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Covered Call Options: Simply Understood

Have you accumulated a significant position in a single company’s stock, either through your employer or a major investment? Have you been considering ways to diversify your holdings away from one of your big winners? Are you seeking to retire soon and looking to reallocate large equity positions in your retirement or other brokerage accounts? […]

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Health Insurance Reform

Summarization of the Health Insurance Reforms Scheduled to Take Effect in 2011

Summarization of the Health Insurance Reforms Scheduled to Take Effect in 2011 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law in 2010, makes significant changes to our health care delivery system. Some of these reforms took effect in 2010 while many others take place in 2011. The following is a brief description […]

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Uncle Sam

The New Estate Tax Rules: Your Plan for 2011

Congress approved a new Estate Tax law last Thursday, December 17 2010 after nearly a year of speculation about its future. The new rules provide for a $5 million dollar exemption with a top tax-rate of 35%. This is obviously a far cry from the $1 million dollar exemption and 55% maximum rate originally scheduled […]

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Roulette Wheel

Managing Your Downside Risk is a Must!

As an investor, you probably hear a lot about risk. Phrases like “risk tolerance” and “risk profile” are part of the usual investment discourse, but when it comes right down to it, you may not be aware of how powerful it is to actively pay attention to the risk parameters of your portfolio. Of course, […]

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Investor Psychology

Time to Reset Your Mind: Managing Your Financial Emotions

Behavioral finance studies peoples’ psychological tendencies when it comes to financial decision-making. A big part of this research focuses on investing mistakes. For the everyday investor, having a greater understanding of psychology can help you to break bad habits and thought patterns. What makes our usual financial psychology dangerous is that it comes so naturally […]

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