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with Nathan Brinkman

08/06/12

Mid-year reality check: Covering your bases in uncertain times

Imagine playing a complicated game, but the rules of the game are changing, and the new rules have yet to be announced. That's what income tax planning is like this year. In fact, if there was ever a year to spend some quality time with your financial professional, this is it. Here are a few items to discuss.

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08/06/12

Mid-year reality check: Covering your bases in uncertain times

Imagine playing a complicated game, but the rules of the game are changing, and the new rules have yet to be announced. That's what income tax planning is like this year. In fact, if there was ever a year to spend some quality time with your financial professional, this is it. Here are a few items to discuss.

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05/07/12

The markets in review: April 2012

Weakening economic data and renewed anxiety about Europe brought equities' winning streak to an end in April. The small-cap Russell 2000 lagged its domestic peers, while the Nasdaq, which had been handily outperforming this year, had to battle a downdraft in Apple stock, one of the index's key components. The Dow managed to finish April basically flat, followed by the S&P 500, which couldn't quite manage to end the month above 1,400.

Posted at 12:00 AM | Permalink | Comments

05/07/12

The markets in review: April 2012

Weakening economic data and renewed anxiety about Europe brought equities' winning streak to an end in April. The small-cap Russell 2000 lagged its domestic peers, while the Nasdaq, which had been handily outperforming this year, had to battle a downdraft in Apple stock, one of the index's key components. The Dow managed to finish April basically flat, followed by the S&P 500, which couldn't quite manage to end the month above 1,400.

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