Corporate Taxes Revisited

Barry Ritholtz weighs in:

Corporate Taxes as a Percentage of Federal Revenue 1955 . . . 27.3% 2010 . . . 8.9%

Corporate Taxes as a Percentage of GDP 1955 . . . 4.3% 2010 . . . 1.3%

Individual Income/Payrolls as a Percentage of Federal Revenue 1955 . . . 58.0% 2010 . . . . → Read More: Corporate Taxes Revisited

Bricks, Mortar and Basis Points

One could go back over the whole month and really find a trove of parsable stuff still worth poking at, but best to stick to the present. Recent news is the spate of Downtown buildings that are up for sale or disposal by various means. As always, the real stories go deeper than the . . . → Read More: Bricks, Mortar and Basis Points

What Does $1,500 Gold Really Mean?

When the price of Comex gold futures kissed a record high $1,500/oz. Tuesday before settling back to the high $1,400s at day’s end, and then topped the benchmark in early trading Wednesday, the smack sounded a lot like “I told you so.” The Gold Report’s expert contributors explain what this . . . → Read More: What Does $1,500 Gold Really Mean?

Economic Events on April 21, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 390,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 22,000 less than the number released last week.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the FHFA House Price Index for February will be released, providing more . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 21, 2011