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IBM Reports 22nd Consecutive Quarter Of Declining Sales, “Beats” EPS On Drop In Effective Tax Rate

Last quarter, IBM – once again – almost fooled the market when it “beat” but only thanks to using the lowest (until then) effective non-GAAP tax rate in recent history (excluding one charge-filled quarter when the rate was negative and thus N/M). Fast forward to this quarter when IBM has done it, or at least […]

Italy’s Parallel Fiscal Currency: All You Need To Know

Authored by Marco Cattaneo, from Basta con l’Eurocrisi, via GEFIRA, There is an increased talk in Italy about fiscal money as an instrument to resolve the economic crisis, which is not over yet. Despite the optimism shown by the Italian government and the EU, the Eurozone economy is far from being in an acceptable condition, and […]

Trump And McConnell Make A “Truce Of Necessity” To Save Tax Reform

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 15, 2017  Inbetween firing off tweets and defending his decision to end cost-sharing payments to insurance companies, sending healthcare stocks sliding and eliciting accusations of sabotage, president Trump reportedly swallowed his pride and did something he’s been loath to do for months: he called Mitch McConnell. Axios is reporting that, after months […]

It’s Always About the Money

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Oct 14, 2017 In Sweden, the government has realized that if fossil-fuel cars were to disappear, the government would lose around SEK 50 billion a year in tax revenues. Just like cigarettes, the government realized that stopping smoking is costly for them. So what did they do? They imposed taxes of e-cigarettes. […]

IRS Pulls Equifax Contract In “Precautionary Step”

And the hits just keep on coming… Until today's headlines indicating the possibility of another breach of Equifax's security, dip-buyers had been enjoying a few days' relief as analysts clammored to explain how one of the biggest cyberhacks of all time did nothing to hinder Equifax's business model. Tonight, they might just start questioning that […]

Ron Paul Asks “Will Tax Reform Increase Or Limit Liberty?”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the child care tax credit. […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

Q3 Earnings Season Begins This Week: Here Are The 3 Things Goldman Clients Are Focusing On

It's that time in the quarter again: 3Q earnings season begins this week with Wall Street consensus expecting S&P 500 EPS growth of just 5% (3% ex-Energy), a sharp drop from the last two quarters (Q1 was+14% and Q2 +11%). According to Goldman's Davis Kostin, "solid economic activity coupled with a weak USD will support […]

6/10/17: CA&G on Ireland’s Tax, Banking Costs & Recovery

trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / Friday, October 6, 2017 Occasionally, the Irish Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) office produces some remarkable, in their honesty, and the extent of their disclosures, reports. Last month gave us one of those moment. There are three key findings by CA&G worth highlighting. The first one relates to corporate taxation, and […]

Migration of the Tax Donkeys

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2017 Dear local leadership: here’s the formula for long-term success. A Great Migration of the Tax Donkeys is underway, still very much under the radar of the mainstream media and conventional economists. If you are confident no such migration of those who pay the bulk of the taxes […]