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Stock Market: Watch for a Storm this November and December

Two major public policy storms are brewing, and poised to collide in November, making the last two months of 2010 treacherous for investors. First, pressure is mounting on lawmakers to extend the Bush tax cuts pronto, before the IRS issues guidance and employers lock the payroll systems into withholding a bigger chunks of workers paychecks…


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…