill has passed, I thought I’d do a little experiment with a spreadsheet to see how a hypothetical Silicon Valley, California earner might be affected. I was sure his tax bill would be higher, but I am surprised at how much higher.I wouldn’t be surprised if some people decided not to stay in their […]


Goldman Finds Tax Reform Will Greatly Benefit The Big Banks

It’s not just the ultra rich, as well as a dazed and confused Bob Corker who is set to reap a $1+ million windfall from the passage of a tax bill which he opposed until just days ago, who will benefit from the passage of tax reform: according to Goldman Sachs among the biggest beneficiaries […]


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 […]


House, Senate Republicans Reach Tax Deal: Here Are The Initial Details

One day after we reported that “Congressional Republicans reached a tentative tax agreement“, the news of which sparked another risk surge into the close of trading, moments ago we got the second tax deal in 24 hours – if only for algo consumption – when the AP reported that House and Senate GOP leaders have […]


Republicans Reach Tentative Tax Agreement: Raise Corporate Tax To 21%, Cut Individual Tax To 37%

One month ago, we speculated that in order to pass the GOP tax plan, Congress would end up having to raise the proposed corporate tax rate from 20% to 25%, because as it stands now, there is simply not enough sources of funding. In the end corp tax will be agreed upon at 25% starting […]


Senate Tax Debacle: Certain Pass-Through Entities Face Marginal Tax Rates Over 100% Under Current Bill

As the House and Senate continue to try to reconcile their two versions of a tax plan, the taxing structure for pass-through entities (s-corps, LLC’s, etc.) continues to be somewhat controversial, if not completely nonsensical. As we pointed out last week, the Senate bill somewhat randomly chose to exclude pass-through entities organized as family trusts […]


Tax Bill May Spark Exodus From High-Tax States

From FinancialSense.com via ValueWalk.com, The following is a summary of our recent podcast, “Exodus – The Major Wealth Migration,” which can be listened to on our site here on on iTunes here. It’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll see the GOP tax bill pass in the near future. Prepped for signing by the end of […]


Dollar Suffers Worst Year Since 2003 (And The Future Looks Even Grimmer)

The US Dollar is down over 9% year-to-date against a broad basket of the world's fiat currencies, tumbled over 10% against gold, and has collapsed against Bitcoin; but, as Bloomberg's Garfield Reynolds warns, the dollar's worst year since 2003 is about to get "even grimmer" in 2018… Via Bloomberg, The one point of clarity coming […]


Dalio Confirms GOP Tax Plan “Good For Business”, Bad For Democratic States

Confirming what many have suggested, the billionaire founder of the world's largest hedge fund, warns in his latest letter to watch out for the effects of tax reform on migration, the fiscal conditions of affected states and cities, and an increased polarity in America. Birdgewater's Ray Dalio writes (via LinkedIn), While we have talked a […]


Corporate Tax Cuts: “The Seen & The Unseen”

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since Donald Trump was elected President, the S&P 500 has rallied over 21% or nearly 500 points. In our opinion, a good portion of the gain is attributable to his promise, as well as congressional efforts, to reform the tax code. In particular, the proposed sharp reduction in […]


Could Trump’s Tax Bill Trigger A Mass Exodus From Manhattan? Goldman Seems To Think So…

New York’s billionaire hedge fund managers have blazed the trail south in recent years with the likes of David Tepper, Paul Tudor Jones and Eddie Lampert all ditching the Empire State for Florida…a state which brings not only pristine beaches and year-round golf weather but also the added benefit of a 0% personal income tax […]


George Soros’ $18 Billion Tax Dodge Exposed

Authored by Stephen Moore op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, The wealthy have tucked billions into private nonprofits… where the IRS can’t touch it. Congress is still scrambling to find ways to pay for its tax cut, so perhaps it should pay closer attention to last month’s news that George Soros had transferred $18 billion […]


Just 10 Companies Account For 33% Of All Market Gains Since Trump’s Election

Yesterday we laid out the reasons why French bank SocGen unveiled a surprisingly contrarian forecast, according to which the S&P would tumble from its current level over 2,600 to 2,000 in 2018, representing a more than 20% bear market drop… … the drop catalyzed by rising interest rates pressuring P/E multiples, a late cycle economy […]


Senate GOP Unveils Tax Proposal: Delays Corporate Rate Cut, 7 Tax Brackets, Repeals SALT Deduction

Confirming the leaks that occurred in the last hours, Senate Republicans just released their proposal for the tax bill and it is notably different from the House bill. Here are the most notable highlights (more details below): 20% permanent corporate tax cut delayed by 1 year Complies with the $1.5 trillion cost (will cost $1.44 […]


Senate GOP Unveils Tax Proposal: Here Are The Main Highlights

Confirming the leaks that occurred in the last hours, Senate Republicans just released their proposal for the tax bill and it is notably different from the House bill. Here are the most notable highlights (more details below): 20% permanent corporate tax cut delayed by 1 year Complies with the $1.5 trillion cost (will cost $1.44 […]