Monthly Archives: October 2020

A Thought or Two on Preparing for the end of 2020

It is important to note that as the fourth quarter gets underway there is the potential for tax-loss selling in parts of the markets like International and Small Cap and Closed end funds later in November and December. Tax-loss selling is when investors sell securities to realize losses for tax […]

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Tax Planning in an Election Year

It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins The Election – Higher Taxes Are Expected, So Get Ready. Every four years when the U.S. presidential election approaches, Americans must think about the vast implications of the potential presidential outcome. With the economy struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic, candidates’ proposed tax policies […]

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Covid Update for this week

Key takeaways from the Covid Update this week (above)… * Every region of the country is taking a turn with a pattern of high daily reported cases. The Midwest is now taking their turn as the leader.* Daily reported positives as a percent of the total tests have moved back […]

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360° Market Commentary

The MarketsLast week, the third quarter of 2020 came to an end – and the fourth quarter delivered a doozy of an October surprise. President Trump has the coronavirusOn Friday Americans awoke to the news President Trump had contracted COVID-19. Financial markets responded with relative equanimity. After a brief sell-off […]

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