Archive | December, 2015

Constructing Dividend Strategies

Dividend-paying stocks provide investors with tangible returns on a regular basis regardless of market conditions. This can benefit a range of investment styles and management strategies — from completely passive indexing to active buy-and-hold selection to aggressive trading and arbitrage. Passive Dividend Portfolios In 2014, a portfolio composed of all stocks in the S&P 500 […]

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Consider Prepaid Tuition Plans for College Savings

If you’re currently investing for your children’s college education or are planning to do so in the near future, you may want to consider a state-sponsored prepaid tuition plan. Generally speaking, these plans, which are now available in many states, allow you to pay tomorrow’s tuition bills at today’s tuition rates. In addition, they allow […]

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Investing in Stocks

Shares of common stock play a role in just about every investment portfolio. This article is for those who’d like to know more about where their savings might be invested. Here are the basics: Stock (sometimes called equity) represents ownership of a company, divided among the company’s shareholders. While any company can issue stock, only […]

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Washington Hotline – December 15, 2015

WASHINGTON NEWS Tax Extenders – Permanent or 2 Years? There were three developments this week that affect the pending tax extenders bill. First, negotiations continue by House and Senate members of both parties. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) stated, “All parties are negotiating in good faith.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) emphasized […]

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