Trump Meets With Top CEOs To Brainstorm "Jump-Starting" US Economy, Creating Jobs

Today at 10:30am, president Trump will summon some of America’s most prominent corporate executives to the White House Thursday, in a roundtable brainstorming session whose purpose is to come up with policy ideas meant to facilitate trade and taxes, boost job creation and generally jump-start the US economy.

ValueAct's Jeff Ubben Is Selling On "Overextended Valuations", Builds $3 Billion Cash Pile

Speaking at a Reuters activist conference, ValueAct's Jeffrey Ubben, said that his firm had been taking money out of the capital markets as valuations have become overextended, leaving it with $3 billion in cash.   "I really feel that the large-cap activist plays are very treacherous with high PEs (price-to-earnings) and not a lot of growth."

 

Frontrunning: February 23

  • Trump to Brainstorm on Job Policies With Corporate CEOs (BBG)
  • Border-Adjustment Tax Divides Energy Sector (WSJ)
  • French Bonds Rally After Macron Boosts Presidential Campaign (BBG)
  • Boeing Fighter Jet, Feared Dead, Gets New Life From Trump Tweets (BBG)
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August (WSJ)
  • Why Mexico Is Trump’s First Line of Defense on Immigration (BBG)

Futures Flat, Global Stocks Near Record High After Minutes Fail To Spark Dollar Rally

One day after the FOMC Minutes guided to a rate hike "fairly soon", but not soon enough in the eyes of the market, the dollar has posted minimal gains, while global stocks held near record highs on Thursday; S&P futures were fractionally in the green to start the session; crude climbed after API showed U.S. stockpiles fell. US and euro zone government bond yields fell as European political fears faded.

The FOMC Minutes Came And Went With A Thud: What's Next

The FOMC minutes came and went with a thud. You could feel the energy level evaporate from a market hoping for the Fed to signal that its actions might bear some resemblance to their speech-making. Still, there has been no shortage of analysts saying the missive reflected whatever it was they wanted to hear.

How Tennessee Could Be About To Start A Constitutional Crisis

The state of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn't been done in the United States of America since 1787, after voting 27-3 to call a "convention of the states"...the last time such a convention was called the United States tossed out the Articles of Confederation and formed a whole new government guided by the newly drafted Constitution that we still use to this day.

Eight Reasons Why The Dutch Election Matters

If 2016 was the year of the breakthrough, 2017 could see the status-quo fightback, with Europe likely to form the battleground ahead of pivotal elections. And, while next month's general election in The Netherlands may not be the biggest showdown of the year, the outcome could set the tone for 2017.

Retired Green Beret Exposes How Secretive Non-Profit Organizations Erode The United States

The end goal is to destroy the Constitution and subvert the country.  Are all NPO’s this way? No, certainly not.  But the majority are, and this is one of the things that needs to be addressed by the current administration and Congress, brought to light by We the People…to keep Soros and his ilk from taking us in the direction that other countries have been taken…and at taxpayer expense, with the 501(c)(3) as their shield.

New Study Finds That Trump's Immigration Crack Down Could Cost $5 Trillion In GDP Over 10 Years

No matter where you come down on the immigration debate, like it or not, there are millions of low-skill jobs in this country, particularly in the Southwest, that our pampered, snowflake millennials wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole and are thus filled by "undocumented" workers primarily from Mexico and other portions of South America...here's a look at the economic consequences of removing those workers.

The New Wave Of Violent Protests Is Exactly What The Elite Want - Here's Why

If one is sincerely opposed to racism, sexism, and fascism then it may be best for him to refrain from engaging in racist, sexist, and fascist means to support his cause.  The fact these radical leftist factions utilize such means indicates a more sinister and subtle objective than the purported one of “social justice.”