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Investors Say “No” to 87% Tax Hike; Remain on Sidelines…

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What would you do if you had the ability to legally avoid an 87% tax hike? Would you avoid the tax hike? Not surprisingly, many investors are answering in the affirmative.

As we previously reported, President Obama campaigned on a promise to increase the capital gains tax from its current 15% to, ultimately, 28% (an increase of 87%). He later called a 33% increase in this tax, from 15% to 20%, “modest”. Investors took heed, and the “Obama effect” on the markets has been evident ever since election day (see chart).

The DJIA dropped sharply the day Mr Obama was elected, and remains down 14.96% as of this writing.

The DJIA dropped sharply the day Mr Obama was elected, and remains down 14.96% as of this writing.

Written by westcoastsuccess

January 26, 2009 at 10:01 am