Here We Come A Tax-Reforming!

Here We Come A Tax-Reforming!

The reconciliation of Congressional tax reform bills proceeded apace last week, and Congress is expected to vote on the measure early this week. If tax reform passes, Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, head of U.S. equity strategy with JPMorgan, thinks we may see value stocks...
Tax Code Changes on the Horizon

Tax Code Changes on the Horizon

“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s statement is engraved on the front of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. Some people agree with the sentiment. Others believe it to be a logical...
You Can Always Find a Silver Lining: Even In Tax Season

You Can Always Find a Silver Lining: Even In Tax Season

Tax season is upon us. That means we can all use some entertainment. While many folks dread the process of completing and filing taxes, some see it as an opportunity to test the boundaries of the system. Here are a few deductions Americans have taken that have failed...
Protectionism Is NOT the Answer

Protectionism Is NOT the Answer

With Protectionism at the forefront of the agenda, markets weren’t quite sure which direction to move last week. The Trump rally (built on potential for stimulus and tax cuts), which had lost some steam, gained momentum early in the week. The Standard & Poor’s...
Markets Around the World

Markets Around the World

The Markets Around the world in a few paragraphs… The post-election adrenaline rush may be over in the United States. Is the “reality” of the Trump presidency setting in? Or, is this merely a brief pause before optimism becomes growth? Barron’s reported: “The new year...