Author Archives: Lenore Hawkins

Lenore Hawkins and David Assman discuss the impending fiscal cliff

On November 30th, Lenore Hawkins joined David Assman to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and the increasing tensions between the White House and Congress.

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Lenore Hawkins joins Neil Cavuto to discuss Apple and privacy concerns

On June 11th, Lenore Hawkins joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the use of drones and planes to develop high resolution image maps, potentially revealing intimate details of your home as well as Apple and Apple App developers using personal data … Continue reading

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Lenore Hawkins joins Cavuto to discuss Facebook founder renouncing U.S. citizenship

On May 17th, Lenore Hawkins joined Jonathan Hoenig and Rick Ungar on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business show to discuss Eduardo Saverin, one of the Facebook founders, renouncing his U.S. citizenship.

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Bearish on gold? Not by a long shot!

Turn on CNBC or read most of the mainstream investment periodicals and you’ll see all kinds of comments about the happy-go-lucky bull market and a plethora of pokes aimed at those who didn’t buy into the recent bull run.  For … Continue reading

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Comparative History: 2012 vs. 1998

The first quarter of 2012 was a stunner in the equity markets, giving us the best first quarter since 1998, which begs the question, what did 1998 look like relative to 2012? 1998 2012 Sector trends Beginnings of an enormously … Continue reading

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More Solyndra-like loans haunt DC

We learned this week that Republicans pushed for Solyndra-like loans for their cronies as well.  This should not surprise anyone.  Politicians, whether from the left or the right, will always be under pressure to fund their crony’s ventures, putting their … Continue reading

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New Home Refinancing Plan Steals from Piggy Banks to Boost Prices

On February 8th Lenore Hawkins joined the Freedom Fighters to discuss a new proposal to aid the struggling housing market and the recent push to include Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the federal budget. President Obama wants a sweeping … Continue reading

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Not out of the woods yet with the economy

The Economy While the domestic economy is strengthening a bit, the recent unemployment numbers greatly overstate the improvement as most of the gains simply came from people leaving the workforce rather than actual employment gains.  At Meritas, we mostly ignore … Continue reading

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General Motors enjoys record profits

Lenore Hawkins joins David Asman and the Power Players to discuss GM’s record earnings this quarter.

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Americans renouncing citizenship over onerous tax code

On January 25th, Lenore Hawkins joined the Freedom Fighters to talk about Americans giving up their citizenship due to the onerous tax code. The current tax code is outrageous.  In 1913 the Federal Tax code was 400 pages.  It is … Continue reading

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