David writes for RealMoney.com on equity and bond portfolio management, macroeconomics, derivatives, quantitative strategies, insurance issues, and corporate governance. He also began The Aleph Blog to develop a distinct voice with a wider distribution. See full bio
Trish McIntire, E.A. has been preparing income taxes since 1988. She is also the author of the blog- Our Taxing Times which covers tax changes, the tax system, and the tax preparation business. See full bio
Leon is a true visionary who brings the experience of many different fields to the table, he has provided integrated, comprehensive financial advisory services to thousands of people for over two decades. He regularly appears on television and radio programs nationwide, as well as in national publications, presenting on various economic and financial topics. See full bio
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My main industry model is illustrated in the graphic. Green industries are cold. Red industries are hot. If you like to play momentum, look at the red zone, and ask the question, “Where are trends under-discounted?” Price momentum tends to persist, but look for areas where it might be even better in the near [...]
Dear Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) do you know what a CP2000 is?
May I respectfully suggest that you check this notice out and then go back to
the bill you just submitted to Congress and make some revisions or trash the
A CP2000 is a notice the IRS sends to taxpayers concerning
differences between the information records the [...]
The jobs report for March 2013 came out with some dismal results. Dismal is an understatement if you really look at the numbers. The jobs data suggested an increase in jobs, in the form of nonfarm payroll employment ‘edged’ (BLS’s phrase, my scary quotes) up by 88,000. The unemployment rate dropped .10% to 7.6%. Sounded [...]
If you own a short-to-intermediate term bond portfolio, and you did not need to tap the cash for a few years, would you prefer rising short interest rates, or falling rates? The correct answer is rising rates, because you will be able to reinvest interest payments paid in higher yielding securities.
I call myself a fair-weather golfer. I love sunny days in the mid- to high-70s, lots of sunshine and a not-too-crowded course. That being said, I have teed-off at 30 degrees (only once). It did warm-up to the high 40s that day. I only did that once. I learn from my mistakes.
It happens, you owe the IRS.
What do you do? You can add a check or money order to your paper filed return
(Please copy the money order and keep the stub safe.) If you e-filed your
return, you should have been given a voucher to mail with your payment. And do
put your SSN on the check/MO. You