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Post-Election Wrap Up: Economy and Investing

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    November 9, 2012

    Fox-26-PostElectionWrapUp-110812I visited with my friends Jose Guinan and Mike Iscovitz at Fox News about the effects on the economy and the markets now that the election is over.  With nothing really changed in terms of the Administration’s make up the continuation of gridlock is likely to prove a problem for both economic growth and the stock market as the lack of action of the fiscal policy front leads to weaker economic growth.

    As discussed in “The Next Four Years Won’t Be As Good As The Last” I stated that the“One thing that has been overlooked on many fronts is that Obama had control of the House and the Senate when he first entered office in 2009.  This control lead to the passing of ObamaCare, successive bailout programs for housing, automobiles, and the financial industry which flooded the economy, and financial markets, with dollars – a lot of dollars.   Those injections, combined with a massively bombed out economy from the financial crisis, led to a sharp rebound in economic growth which was almost entirely centered around inventory restocking and a resumption of exported goods and services.

    However, in 2010, Obama lost control of the House to the Republicans which has led to two subsequent years of political gridlock.  That gridlock has resulted in very little progress in providing the fiscal policies necessary to support economic growth.”

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    About The Author

    Lance Roberts – Host of Streettalk Live

    lance robertsAfter having been in the investing world for more than 25 years from private banking and investment management to private and venture capital; Lance has pretty much “been there and done that” at one point or another. His common sense approach has appealed to audiences for over a decade and continues to grow each and every week.

    Lance is also the Chief Editor of the X-Report, a weekly subscriber based-newsletter that is distributed nationwide. The newsletter covers economic, political and market topics as they relate to the management portfolios. A daily financial blog, audio and video’s also keep members informed of the day’s events and how it impacts your money.

    Lance’s investment strategies and knowledge have been featured on Fox 26, CNBC, Fox Business News and Fox News. He has been quoted by a litany of publications from the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Washington Post all the way to TheStreet.com as well as on several of the nation’s biggest financial blogs such as the Pragmatic Capitalist, Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha.