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“Investing Is Not A Competition… It’s A Game Of Long-Term Survival”

“Investing Is Not A Competition… It’s A Game Of Long-Term Survival”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 9, 2017 12:53 PM

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

Melt-Up Gains Traction

Back in November, just following the election of President Trump, I wrote about the market entering into potentially the final “melt-up” phase of the cyclical bull market.

However, while economic and fundamental realities HAVE NOT changed since the election, markets are pricing in expected impacts of changes to fiscal policy expecting a massive boost to earnings from tax rate reductions and repatriated offshore cash to be used directly for stock buybacks.

To wit:

“We expect tax reform legislation under the Trump administration will encourage firms to repatriate $200 billion of overseas cash next year. A significant portion of returning funds will be directed to buybacks based on the pattern of the tax holiday in 2004.” – Goldman Sachs