Staying Focused on Value and Dividends

I am trying my best to continue to resist the news out of Washington, D.C. Many people are hoping today that the Senate passes a deal, but even if it does, the bill then has to go over to the House, where passage is not a foregone conclusion.

The craziness is totally overshadowing earnings releases and other news. Ordinarily, we would be obsessing over every little line item in the Citigroup (C) report and discussing the very average revenue growth out of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Perhaps we would be obsessing over the dramatic fall in the Empire State Manufacturing Index released this morning. Instead, we are focusing on Capitol Hill and the ongoing attempts to kick the can past Christmas. It seems that while we are all in favor of fixing the budget and responsible government, neither side wants to play the role of Scrooge in this year's production....606 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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