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US Economy: President Obama ready to begin second Term on January 21, 2013 with pleas to a gridlocked Congress

His second term will expire at 11:59 pm on January 20, 2017 till when if the gridlocked Congress is not resolved in his favor some form of the fiscal cliff … Continue reading

November 7, 2012

A simple Warren Buffet Plan for the Economy

Buffett: chance of U.S. recession “very low” , Thomson Reuters: Reuters Insider The transcript from Reuters Insider follows: You can have a two-percentage point deficit relative to GDP and … Continue reading

June 8, 2012

US Economy: A 13 bp rise in retail Home loan rates hurt!!!

The Purchase and Refi indices crashed -1% and -9% for a composite downtick of 7.4% this week even as 3 in four mortgage applications were from Refi last week. Illinois … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: Housing Completions ain’t good but ain’t bad either (Housing Recovery 2012)

Housing completions, neglected in the statistics and a repugnant first feeling when you lool at those single digit numbers in the Total US completions in Multi Family housing yet 100,000 … Continue reading

March 20, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): Romney, Yields come back, but to what avail!

Mitt Romney wins at least 3 states incl Massachussets and Vermont, yet getting only 60% in Virginia where Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich did not even make it to the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012

US Budget 2013: Has the Capital Gains Tax reached the end of its utility ?

The proposals to a Universal rate of Capital Gains tax almost always at 15 % globally have lasted a decade of Financial Investments that have grown Financial markets 10-fold and … Continue reading

February 14, 2012

Curbs on Insider Trading on Capital Hill | Governance Insight

The Scott Brown proposal of last Monday seemingly found very few against it even as the already illegal insider trading is made illegal for all members of the Congress and … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Politics: The GOP elephant mongering:: The Gingrich – Romney wars

As the Republicans pin their hope on a Big time consultant entering the whitehouse to solve their problems, Obama gets a clear line of defense for an easy re election … Continue reading

January 10, 2012

US Economy: US refuses to spend itself out of the recovery

Leading indicators are again up 0.6% thought the Chicago index fell to 0.37& (negative score) The earlier months 0.29 (negative) was however revised back to a -0.11. and November scored … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

How the new jobs act will do the trick..

Firstly, one would note that the $240 bln┬áreleased in payroll taxes including a cap of 3.1% insteadof 6.2% for the employer by 2012 would in ordinary course of action have … Continue reading

September 9, 2011