Trump, Cohen Tax Plan Could Bring Trillions Back Home, Markets Mixed

8.25.2017DowJonesTickerManufacturedHousingIndustryDataResearchReportsDailyBusinessNewsMHPronewsjpg-Why is there more of an up-and-down in the market’s lately?  You could sum it up in concerns over two words.  Tax reform.  Yes, ObamaCare replacement matters too.  But as the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has informed MHProNews, small business wants tax reform, big time.

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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…


S&P 500 2,443.05 +4.08 (+0.17%)

Dow 30 21,813.67 +30.27 (+0.14%)

Nasdaq 6,265.64 -5.68 (-0.09%)

Crude Oil 47.79 +0.36 (+0.76%)

Gold 1,296.40 +4.40 (+0.34%)

Silver 17.05 +0.08 (+0.48%)

EUR/USD 1.1921 +0.0121 (+1.03%)

10-Yr Bond 2.169 -0.025 (-1.14%)

Russell 2000 1,377.45 +3.58 (+0.26%)


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 Trump, Cohen Tax Plan Could Bring Trillions Back Home


Still from video on this page, credit, CNBC.

Trillions in U.S. corporate profits held abroad are more likely to finally come home, says CNBC, based on the Trump-Cohn tax plan.

Unlike the Obama era borrowing and spending, this would be private sector money that would come back and be used to invest in the U.S. economy.

That would create new jobs, further reducing the unemployment rate.  That would also further boost competition for labor, which is the superior supply/demand alternative to a minimum wage hike.

White House economic advisor Gary Cohn told the Financial Times that their tax reform plan will include a one-time low repatriation tax rate for corporate profits held overseas.

U.S. companies are holding $2.6 trillion of profits overseas, to avoid paying the 35 percent corporate tax rate on earnings created during the Obama era, according to Capital Economics.  That’s why Wall Street strategists and analysts love the idea of a tax repatriation holiday, which will bring home a surge of cash to boost share prices and capital investment.

We believe “repatriated funds could provide companies with firepower for accelerated buybacks, dividend raises, organic investment and potential M&A,” Goldman analyst Heather Bellini.

The most efficient way to do that is to impose a one-time tax on the existing foreign profits overseas which will free up the cash for companies to use for dividends, share repurchases, M&A, capital expenditures, and to pay down debt,” Strategas’ Daniel Clifton said.

The hang-up?

Forces of resistance, in both major parties.

The White House, says it is confident that it will get a deal done.


New York Post op-ed: “Trump is not backing down on trade”
“Trump dared to question the gospel of free trade and changed the national discussion. Over three-quarters of Trump voters, including lifelong Democrats, believed the pacts were hurting America, and they’ve given Trump a mandate to act.” – New York Post Editorial. 

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NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

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