Corporate CapEx Is “Huge Opportunity for Investors”

Josh Brown discusses momentum building for companies to start spending money again and that boost in capital expenditures could lead to all kinds of positives for the economy and the market. “They’re all talking about capex expansion this year; they’re all talking about growth initiatives,” said Brown. “I think the psychology right now is that this could finally be a breakout year for corporate spending.”

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Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Video

United Kingdom Housing Energy Fact File 2013

Category: Digital Media, Energy, Think Tank

4th Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill

BP and the Government Decided to Temporarily Hide the Oil by Sinking It with Toxic Chemicals … The Gulf Ecosystem Is Now Paying the Price   As we noted at the time, and on the first (and here), second and third anniversaries of BP’s Gulf oil spill, BP and the government made the spill much…Read More

Category: Energy, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

10 Tuesday PM Reads

Some afternoon train reading: • A way to lower taxes (Fidelity) • Four building blocks for investment success (Abnormal Returns) see also Software is eating investment management (Abnormal Returns) • Big Wealth makes a comeback in the U.S. (MSNBC) • Buy high and sell low, and repeat the process multiple times (Marketwatch) • Taxing, spending, and inequality (Vox) • You…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Tax Day Charts: Federal Revenues and Spending

Since its Tax Day, I thought we might take a look at where your tax dollars go and where they come from. The first chart is Federal Revenues — what the sources of cash are from all sources. As you can see, the biggest revenue line is individual income taxes, accounting for 46% of revenues….Read More

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Taxes and Policy

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Good Tax Day morning.  Here’s what I’m reading so far: • On tax day, who wants the rich to pay more? (MarketWatch) see also TurboTax Maker Astroturf Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing (Talking Points Memo) • Yangtze River Delta becomes epicentre for China credit risk (Reuters) • Can your ‘money-losing behavior’ be cured? (MarketWatch) see also…Read More

Category: Financial Press

How Pricey Are Equities?

One of the elements of modern punditry that continually surprises me is the insistence that stocks are grossly overvalued. As I have written repeatedly, stocks are more or less fully valued. However, since we don’t know what next year’s earnings are going to be, stocks can get cheap or expensive pretty quickly. It depends on…Read More

Category: Investing, Valuation

On Tax Day, Taxpayers Pick up $8 Billion Tab for Walmart and the Walton Family Report Provides State-by-State Estimates of Revenue Losses WASHINGTON — Walmart and the Waltons—America’s largest employer and richest family—received tax breaks and subsidies worth an estimated $7.8 billion in 2013, according to a report released today by Americans for Tax Fairness….Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Chasing Returns Has a High Cost for Investors

Chasing Returns Has a High Cost for Investors By YiLi Chien, Senior Economist St. Louis Fed 04/14/14       The investment behavior of households could be influenced by their own past experience, especially by the return performance of their portfolios.  We can see this through U.S. equity mutual fund flows being positively correlated with…Read More

Category: Investing, Psychology, Think Tank

The Ideological Middle Is Dead in Congress

Source: The Fix

Category: Digital Media, Philosophy, Politics