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If this is Socialism, call me Comrade

Posted By Global Macro Monitor On January 1, 2011 @ 7:40 am In Investing,Politics,Think Tank | Comments Disabled

Global Macro Monitor [1] produces informed opinion about markets and the global economy. This was originally published on December 31, 2010 [2]

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No politics or partisanship here, “just the facts ma’am”.  The stock market as measured by the S&P500 is up just about 50 percent since President Obama’s inauguration to today’s close.   Only Eisenhowser comes close, but not even in the same zip code.   A 50 percent stock move does a lot “spreading the wealth around [3]” and Joe the Plumber’s pension is in much better shape today than it was in November 2008!

Sure, sure, there are a  ton of reasons to explain the differences, but this is politics folks!    A CapEX spending led economic acceleration and pick-up in hiring in 2011, which usually follows such a strong equity performance,  will make the President look unbeatable same time next year, in our opinion.  Stay tuned.

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[3] spreading the wealth around: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/palin-invokes-s.html

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