Posts filed under “Politics”

Obama to Harwood: “Wall St Should be Worried”

Category: Politics, Video

America’s Fiscal Path, 2009-13

America’s path from fiscal improbity to political impasse Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Government Employees By Location

click for interactive graphic Source: Washington Post

Category: Digital Media, Employment, Politics

Animated Explanation of ObamaCare

White House Releases Animated Explanation of ObamaCare


Source: WSJ

As ObamaCare discussions go on and a Government shutdown aimed at preventing its funding is ongoing, the White House releases an animated video on showing the benefits of ObamaCare.

Category: Politics, Video

Market Performance & Government Shutdowns

  click for larger table Source: SentimenTrader.com   I have long been a fan of Jason Goepfert of SentimenTrader.com for some time now, and this sort of work is the exact reasons why.  

Category: Cycles, Markets, Politics

Shutdown Dumbness: Walking Softly?

Shutdown Dumbness: Walking Softly? David R. Kotok Cumberland Advisors September 30, 2013       Markets, media, and manic investors are consumed by the government shutdown, budget fight, debt limit debate, sequester, and assorted other shenanigans of the dysfunctional Congress and increasingly unpopular White House. That is understandable. There is not much we can add…Read More

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

Look Out Below, Government Shutdown Edition

click for updated futures 7     I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news? Well, as the futures above shows, US markets are under lots of pressure, widely blamed on the economic impact of the likely shut down of government tonight at midnight. Shutting down nearly 25% of an already…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Poll: 68% Say Washington on Wrong Track

click for ginormous graphic Source: Bloomberg   Most Americans say the country is on the wrong track: “Americans also are pessimistic about the course of the country, with 68 percent saying it’s headed in the wrong direction, the most in two years, according to the poll of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 20-23.” Note this is…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Investing Around ObamaCare

I was at an interesting dinner last, and amongst the very notable things discussed over giant steaks (yes, that is an actual dinner photo), ObamaCare came up. Some of the attendees thought — like Senator Ted Cruz does — that it is a job killer, the bane of the economy. But that is essentially a…Read More

Category: Investing, Politics, Psychology

Screwed By SCRIE Screed

@TBPInvictus I recently got an education on a loophole in a NYC program that is designed to protect seniors on fixed incomes from rising rents. The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program claims that: “Tenants who qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program can have their rent frozen at their current level and…Read More

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy