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Increasing Commodity Prices + Hawkish Fed = Recession

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Reading Time: 5 minutes As of the beginning of 2018 there are potentially several defining aspects for the upcoming year. The two top trends of 2017 were low volatility across the board and a sizeable increase to record highs in risk on assets such as equity indexes or cryptocurrencies, which as we detailed previously…CONTINUE READING

Tax Cuts: Short-Term & Long-Term Review

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Throughout the expansion from about 2010 to 2016 the Federal Reserve told us it wanted to step back from its stimulative policies, which were QE and zero percent interest rates, but it couldn’t because fiscal stimulus wasn’t coming. Furthermore, there have been times in that period where fiscal policy hurt…CONTINUE READING

The Divergence Between S&P 500 And Gross Tax Receipts

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Ten years following the global financial crisis of 2008, the US economy is showing an impressive growth trajectory based on GDP numbers. The economy reached $18.75 trillion in size in 2016. The S&P 500 is reaching new highs almost on a weekly basis and also showing a positive growth trend. But…CONTINUE READING

Amazon Is On Welfare

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Corporate welfare is when companies get special grants, subsidies, tax breaks, or other benefits which aren’t given to other businesses. Often big businesses get these breaks because they are more powerful. They have more more power because they create many jobs, and most importantly, they have a lot of money…CONTINUE READING