Regardless of which country the rest of the world population inhabits, many are focusing on what’s happening in the Good Ol’ USA and the race to see which character ends up ruling the White House…
Or what’s come to be known as the most famous (or infamous) popularity contest on the planet.
That’s right folks, it’s election year here in America – and nobody pays more attention to whom is winning the race than investors like you and me.
Trump or Hillary?
Speculation always runs rampant during the quad-annual event that elects the new leader of the free world…
But 2016 may be the most polarizing election our country has ever had.
In the beginning, we had some of the most colorful and mesmerizing characters this play had ever cast. From Ben Carson, to Chris Christie, to Bernie Sanders, and while all but two of these shining stars have burned out – the two who are left may be two of the most interesting candidates ever.
The winner will be the most attractive candidate – and I don’t mean the candidate with the better track record or financial plan – I actually mean that the better looking person is going to win.
Since the invention of television, there’s been a disturbing trend…
And that’s the fact that often, the more physically pleasing candidate wins the election, regardless of ability or experience – this has been how American’s tend to lean – with very few exceptions
I don’t know who actually wins the beauty portion of this race – as I can’t tell which is more or less attractive.
So let’s take that factor out…
Let’s talk about what matters to people like you and me…
While many will argue the opposite – our economy isn’t the humming machine it was 10 years ago – just ask those of us that make their living from the markets.
Sure, if you know where to look, there are still places to make money, but overall – it can be hard for the mainstream investor to make a buck on their own nowadays.
So let’s take a look at our candidates view on the economy…
Take a look at what is written on hillaryclinton.com.
Hillary will invest in infrastructure, clean energy, and scientific and medical research to create jobs and strengthen our economy. And she’ll provide tax relief to working families and small businesses. That’s how we’ll move toward a full employment economy that creates jobs, pushes businesses to compete over workers, and raises incomes.
Provide tax relief for families. Hillary will cut taxes for hard-working families to increase their take-home pay as they face rising costs from child care, health care, and sending their kids to college. She is calling for extending a tax cut of up to $2,500 per student to help deal with college costs as part of her New College Compact, and for cutting taxes for businesses that share profits with their employees.
Unleash small business growth. Hillary’s father owned a small business—and she understands that small businesses are the backbone of jobs and growth in America. She’s put forward a small-business agenda to expand access to capital, provide tax relief, cut red tape, and help small businesses bring their goods to new markets.
Create a New College Compact. Hillary’s New College Compact will invest $350 billion so that students do not have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college in their state. Her plan will also significantly cut interest rates on student loans and enable an estimated 25 million Americans with student debt to refinance at today’s lower rates, saving the typical borrower $2,000 over the life of their loans.
Boost public investment in infrastructure and scientific research. One of the best ways to drive jobs and improve our nation’s competitiveness is to invest in infrastructure and scientific research. Hillary has called for a national infrastructure bank that would leverage public and private funds to invest in projects across the country. She will call for reform that closes corporate tax loopholes and drives investment here, in the U.S. And she would increase funding for scientific research at agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Lift up participation in the workforce—especially for women. For too long, issues like equal pay, paid leave, and affordable child care have been put off to the side as “women’s issues.” Hillary believes they are crucial to our competitiveness and growth—and to lifting incomes for working families.
While it seems like she’s in favor of reducing some taxes, it’s not going to be enough to get our economy running most efficiently…
But let’s look at what’s explained on donaldjtrump.com.
The Goals Of Donald J. Trump’s Tax Plan
Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals:
1. If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each.
2. All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II.
3. No business of any size, from a Fortune 500 to a mom and pop shop to a freelancer living job to job, will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes. This lower rate makes corporate inversions unnecessary by making America’s tax rate one of the best in the world.
4. No family will have to pay the death tax. You earned and saved that money for your family, not the government. You paid taxes on it when you earned it.
You may not be one for The Donald’s rhetoric or attitude – but while compared to Hillary’s plan – there’s definitely some meat there. Something that Wall Street can work with.
But Hillary has such close ties to Wall Street – that there may be something she’s holding up her sleeve that could unleash the bulls in full force!
It’s hard to tell at this point…
I, for one, am excited for the head to head debates – that’s when we’ll know who’s going to be the better candidate for our pockets.
Lucky for members of GorillaTrades – they don’t need to worry about who’s in the White House. Our risk adverse system has shown the ability to find winners no matter what’s going on in the world.
We’d like you to give us a shot – but even if you don’t…
Keep your eye on the race! It’s going to be a fun ride!
“If anyone tells you that America’s best days are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way.” – George Herbert Walker Bush