Monthly Archives: January 2017

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January 2017

The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Photo courtesy of CBS New York/Getty Images The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   The Affordable Care Act (better known as “Obamacare”) became law in 2010, but the debate over health care reform has raged since Harry Truman became the first American president to propose [...]

Realities of Real Estate Investing

Image courtesy of Forbes Realities of Real Estate Investing   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Real estate has become a common investment vehicle over the past few decades.  Its global prominence has accelerated thanks to tycoons such as Donald Trump, a billionaire many times over who also happens to be the [...]

The Real Unemployment Rate

Image courtesy of The Wall Street Journal The Real Unemployment Rate   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As of December 2016, the official U.S. unemployment rate was down to 4.7%1.  That is a far lower number than its 10-year high of 10% in October 20091.  Although these numbers come from the [...]

The Trump Effect

Image courtesy of Salon The Trump Effect   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   There is disagreement among economists about the effect new presidents have on the stock market.  Some people believe that a new president has little or no effect, while some think otherwise.  Can Democratic control of the White House [...]