By John Mauldin | November 1, 2012

Earlier this week my publisher, Ed D’Agostino, sent you an email with the subject of “A video invitation from John Mauldin.” In it, he linked you to a video I created for you about what to expect and how to invest in the post-election economy. If you haven’t yet watched the video, you can do so here.

That video was our first announcement of a free online event we’re putting together, called The Post-Election Economy: A Clear-Eyed Analysis of the Risks and Opportunities for Investors. I’m pleased to add that the event is being cosponsored by our associates at Real Clear Politics, one of the fastest-growing political news websites on the Internet.

The Post-Election Economy will be a no-holds-barred discussion featuring a faculty of top economic and investing experts, including Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO, Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture and FusionIQ, your humble analyst, and a slew of other guests, listed on the event registration page here.

We’re also bringing in Lauren Lyster of the Capital Account program on RT America to moderate the discussion.

With the election less than one week away, I continue to get urgent questions from readers about what to do with their money after the election.

The level of uncertainty is unprecedented. And with good reason, too.

The future of our economy hangs in the balance, with any of a number of factors ready to deal a serious blow: the Fiscal Cliff; perpetually low real employment figures; extravagant deficit spending and unprecedented debt; never-ending increases in entitlement spending; and the Fed’s willingness to print ad infinitum – if that’s what it takes. Any of these could bring on disaster.

And that’s just our “at-home” issues – there’s still a huge risk to our economy from growing problems in Europe and Asia.

Add to all that the big unknown of the election, and investors are worried. Can the US economy handle another four years of Obama? What happens if Romney fulfills his promises of big change in Washington? And what about Congress – can they ever get their act together? Will our problems morph into a true crisis if Washington tries to kick the can down the road for another election cycle? These are the questions I get daily.

And all of this leads back to the big question: What should we, as investors, be doing with our money after the election?

There will be new risks and new opportunities, no matter who takes the reins in Washington. How can we navigate the new, post-election economy?

These are exactly the questions we’ll be answering during the free online event, The Post-Election Economy. You can hear our thinking and our answers by tuning in to the broadcast on your computer. It costs nothing to reserve your spot today.

No matter what happens at the polls, we can expect big changes in the post-election economy. As I said, there will be new risks – and new opportunities. During our 90-minute, free web broadcast we’ll do our best to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

Simply visit the event page to register and reserve your spot now.

Your preparing for turbulent markets analyst,

John Mauldin
Chairman, Mauldin Economics

 

 

 

Category: Investing, Media

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9 Responses to “Announcing: The Post-Election Economy – Free Online Video Event”

  1. VennData says:

    Little to Show for Cash Flood by Big Donors

    “…And as calls came in on Wednesday from some of the donors who had poured more than $300 million into the pair of big-spending outside groups founded in part by Karl Rove — perhaps the leading political entrepreneur of the super PAC era — he offered them a grim upside: without us, the race would not have been as close as it was…”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/little-to-show-for-cash-flood-by-big-donors.html

    So “Mission Accomplished?”

    If any of these fat cat’s marketing guy gave a defense of his performance like that, Rove would have been canned on the spot. Whoever first called Karl Rove, “Bush’s Brain,” was prescient of the George-W.-Bush-like scale of waste and idiocy that Rove perpetrated upon America.

  2. RW says:

    Glad they invited you: Maybe you can talk some sense into folks. I know Mauldin has product to sell, that the bulk of his audience believes this kind of stuff, and business news organizations pump out apocalyptic crap to grab eyeballs but I still have difficulty understanding how he can write nonsense like the statement below without some feeling of embarrassment.

    The future of our economy hangs in the balance, with any of a number of factors ready to deal a serious blow: the Fiscal Cliff; perpetually low real employment figures; extravagant deficit spending and unprecedented debt; never-ending increases in entitlement spending; and the Fed’s willingness to print ad infinitum – if that’s what it takes. Any of these could bring on disaster.

    Other than the unemployment situation none of these factors is a major problem much less a source of imminent disaster …and references to Fed “printing” (implying they produce currency) even as a shorthand for OMO’s frankly comes across as ignorant.

    NB: I do have to say though that fear of the big bad fiscal cliff (or maybe it was the coming of the anti-christ) gave me some very nice trading opportunities yesterday and I was happy to take the longs so I don’t want to appear completely ungrateful for the fear mongering going on out there even if it irritates my noggin.

  3. crutcher says:

    I just spent too much time trying to extricate my email account from Mauldin’s aggressive marketing. Now I find it here. Is the Big Picture doing paid placements now?

  4. Chief Tomahawk says:

    Has Charlie Munger made any comment about his daughter’s foray (or folly?) into CA propositions? Would she have been better off going to Vegas and betting millions on one spin of the roulette wheel, donating any winnings to the cause she championed instead? Has Warren Buffet ribbed Charlie at all (‘See what happens when you give your kids more than $150 million?’)

  5. wally says:

    “The future of our economy hangs in the balance”

    Yeah, right.
    Can’t we pretty much say this every single day forever?
    Or, better yet, let’s just stop saying it so much.

  6. gordo365 says:

    Question for all – I took BR’s advice and culled the list of people I regularly read/listen to – including removing Mauldin.

    Should I put him back on my short list? Do you find his insight helpful?

    My short list:

    - Barry Ritholtz
    - Bill Fleckenstein
    - Paul Krugman
    - Ben Stein (OK – kidding with that one)

    Just 3 really.

    Thanks.

  7. Shaq Fu says:

    some very dramatic music in that little commercial. i’m nervous just from listening to it.

  8. louiswi says:

    Mauldin for sound investment opportunities???
    Are you kidding???

  9. DrungoHazewood says:

    Mauldin was selling skin cream he claimed contained stem cells. And claimed it worked. And just look at him. I think his skin cream turned him to plastic.