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Not everyone is looking forward to tax reform as Congress is about to find out

For most corporations, small businesses, and individuals tax reform will be a welcome relief after more than two decades of rising taxes across the board.  However there are a number of groups who could actually lose some of their long-standing benefits which even go back to the Great Depression era, and they are preparing to engage in a full court press on Congress to lobby legislators towards protecting t ...

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And then there were two in the race to become the next head of the central bank

On Oct. 26 a report surfaced that two of the four primary candidates to become the next head of the Federal Reserve have pulled out of contention, leaving front runner Jerome Powell and the hawkish economist John Taylor as the two most likely to fill the top positions at the central bank. Outgoing Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen was unlikely to retain her place at the head of the Federal Reserve when President ...

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50 years of rising inflation has led to Americans working longer, and dying earlier

For all intents and purposes the Great Society implemented by then President Lyndon Bains Johnson has been an undeniable failure.  It's goals were to end poverty and racial injustice, however there is more poverty today in the U.S. than in 1965 when the welfare state was created, and perceived racial injustice is just as great as ever. In the mid-1960's America had a booming economy and a relatively balance ...

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The future of capital creation on Wall Street begins in the cryptocurrency sphere with Overstock ICO set for Nov. 1

For corporations there are three different methods in which they can acquire necessary capital to grow their businesses.  First, if they are a private company they can apply for and implement an Initial Public Offering (IPO).  Second, if they are already a publicly traded company they can dilute their stock by selling shares.  And finally there is the option for a company to sell corporate bonds at an estab ...

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Russiagate takes massive turn as Hillary and the FBI now at the center of bribery, collusion and corruption scandals

For more than nine months the Establishment has attempted to discredit President Trump's victory by investigating a Russian non-story that has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars, and kept Trump from being able to go forward with his agenda.  But in less than a week, major breakthroughs in the scandal known as Russiagate have emerged, only the criminals at the center of it appear to be none other than Hi ...

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As part of tax reform Congress is looking at limiting deductions for contributions to 401K plans

When it comes to IRA's and 401K's, these programs are a catch-22.  The positive side of course is that contributions to each provide individuals a way to cut down on their tax obligations in the short term while also investing for their retirement decades down the road.  However there is also the dirty little secret few ever realize when they simply give thousands of dollars to Wall Street, and that is that ...

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Even after election of populist Donald Trump, Americans still see government corruption top fear to lifestyle

No matter how much the mainstream media, Congress, and the agencies that make up the deep state continue to blatantly attack President Trump, the American people are not being swayed by the propaganda.  And in a new survey from Chapman University earlier this month, the number one fear for Americans is not ISIS, nor is it the threat of nuclear war, but instead it is government corruption. Ie... the Deep Sta ...

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Politics enters Hurricane relief as a city organization demands virtual fealty towards Israel before disbursing funds

Much of the news regarding fraud in the distribution of Hurricane relief has primarily come from Puerto Rico and the rumors that certain politicians have held back supplies from people who may not have voted for them.  But in an absolutely shocking piece of news coming out of the state of Texas, one organization tied to the city of Dickson is demanding applicants for relief grants to virtually swear fealty ...

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Despite a slowdown in Yuan internationalization, 60 countries now hold the RMB as a reserve currency

Over the past four to six months, expansion of the Yuan in trade settlement has stalled a bit as countries have fallen back to holding dollar in light of declining economic conditions.  However with the acceptance of the RMB into the IMF's SDR basket of currencies, 60 nations, including the ECB, now hold Yuan as a reserve in their central banks. More than 60 countries and regions have adopted the Chinese re ...

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Best performing assets or markets since Black Monday stock market crash 30 years ago

Today is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, or the stock market crash of Oct. 19, 1987.  And from it heralded the beginning of the Fed's tampering with interest rates and cheap money to prop up markets to the point that the next three decades would be remembered for asset bubbles that led to even greater crashes. However for investors buying the Oct. 19 dip from 30 years ago would be one of the most prof ...

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China completes first test runs on establishment of new sovereign digital currency

A few days ago the People's Bank of China completed preliminary testing of a new digital currency to run concordant with the Renminbi. With most of China already functioning on a digital monetary system, creation of a digital currency that would run on the Ethereum of Blockchain platforms is the next step for the world's largest financial center, especially since recent studies show that the Chinese people ...

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The catch-22 of tax cuts and how will the government fund social security and $220 trillion in obligations

Ever since the Great Depression, the United States government has been writing checks that future generations would never be able to cash.  And this includes social security and a welfare system where over one-third of the American public already feeds off of. And while President Donald Trump is correct in realizing that the economy will not grow without a massive program of tax cuts and tax reform, the bot ...

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