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  1. Is Timing Everything? Practical Implementation of Tail Risk Hedging

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    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    markets were moderately concerned but not expecting a deadlock as the U.S. Congress approached the edge of a “ fiscal cliff ” at the end of 2012. When it became apparent that there might in fact be a standoff, the VIX rose sharply higher

  2. Municipal Bonds May Be More Attractive Given Today’s Tax Code

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    Fri, 11 Jul 2014

    those tax cuts for an additional two years. The sunset of the two-year extension fell in the middle of the U.S. fiscal cliff negotiations at the end of 2012. As a result of the negotiations, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed

  3. Highest Equity Returns May Not Deliver The Best Gains

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    Tue, 22 Apr 2014

    not taxed until paid out and, even then, are taxed at lower rates than ordinary income. Likewise, under the 2013 fiscal cliff deal, qualified dividend income will still be taxed at the lower long-term capital gains rates. Still, taxable

  4. Master Limited Partnerships

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    Thu, 10 Apr 2014

    difficult to come to terms on key pieces of legislation in recent years (i.e. government shutdown in October 2013, fiscal cliff in December 2012, tax ceiling issue in summer 2011, just to name a few). Tax reform could prove to be a very lengthy

  5. The Midterm Elections

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    Mon, 31 Mar 2014

    compromise only in the face of a “forcing event,” that is, an event for which inaction is intolerable. The “ fiscal cliff ” was a forcing event, as no one wanted to throw the country back into recession. Raising the country’s borrowing ceiling also is a forcing event

  6. Global Economic Growth Shows Improvement

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    Mon, 27 Jan 2014

    political process, from the “ fiscal cliff ” a year ago to the government shutdown ..... substantially. There is no “ fiscal cliff ” of major tax changes looming ..... highest level since April 2012 (when fiscal cliff fears crimped business planning

  7. Important Dates To Watch In 2014

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    Mon, 27 Jan 2014

    the current or future years from which the IRS can collect the penalty. April 15 – Federal tax payments are due The fiscal cliff compromise reached by Congress at year-end 2012, combined with the new Obamacare surtax on investment income, resulted

  8. Sharpen Your Portfolio Plan for 2014 and Beyond

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    Tue, 21 Jan 2014

    something. A year ago--we came into [2013]. We'd just gotten through a big controversy in Washington. We had the fiscal cliff and all the rest. Well, that's kind of gone away. I don't have to worry so much, perhaps, about the headwinds

  9. 2014: Confidence Begins to Return, Lifting the Economy and Equities

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    Mon, 13 Jan 2014

    Abundant liquidity did not prompt inflation or widespread risky bubbles. We began the year with overhang from the fiscal cliff , moved into sequestration, the government shutdown and finally arrived at a two-year federal budget deal to outline

  10. Expect More of the Same for 2014 GDP

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    Fri, 3 Jan 2014

    Stipp: The bulls are saying 3% to 3.5%, and a big part of that, as you were explaining, is the government fiscal cliff and the fiscal tightness that we saw this year--some of that won't be happening next year because of that recent

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    a big part of that, as you were explaining, is the government fiscal cliff and the fiscal tightness that we saw this year--some of that won't be happening next year because of that recent budget deal.
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