Posts Tagged ‘securities’

A Tax Upon Your Gains

It’s mutual funds distribution season. Many mutual funds will be calculating up their profits and distributing the capital gains to shareholders over the next two months. What many shareholders don’t understand, however, is that mutual fund capital gains tax is their responsibility, not the fund’s. How can you help your clients avoid tax surprises when…

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Diversification Key to Disciplined Investing

Remember the story of Chicken Little? (Or Chicken Licken or Henny Penny, depending on where you live.) An acorn drops on his head, leading Chicken Little to believe the sky is falling. He proceeds to whip everyone around him into a frenzy, and they march off to tell the king about the falling sky. The…

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Funds with High Active Share Could Outperform

During Periods of Heightened Market Volatility In early 2018, the New York Attorney General reached an agreement with 13 major fund firms, requiring them to share how much their funds are actively managed.[i]  The information – called active share – can help investors stay informed as to how much active management they’re receiving compared to…

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Watch Out for the Wash Sale Rule When Harvesting Losses

In a down market, many investors look for opportunities to reduce tax liabilities by harvesting losses. As you’re considering selling assets, however, one important regulation to keep in mind is the Wash Sale Rule, in which the IRS can disallow a tax deduction for a security. A wash sale occurs when an investor sells or…

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