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The Fifteen Percenters

When asked what his tax rate is, Romney responded "15%." No surprise, this is the rate for dividends and long term capital gains. This isn't likely to go away, as those with money make big donations to the campaigns of the congressfolk who make these laws. Thus the old line, "Is that a congressman in [...]

What To Watch On The Economy Throughout The Rest Of 2011

A guest Post from Kevin - I’ve been an econ-junkie now for 3-4 years. Sure I have been into the markets and the economy essentially since I graduated college back in 2005, but since the economic meltdown of 2008, I can’t get enough. I was determined to understand what happened and whether or not it [...]

What’s in Your 401(k)?

Loaded up on your company stock? I hope not. You see, one of the basic mistakes I see in many clients' investment portfolios is the (too) large amount of their own company stock, especially in their 401(k) accounts. You might think that you're close enough to the business that you will get out before the [...]

DVY – The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index

If you have never heard of this, it's an ETF (exchange traded fund) which trades like a stock, and is comprised of the 100 highest dividend yielding US based stocks. There are further requirements such as the company must have had positive dividend per share growth in each of the past five years. Also, the [...]