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Maximize your after-tax return.

We can review your investment ideas with you and your investment advisor and make recommendations to maximize your after-tax return.

Don't ignore the impact of taxes on your investments. While taxes should not drive your investment strategy, understanding how taxes affect your earnings will help you minimize taxes and maximize your return.

Consider these items:

  • Long-term capital gains and dividends carry a favored tax status. Consider putting more dollars in investments that give you dividend income and long-term capital gains.
  • You can deduct a limited amount of capital losses in excess of capital gains. Consider balancing your winners and losers to maximize this deduction each year.
  • Investments which produce high taxable annual income can be given to family members who are in lower tax brackets, thereby saving taxes for the overall family group.
  • Depending on your tax bracket, you may benefit from investing in municipal bonds.
  • Another area where taxes make a difference is in deciding which investments to keep in your tax-deferred accounts, such as a regular IRA or 401(k) plan, and which to keep in taxable accounts.

 

Check out these links.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  - Investor assistance, fraud cases, SEC filings and small business information

USA Today - Top Money News

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Interest rates on treasury bills and much more!

Stock Quotes - Reuter's

NASDAQ Exchange - Stock quotes

New York Stock Exchange - Cash markets, U.S. regulations, investor relations and data services

Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) - Edgar Database

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) - Investment knowledge, education materials and financial planning

Daily Stocks - Get quotes, charts, and SEC filings

The Financial Center - Bookstore for investors, chat rooms, news desk

InfoBeat - Have email notices sent to you about your stocks

Stockfind - Financial news by industry and an IPO corner

Wall Street Directory - Shopping mall for software, books and magazines about investing

 

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