A TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES …
The comparison of the Donald Trump and Barack Obama economies can best be describes like a Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” Guess which one was which? Just look at the color codes numbers below that compare November of 2016 under Obama and November of 2017 under President Donald Trump. Even partisan Democrats can compare these numbers. Ever wonder why the liberal, bias media does not want to tout Trump’s accomplishments and continuously report on a Russian collusion story that does not exist? Because Americans are back to work, including Blacks and Hispanics. Under Obama in Nov. 2016. Black unemployment was at 8.1% and for Hispanics 5.7%. However, under Trump in Nov. 2017, Black unemployment is down to 7.3% and Hispanics at 4.1%. In Nov. 2017, manufacturing unemployment rate fell to a record low under Trump. The manufacturing sector added 31,000 jobs, while its unemployment rate fell to a record-low 2.6%. Under Obama, he claimed the manufacturing jobs were gone for good and many were lost on his watch.
For Barack Obama, he was the Food Stamp president. Donald Trump is the economic recovery president. Add the Stock market president too. The DOW is currently at 24,329.16. Remember when the foolish LEFT said on election night that the Stock market was going to crash because of a Trump election? How did that work out?
NOV 2017 (DONALD TRUMP)
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care.
Household Survey Data
The unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent in November, and the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.5 percentage point and 799,000, respectively. (See table A-1.)
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for teenagers increased to 15.9 percent in November. The jobless rates for adult men (3.7 percent), adult women (3.7 percent), Whites (3.6 percent), Blacks (7.3 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (4.7 percent) showed little change.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 1.6 million in November and accounted for 23.8 percent of the unemployed. Over the year, the number of long-term unemployed was down by 275,000. (See table A-12.)
NOV 2016 (Barrack Obama)
The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.
Household Survey Data
In November, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point to 4.6 percent, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 387,000 to 7.4 million. Both measures had shown little movement, on net, from August 2015 through October 2016.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men declined to 4.3 percent in November. The rates for adult women (4.2 percent), teenagers (15.2 percent), Whites (4.2 percent), Blacks (8.1 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (5.7 percent) showed little or no change over the month.
The number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs edged down by 194,000 to 3.6 million in November. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 1.9 million and accounted for 24.8 percent of the unemployed. Over the past 12 months,the number of long-term unemployed was down by 198,000.
IS THE MSM TELLING AMERICANS THE GOOD NEWS THAT THEIR 401K’S ARE THRU THE ROOF?
Don’t look now but under the Trump presidency, the DOW is about to hit a record high of 22,000. As of Friday’s closing, the Dow Jones Industrial Averaged wrapped up at an all-time closing high , ending the week up 1.2% higher. The Dow finds itself just 170 points away from hitting another psychological milestone: 22,000. Does anyone think this type of market reaction would have occurred under Hillary Clinton? Not a chance. Currently, it is at 21,891.12. Now if only this pathetic GOP establishment Congress and obstructionists Democrats would follow Trump’s lead and provide real tax reform, the economy and markets with burn red hot. Take a look at your 401K and rejoice!
U.S. stock futures were setting up for a strong start to August. The Dow on Monday logged its 30th record high close of 2017, finishing about 108 points away from 22,000. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were riding three session losing streaks. (CNBC)
July on Wall Street was the best month since February. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq gained nearly 2 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively. The Dow advanced about 2.5 percent for the month. August has not been very bullish this decade. (CNBC)
A largest driver of the Dow in recent weeks has been Boeing (BA). Shares of the U.S. aircraft maker gained nearly 22.8 percent in July, the best month since October 1982. Boeing has added more than 300 points to the Dow in the past month. (CNBC)
FBI and SEC Probe into Insider Trading Investigation of Carl Icahn, Billy Walters & PGA’s Phil Mickelson
Investor, Bettor, and Golfer Investigated for Insider Trading, Oh My!!!
The NY Times is reporting that federal authorities are investigating a series of well-timed trades made by PGA golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters, focusing on trading in two different stocks from 2011 and 2012. The Feds are looking into whether Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by billionaire investor Carl Icahn about his investments in public corporations. The stock trades in question are with Clorox in 2011 and Dean Foods in 2012. As reported at the Business Insider Mickelson stated, “I have done absolutely nothing wrong. I have cooperated with the government in this investigation and will continue to do so.”
Federal authorities are examining a series of well-timed trades made by the golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters, people briefed on the investigation said, focusing on trading in two different stocks. The authorities are also questioning what role, if any, the investor Carl C. Icahn may have had in sharing information about one of the stocks: the consumer products company Clorox.
Mr. Mickelson, a three-time winner of the Masters golf tournament and one of the country’s highest-earning athletes, placed his Clorox trade in 2011, the people briefed on the investigation said. Mr. Walters, an owner of golf courses who is often considered the most successful sports bettor in the country, made a similar trade about that time, the people added.
Mr. Icahn, a 78-year-old billionaire and one of the best-known investors in the world, was mounting a takeover bid for Clorox around the time that Mr. Mickelson and Mr. Walters placed their trades.
The F.B.I. and Securities and Exchange Commission, which are leading the inquiry along with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, are examining whether Mr. Icahn leaked details of his Clorox bid to Mr. Walters, the people briefed on the investigation said. One theory, the people said, is that Mr. Walters might have passed that information to Mr. Mickelson.
How’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for ya America?
Obamanomics has been an unmitigated disaster. The economy is a disaster and any reports that it is getting better is hogwash. A record number of Americans are on food stamps, the actual unemployment rate is much higher than the presently reported 7.6%.And then we have the real indicator that tells us how Americans are really doing. According to a CNN poll via Town Hall, 76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. For all the promises that Obama has made that he would make the economy better and in turn the lives of Americans. The joke is on you America. Obama may be an empty suit, but he has left 76% of Americans with empty pockets.
Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings, according to a survey released by Bankrate.com Monday.
Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000 adults. Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed have less than a three-month cushion and 27% had no savings at all.
To make matters worse, in the past three days, Americans has lost countless money in their 401k’s with the DOW tanking after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments last week that they are going to taper back the flow of money and artificially supporting the markets. Bernanke said the economy is getting better. REALLY? 76% of Americans would disagree with you sir.
HOW IN THE HELL WAS BARACK OBAMA, THIS EPIC FAILURE REELECTED!!!
If you can no longer blame George W. Bush … blame Sandy. WHAT A JOKE, AMERICA, ARE YOU LAUGHING BECAUSE OBAMA IS.
The first weekly first time filing for unemployment report has been issued following the 2012 Presidential election and surprise, surprise, surprise … weekly jobless claims are up 78,000 to 439,000. Of course this is all due to Hurricane Sandy and nothing to do with Barack Obama winning reelection. A president whose only remedy to fix the economy is taxing the rich. P.T Barnum was correct, there is a sucker born every minute and unfortunately they voted in the 2012 Presidential election. 375,000 claims was expected and that was with experts considering Hurricane Sandy. So where did all these unexpected unemployment claims come from? Of course the fact that this is the first report since the Presidential election has nothing to do with such an increase in claims. Because the Obama administration would never hold back information from the American people, ah BENGHAZI.
Obama is laughing at you America … they bought it, BAH, HA, HA, HA
The Labor Department said applications increased by 78,000 because a large number of applications were filed in states damaged by the storm. People can claim unemployment benefits if their workplaces close and they don’t get paid.
The storm may distort claims for another two weeks, the department has said.
The four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, increased to 383,750.
Before the storm, applications fluctuated between 360,000 and 390,000 this year. At the same time, employers added an average of nearly 157,000 jobs a month. That’s barely enough to lower the unemployment rate, which was 7.9 percent in October.
Meanwhile, rising food costs and higher rents offset a drop in gas prices last month, leaving consumer prices only slightly higher in October compared with the previous month.
Was Hurricane Sandy part of the reason why there was a huge increase in jobless claims, yes. Was it all of the reason, not on your life. All of the experts were way off and that was considering the effects of Sandy. It is just a coincidence that this spike occurred after the election. Maybe the Obama defenders would like to explain how Sandy is then also responsible for the Stock market losing over 700 points since his reelection and 4%. Hmm? I guess you can fool most of the people all of the time.