Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investing vs Stock Market

Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investing vs Stock Market

When it comes to pathways for investment, most people choose between two major routes: real estate investing vs stock market. Both pathways are known for helping build fortunes, but also ruining them when times or circumstances go bad. Here then is a quick and easy comparison of what can happen when you decide to park…

What is your Trader Tax Status?

What is your Trader Tax Status?

If you are a stock trader, then it is possible to deduct your investment costs on your taxes, whether you trade full-time or not. To do so, though, you need to determine your trader tax status first. What Qualifies as Investment Costs? What should you consider investment costs to be exactly? Things like professional advice…

Bear Market Tax Planning

Bear Market Tax Planning

Last summer, both the Dow Jones and NASDAQ Index saw double-digit drops in overall value over a short period. Investors, caught by surprise and most, interested in long-term value, simply held onto their stocks and rode out the dip until both markets corrected themselves. However, bear market tax planning can provide the prudent investor unexpected…

How Much Stock To Hold in Your Portfolio Now

How Much Stock To Hold in Your Portfolio Now

Seven years have passed since the current bull market began for U.S. stocks. After such a recovery, investors are debating whether or not it is time to start adjusting equity allocations in their portfolios. The short answer appears to be: yes. How to make those adjustments though seems to be in question. Some people believe…