Our FEATURE today is on the economy and the financial markets and how they may or may not influence this year's presidential election. We recap the disappointing market results from 2015 and suggest that 2016 could replicate them. In order to obtain positive returns going forward we utilize Barron's list of "Best Income Ideas" for the year ahead. Other topics include: China, a V or a L recovery?, 3 well-known Gold Bulls with big stakes, a turning point in commodities?, a big bank collapse?, an Electro Magnetric Pulse attack?, Corruption without Consequences and Fannie and Freddie forever.
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