Depressed Yields — LPL Financial Research

After a painful week for bondholders, with the U.S. 10-year bond down 20%, and the 30-year bond down 14%, investors are wondering if yields will stabilize or continue higher. The consensus view says that increased policy uncertainty and expectations for higher deficit spending by the incoming Trump administration will be inflationary and lead to higher […]

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Davis Polk discusses Implications of Anti-Inversion Guidance for Insurance Companies — CLS Blue Sky Blog

The Treasury Department and the IRS recently released Notice 2014-52 (the “Notice”), which describes regulations that the government intends to issue to target the tax benefits of corporate inversions. The provisions of the Notice are summarized in our previous client memorandum dated September 23, 2014, Treasury Issues Long-Awaited Anti-Inversion Guidance. This Client Newsflash highlights a feature of the Notice that has not attracted much public attention, and that appears both to eliminate the ability of many foreign insurance companies to participate in inversion transactions and to impede the ability of many foreign insurance companies to acquire U.S. target companies … Read more

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Attack The Fed’s War On Savers, Workers And The Unborn (Taxpayers) — US Issues

By David Stockman – Re-Blogged From Stockman’s Contra Corner The central banks have gone so far off the deep-end with financial price manipulation that it is only a matter of time before some astute politician comes after them with all barrels blasting. As a matter of fact, that appears to be exactly what Donald Trump […]

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Watch As Donald Trump And His Cohorts Indulge In “Gas Lighting”

Gronda Morin

Don’t believe what have seen with your own eyes and have heard with your own ears. There are people who will be working in the White House that will want the public to doubt their own instincts, their own sense of moral outrage, and their own internal compass of decency.

US election cartoons The republican President-elect Donald Trump is saying the right words like he will be president of all the peoples but he is acting counter his own statements by surrounding himself with the same folks who ran his campaign with all its ugliness. These developments belie the president- elect’s positive and forward leaning words.

This is how Susan Dominus in her 9/27/16 NY Times article, describes the gas lighting phenomenon:

“When I watch Donald Trump, I sometimes feel like Ingrid Bergman–not European and glamorous, but unnerved, as though I’m being gaslit, as in the famous plot of her old classic movie “Gaslight.” The lights are flickering, but her character’s husband, who…

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11th Aug 2016. Flagship Global Corporation (ticker symbol FGCN) files form 10-Q with “Plan of Operation”. Cash balance nil … no revenue to date … no arrangements to raise funds … maybe a cunning plan to take over Worthington Group PLC in September? — Nunaminerals Nunaglobal Worthington Group plc PRICELESS

“PLAN OF OPERATION Our cash balance is $0 as of June 30, 2016. We believe our cash balance is not sufficient to fund our limited levels of operations for any period of time. We may utilize funds from our President and CEO as well as our majority shareholder, who has informally agreed to contribute funds to allow […]

via 11th Aug 2016. Flagship Global Corporation (ticker symbol FGCN) files form 10-Q with “Plan of Operation”. Cash balance nil … no revenue to date … no arrangements to raise funds … maybe a cunning plan to take over Worthington Group PLC in September? — Nunaminerals Nunaglobal Worthington Group plc

Greg Palast in the battleground state of Ohio: where he finds three ways the vote is, indeed, “rigged” – but FOR the GOP — Finding Truth In an Illusory World OHIO

Democracy NOW Greg Palast in Ohio on GOP Effort to Remove African Americans from Voter Rolls in Battleground State Watch Full Show http://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/8/greg_palast_in_ohio_on_gop http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2016/11/8/greg_palast_in_ohio_on_gop This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.

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