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    Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    "Investors' nerves are wearing thin as gridlock continues in the fiscal cliff negotiations"

    I wouldn't expect much to change if a deal is made. Its already built into the current positions. If it isn't made, who knows how bad it could be, especially now with the president adding a new deadly issue with a January deadline.

    January could be a very ugly month for the stock market.





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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Is it not amazing that neither the demorats nor the republicants are proposing any real (i.e. immediate) spending cuts, yet both are anxious to decrease taxation, allow unemployment extensions, raise the debt "ceiing" and simply borrow and spend more. The DC congress critters are all worked up to avoid actually doing their jobs, lest "the cliff" law, that they passed, and Obama signed, force them to do what they already agreed to do - really cut spending and raise taxes. No they can't!
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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    I'm worried that going over the cliff is already priced in.

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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Didn't we do this about a year and a half ago?
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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Didn't we do this about a year and a half ago?
    Yes, and unless some long-term deal isn't done we will be seeing this EVERY year from this point on.

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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, and unless some long-term deal isn't done we will be seeing this EVERY year from this point on.


    Fantastic. What a waste of government.
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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Fantastic. What a waste of government.
    Well congress approval rate isn't in the single digits for nothing. The problem is the majority of people don't think "their" incumbant in congress (or the presidency) is the problem, so the same idiots keep getting voted back.

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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    "Going over the cliff" will give Obama what he truly wants, but won't say. He wants taxes to go up on EVERYBODY and see cuts to military spending, so he can then propose a "tax cut for the middle class." (How is it a cut when it's been at these rates for a decade?) Republicans can't vote against that tax cut.

    Voila. Tax increase on the wealthy with NO entitlement cuts.

    Of course, that's like throwing a bucket of water in the ocean, so we continue our spiral. Then he goes after pensions and IRAs, then he raises taxes to European levels, and then......no more America left as we once knew it.

    George Soros Saul Alinsky are pulling the strings. Obama is the puppet out front.

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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonawanda View Post
    "Investors' nerves are wearing thin as gridlock continues in the fiscal cliff negotiations"

    I wouldn't expect much to change if a deal is made. Its already built into the current positions. If it isn't made, who knows how bad it could be, especially now with the president adding a new deadly issue with a January deadline.

    January could be a very ugly month for the stock market.





    Premarkets: Investors on edge over the fiscal cliff - Dec. 20, 2012
    So you don't think that investor outlook will change given a change in the economic environment, even though those positions to which you refer are based on this specific issue?

    And what of people that have taken the position of a deal being made?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Fantastic. What a waste of government.
    This isn't really true. The only reason it has been an issue is because we are in a precarious economic situation and austerity is being pushed hard by the right. Once we get out of this situation and move back into an upswing (which we are starting to but haven't gained momentum yet) this issue will be less important.
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    Re: Stocks: Investors on edge over the cliff

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This isn't really true. The only reason it has been an issue is because we are in a precarious economic situation and austerity is being pushed hard by the right. Once we get out of this situation and move back into an upswing (which we are starting to but haven't gained momentum yet) this issue will be less important.
    Shouldn't they be moving forward? Not reliving the issues over and over? That would be equivalent of the supreme court rehearing cases it already ruled on.

    Their past actions were only a stop gap. They need to make real solutions and deal with the problem at hand.

    And of course, blame the right, it has nothing to do with the left.
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