Archive | January, 2012

Washington Hotline – January – Week 5 – 2012

White House Tax Proposals In the State of the Union Address, President Obama included several tax proposals.  He stated his hope that high-income earners pay larger taxes in the future.  The President also proposed a substantial number of major tax changes for businesses with international operations. He restated the “Buffet rule” that asks high income […]

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Harnessing Risk in Any Market

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, at some point or another you’ve probably contemplated what you might do should you encounter a bear or other wild animal. Wildlife experts typically recommend these tips: Stay calm and don’t run. Investors might also do well to heed that advice when traversing the stock market. Plan ahead — Rather […]

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Buying Time For Europe?

The S&P 500 Index has been a hostage to the headlines, up one day and down the next, depending largely on events in Europe and questions about what they could mean for the U.S. economy. A recent example was the November 30 rally on the news that the Federal Reserve will lead an effort by […]

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High Yields Prove Elusive

Historically, many retirees and pre-retirees have looked to their portfolios as a potential source of income. In the current environment, finding these sources is no easy task. Ten-year U.S. Treasury bonds yield only 2.2%, and dividend-paying stocks within the S&P 500 are yielding 2.5%.1 But there are opportunities for higher yields that investors may want […]

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