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Category Archives: Personal Income

US Consumers Tap Out: Personal Savings Rate Plunges To 10 Year Low While Americans Splurge

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge The latest confirmation that the US consumer is now effectively tapped out came moments ago when the Dept of Commerce reported that in November, Personal Income rose by a lower than expected 0.3% (exp. 0.4%), while US consumers continued to splurge at an accelerated […]

Key Events In The Last Week Before Christmas

It might be the last full week before Christmas – with both newsflow and trading volumes set to slide substantially – but there’s still a few interesting events and data releases to look forward to next week. Among the relatively sparse data releases schedule, we get US GDP, core PCE, housing and durable goods orders […]

Global Stocks Roar To Record Highs As Tax Reform Is “Priced In” All Over Again

Global stocks and US equity futures roared upward to new record highs to start the second-to-last week of the year, boosted by optimism over a Republican agreement on the shape of U.S. tax cuts aimed at lifting growth; incidentally this is the 6th consecutive day that the “tax bill” has been priced in by the […]

US Futures Rebound After Disappointing Chinese, European Data

Yesterday’s sharp Chinese selloff is now a distant memory after the BTFDers emerged, and this morning U.S. equity futures are once again levitating as the FOMC begins its two-day policy meeting, following an uneventful BOJ announcement on Tuesday morning which left all QE parameters unchanged. Asian stocks traded mixed steady while European shares climb. The […]

Welcome To The Hunger Games: Trump’s Tax Plan To Unleash Battle Royal Among D.C. Lobbyists

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Are you ready for mass chaos in Washington? There are lobbyists for just about every cause that you can possibly imagine, and they are always working hard to influence members of Congress on their particular issues.  But when you are talking about a major tax reform […]

“The Fed Is Afraid…”

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Janet Yellen this week cast doubt on the Fed's announced plan to continue Fed rate hikes and reverse its years of "unconventional" monetary policy.  “My colleagues and I may have misjudged the strength of the labor market,” Yellen announced on Tuesday, adding that they'd also misjudged "the […]

“I Thought I Was Middle-Class?”

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.” – Bill Murray When I saw that slimy tentacle of the Goldman Sachs vampire squid, Gary Cohn, bloviating about Trump’s tax plan and how it was going to do […]

The “Trump Tax Plan” – Details & Analysis

Submitted by Lance Roberts of Real Investment Advice Almost a full year after the election of Donald Trump to the White House, one of the key promises made to voters was the largest “tax cut” since Ronald Reagan was in office. As President Trump stated in Indiana yesterday: “This is a revolutionary change, and the […]

Watch Live: President Trump Unveils His Already-Widely-Leaked Tax Plan

Moments from now President Trump is expected to the take the stage at the Indiana State Fair to ‘unveil’ a tax plan that was leaked by someone in or around his administration hours ago…which we suspect is somewhat more anticlimactic than he might have hoped.  In any event, earlier this morning we covered the details […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]