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$700 billion annual cost for Medicaid, CHIP, Affordable Care Act subsidies, and tax-breaks for employer subsidy of health care insurance (bloomberg.com)
by AD on 7 Apr 2019  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
It will cost the U.S. government almost $700 billion in subsidies this year help provide Americans under age 65 with health insurance through their jobs or in government-sponsored health programs,...

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China's plan to be only superpower by 2049 (amazon.com)
by AD on 30 Mar 2019  Posted 3 months ago
ChiCom's plan to be the only superpower by 2049.https://www.amazon.com/Hu

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Trump still beat the S&P 500 (nytimes.com)
by AD on 24 Mar 2019  2 comments, latest 3 months ago
The NY Times claims Trump received a total of $413 million in 2018 dollars over his lifetime from his dad's estate. The NY Times stated "Here is what can be...

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ongoing investigation into Obama Admin spying (sltrib.com)
by AD on 23 Mar 2019  Posted 3 months ago
Ongoing investigation into abuse of NSA and surveillance state by the Obama Admin such as Democrat darlings like Sally Yates, Susan Rice, etc.. This was set up by AG Jeff...

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Mueller Investigation Completed !
by AD on 22 Mar 2019  5 comments, latest 3 months ago
CNN reports that Mueller is done.

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California demographics and its socioeconomic impacts (i.e., math and science test scores, CALPERS sustainability, etc.) (i0.wp.com)
by AD on 28 Feb 2019  13 comments, latest 3 months ago
1) According to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF.org) data, approximately 60% of non-elderly Medicaid recipients in California are Hispanic.2) Latinos Struggle to Close Gap with Whites in California ACT ScoresJoy Resmovitis,...

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former Governor of Colorado, a Democrat, on the Plan to Destroy America (washingtonexaminer.com)
by AD on 6 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
https://www.washingtonexaminer I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white-bread, too self-satisfied, too rich … then let’s destroy...

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The 6 reasons for a bear market (aaii.com)
by AD on 18 May 2013  1 comment, latest 4 months ago
1. Tight Money - Fed is flooding market with cash. QE3 is ongoing with $40 billion in monthly mortgage back security purchases and treasury notes buys 2. Rising Rates -...

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mortgage rates dropping in response to decline in mortgage applications (and home purchases) (marketwatch.com)
by AD on 14 Feb 2019  Posted 4 months ago
This will help to keep the real estate market stabilized. Note the rate bottomed around 3.4% in July 2016 and peaked around 5% in November 2018. https://www.marketwatch.com/st https://fred.stlouisfed.org/se

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illegal immigration in southwest New Mexico
by AD on 6 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 4 months ago
“I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to...

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Half of Honduras, and El Salvador want to leave; USA top target (news.gallup.com)
by AD on 10 Dec 2018  Posted 6 months ago
https://news.gallup.com/poll/2 Also, new 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau's supplemental poverty measure shows roughly 7.5 million Californians — about 19 percent of the state population — live in poverty....

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housing prices (nytimes.com)
by AD on 9 Dec 2018  7 comments, latest 6 months ago
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index is 205.It last peaked at 185 back in July 2006.It was 100 on Jan 1, 2000. *** Hence according to...

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earnings per share continues downward slide
by AD on 24 Jul 2016  Posted 3 years ago
Well earnings continue to slide. I see the recently-released March 30, 2016 earnings per share for the S&P 500. See below EPS for S&P 500. So EPS continues to slide...

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4 to 5 % average annual return (newsmax.com)
by AD on 19 Jul 2016  2 comments, latest 3 years ago
Mauldin is saying expect 4 to 5% annual returns over the next 15 years. Well that is just a continuation of the last 16 years ! S&P 500 was 1550...

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stock market and financial engineering (youtube.com)
by AD on 25 Nov 2014  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Interesting... a lot of the stock market run up is due to financial engineering such as Quantitative Easing and lower interest rates which make it more affordable for companies to...

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the rent is going up ! (finance.yahoo.com)
by AD on 21 Nov 2014  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ They dont expect things to slow down either, Rent.com noted in a press release, as 63 percent of property managers predict that rental rents will continue to rise by...

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Oregon votes 66% against issuing driver licenses to illegal aliens (apnews.myway.com)
by AD on 16 Nov 2014  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would...

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Renters (and Patrick) feel trapped (finance.yahoo.com)
by AD on 20 Oct 2014  13 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Once [rent] is over 30%, thats when you start getting into the danger zone financially, says Helen Stephens, a certified financial planner in Dallas. And the problem when youre...

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stock market valuations (gurufocus.com)
by AD on 25 Sep 2014  Posted 5 years ago
According to http://www.gurufocus.com/stock the market valuation to GDP ratio suggests the market is over valued. However, the P/E ratio (http://www.multpl.com/) is not that high, as well as the Shiller P/E...

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housing inventory increased 0.5 months from Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 (housingwire.com)
by AD on 7 Mar 2014  Posted 5 years ago
Meanwhile, the supply of existing homes for sale nudged up to a 4.9-month supply in January from a 4.6-month supply last period, marginally up from a 4.4-month supply a year...

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Bernanke Finally Reveals, In One Word, Why The Financial System Crashed (zerohedge.com)
by AD on 4 Mar 2014  6 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ Now that Ben Bernanke is no longer the head of the Fed, he can finally tell the truth about what caused the financial crash. At least that's what a...

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California pensions impact on taxes and municipal bonds (washingtonpost.com)
by AD on 2 Mar 2014  39 comments, latest 5 years ago
"In San Jose and across the nation, state and local officials are increasingly confronting a vision of startling injustice: Poor and middle-class taxpayers — who often have no retirement savings...

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Why the dollar will not crash (usawatchdog.com)
by AD on 28 Feb 2014  25 comments, latest 5 years ago
In response to http://usawatchdog.com/debt-de The dollar will not crash because of the below conditions 1. USA has energy and food independence 2. USA has strong national security 3. Interest rates...

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Big Mac Index versus CPI (munknee.com)
by AD on 25 Feb 2014  8 comments, latest 5 years ago
The Big Mac Index vs. the Consumer Price Index Since 1986, the price of a Big Mac has increased 171% from $1.60 to $4.33 today. During this same time period,...

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Home flipping greatly increased from 2012 to 2013 (usatoday.com)
by AD on 1 Feb 2014  4 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.usatoday.com/story/

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corporate profit margin 11% in 2013 (foxbusiness.com)
by AD on 1 Feb 2014  2 comments, latest 5 years ago
If the historic profit margin is 7%, then that means if the profit margin decreases 11% to 7% (and an equal drop in earnings), then the P/E ratio goes up...

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30 year mortgage rate explodes (g.foolcdn.com)
by AD on 6 Jul 2013  32 comments, latest 6 years ago
#housing

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Inflation apparent (shine.yahoo.com)
by AD on 25 Jun 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-f Your daily visit to Starbucks is going to cost you (as if it didn't already). Starting Tuesday, the Seattle-based coffee company says that it will increase its prices nationally...

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80 percent of stocks are held by the wealthiest 10 percent of the population (cbsnews.com)
by AD on 1 Jun 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50 MoneyWatch) Increasing housing prices and the stock market''s posting all-time highs haven't helped the plight most Americans. The average U.S. household has recovered only 45 percent of the wealth...

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S&P 500 secular (long term) bear market (multpl.com)
by AD on 17 May 2013  Posted 6 years ago
Bob Brinker says the secular (long term) bear market started in 2000 and is still ongoing. And that the cylical (or short term) bull market started in March 2009. Now...

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New Yorker article on the Bubble and Federal Reserve (newyorker.com)
by AD on 10 May 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://www.newyorker.com/onlin Read the above article. Add The New Yorker to the list of media outlets along with Salon.com that have started to cover the Federal Reserve's effect on the stock...

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Jeremy Siegel says S&P 500 to reach 1700 in next 12 months (businessweek.com)
by AD on 7 May 2013  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.businessweek.com/vi See the above link. Jeremy Siegel of Univ of Penn says that the average valuation or p/e ratio is 18 in a post World War II environment, and that...

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Secular (or long term) bear market started in Spring 2000 (pringturner.com)
by AD on 28 Apr 2013  7 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://pringturner.com/blog/ta The above website makes a good point that we may be in year 13 of at least and 18 year bear market. It brings up the Shiller P/E ratio....

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Economy only grew 2.5% (zerohedge.com)
by AD on 26 Apr 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
Last quarter the economy grew 2.5% according to NPR's Market Place. If the population is growing about 1.25% a year, is not that type of growth somewhat positive ? Meanwhile...

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Oil Economics (eia.gov)
by AD on 18 Apr 2013  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
Since January 2009, the Vanguard Energy Fund has gone up 41% and Dow Jones-UBS Unleaded Gasoline Subindex has increased 180%. Look at the price of a barrel of oil and...

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Wrap your brains around this
by AD on 7 Apr 2013  28 comments, latest 6 years ago
S&P 500 March 2000: 1530 points October 2007: 1560 points Today: 1553 points Total real return of a typical S&P 500 index fund since March 2000 assuming 2% annual dividend...

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blue chip bubble -> internet stock bubble -> housing bubble -> start over
by AD on 1 Apr 2013  7 comments, latest 6 years ago
I read how a lot of homes are being bought up by investors in Southern California who are then turning them into rentals. Perhaps some of the cash to purchase...
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