I am asking this seriously.
Stock Purchase- I participate in my company’s employee stock purchase plan. What this means is that after tax, I buy an allotted amount each quarter. The Obama plan is to take 28% of any gain I might make, if the stock goes up. If Obama wins, I will likely drop my participation because that seems like a heavy toll to pay, IF the stock happens to go up. Am I making a mistake?
401K Mutual Fund investing- As I see stock transactions dropping significantly when capital gains taxes go up, this will have a negative impact on the stock prices on the broader market. I don’t want to abandon the stock market, so long term, will I be better served to try to move funds focuses on stocks that pay dividends, and away from funds that look for growth in stock prices? A strong company that pays dividends will continue to reward share holders even if the stock price is pummeled. Am I looking at this wrong?
Other strategies you are considering?