What It Will Cost
As President Obama signed healthcare reform legislation on March 23, he probably would have wanted the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, sitting...
For Small Businesses, Confusion and Added Costs
Of all the debate about healthcare reform, the effect on small businesses seems to have generated the most confusion. Some small business owners appear pleased...
Taxes are, for a change, probably the easiest area to consider when assessing the implications of healthcare reform for advisors and their clients. To be...
CBO's Estimates on Healthcare Bill Came With a Warning
Agency's director hedged on estimates' long-term viability
Behind the Numbers, with David Kelly In his latest market bulletin, issued on September 8, JPMorgan Funds' chief market strategist takes a look at the investment...
More Pain, Then Pleasure (Maybe)
Hindsight may always be 20/20, but in these market and economic times, the cognoscenti seem to agree that even perfect vision and an understanding of...
By James J. Green and Melanie Waddell Lo, how the mighty have fallen, and who knows where it will end? This year is turning out to...
Behind the Numbers, with David Kelly
"We've seem to have hit somewhat of a turning point on the dollar, so we want to be primarily in U.S. stocks now," explains David...
OppenheimerFunds' economist Brian Levitt on (what else?) the recession threat
Full throttle market anxiety continues. Whether the problems are real, or ?? 1/2 as David Kelly mentioned last month ?? 1/2 more psychosomatic, their deleterious...
Talking ourselves to retirement ruin
I was reading the Wall Street Journal weekend edition (yes, I'm that much of a geek) when I came across the following, "The U.S. has...