November elections

Betting on the Incumbents

Goliath vs. David No, I don’t know how the elections next month are going to turn out. But when it comes to the stock market, here’s a tip: bet on the incumbents. That’s because today’s economic environment is particularly hospitable to “incumbents” — established, large companies — and hostile to upstarts. At least, that’s what...
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Sign Clutter

Sign(s) of the Times: “Vote For” & “For Sale” Are there really that many homes for sale at the moment? Drive down any busy urban Twin Cities street these days, and it can seem like the entire block is for sale. Until you realize that the names on a lot of the signs aren’t Realtors...
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