No contest . Trump is not just a little right. Saddam was the lynch pin that was removed and once that happened , well we know the rest. How many years did it take for the USA after the fact to admit they were wrong on the Viet Nam war? In regards to Iraq, Hillary is the neocon compared to Trump. Looking worse for her daily. Trumps biggest obstacle if he gets the job is congress. They are toxic dead money and will probably continue to fail .
note: MLPs have done miserably. During that period UTG lagged but it looks like MLPs have probably bottomed and of late have been exhibiting much strength, certainly KMI after the disastrous drop earlier in the week.
I had a feeling it would. Sold the bond fund (which will exit at tonight's close and bought a feww shares GOOGL at the lower end of todays trading range. UTG doing well because of the Utility exposure , MLP exposure. Also owns beaten down rails. UNP is the top holding around 3.6 % in the fund.
" if we're gonna play politics over this then the russians have more "right" to be in syria than we have." yes. and to your last paragraph as well. Here in the US we just have people walking over from Mexico. The world is just one big permeable "one" . Humans the last species to still not acknowledge the integrity, which includes life outside of our species as well. This gives me some solace in the idea that this is all "bigger" than us, thank you.
Oil is the cheapest in years. Russia might want to boost the price. They are an oil based economy, so anything is possible. So Putin is rationalizing that since the US decided to take it upon its own initiative so many times and so many years ago, the Iraq debacle, I figure he thinks he can do whatever he wants. He feels oppressed and more attuned to the Mid east than to the West. His alignment with Assad , against the wishes of the US are a clash. Assad is another dictator that the US wants to remove. The removal of Saddam was a bad idea . Who would replace Assad anyways ? Yet still in spite of the US opposition to him. he wants to remove Isis. We have a bad habit of replacing our enemies with vacuums or even worse leaders than before. I could be wrong about all this , but my trust in the decisions that our leaders deem right for for this nation in the past, have escaped me.
I saw the new etf UTES. Actively managed they say.. I didn't know UTG was up that much. I did add some more today. Nice day today.
I almost bought utg and could not figure out why it was down so much at one point of the day. XLU has outperformed it but I still like UTG more. I will add later . Dividend payers go down but when the high flyers get really beaten down as in the biotech they might bounce back first and harder. Dividend stocks in the words of morningstar , over the long term , especially the large capitalization ones outperformed growth. At least that is what they used to say. If yo hold a stock without a dividend and it gets really slammed down, you have nothing, but with a dividend stock, you at least have monthly income that does not change, unless the dividend is cut-
I need to buy more UTG. Did not sell the bond fund but tomorrow might trade it for UTG especially if the market gets hit again. Sickening day-
Yes I heard a while back that sm cap exposure is small in foreign markets but they are getting hit with everything else right now. This feels like capitulation to me . Many large caps are at good valuations in spite of the fact that they do have international exposure.
Unless you want to wake up the next day and see everything you sold up a couple of percentage points.As Art Cashin said , "Wait til the roller coaster stops before trying to make a move." Way oversold and way to late to sell. large cap dividend stocks and Utilities going forward . Looks like the NASDAQ may have a trouble regaining some of their speculative strength. Unfortunately mutual funds in the momentum category always gravitate towards what is hot , or in this case was hot.
Don't put words in his mouth. He stated a fact. That being that from the original premise, that anyone can run to the opinion he would form before his vote.Take from it what you wish. So yes , he is NOT in favor of a devout Muslim , at least not as his choice for president.