Thursday, December 22, 2011

@AllAmerInvest Shanghai Doink, Tax Cut Doink, GE Buy, Fitch Doink

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Failure to extend tax cut will slow recovery
The economy remains on shaky legs, and the combined impact of an increase in payroll taxes, a reduction in unemployment benefits, and the coming austerity measures as we begin dealing with the long-term debt issue could put a substantial drag on the already too slow recovery.

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General Electric: A Historically Cheap Stock To Buy Today
GE was trading recently at about $17 per share. Its 52 week range is from $21.45 to $14.02. It has a market capitalization of about $180 billion, and a P/E of 13. It recently raised its dividend to $0.17 per quarter, for an annual yield of 4.0%. It was the fourth dividend increase in past two years.

Fitch Publishes Update to its Fiscal Projections for the United States
By postponing the difficult decisions on tax and spending until after the forthcoming Congressional and Presidential elections, the scale and pace of required deficit reduction will consequently be greater. Even under optimistic economic and fiscal policy assumptions, Fitch believes that at least USD3.5 trillion of additional deficit reduction measures will be required to stabilise federal debt (held by the public) at around 90% of GDP in the latter half of the current decade.

Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor