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 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 4451
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He can take a ding.

But, like with the bonuses and salary increases, what is the company saying?




"""" cThe store closings will begin in February and the majority of locations identified for closure, which include Babies R Us stores, will go dark by mid-April. At some other locations, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will be combined. The bankruptcy court still must sign off on the closings.

Toys R Us wouldn't say how many jobs will be cut. It said some employees will be moved to other stores and those who cannot be will get severance. Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said Wednesday that tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us.

He acknowledged "operational missteps" during the critical holiday shopping season when shopping at its stores and online wasn't as easy as it should have been."" """
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4452
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 8:39:33 AM
Toy's R' Us closing OMG what a disaster.
Who would of thunk it what with LL doing all his emoji shopping there.

psst...Hey.... Psst... Ever hear of AMAZON?

Meanwhile...
Sinclair Broadcast announced $1,000 bonuses to 9,000 employees as a result of the President Trump Tax Reform and improving economy.
Thats good for those people but bad for liberals.
 kollata
Joined: 8/30/2017
Msg: 4453
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 9:32:42 AM
^^^^DD, you are one ignorant fuk....Toys R Us is simply another victim of Venture Capitalism, much like Sears and other once great companies. For somebody who tries to portray himself as so smart, boy are you dumb.


https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/09/toys-r-us-another-private-equity-casualty.html
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4454
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 10:49:18 AM
"KollataShytForBrains"
Oh venture capitalism... sure thats the ticket.
Competition had no effect.
Changing markets and emerging systems no effect at all.
Do you still pine away for the horse and buggy?
Must have been venture capitalism alone that put the horse and buggy out to pasture also I'm sure?
Maybe it was the fault of George Bush in the Den with the Candlestick?
Your anger prevents you from seeing all the possibilities.
Open your eyes be more tolerant, its never only one cause.

Why are you so angry?
Might have to report you to LL and he'll send some emojis to slap you upside the head.
Relax no need to curse here.
 HawkingJr
Joined: 4/16/2007
Msg: 4455
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What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 11:01:47 AM
Well, here's the first action by Trump that's had an unquestionable direct effect on the economy:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/01/24/trump-tariffs-solar-panels-washing-machines-could-raise-prices/1059542001/

>>>Prices for washing machines and solar panels are likely to rise while tens of thousands of Americans could lose jobs following President Trump’s decision to slap hefty tariffs on imports of those products in a bid to aid U.S. manufacturers, industry officials say.

“It’s likely this will result in higher prices and fewer choices for consumers,” says John Taylor, senior vice president for LG Electronics, a South Korean maker of washing machines.

And Abigail Harper, CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a trade group, says the duties “will create a crisis in a part of our economy that has been thriving, which will ultimately cost thousands of hard-working, blue-collar Americans their jobs.”<<<

Raising prices on consumer goods needed by Trump-worshipping voters. All just to thumb his nose at renewable energy, China, climate change and Obama. Even his GOP enablers don't seem too happy:

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370404-trump-action-on-tariffs-triggers-gop-alarm

"Congressional Republicans and conservative groups are expressing worry that President Trump’s decision to slap hefty tariffs on imports will hurt consumers and the broader economy and lead to retaliation by major trading partners. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has repeatedly pushed the president to keep farmers in mind while negotiating trade agreements, said the solar and washer tariffs are a bad idea. 'You always, when you put a tariff on things, invite a retaliatory measure that usually ends up with agriculture,' Roberts said."

This seems like something Trump didn't even vet with his own economic advisors. Wouldn't doubt if Stephen Miller just walked in to the Oval Office and said "Sign this" and that was the end of that.
 kollata
Joined: 8/30/2017
Msg: 4456
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 12:16:25 PM
^^^^DD... do you even know what vultures capitalists are or do? Where do you think Romney made his money... or Steven Mnuchin? Raping and pillaging once vibrant businesses like Toys R US, saddling them with huge amounts of debt....and watching them fold...unable to compete because of their huge debt loads. You really should try to learn about what is really going on out there. The downfall of the once Great Sears ...look up what Trump's Treasury Secretary had to do with it. great guys these Trump guys.
 kollata
Joined: 8/30/2017
Msg: 4457
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 1:29:55 PM
DD, to help you out...here is a short excerpt from Stockman today...keep in mind, he has all the math down pat, backs all of his opinions up with actual recorded and publicly available facts


In short, given the absolute certainty of a thundering bond market collision between fiscal and monetary policy in the years ahead, today's 26X peak S&P 500 multiple makes even less sense than it did in the year 2000. Even then, it eventually led homegamers to the slaughter; and that's to say nothing of the peak 17.7X multiple in June 2007 that soon led to another dose of the same.

In fact, today's nosebleed cap rates are nothing less than an invitation to financial self-obliteration. Unlike in September 2000 or June 2007, the evidence about the drastically diminished growth capacity of both the domestic and global economy is already recorded and beyond dispute.

In the case of the domestic economy, it is only the one-time but unsustainable rise in the profits share of GDP that has supported the punk 4.0% nominal growth rate of S&P 500 earnings since the turn of the century. By contrast, the real median income of US households at $59,039 is almost exactly where it stood way back in 1999.

Stated differently, real median household incomes have grown by just $22 per year for the entirety of this century; and that's before the next recessionary dip yo-yos it downward yet again.

Regardless of the precise timing of the next down-cycle, therefore, the conclusion recurs: There is no basis whatsoever in domestic economic performance for today's capitalization rates. No economy can grow robustly in the long run when the overwhelming share of households are dead in the water economically.



below, on Shiller's CAPE measure but adjusted for elevated margins and sharply slowing nominal GDP growth, valuation multiples are just plain off the historical charts: They currently exceed by 35% the previous all-time high of 1929, and stand at more than 3.6X the modern historic average.

In the context of a temporarily wobbly dollar, of course, the perma-bull have one last straw to grasp onto. That is, the claim that it will all be made up in the international arena, where an alleged cycle of "syncrh0nized global growth" will translate into soaring dollar profits.

We will take the unders on that one. As we have demonstrated repeatedly, the slight uptick in global trade and GDP growth during the last year and one-half is almost entirely attributable to the huge credit impulse that emanated from China as the Red Suzerains of Beijing prepared the economic table for Mr. Xi's coronation as the second coming of Mao during the 19th party Congress in October.

Our contention has been that credit growth in China has subsequently hit stall speed compared to 40% plus rates of state-driven expansion in during much of 2016-2017. And when China's $40 trillion credit machine slows, so does world trade, and, with a lag, global growth.

Not surprisingly, South Korea is considered to be the canary in the global coal mine because its efficient, high-tech economy functions as a staging yard for China's more mundane and end-stage industrial output.

In that context, last night's report on South Korea's Q4 GDP and export trade was a bell-ringer. Exports growth plunged by an amount not witnessed since 1985 and quarterly GDP printed negative for only the third time this century.


When is this market going to finally crash? Could be two years... could be tomorrow.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-23/bob-shiller-warns-worlds-priciest-stock-market-could-absolutely-turn-suddenly

I have you worried DD cause you know this market is dangling on a precipice. The thing is Trump is not responsible for this market but he still takes credit. And when it collapses, he should take the blame.
 kollata
Joined: 8/30/2017
Msg: 4458
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 1:38:33 PM
Here is another there DD:


he world financial system is as dangerously stretched today as it was at the peak of the last bubble but this time the authorities are caught in a "policy trap" with few defences left, a veteran central banker has warned.
Nine years of emergency money has had a string of perverse effects and lured emerging markets into debt dependency, without addressing the structural causes of the global disorder.

"All the market indicators right now look very similar to what we saw before the Lehman crisis, but the lesson has somehow been forgotten," said William White, the Swiss-based head of the OECD's review board and ex-chief economist for the Bank for International Settlements.
The Trump Administration's tax and spending blitz has pushed the US budget deficit toward $US1 trillion.

Professor White said disturbing evidence of credit degradation is emerging almost daily. The latest is the disclosure that distressed UK construction group Carillion quietly raised £112 million ($195 million) through German Schuldschein bonds. South African retailer Steinhoff also tapped this obscure market, borrowing €730 million ($1.11 billion).

The environment and the global economy will be mind at the 48th annual meeting of business leaders, civil society advocates, academics, artistic celebrities and others in the Swiss Alpine resort from January 23-26.
On a snowy hilltop in Switzerland, seven women - including an Australian - are shaking up a male world
Schuldschein loans were once a feature of rock-solid lending to family Mittelstand companies in Germany. The transformation of this corner of the market into a form of high-risk shadow banking shows how the lending system has been distorted by quantitative easing (QE) and negative interest rates. Professor White said there was an intoxicating optimism at the top of every unstable boom when people convince themselves that risk is fading, but that is when the worst mistakes are made. Stress indicators were equally depressed in 2007 just before the storm broke.
This time central banks are holding a particularly ferocious tiger by the tail. Global debt ratios have surged by a further 51 percentage points of GDP since the Lehman crisis, reaching a record 327 per cent (IIF data).
This is a new phenomenon in economic history and can be tracked to QE liquidity leakage from the West, which flooded East Asia, Latin America, and other emerging markets, with a huge push from China pursuing its own venture. "Central banks have been pouring more fuel on the fire," he told The Telegraph, speaking before the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"Should regulators really be congratulating themselves that the system is now safer? Nobody knows what is going to happen when they unwind QE. The markets had better be very careful because there are a lot of fracture points out there," he said.

"Pharmaceutical companies are subject to laws forcing them to test for unintended consequences before they launch a drug, but central banks launched the huge social experiment of QE with carelessly little thought about the side-effects," he said.
The US Federal Reserve is already reversing bond purchases - ignoring warnings by former Fed chair Ben Bernanke - and will ratchet up the pace to $US50 billion ($62.4 billion) a month this year. It will lead to a surge in supply of US Treasury bonds just as the Trump Administration's tax and spending blitz pushes the US budget deficit toward $US1 trillion, and China and Japan trim Treasury holdings.
It has the makings of a perfect storm. At best, the implication is that yields on 10-year Treasuries - the world's benchmark price of money - will spike enough to send tremors through credit markets.
The edifice of inflated equity and asset markets is built on the premise that interest rates will remain pinned to the floor. The latest stability report by the US Treasury's Office of Financial Research warned that a 100 basis point rate rise would slash $US1.2 trillion of value from the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index, with further losses once junk bonds, fixed-rate mortgages, and derivatives are included.
The global fall-out could be violent. Credit in dollars beyond US jurisdiction has risen fivefold in 15 years to over $US10 trillion. "This is a very big number. As soon as the world gets into trouble, a lot of people are going to have trouble servicing that dollar debt," said Professor White. Borrowers would suffer the double shock of a rising dollar, and rising rates.
While banks now have high capital buffers, the risk has migrated: to investment funds concentrated in crowded trades. The share of equities traded in "dark pools" outside the exchanges has mushroomed to 33 per cent.


One worry is what will happen to "risk parity" funds when the inflation cycle turns. RBI Capital warned in its investor letter that these funds could lead to a "liquidity crash". Deutsche Bank has advised clients to take out June 2018 "put" options on the S&P 500 - a hedge against a market slide - arguing that the rally looks stretched and that risk parity funds will amplify any correction.
These funds manage risk by matching bonds and equities through dynamic weighting. The strategy worked during the "Goldilocks" phase of low inflation and rising stock markets. Both wings of the trade did well. The danger is that both could go wrong at the same.
Whether the inflation cycle is really turning, and how fast, is the elemental question of this bull market. What is clear is that the US has closed the output gap and is hitting capacity constraints.
The great disinflation of the last three decades was essentially a global "supply shock". The opening-up of China and the fall of the Berlin Wall added 800m workers to the traded economy, depressing wages and unleashing a tsunami of cheap goods. The "Amazon effect" of digital technology capped price rises. The demographics of the baby boom era played its part by boosting the global savings glut.
But there was another feature that is often neglected. Central banks intervened "asymmetrically" with each cycle, letting booms run but stepping in with stimulus to cushion busts. The BIS says one result was to keep insolvent "zombie" companies alive and block the creative destruction that leads to rising productivity.
"Everything could now go into reverse: the baby boomers are gone; China's working age population is falling; and zombie companies are going to be forced out of business at last as borrowing costs rise," said Prof White.
While higher inflation is needed in one sense to right the global ship - since it lifts nominal GDP faster, and whittles down debt - the danger is that the shock of higher rates will hit first.
Central banks are now caught in a "debt trap". They cannot hold rates near zero as inflation pressures build, but they cannot easily raise rates either because it risks blowing up the system. "It is frankly scary," said Prof White.
The authorities may not yet have reached the end of the road but this strategy is clearly pregnant with danger. Global finance has become so sensitive to monetary policy that central banks risk triggering a downturn long before they have built up the safety buffer of 400 to 500 basis points in interest rate cuts needed to fight recessions.
"We are running out of ammunition. I am afraid that at some point this is going to be resolved with a lot of debt defaults. And what did we do with the demographic dividend? We wasted it," he said.
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4459
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 5:56:01 PM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished firmly higher on Thursday buoyed by stronger-than-expected quarterly results in a pair of industrial heavyweights, but the day's trade wasn't without its bumps. The Dow closed up 140 points, or 0.5%, to end at 26,392, marking a fresh all-time high for the blue-chip benchmark. It had slipped in to negative territory in the morning. Dow components Boeing Co. BA, +2.52% and 3M Co. MMM, +1.89% combined to contribute about 90 points to the average. Shares of Caterpillar, which saw up-and-down action throughout the session, added about 7 points. 3M and Caterpillar both reported earnings that were better than Wall Street expectations, while Boeing has been one of the best drivers of the price-weighted equity gauge. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.06% also closed with a slight gain but enough to log a record, up less than 0.1%, at 2,839. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.05% however, finished in negative territory but mostly flat on the day as technology shares have bounced around over the past two sessions. Investors reacted mostly to upbeat earnings but comments from an interview from President Donald Trump, where he endorsed a strong dollar DXY, -0.27% added to day's volatility, pushing the dollar gauge into positive territory and off a three-year low. A stronger dollar can create a headwind for multinational companies doing business abroad but a firmer greenback also has been viewed as underlining a strong U.S. economy.


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-sp-500-end-at-a-records-but-nasdaq-finishes-flat-in-choppy-trade-2018-01-25

The sky is falling... just you wait ... any day now... Stockman says so... Stockman... stockman... yoo hoo stockman... today please... stockman...Bueller?
 kollata
Joined: 8/30/2017
Msg: 4460
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 6:46:44 PM
Don't you worry yourself DD. Your great white leader is the greatest stable Genius of all time. You will never meet a smarter man then Donald Trump I will tell you that. He knows exactly what is going on and knows exactly how to make America great again.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 4461
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/25/2018 7:12:16 PM
"raising prices on consumer good needed by Trump worshippers"

>>>a flat dollar would do the same when they shop at WalMart for imported goods. So, Chump had to move fast to put on the brakes--another example of what happens when the Chump White House absolutely refuses to have a common message:

https://www.ft.com/content/944f9b8a-016f-11e8-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5

what else do you expect, when you don't hire experts to run things. Pretty soon, Double will be polishing shoes and giving out stock tips. Funny thing, stock market have to be up, in order to go down:

"On Sept. 3, 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average swelled to a record high of 381.17, reaching the end of an eight-year growth period during which its value ballooned by a factor of six. That was before the bubble began to burst in a series of “black days”: Black Thursday, October 24, when the market dropped by 11 percent, followed four days later by Black Monday, when it fell another 13 percent; and the next day, Black Tuesday, when it lost 12 percent more."

http://time.com/3207128/stock-market-high-1929/

At least Chump listened once to someone:

"President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive. The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-ordered-mueller-fired-but-backed-off-when-white-house-counsel-threatened-to-quit/ar-AAvbhvl?ocid=spartandhp&ffid=gz
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4462
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 4:35:12 AM
The plan would demand $20 billion in funds for construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border and significant cuts in family-based migration, making it so only the spouses and younger children of immigrants can enter the country with their 'sponsor.' The administration is also calling for an extra $5 billion in border security measures and an end to the Visa Lottery system.

In exchange, the White House said President Trump would sign an immigration bill that includes a 10-12 year path to citizenship for 1.8 million 'Dreamers' "with requirements for work, education and good moral character," according to the White House framework.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-unveils-bottom-line-immigration-proposal/story?id=52614535i

BREAKING NEWS?

Senator Chuck Schumer has been found!
After hours of searching, Capitol Police have located Senator Schumer under his desk, in his senate office, curled up in a ball sobbing uncontrollably and chanting "he did it to me again... he did it to me again". Mr Schumer is now relaxing at a spa in upstate New York.

No answer as of yet to who "he" is?

This is going to be fun!
 Tootiefrutie1
Joined: 12/8/2015
Msg: 4463
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 5:08:39 AM
President Trump is demanding $20 billion from Mexico for the wall. I had not heard that.
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4464
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 2:03:47 PM
Disney (DIS) announced that it will give 125,000 employees a $1,000 cash bonus, thanks to the new tax law. Plus, Disney plans to invest $50 million in a new program that will help cover tuition costs for hourly employees.
Related: Some of the companies giving out raises and bonuses because of tax reform
The Disney bonus will be given to full- and part-time, non-executive employees who have worked for the company since at least January 1 of this year.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/23/news/companies/verizon-disney-bonuses/index.html

This tax reform thingy is catching on!
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 4465
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 2:46:13 PM
WDD ^^^^disney Revenues about 55.5 Billion in 2017. 125 MILLION / 55.5 Billion = .002% of its Revenue is being allocated to Bonuses for a one time shot.... And Disney is historically pays very cheap wages to its rank and file employees. Whoopdidoo.... wonder how much they are saving in Taxes... I wager it is a little more than 125 million.

Meanwhile:
In December, the company agreed to buy the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. The agreement, which is expected to close in 12 to 18 months, includes the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with the media conglomerate’s cable and international TV businesses.


Exactly where you would expect most tax money to go...for buyouts, share buybacks, etc. The 125 Million...window dressing.

Keep trying WDD
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 4466
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 3:08:46 PM
Make that .02%. Still holds.
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 4467
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 3:41:06 PM
Trump...making America Great Again:


Still, while the Donald has managed to do essentially nothing during his first year except emit a fulsome stream of pugnacious tweets, what he has done mostly has made the big problems worse.

We are referring to his $80 billion DOD boondoggle; his $1.5 trillion red-ink funded tax cut; $800 billion of net borrowing since inauguration day; utter silence and inaction on the $2.5 trillion entitlement monster; the seconding of foreign policy to a passel of discredited generals and recycled neocon interventionists; and most especially his relentless attacks on the very immigrant workers that America will desperately need as the 80-million strong Baby Boom ages-out into Welfare State dependency.

But above all else, the Donald has whiffed entirely on what is really killing the American economy. That is, the nation's out-of-control central bank.
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 4468
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 3:43:15 PM

Of course, we did not really expect the Donald to take on the money printers--notwithstanding his campaign rhetoric about "one big, fat, ugly bubble". After all, Trump has always claimed to be a "low interest man" and he did spend 40 years getting the worst financial education possible.

To wit, he rode the Fed's easy money fueled real estate bubble to a multi-billion net worth, or so he claims, and pronounced himself a business genius----mostly by virtue of piling cheap debt upon his properties and reaping the windfall gains.

Stated differently, the Donald came to office wholly unacquainted with any notion of sound money and free market financial discipline. And now he has spent a year proving he is completely clueless as to why Flyover America has been shafted economically.
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 4469
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 3:48:42 PM

Needless to say, our delusional President is staring straight into the jaws of an epic bubble. Upon its imminent collapse, the nation's deeply impaired economic fundamentals will be starkly exposed----especially the monumental $67 trillion of public and private debts, which will be monkey-hammered by the unavoidable normalization of interest rates in the years ahead.

Soaring yields, in fact, will make a lie of virtually everything the Donald bragged about in his speech and will presently turn Wall Street's party hats into veritable crowns of thorns.

The current $14 trillion of household debt will be hammered with soaring service costs, driving real living standards lower; the $13 trillion of outstanding business debt---most of which has financed unproductive financial engineering deals---will slam profits and cash flow; and Uncle Sam debt service costs will quickly escalate from today sub-economic $300 billion per year to more than $1 trillion annually within a few years.


Did anybody notice the GDP fell significantly for quarter 4?



Meanwhile, even as the Donald spoke, the CNBC crawler below the screen reported a disappointing GDP headline number of 2.6% for Q4, but that wasn't the half of it. Annualized, seasonally-maladjusted, 90-day rates of change, of course, are only one step removed from pure noise.

But right below the report's headline number was the truth that made a mockery of the Donald's boasting about accelerating growth. During his first year in office, as measured by Q4 GDP on a year over year basis, the US economy grew by just 2.5%.

But as the chart makes clear, that's hardly something to write home about. Self-evidently, the 2017 US economy was more inherited than driven by Trump policies----none of which have been enacted except for the tax bill signed on virtually the last day of the year (the minor impact of cancelling a raft of prospective regulations has been vastly exaggerated by the White House)

In fact, however, just a few years back the Y/Y growth rates were higher at 2.7%, 3.2%, 2.7%, 3.8% and 3.3% for Q2 2104 through Q2 2015, respectively. As is also clear from the chart, short-term growth rates have undulated with the ebb and flow of global trade mini-cycles and the yo-yoing of credit impulses emanating from the Red Ponzi which lies beneath them.




Indeed, the real point is that after 103 months of expansion, the US economy has never attained true "escape velocity". Indeed, as the fiscal and monetary headwinds gather force all around and threaten to extinguish what remains of the current recovery cycle, the real GDP level reported this morning is distinguished by the opposite of what the Donald claimed.

To wit, exactly ten years after the pre-crisis peak, real GDP stands at $17.3 trillion (constant 2009 $), thereby representing a punk 1.4% annualized growth rate since Q4 2007. And that is the lowest 10-year peak-to-peak growth rate ever recorded---including during the 1930s.


So why is the market up over 200 points today? The answer is momentum and manipulation. Right now, the last retail holdouts are being drawn in while the smart money is getting out....before they lower the boom.

George Carlin was right...they are coming for us. Stay tuned.

 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 4470
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 4:31:20 PM

The plan would demand $20 billion in funds for construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border...


What the Trumptards don't realize is that it would probably take a few years before the first shovelful of dirt is dug up because of various issues that would have to be dealt with first:
What to do about privately owned land/ranches that are along the border-with some that are on both sides of the border
What about Indian reservations that run on both sides of the border that don't recognize the white man's borders, meaning they can cross on either side of the border freely without barriers.
Endangering wild life native to the area-although Trump will immediately toss out any laws that would protect the wildlife in that area to solve that problem.
What would most likely be the biggest hurdle is: Who is going to do the work on the Mexican side of the wall? Mexicans are not going to want American workers, equipment and building materials on Mexican soil. It's impossible to build a huge wall or any structure from one side only. Add in the fact that Trump burned his bridges with the Mexican president ans all Mexicans with his childish name calling and demanding they pay for it. Which is why Mexicans, like most other people he's insulted, consider Trump a totally crazy and stupid a-hole and want nothing to do with him. How is that going to help getting cooperation-which they would absolutely need from the Mexicans- to build a wall? There is no wall without Mexican cooperation. It could take years of ass-kissing to get Mexicans to trust American leaders again, and undo all of Trump's mistakes and damage he's done.

Trump is always bragging about being the greatest at everything (like the early Muhammad Ali days). The one thing Trump is greatest at is ruining a country.
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4471
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 6:04:49 PM
"Verizon (VZ) said in an internal memo Tuesday that it's giving 50 shares of restricted stock to full-time employees who aren't executives. The amount will be calculated based on Verizon's stock value on February 1.
The company explained that the grant will vest over two years and appreciate with dividend payments. Non-U.S. employees will receive a cash equivalent.
On Tuesday, Verizon shares closed over $53. At that price, eligible workers who choose the cash equivalent would get more than $2,650 each.
Altogether, Verizon will give about 153,000 of its 155,500 employees the bonus.
"The Verizon Special Award confirms that we're all owners of the business and gives us a chance to create value for ourselves, our customers and our shareholders," the company said in its note to employees.
Verizon teased the news when it reported its fourth quarter earning results Tuesday. The company said it was able to award the bonuses because of the tax bill.
Related: Walmart is raising its minimum wage and handing out tax cut bonuses
"Our employees drive the innovation and success of our business so it's vital that we all share in the success of not only tax reform, but the overall performance of Verizon," CEO Lowell McAdam said on the earnings call.
The tax bill will also allow the company to increase donations to the philanthropic Verizon Foundation, which focuses on funding STEM educational initiatives, by $200 to $300 million over the next two years, McAdam said. He added that the funds will be used to help improving customers' lives with tech."

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/23/news/companies/verizon-disney-bonuses/index.html
 Yule_liquor
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 4472
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 6:05:38 PM
^


What would most likely be the biggest hurdle is: Who is going to do the work on the Mexican side of the wall?


There would be no wall on the "mexican side".
The wall would go up within the confines of the US.......and set back a certain number of yards from the legal border
 Doubleknotspy7
Joined: 8/10/2016
Msg: 4473
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/26/2018 6:09:04 PM
"Verizon (VZ) said in an internal memo Tuesday that it's giving 50 shares of restricted stock to full-time employees who aren't executives. The amount will be calculated based on Verizon's stock value on February 1.
The company explained that the grant will vest over two years and appreciate with dividend payments. Non-U.S. employees will receive a cash equivalent.
On Tuesday, Verizon shares closed over $53. At that price, eligible workers who choose the cash equivalent would get more than $2,650 each.
Altogether, Verizon will give about 153,000 of its 155,500 employees the bonus.
"The Verizon Special Award confirms that we're all owners of the business and gives us a chance to create value for ourselves, our customers and our shareholders," the company said in its note to employees.
Verizon teased the news when it reported its fourth quarter earning results Tuesday. The company said it was able to award the bonuses because of the tax bill.
Related: Walmart is raising its minimum wage and handing out tax cut bonuses
"Our employees drive the innovation and success of our business so it's vital that we all share in the success of not only tax reform, but the overall performance of Verizon," CEO Lowell McAdam said on the earnings call.
The tax bill will also allow the company to increase donations to the philanthropic Verizon Foundation, which focuses on funding STEM educational initiatives, by $200 to $300 million over the next two years, McAdam said. He added that the funds will be used to help improving customers' lives with tech."

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/23/news/companies/verizon-disney-bonuses/index.html
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 4474
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/27/2018 6:43:44 AM
"Analysts have wondered whether Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, will buy a media company as its rival AT&T Inc (T.N) tries to close on an $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N). The U.S. Department of Justice sued to block that deal late last year. "
"When asked on CNBC about chipmaker Broadcom Ltd’s (AVGO.O) takeover attempt of rival Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), one of Verizon’s partners on 5G, or fifth-generation technology, McAdam said “the most important thing is to keep the innovation engine and research and development organization intact” at Qualcomm. Analysts have said Broadcom would cut a big portion of Qualcomm’s R&D budget if it was successful in acquiring the company. "

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-verizon-results/verizon-quarterly-revenue-subscribers-beat-estimates-idUSKBN1FC1J5

>>>can't imagine why Verizon would want to kiss up. Not like they may want to cash in on it, somewhere down the road.
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 4475
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 1/27/2018 9:56:55 AM
The leftsplaining is getting more and more far-fetched.

When the leftist investor they listen to tells everyone to sell, you guys will get the crash you want.

Until then,

ride the wave!
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