Financial/Professional services firms Aon (ticker: AON) and Willis Towers Watson (ticker: WLTW) mutually agreed to end their proposed $30 billion combination. It will be interesting to see if the new Biden Administration takes a tougher stance not only on Technology combinations, but as it relates to sizeable proposed M&A transactions across industries. The insurance industry … Continue reading Insurance Giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson Scrap Their Merger
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Instagram is on to APIs. Biden's budget implies stagflation. EV poster child Elon Musk will benefit from Biden's spending plan beginning in 2023. Ransomware attacks continue to expose the fragility of our legacy technology systems. Last month we wrote about API strategy. Instagram (tkr: FB), recently opened its platform via APIs to enable Instagram messages … Continue reading Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks
Make no mistake, Biden's $2.3 Trillion "infrastructure" spending program and $1.8 Trillion "American Families" spending program will pass Congress. That's bad news for Americans and small business and good news for Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT). **Purchase our Amazon Kindle book "Stagflation Is Imminent": HERE First: we would not be having this conversation if the Federal … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities
The Fed likely won't taper asset purchases this calendar year. It should, but it won't. **Purchase our Amazon Kindle book Stagflation Is Imminent: HERE We previously mentioned mid-term elections as one reason why the Fed won't take away the punch bowl. Second, the Labor Participation rate - a key economic indicator for the Fed - … Continue reading The Fed Will Not Taper In 2021. Inflation Is Not Transitory.
The good news (drooling sarcasm) just keeps coming out of the Biden Administration. The Administration wishes to increase the long-term capital gains tax from approximately 29% under current law to approximately 48%. TaxFoundation.org does a fine job of detailing this tax grab. Learn more by reading their article HERE. Count this looming tax increase as … Continue reading Biden’s Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Increase Will Spur Selling