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Subject:  Buy big companies. Date:  12/12/2018  7:48 AM
Author:  notehound Number:  548995 of 592099

Most all of us observed yesterday's rancor between the leader of the free world and his compatriots from across the aisle. If not, we all surely have tuned in to a national news broadcast since November's elections produced a change in the balance of power in Washington, D.C.

As a result, it is plain to see we are heading for a period of time between 2019 and 2021 when no substantive legislation of any kind can make it through both houses of Congress and/or receive the chief executive's imprimatur. Similarly, the control and focus of all regulatory agencies across the District of Columbia and environs will be stifled, with no substantive programs or initiatives able to survive struggles with one or other warring faction.

Finally, we are 100% guaranteed to see endless legal maneuvers (and some illegal ones, as well), with courts at every level of review becoming tied up in knots trying to split the proverbial baby in whatever manner is least likely to be overturned, yet suits the judge or panel's own bias.

In a word we will have, "gridlock." Gridlock of the most intractable kind.

Who benefits most from gridlock? Companies. Big companies. Big companies with monopolies or near-monopolies.

For the next two years, buying big company stocks is virtually a sure bet.

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