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Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads

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 16 Dec 2016

Tax Tip 2016: Deduct State Sales Taxes

Itemizers have the choice between deducting the state income taxes or state sales taxes they paid Choose whichever saves you the most So if your state doesn t have an income tax the sales tax write off is clearly the way to go on your federal return Itemizers have the choice...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Tax Deductions the Rich Dont Want You to Know

It often seems that the rich get richer. But what many don’t realize is that the wealthy use certain tax deductions to keep more money in their bank accounts, rather than in the hands of the federal government. From hiring family to purchasing certain life insurance plans, here...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Wells Fargos Counterproductive Criticism of Regulators

Making public comments about regulators is in Wells Fargo s case a little like stirring up a hornet s nest Image source iStock Thinkstock The first law of holes states that if you find yourself in a hole stop digging The executives at Wells Fargo NYSE WFC should keep Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Mondelez Strong on Portfolio Innovation: Should You Add?

On Dec 15 we issued an updated research report on Mondelez International Inc MDLZ one of the leading global snacks company Mondelez s strong brand portfolio focus on innovation strong presence in emerging markets cost savings and productivity gains are major positives Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Stock Futures Mixed After FOMC Rate Hike

Stock futures were mixed ahead of Thursday s open as Wednesday s action by the Federal Open Market Committee to raise U S interest rates 25 basis points continues to reverberate through U S financial markets and economic data supports the likelihood for more rate hikes in 2017...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

The Worst Dividend Aristocrats of 2016

Image source Getty Images The Dividend Aristocrats list of top dividend stocks is a great starting point for investors seeking more income from their stock portfolios However just because a stock is a Dividend Aristocrat doesn t mean that it will produce good returns Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

U.S. Solar Record Installations: The Future is Getting Brighter For Clean Energy

According to a new report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association the third quarter of 2016 was a record quarter for the U S solar industry 4 14 GW of solar was installed nearly as much as all of the solar installed in 2013 4 76 GW For all of 2016 the Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

TSX May Dive with Commodity Prices

Canada s benchmark index looked set to open lower on Thursday pressured by the drop in commodity prices Canada s benchmark index looked set to open lower on Thursday pressured by the drop in commodity prices Stock futures for the December quarter on the S amp P TSX index were...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Abercrombie Fitch (ANF) in Troubled Waters: Time to Sell

Abercrombie amp Fitch Co ANF appears to be in troubled waters as the company s shares have declined nearly 26 in the past six months Moreover the stock has underperformed the Zacks categorized Retail Apparel Shoe industry which has witnessed an impressive growth of more than 20...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016