Tag Archive for Politics

Obama vs. Romney: How Eric Cantor for Vice President Could Sway the 2012 Election

A political question that may influence financial markets is who will win the White House in 2012.  In addressing that, I argued in an earlier post that Mitt Romney is most likely to emerge as the Republican pick based on the Republican Party’s historical preference for candidates who fall short of the nomination after fighting…

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Moody’s Reviews U.S. Sovereign Credit Rating for Potential Downgrade

Today, Moody’s Investors Services (MCO) placed the U.S. Government’s bond rating on review for a possible downgrade, substantially increasing the possibility that one of the major credit rating agencies would downgrade the United States’ credit outlook or credit rating, as I warned here on Thoughtsworththinking.net in December 2010.  Neither action has occurred yet, so an…

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Disgusted by the Partisan Wrangling over the Debt Limit? Arnold Schwarzenegger has an Answer

As Congress and the Obama administration continue their excruciating negotiations for an agreement to raise the federal government’s debt limit, marching closer to the prospect of default if the ceiling is not raised by August 2,[i] it’s natural to ask whether partisan wrangling makes our government just too slow to make key decisions that need…

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Obama vs. Romney: An Early Election 2012 Analysis

Now that the 2010 congressional mid-term elections are over, investors are naturally turning their head to the next big contest on the political horizon:  Who will win the White House in 2012?  While it’s obviously too early to make a serious prediction, a confluence of political and economic factors show why the President could face…

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Will Congress’s Debate on Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Give the Stock Market a Post-Election Hangover?

It’s in vogue these days to assume that Republican victories in the upcoming mid-term elections will boost the market.  With the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaking above 10,700 again and seemingly within reach of 11,000, some of that sentiment may already be priced in to equity prices.  But even if the political winds shift markedly…

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