2016 Presidential election

Trump’s Win & the Stock Market

2016 Presidential Election Aftermath Investors just got handed a classic lesson in not trying to anticipate “macro” events like elections: –Number of experts predicting Trump win:  < 10 (anywhere on the planet. Maybe). –Number of experts predicting markets would go UP after Trump win:  0. Of course, it’s too soon to know whether markets will...
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How to Unify the Country, Give Voters What They REALLY Want This Tuesday (Seriously)

Updating John-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” “On eve of election, deep divide.” –Headline, Star Tribune (11/6/2016) Everywhere you look, assorted pundits and talking heads are lamenting how polarized the electorate has become, and how futile any attempts to unify it are. Not me. I know a surefire way to unite the country. Ready? Here goes: Jail BOTH Hillary...
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Mark “I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail” Sanford Calls on Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns

Pots, Black Kettles, and Transparency in Government “The presidency is the most powerful political position on earth, and the idea of enabling the voter the chance to see how a candidate has handled his or her finances is a central part of making sure the right person gets the job.” –“I Support You, Donald Trump....
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NYT: “Goldman Sachs Endorses Hillary Clinton for President”

Judging Hillary By Her Friends “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” –Franklin Delano Roosevelt [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] No, you’re never going to read a headline officially announcing...
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The Yin and Yang of Presidential Politics

Effect of Internet, Social Media:  Faster Political Cycle(s) [Reader warning:  the following piece contains opinions likely to offend Republicans, Democrats, and members of various other political parties.  If you identify as one of those . . . stop reading now!  The views expressed are solely those of the author.] One theory extant in presidential politics...
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