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Smart Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2016

Moves you make between now and the end of the year can have a significant effect on how much tax you have to pay next April particularly when it comes to investments you might hold outside a retirement account The goal is to reduce your taxable income or defer it to 2017 when...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives it s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change This can present opportunities to save or create costly pitfalls to avoid Being alert to the rolling changes that come at various life...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Kimcos (KIM) 2020 Vision On Track, Online Sales a Concern

Kimco Realty Corporation KIM New Hyde Park NY based retail real estate investment trust REIT remains on track with its strategic 2020 Vision which envisages the ownership of premium assets in major U S markets in the U S and a reduction in the joint venture portfolio In fact Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Buy 4 MLPs for Exposure to Best Part of the Energy Industry

The energy market has witnessed prolonged weakness since mid 2014 after oil and natural gas supply surpassed demand This forced major stocks to hit rock bottom However the scenario has been improving off late with the increase in the prices of commodities Hence we believe that it...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

5 Picks to Add Value to Your Portfolio on Fed Hike

After the much talked about Presidential election wherein Donald Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton the market has its eyes set on the Federal Reserve that hinted at a rate hike in December at its last meeting Undoubtedly the economy is picking up steam with inflation gradually...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Mortgage Rates Rise, As 3 Milestones Point to a Turn in the Interest-Rate Cycle

Image source Getty Images Mortgage rates were higher on Tuesday The average 30 year mortgage rate is higher at 4 05 which equates to a 480 30 monthly payment per 100 000 borrowed A month ago the equivalent payment would have been lower by 16 05 The average 15 year Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Invescos (IVZ) AUM Declines on Net Outflows in November

Invesco Ltd IVZ announced its preliminary month end assets under management AUM for Nov 2016 The company s AUM came in at 805 6 billion a slight decline of 0 2 from 807 5 billion recorded in the prior month This decline was stemmed by lower money market AUM and net long Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Texas Sales Tax in 2017: What You Need to Know

Texas is one of the few states in the U S that doesn t have an income tax and that requires the Lone Star State to rely heavily on sales tax for its overall revenue The state s current percentage rate for paying sales tax is 6 25 but in some areas the rate can be as high as 8 25 Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. Is a Better Investment Than Intel Corp.

The two largest chip companies by both revenue and market capitalization currently listed in the United States are Intel NASDAQ INTC and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co Ltd NYSE TSM or TSMC for short TSMC s Fab 3 chip plant Image source TSMC Intel s Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Wells Fargo Stumbles Again

It s time for Wells Fargo to get up and brush itself off again Image source iStock Thinkstock When it comes to the relationship between Wells Fargo NYSE WFC and bank industry regulators things are going from bad to worse New sanctions on Wells Fargo The Federal Source
Posted On 14 Dec 2016