Weekend Readings – Obama Endorsements?

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 11.02.2012 (4:00 am) | Write a Comment  (3 Comments)

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I’d love to get your thoughts today. Obama, is in the final stretch and getting these 3 endorsements is certainly a major positive as NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, “The Economist” magazine and Starbucks CEO Howard (among others) all announced their support for the President. No surprise at all and while I know that many of you think Romney is a no-brainer, I can’t say the decision is as easy for me. Anyway, my point was that I completely understand why a politician (Bloomberg), an economic/political magazine would make their choices public. I’m not as sure I get it when a CEO announces political views. Is it me or does it just annoy/anger a big part of your customer base? Yes, Starbucks would probably be much more a Democrat customer base anyway but still.. what is there to gain? Am I way off here?

Here are a few readings 🙂

General Readings

Obama and Christie, an unlikely pair @ NYT
How to stress test your retirement portfolio @ Monevator
Psychology plays a big role when it comes to investing @ Balance Junkie
Long term look at US manufacturing jobs in the US @ CuriousCat

Dividend Readings

This is how you should invest your next 10K @ TheDividendGuyBlog
Darden Restaurant (DRI) analysis @ DividendMonk
How to avoid being a dividend loser @ DividendGrowthInvestor

Tech Stock Readings

Microsoft Surface RT, overhyped? @ TechCrunch
Pentagon getting ready to drop RIMM Blackberry @ TechCrunch
Carl Icahn takes 10% stake in Netflix @ TechCrunch

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3 Comments

  1. Comment by JT — November 2, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    I am not sure that Bloomberg’s comments would be an endorsement or capitulation of voting for the lesser of 2 evils in his mind.

    It seems like politics and elections have become voting for the candidate you least hate. I haven’t been excited about the choices for a long time.

  2. Comment by Bernie — November 2, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Obama is very well liked in Canada & abroad. Those outside of the U.S. figure his re-election should be a no-brainer. After all it was Bush that recreated the mess that spiralled out of control. Obama deserves more time to get the economy on-track and to further mend international relations.

  3. Comment by Vitalogy80 — November 2, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Agreed from a Canadian here…we’re really hoping Obama gets back in as well. I don’t think the rest of the world thought too much about the Bush Era.

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