Finding Benefits Without An Employer

Posted by Cap-Strat on March 30, 2012

Although employment trends have improved recently, there remain millions of people who work part time, are employed in temporary jobs, or are self-employed, frequently without employer sponsored benefits.1 This situation presents a challenge when planning for retirement, health insurance, and other areas. But with careful planning, you may be able to continue investing for your later […]

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Stocks in 2012: Look to the Consumer

Posted by Cap-Strat on March 16, 2012

Better-than-expected economic reports, actions by the European Central Bank, and easier monetary policy in certain corners of the globe have combined to fuel recent stock market gains. Following a lackluster year-end performance in 2011, U.S. stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, advanced 8% between December 31, 2011, and February 23, 2012.1 Although an early year surge […]

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Tax Tips for 2012

Posted by Cap-Strat on March 9, 2012

Federal tax rules relating to capital gains, dividends, income tax rates, and other issues are scheduled to expire after December 31, 2012. When reviewing the impact of taxes on your investments, it is important to understand that many items currently in the federal tax code are scheduled to expire after December 31, 2012. Although future actions […]

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