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News Updates 2017-08-15T17:38:18+00:00

The Time for Trump to Make Cuts Is Now

When President Donald Trump signed a major budget deal into law last week, it may have been a temporary fix for a government shutdown, but the spending continues. In fact, Trump claimed Republicans were “forced to increase spending” in order to attract Democratic votes, CNNreported. But President Trump should start talking about . . .

February 16th, 2018|

The Freight Train of the Economy Could Be Derailed

Many market observers are talking about how higher interest rates and the prospect of increased inflation could threaten a sustainable and growing economy. People are also talking about the Federal Reserve and whether they will raise or lower rates, and how that could affect the economy. Yes, it sounds a little bit like 2010—with too much attention on the Federal Reserve. All of this negativity [...]

February 16th, 2018|

Can’t Bear the Stress of the Stock Market?

With this week’s wild market fluctuations, including a pair of 1,000-plus-point drops in the Dow Jones average and officially in correction territory at Thursday’s close, I spent a lot of time trying to keep investors focused on their plan and reminding them why they’re investing. Consider that the vast majority of stocks, bonds and other instruments in the United States are held in 401(k)s, IRAs [...]

February 9th, 2018|

A New Track of Leadership and Functioning Government

As I have said many times before, and particularly over the past four weeks, we can't allow the markets to be our barometer of the success of this president or the growing success of the U.S. economy. Certainly, we will likely look at the markets to give us a sense of how we might perceive the direction of the economy. But we are seeing a [...]

February 2nd, 2018|

Living in an Economic ‘Twilight Zone’

In a White House press briefing last week, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin made numerous comments about the economy and where things are going. One reporter asked about the national debt. Mnuchin answered by referring to the incredible growth the country is experiencing, which he said is likely to continue. Mnuchin also mentioned the positive impact of less regulation and tax reform. There’s no denying that [...]

January 18th, 2018|

2018 Will Be a Year for Greatness and Growth

What a way to start the new year — the Dow hitting 25,000. This is the shortest period of time in the history of the index that a move of 1,000 points has happened in just 23 days. From a market perspective, I am not looking for a 2018 to be what 2017 was. I’m not looking for 23 percent to 25 percent gains in [...]

January 5th, 2018|

The Obama Administration Still Seeing Victories

As Congress debates the tax plan, Republicans continue to play defense, especially when it comes to the Democrats’ preposterous idea that under this bill not all Americans will get a tax cut. Given this sad state of affairs, one thing is clear: the Obama administration did such an amazing job of demonizing profits and corporate America that this attitude is still alive and well today. [...]

December 18th, 2017|

Mr. President, Thank You for the Economic Surge

It is very exciting to see a tax bill that will stimulate the economy and move the U.S. out of wage stagnation, as we see growth in corporate investment and the creation of opportunities for all Americans. I believe passage of this bill will also help spur more ingenuity and innovation through technological advancements, returning prosperity to America. Obviously, I believe that tax reform will [...]

December 8th, 2017|

Headed Back to the Future

With news of tax reform passage, Democrats will be feasting next week on what they believe is raw meat against Trump. Let keep in perspective how desperate the Dems are. We need to stay focused on the early Christmas present we could be getting. Two more senators, Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and previous holdouts Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.) and Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.), have announced they will both [...]

December 1st, 2017|

Not Complicated, Not Impossible, It’s Simply About the Economy

Congress clearly won a battle for the American people for the first time in a very long time. They worked hard to hammer out details for new tax provisions. Make no mistake, this action will be good for the country and for families. Education savings accounts could now include unborn children, the majority of marriage penalties are gone, and increasing the child tax credit while [...]

November 17th, 2017|


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