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2016 Is Right Around the Corner


By John Feehery

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“Greg Walden Congressman” by United States Government – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Well, that was fun.

Now, on to the next election.

Republicans won a resounding victory, thanks to President Obama’s stunning incompetence. (more…)

Top Ten Moments in This Year’s Race for Senate Control


By John Feehery

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“Mitch McConnell official portrait 112th Congress” by United States Senate – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

With Republicans poised to win a pretty big victory next week, here are the top ten moments that helped them win:

10) Mitch McConnell hires Jesse Benton:  It probably wasn’t easy for the Senate Minority Leader to reach out to Rand Paul’s campaign manager (for either party), but that one move helped to consolidate the Republican base in Kentucky after a tough primary. (more…)

The TCPA Exemption


By John Feehery

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“Telephone keys”. Via Wikipedia.

I don’t ever answer my hard-line when I am at home.

Especially during election season.

I must get between 20 and 30 phone calls a day, none of which is answered. (more…)

Technical Analysis vs. The Fundamentals


By John Feehery

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“Nate Silver 2009″ by randy stewart from Seattle, WA, USA – Nate Silver – SXSWi 2009. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

When I worked at the Chicago Board of Trade (a long, long time ago), I met a guy who traded stocks, bonds and commodities, and based his investment decisions by meticulously charting daily and hourly movements of the prices fluctuations.

From his charts he believed he could predict what would happen to the stock (or commodities) in the future.

This is known as technical analysis.

Warren Buffett, the Oracle from Omaha, has a different approach. (more…)

Playing Politics With Ebola


By John Feehery

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“President Barack Obama” by Official White House Photo by Pete Souza – P120612PS-0463 (direct link). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Democrats are trying to tie Ebola to the Republicans.

This is a political season so this is not surprising. (more…)


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