by Rick Ackerman
With the election campaign heading down the stretch, investors are still betting Trump will win. The Dow Industrials have risen to within striking distance of February’s 29,568 record. Does anyone think this could have occurred if Biden were a shoe-in, as the pollsters would have us believe? More likely is that the Dow would be trading 5000 points lower, on its way to 10,000, if the stock market caught even a whiff of a possible Biden/Harris victory. A few pundits have asserted that Biden is Wall Street’s choice. This claim is so outrageous that no one in America, including Trump’s foes, could possibly believe it. It holds up only if you think Biden’s path to the White house is certain. It would then be logical to infer the stock market is not merely comfortable with this outcome, but exuberant. In pushing the Wall Street narrative, the mainstream media have wishfully been channeling Joseph Goebbels: Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. Not quite, though, since there is Fox news commentator Tucker Carlson to firmly set the record straight. His nightly show is not only the most-watched news program, it is the most-watched program in cable television.