This Wealthy Country Has The Cheapest Stock Market

One of the wealthiest countries in the world– the place where there are more millionaires per capita than anywhere else on the planet– now has a dirt cheap stock market.

It’s Singapore.

And right now, the total market value of all stocks traded in Singapore amounts to about 107% of the country’s GDP.

The historical range for this number over the past few decades has as high as 418% during the bubble years in the 1990s, and as low as 92% at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

This ‘stock market to GDP’ ratio is a hugely important valuation.

Warren Buffett considers it “probably the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment.”

But it’s more than that. Because right now, the Singapore stock market barely trades above book value.

If you’re not familiar with the term, a company’s book value is akin to its ‘net worth’.

In other words, if you added up all of a company’s assets (cash, real estate, business inventory, etc.) and subtract its liabilities (debt, taxes owed, etc.), you end up with its book value.

It’s typical for companies listed on a stock exchange to trade for several times their book value.

Facebook’s stock sells for SEVEN times book value. Boeing’s is at THIRTEEN. McDonald’s is nearly SIXTEEN.

In Singapore, it’s ONE. This makes Singaporean stocks a much greater bargain than those in the West.

As an example, the iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS on the New York Stock Exchange) is an ETF that tracks the Singapore stock market.

It has book value of $10.59 but opened this morning at $10.53; so it’s actually selling for LESS than its book value.

Plus it pays a dividend amounting to 4.4%.

Now, these compelling figures apply to the entire Singapore market. But if you start cherry-picking individual companies, it’s possible to find even better deals.

There are companies in Singapore now selling for well below book value, and paying dividend yields as high as 10%.

And if stocks are too risky for you, bonds issued by the Singapore government (which has ZERO net debt) yield 2.75%.

That’s pretty spectacular compared to bankrupt western governments (especially in Europe and Japan) which have negative rates.

Compared to Western markets, Singapore is a fantastic opportunity right now… especially if you have US dollars to spend. The Singapore dollar is near a multi-year low, so this is an excellent time to get in.

Sure, both the stock market and the currency may stay cheap for a while. They might even get cheaper.

But given these low valuations, you’d be buying with a significant margin of safety and much of the downside risk already covered.

In exchange, you have an opportunity to make significant profits in a highly advanced economy.

If the company share prices increase from these lows, you’ll make money. If the currency appreciates, you’ll make even more money.

And while you wait, you’ll receive a solid dividend yield that puts regular cashflow in your pocket.

This is definitely an opportunity worth considering.

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  • Mark

    You are absolutely right!!! The Democratic party and its left wing puppets are totally clueless! They believe nothing but lies and baloney…and when someone tries to set them straight, left wingers deny reality! No surprise…The only way anyone would ever want to support left wing policies is they are totally clueless morons…Like John, Mike, Marx, Lenin. Johnny Boy Moron!! At least he is consistent…All he ever believes is left wing lies and America hating rhetoric and total communist baloney.
    I decided to correct your statement so that it made more sense and to speak the truth about the liberal lies you post every week you loser. Now the above statement is correct and accurate.

  • JohnDille

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ITS RIGHT WING PUPPETS ARE TOTALLY CLUELESS! THEY BELIEVE NOTHING BUT LIES AND BALONEY…. AND WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO SET THEM STRAIGHT, RIGHT WINGERS DENY REALITY! NO SURPRISE… THE ONLY WAY ANYONE WOULD EVER WANT TO SUPPORT RIGHT WING POLICIES IS IF THEY ARE TOTALLY CLUELESS MORONS… LIKE MARK, MARX. MARCOS MORON!!! AT LEAST HE IS CONSISTENT… ALL HE EVER BELIEVES IS RIGHT WING LIES AND AMERICA HATING RHETORIC AND TOTAL FASCIST BALONEY

  • Mark

    Hey idiot,
    You have no hard facts except the hard thing going up your you know what….There is no facts or logic in anything you present because its all propaganda from liberal blog sites that slant to their political agendas. Google anything today to fit your agenda. Dille your pathetic. All liberal progressive Marxist socialists such as yourself have done nothing except destroy the family, the foundation of our country, economies, education, the cities, kept minorities down, over tax, over spend, and creating a society of failure. Dille your a nut case that frankly has no idea about what this country stands for and maybe needs to live in Cuba or China to get a little taste of what you preach loser.

  • JohnDille

    SO… I STATE HARD FACTS AND USE LOGIC TO BACK UP MY ARGUMENTS…. AND THAT MAKES ME A TROLL??? MEANWHILE, YOU AND YOUR TOTALLY BRAIN WASHED RIGHT WING PUPPETS CAN JUST MAKE STUFF UP, OR REPEAT THE LIES AND NONSENSE THAT YOUR MASTERS TELL YOU TO REPEAT…. AND THAT MAKES YOU RIGHT… AND ALL LIBEALS WRONG????? NO WONDER YOU RIGHT WINGERS ARE SO ABYSMALLY STUPID… AND TOTALLY DANGEROUS! YOU IDIOTS LIVE IN A FANTASY WORLD WHERE LIES ARE TRUTHS AND TRUTHS ARTE LIES, AND YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO EVEN KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!! CRAWL BACK INTO YOUR RATTLE SNAKE HOLE, YOU RIGHT WING TROLL!!!

  • Mark

    Now your statements are just plain stupid and with no thought behind the nonsense you write. Go back in your hole you little pathetic troll.

  • JohnDille

    SOME TIMES… MOST OF THE TIME, ACTUALLY, I THINK YOU ARE JUST A 2ND GRADER WHO HAS TO INSULT PEOPLE TO GET ATTENTION… BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO GET ATTENTION IN ANY POSITIVE WAY. BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE ONE THING IN YOUR FAVOR… WHEN YOU GET OLD AND SENILE AND COME DOWN WITH ALZHIEMERS OR SOMETHING…. NO ONE WILL EVEN NOTICE! IS MARK/MARXMARCOS/MORON GETTING TO BE SENILE… OR WAS HE ALWAYS THAT DUMB… THEY WILL ASK! AND THOSE WHO KNOW YOU BEST WILL SAY… I DON’T KNOW…. HE NEVER WAS TOO BRIGHT!!! MAYBE ITS BECAUSE YOU ARE A RIGHT WINGER… THOSE FOLKS ARE ABYSMALLY STUPID… AND PROUD OF IT… MAYBE BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO STUPID TO EVEN KNOW THAY ARE STUPID!

  • Mark

    Hey Johnny Boy,
    That last response was lame and quite frankly retarded. Sometimes I think you are either old and senile or some young 15 year old punk. You sure act like an immature young punk but then again you may be the old f__k we all got to painfully and unfortunately know on this blog. They say as you get older your mind regresses and I would bet this is the situation. Some 70 + year old regressing mentally to a 2 year old. I bet the disease of liberalism excelled the progress of this mental brain disorder. How sad. I have the phone # for Obama care if you need it. I want to warn you that the cost has astronomically gone up so be prepared to pay more. But hey what the f**k you can afford it since you seem willing to pay more for those who don’t want to work.
    This is what my grand kids will be faced with. God help them.

  • JohnDille

    A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BORN RETARDED. A LOT MORE HAVE ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES THAT MAKE THEM MENTALLY RETARDED. THEN THERE ARE GUYS LIKE YOU, WHO ARE WILLFULLY IGNORANT AND DELIBERATELY STUPID! THAT IS SURELY NOTHING MORE THAN SOME BIZARRE FORM OF MENTAL ILLNESS! BUT… DO NOT FEEL LONELY… TENS OF MILLIONS OF RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS… IN THIS COUNRY ALONE… SHARE YOUR ILLNESS! MAYBE… SOMEDAY… DEMOCRASTS WILL RUN THIS NATION, AND WILL FIND WAYS TO TREAT YOU AND ALL YOUR RIGHT WING BUDDIES… BUT AS LONG AS REPUBLICANS ALMOST TOTALLY OWN AND CONTROL AMERICA, I GUESS THAT YOU AND YOUR FELLOW RIGHT WINGERS ARE TOTALLY OUT OF LUCK… OR WILL JUST HAVE TO MAKE DO WITH WHATEVER SERVICES THE LOCAL FREE CLINIC CAN AFFORD TO OFFER YOU! MAYBE A FEW PILLS FROM TIME TO TIME!!!

  • Mark

    I am so sorry that you only have two brain cells and are mentally challenged. Being a liberal must have really destroyed the common sense and logic in that pea brain of yours. There is no scientific proof that that global warming exists. It’s a made up lie by the liberal left to collect another tax.
    My grand kids will be living in the same world we are living in and guess what??? It will be the same world except for one thing. The liberal socialist left wingers like you will have destroyed all the economic opportunities and freedoms. They will probably have to deal with higher, unemployment, poverty, crumbled education system, high crime, loitering, and no opportunity. Yes, they will have a tough future that the liberal left created for the past 100 years. Thanks JD for passing the torch for a lower class society and less opportunity. You and you loser liberal left wing loon like Hillary and Obummer will make sure our country is a banana republic.
    Oh, Johnny Boy, by the way when did you become such an environmental expert in the field of environmental engineering. Another trait of yours you supposedly are an expert in. I bet you self educated yourself too.
    You new nick name is Phony Loony Johnny Boy.

  • JohnDille

    I AM JUST SO VERY SORRY THAT THE COLD HARD FACTS CANNOT PENETRATE INTO YOUR MENTALLY ILL RIGHT WING SKULL. OBVIOUSLY, YOU ARE BARELY 3 YEARS OLD… MAYBE BY THE TIME YOU ARE SOMEONES GRAND FATHER… POOR KID… YOU WILL HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING. BECAUSE IT IS BECOMING EVER MORE CLEAR THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS HAPPENING AT A RATE EVEN FASTER THAN WHAT THE MOST WORRY WART LIBERAL EVER THOUGHT COULD HAPPEN!!!

  • Mark

    Your data is flawed like that brain of yours. It’s already been proven that temps have had high variances in temperature for thousands of years based on glacial drilling. All speculation. It’s a propaganda tool from loony liberals like yourself to collect a carbon tax. More taxes. That’s always the losing liberal lefts answer to problems. Tax tax tax spend spend spend.
    Oh by the way did you get rid of the Mike blog??? Your one creepy liberal Marxist wack job.

  • JohnDille

    I READ A REALLY GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT SINGAPORES… SOFT REPRESSION TACTICS… ESEENTIALLY, THEY STIFLE ANY FORM OF DISSENT IN WAYS THAT ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE WAY REPUBLICANS STIFLE DISSENT HERE IN AMERICA… ONLY THE CHINESE WHO OWN AND CONTROL SINGAPORE ARE FAR MORE EFFICIENT AND RUTHLESS THAN REPUBLICANS HERE IN AMERICA ARE… AT LEAST SO FAR! THE FOLKS IN SINGAPORE GERRYMANDER CONSTANTLY, TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT ANY OPPOSITION CANDIDATE CANNOT POSSIBLY GET ELECTED.AND THEY DO IT AT THE MICRO SCALE… DOWN TO THE PRECINCT AND CITY BLOCK AND EVEN PARTS OF LARGE RESIDENTIAL CMPLEX SCALE! THEY FORCE THE MEDIA TO ONLY REPORT THE GOVERNMENTS SIDE OF THE STORY…. OPPOSE UP AND WE AND OUR CORPORATE ALLIES WILL REFUSE TO ADVERTISE IN YOUR MEDIA…. WHICH IS EXACTLY THE WAY THAT REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE MEDIA HERE IN THE USA!!! … THE GOVERNMENT IS A DE FACTO RIGHT WING FASCIST GOVERNMENT… EVEN THOUGH IT HAS A COMMUNISTIC SOUNDING NAME OF THE PAP… THE PEOPLES ACTION PARTY… WHICH IS SORT OF APPROPRIATE, GIVEN THAT COMMUNISM IS REALLY JUST CAPITALISM UNDER THE CONTROL OF FASCISTS AND DICTATORS! ACTUAL VIOLENT REPRESSION… ARRESTING PEOPLE AND TORTURING THEM AND IMPROSING THEM AND HARASSING THEM, ETC. IS USED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE POPULATION… BUT IS NOTTHE NORMAL WAY OF CONTROLLING THE PEOPLE! SINGAPORE OPERATES LIKE REPUBLICANS DO… PEER PRESSURE… RIDICULE OF LIBERALS AND OTHER OPPOSITION LEADERS…. ENDLESS STREAMS OF RIGHT WING MEDIA MANIPULATIONS AND BRAIN WASHING TECHNIQUES!!! IN SHORT, SINGAPORE IS EXACTLY WHAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD BECOME IF REPUBLICANS WERE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANTED, BUT ON A MUCH LARGER SCALE, OF COURSE. FASCINATING STUFF… I WOULD GIVE YOU THE URL TO THAT STORY BUT THA IS NOT POSSIBLE ON THIS SITE… SO GOOGLE SINGAPORE SOFT REPRESSION… OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT… AND THE STORY SHOULD COME UP. I AM PRETTY SURE IT WAS ON THE DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE WEBSITE! THAT SITE HAS LOADS OF GOOD STORIES AND DEEP INSIGHTS INTO GLOBAL… BUT ESPECIALLY ASIAN… POLITICS AND ECONOMIC STUFF!

  • JohnDille

    NOPE… HARD SCIENCE MAKES IT CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THE PLANET IS WARMING… RAPIDLY… AND THAT WE HUMANS ARE THE CAUSE… AND THUS, THE ONLY POSSIBLE CURE! ONLY WE HUMANS CAN PREVENT RUN AWAY GLOBAL WARMING… AND THE GLOBAL MASS EXTINCTIONS THAT WOULD RESULT FROM IT!!! AND ECONOMIC HISTORY MAKES IT CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT REPUBLICAN STYLE ECONOMIC POLICIES… ANY POLICIES THAT GIVE SUPPORT TO UNFETTERED, UNREGULATED, UN TAXED CAPITALISM, WILL ALWAYS… ALWAYS… ALWAYS, LEAD TO DISASTER! TO DENY THAT IS TO PROVE YOUR TOTAL IGNORANCE OF HISTORY AND OF ECONOMICS!

  • Mark

    Your stories are just fictional that have no real science. All manufactured by liberal liars like you that have other agendas. Global warming does not exist and as a result will never end the world. You know what will end the world? Poverty and disease which is the result of Marxist socialist left wing loony policies that you and your liberal lying thieves have ben trying to sell the world since Marx created the BS back in 1849. You and the liars are destroying the world and by spewing nonsense BS that has always failed. But then Liberal Marxism is a mental disease that you have clearly shown everyone on this you have. I guess you will need that expensive Obummer care to correct that mental sickness in your head.

  • JohnDille

    YEAH… WE DANG LIBERALS PREFER TO LINK TO ACTUAL DATA AND TO QUOTE RESPONSIBLE NEWS STORIES. YOU RIGHT WINGERS PREFER TO JUST MAKE STUFF UP, OR TO REPEAT THE RIGHT WING LIES AND PROPAGANDA THAT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM…. PRETTY MUCH ALL OVER THE PLACE… SINCE MOST OF THE MEDIA IN AMERICA ARE OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY GIANT, REPUBLICAN OWNED, CORPORATIONS! SO GO RIGHT AHEAD AND SPEW YOUR RGHT WING GOSSIP AND BALONEY! WE LIBERALS HAVE SORT OF GOTTEN USED TO THAT…. BUT WE ARE VERY WORRIED ABOUT THE LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF RIGHT WING OBSESSION WITH TELLING AND REPEATING LIES AND BALONEY SO ENDLESSLY! WALLOWING IN LIES AND BALONEY… LIKE RIGHT WINGERS DO FROM BIRTH… CANNOT POSSIBLY BE HEALTHY FOR THEM… OR FOR ANY OF THE REST OF US!!!

  • Mark

    Hey loser,
    There you go again copying left wing articles that are lies just like the Democrats and the Liberal left are a bunch of phonies. Global warming is one big lie and since you have no brains to figure that out is no great surprise. Shame on you for letting yourself be a dummy and manipulated by the liberal left wing lies and nonsense.

  • JohnDille

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth got so hot last month that federal scientists struggled to find words, describing temperatures as “astronomical,” ”staggering” and “strange.” They warned that the climate may have moved into a new and hotter neighborhood.

    This was not just another of the drumbeat of 10 straight broken monthly global heat records, triggered by a super El Nino and man-made global warming. February 2016 obliterated old marks by such a margin that it was the most above-normal month since meteorologists started keeping track in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    The old record was set just last December and the last three months have been the most above-normal months on record, said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden. And it’s not just NOAA. NASA, which uses different statistical techniques, as well as a University of Alabama Huntsville team and the private Remote Sensing System team, which measure using satellites, also said February 2016 had the biggest departure from normal on record.

    NOAA said Earth averaged 56.08 degrees (13.38 degrees Celsius) in February, 2.18 degrees (1.21 degrees Celsius) above average, beating the old record for February set in 2015 by nearly six-tenths of a degree (one-third of a degree Celsius). These were figures that had federal scientists grasping for superlatives.

    “The departures are what we would consider astronomical,” Blunden said. “It’s on land. It’s in the oceans. It’s in the upper atmosphere. It’s in the lower atmosphere. The Arctic had record low sea ice.”

    “Everything everywhere is a record this month, except Antarctica,” Blunden said. “It’s insane.”

    In the Arctic, where sea ice reached a record low for February, land temperatures averaged 8 degrees above normal (4.5 degrees Celsius), Blunden said. That’s after January, when Arctic land temperatures were 10.4 degrees above normal (5.8 degrees Celsius).

    Worldwide, February 2016 was warmer than about 125 of the last 136 Marches.

    HERE YOU GO MARK/MARX/MARCOS/MORON… SOME MORE LIBERAL SCIENCE FOR YOU TO DENY!!!

  • Mark

    You are a true idiot and have no brains. Lots of s**t for brains in that head of yours. You still do not get it do you? Companies and the private sector create the money and capital for any economy. Government only collects the money and is not the governments money. You have an attitude of entitlement and think you are owed something. Why do countries go bankrupt???Because they tax and spend and drain all the life out of an economy and the country goes bankrupt Dille. Look at Argentina and what Parone the socialist did to that country. It is ruined forever with high poverty, slums, a falling infrastructure, and no industry. You can not seem to comprehend this and maybe you just do not have the intelligence or wisdom to see that Marxism is a total failure to society. Your nonsense answers are quite stupid and are written like a 15 year old crying brat. Now I understand why left wing loons like you fail society. Liberalism and Marxism is a mental disease of the soul.
    God help you….

  • JohnDille

    NO, IDIOT…. TAX RATES MATTER… BUT IN ALMOST THE EXACT REVERSE OF THE WAY THAT YOU RIGHT WING BILLIONAIRE REAR END KISSERS THINK THEY DO. AND WHEN YOU DO LOOK AT CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL TAX CUTS OVER THE YEARS, YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THE LARGE MAJORITY OF ALL THE TAX SAVINGS WENT TO THE LARGEST CORPORATIONS AND TO THE RICHEST INDIVIDUALS…. OVERWHELMINGLY! WHICH SHOULD BE OBVIOUS, BECAUSE SINCE REAGAN BEGAN HIS WAR ON WORKING PEOPLE, IT IS ONLY THE WEALTHY WHO MAKE ANY MONEY, THUS THEY DO PAY MOST OF THE TAXES… JUST NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO PAY. AND THAT HAS HAD ALL KINDS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THIS NATION AND ITS WORKING PEOPLE! ALL OF WHICH YOU WOULD KNOW IF YOU DID NOT HAVE YOUR HEAD STUCK ALL THE WAY UP YOUR BILLIONAIRE MASTERS YOU KNOW WHAT!!! WHAT FANTASY WORLD DO YOU RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS LIVE IN, ANYWAY??? WHATEVER WORLD IT IS, ITS NOTHING LIKE THE REAL WORLD ACTUAL WORKING PEOPLE HAVE TO LIVE AND WORK IN!!!

  • Mark

    Oh and Clinton did not cut capital gains taxes? Under Reagan taxes were cut for everyone. When you say rich that is just a propaganda tool that liberals such as yourself use. Companies get tax deductions and when you have more money to invest in capital that creates more opportunity, jobs, products, and R&D. When you take more from companies(rich) and it is not invested in capital expenditures you shrink which results in job loss. 35% Corp tax, higher regulation, union politics, and globalization costs companies money and a loss in capital investments.

    You need to get out of your hut and see the real world. Get rid of the Mike account and read more. Why don’t you start a business and maybe you would get it instead of worshipping your false god Marxism. Then again socialist don’t make the best businessmen. But then again you never know. You might change and get it right by coming to the right.

  • JohnDille

    Engineering, computer science, medicine, high skilled labor, and the trades are all professions that grew during the 80s, 90s, and 2k. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! CORPORATE AMERICA, WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF REPUBLICANS, HAVE CREATED TENS OF MILLIONS OF HIGH AND MODERTELY HIGH TECH JOBS…. IN CHINA AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD…. AND HAVE REFUSED TO HIRE AMERICANS… EVEN HIGHLY QUALIFIED AMERICANS… WHEN SUCH JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED HERE IN THE USA!!! WHY THE FREAK DO YOU THINK THAT AMERICANS HAVE GIVEN UP EVEN TRYING TO GET THOSE KINDS OF JOBS??? ITS BECAUSE FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS, THE REPUBLICANS WHO TOTALLY CONTROL THE AMERICAN BUSINESS SYSTEM WILL ONLY HIRE ILLEGALS AND ASIANS WITH SPECIAL VISAS…. BECAUSE THEY ARE EASIER TO CHEAT AND BULLY AND EXTORT THAN AMERICANS ARE…. AND THE WOMEN ARE BETTER LOOKING, TOO, I GUESS!!! MY BROTHER RAN HEAD LONG INTO THAT WHILE WORKING AT 3 MAJOR HIGH TECH CORPORATIONS… AND HE FINALLY SAID TO HADES WITH IT, AND HE GOT A JOB AS A SALESMAN! TOO BAD… HE WAS AN EXCELLENT TECHNICIAN!!! HE COULD INSTALL, MAINTAIN, AND FIX EVEN THE MOST HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT EVER MADE! BUT THEY KEPT REPLACING HIM WITH ASIANS WHO DID NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SCREW DRIVER AND A MONKEY WRENCH!!!

  • JohnDille

    GEE… AND HERE I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WOULD ONLY HIRE ILLEGALS AND PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL VISAS, BECAUSE REPUBLICANS MADE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY SELLING OFF VERY HEART OF THE US ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND INDUSTRIAL MUSCLE, AND BECAUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE REFUSED TO INVEST IN EVEN BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE, TO THE EXTENT NEEDED!!! SILLY ME, RELYING ON HARD FACTS INSTEAD OF RIGHT WING PROPAGANDA! I GUESS I SHOULD LISTEN TO FOX NEWS 24/7/365. AND BECOME JUST AS STUPID AND AS BRAIN WASHED AS YOU ARE!!!

  • JohnDille

    OK…. EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THE REPUBLICAN OBSESSION WITH CUTTING TAXES FOR THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAS DEVASTATED THE US ECONOMY, AND HAS LED TO MASSIVE BUDGET DEFICITS AND DEBT! THERE ARE SEVERAL FUNDAMENTAL REASONS WHY THAT IS SO… AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT EVEN BASIC ECONOMICS, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT SIMPLE QUESTION! ALSO TELL ME… WHAT IS THE OVER-ALL EFFECTIVE FEDERAL CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE VERSUS TOTAL CORPORATE REVENUES?

  • Mark

    Very simple. The car industry was one of the first to lose jobs overseas which started back in 70s. It accelerated under Carter. Other industries fell in suit. In other words it did not matter who was president. High taxes, union thugs, and over regulation drove jobs overseas. Although unions were important in the beginning they wore their welcome. You see Dille, technology replaced people and many did not adjust to getting educated in the new jobs that were created by new technology. Engineering, computer science, medicine, high skilled labor, and the trades are all professions that grew during the 80s, 90s, and 2k. Jobs that qualify for like standing and counting widgets on a conveyor belt for $30 an hour are no more. First, those jobs like gov’t jobs are over paid for what they do.

    Dille, you need to take your finger out of your butt hole and apply yourself more. Oh, get rid of the Mike account. Your mentally out their in la la land.

  • Mark

    Again, your comments are immature, unintelligent, and full of nonsense. Your pathetic comment on educating yourself on economics and finance is a typical comment for someone that never understood those topics to begin with. You are a mad socialist that tries to apply Marxism to our way of life and you do not fit. Maybe instead of ranting and raving in the mud hut you should get rid of the Mike account and learn to be an American instead of a loser Marxist.

    How sad

  • JohnDille

    SO HOW COME MOST OF THE JOBS THAT WE HAVE LOST DISAPPEARED WHILE RONALD REAGAN WAS PRESIDENT, AND WHEN RICH GUYS ON WALL STREET WERE MAKING TRILLIONS SELLING OFF WHOLE MAJOR INDUSTRIES TO THE CHINESE… DURING MOST OF THE 1980’S???? AND THEN GEORGE BUSH JUNIOR CAM ALONG, AND DOUBLED DOWN ON REAGANS INCREDIBLY STUPID AND HARMFUL POLICIES… AND NOW… ONLY A TRUE POLITICAL REVILUTION CAN EVER RESTORE THIS NATION TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE REPUBLICANS STARTED TAKING OVER THE COUNTRY WAY BACK IN THE EARLY 1970’S!!!

  • JohnDille

    I HAVE FORGOTTEN FAR FAR MORE ABOUT FINANCE AND ECONOMICS THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW! IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN STUDYING… NON-PROFESSIONALLY… FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS! THAT IS WHY I AM A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST… THE STUDY OF REAL WORLD ECONOMICS HAS MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR TO ME THAT ALLOWING A RELATIVE HANDFUL OF RICH PEOPLE TO CONTROL THE NATION’S AND THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES, IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. THAT IS WHY THINGS HAVE GOTTEN SO BAD FOR SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY…. REPUBLICAN ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE STUPID AND CHILDISH AND DANGEROUS!!!

  • Mark

    Hey Dille/Mike,
    Thanks to liberal left wing policies we lost most of those jobs. Just some advice. Either blog on as Fille the loser or Mike. Quit pretending your both.

  • Mark

    Hey moron,
    Maybe if you were not such a left wing loser and took a finance course you would not respond with such nonsense comments. Maybe you should take your finger out your a*s and actually try to learn something about real finance and economics instead of making up things that have no relevance. Obviously you do not understand how things work so maybe instead of sitting in your mud hut in the hills of Idaho you should take a course in finance at Boise State U. They have college courses for retired old Fks like you that are mentally challenged and think socualism is the answer. How do you live with 2 brain cells and a lot of hot air.

    Your pathetic

  • JohnDille

    YEAH… THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TELL THE TRUTH! IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT THAT RIGHT WINGERS ARE ARROGANT GREEDY SELFISH AMERICA HATING TRICKS! IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT EVEN BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT CAN NOT HIDE THAT SCARY REALITY!

  • Aaron Ruter

    Well, that didn’t last long, John. You failed our agreement

  • JohnDille

    SINGAPORE… A LOT LIKE HONG KONG BUT EVEN MORE SO… ARE ESSENTIALLY RIGHT WING BASTIONS OF UNFETTERED CAPITALISM. WHAT THE BILLIONAIRES WANT… THEY GET… NO MATTER HOW BADLY MOST PEOPLE GET HURT BY THAT. ADD IN CORRUPTION AND TOTAL CONTROL BY CHINESE WHO LIKE TO COOK THE BOOKS, AND YEAH… SINGAPORE IS A RISKY BET…LIKE HONG KONG IS! IT IS MORE THAN 20 YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN TO HONG KONG… BUT THE THING THAT STOOD OUT ABOUT THE PLACE IS… STUFF IS HAPPENING AT A BREAK NECK PACE… AND THOSE THAT HAVE THE MONEY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING MAKE OUT LIKE BANDITS. EVERYONE ELSE ARE ESSENTIALLY LOW WAGE SLAVES… AND AT NIGHT, YOU CAN FIND HOMELESS PEOPLE… MANY MANY THOUSANDS OF THEM, SLEEPING ANYWHERE THEY CAN FIND SOME SHELTER. HONG KONG IS JUST LIKE THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE, IF REPUBLICANS TOTALLY CONTROLLED THINGS. AS FOR SINGAPORE, IT IS MUCH MORE TIGHTLY CONTROLLED BY BILLIONAIRES THAN EVEN HONG KONG IS, AND THE RICH IN SINGAPORE NEED TO KEEP A TIGHT LID ON THINGS. SINGAPORE IS A PRESSURE COOKER JUST WAITING FOR A SPARK TO BLOW THE LID OFF THINGS… BECAUSE IT IS ESSENTAILLY A GIANT PRISON CAMP WHERE MOST PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK AS SLAVES…. AND GOD HELP THEM IF THEY EVEN LOOK LIKE THEY MIGHT REBEL! IN OTHER WORDS… SINGAPORE IS WHAT AMERICA WOULD BE IF RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED THINGS FOR 50 YEARS OR SO!

  • JohnDille

    maybe mark should actually study economics and how the us and world stock and bond markets work… and study what is actually ahpppening in the usa… instead of wasting all his time listening to far right bashers who have shorted everything, and are trying to drive down markets so they can make a fortune. just from his comments, I can say that mark has no clue about what is actually happening right here in the usa… and even lss clue about what I happening all around the world! typical right winger… would not know the truth if it walked up and introduced itself to him!!!

  • Mark

    THIS ARTICLE IS NONSENSE….Is that why so many in the middle class are not in the manipulated Fed driven market or is it because of the largest stock buyback program in US history that has made this diabolical market toxic???? Maybe it is all the QE, interest rate manipulation and short selling that has made this false market go up. I would think that since the job market continues to become worse with good paying jobs disappearing and only being replaced with part time minimum wage jobs that is going to get people to buy. NOT. Oh, Corp earnings have dropped to an 11 month all time low while the BDI is at all time lows. Ya, things are great all right. Maybe for the top 3% and the bottom 20% that still collect welfare and get Obama phones. All lies and manipulated statements to draw people in.

  • Mike

    You might want to be very careful about investing in Singapore as the American Political Cycle is now swinging back to the Left (thanks to the Donald and the Republican Stock Market Crash and Depression of 2007-2009)….

    That being the case, there could very easily be a removal of GATT and NAFTA (Huge GOP initiatives that have removed millions of good paying Middle Class jobs from America) and a return of Glass-Steagall to law, along with a removal of Citizens United (which allowed the GOP benefactors the 3% to buy elections and install their “quislings”) along with a Buy “Made In the U.S.A.” movement.

    Those Democratic Party moves would have a devastating effect on the entire Far East as manufacturing returns to the U.S.

    Since the period of 1929-1932 is so similar to 2007-2009, one might want to realize that the stock market bottom of 2009 will be very similar to the bottom of 1932. That brought the greatest and longest stock market and economic recovery in American history…..

    I see plenty of reasons to believe that the period from 2009 forward will result in another period of Economic Rebuilding and Stock Market rally in America as occurred from 1932-1980 under Progressive Liberal (Democratic) Domination…..