Like It or Not, the Real Earnings Recovery Will Come From Government Spending
On Monday, I argued that the stock market is bullish on the likelihood of a tax-and-spend government in January.
Many commenters reacted negatively — but against a point I wasn’t making!
In today’s video, I show you why, regardless of one’s opinions about taxes, investors should agree with Wall Street that government spending is the key to future profit opportunities.
It All Comes Down to Profits
If you want to make money in the stock market, you have to put ideology aside.
Earnings forecasts for the next year are based on an expectation that a new government will pump fiscal stimulus into the economy. Smart investors will act accordingly … even if they don’t like the source.
In this week’s video you’ll discover:
- One chart explains why higher taxes can actually boost corporate profits. (0:59-7:05)
- Why worries about inefficient government spending completely miss the point. (7:05-11:20)
- Here’s the biggest hypocrisy about public policy and the economy. (11:20-13:00)
- And more.
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Editor, The Bauman Letter
An economist by training, I grew up in the U.S. but emigrated to South Africa in the mid-1980s where I became deeply involved in the development and implementation of post-apartheid economic and urbanization policy. During the 90s and 2000s, I was a consultant to a variety of entities, including African and European governments and the United Nations.