Investment Hazard: New Venezuelan President Has No Cure For Economic Crisis
Chavez’s successor casts blame, but inflation rages and investors should beware.
What Free Trade With Europe Will Mean
Some sectors will thrive on more trans-Atlantic trade.
Managing Risk for the Wealth-Inheriting Younger Generation
While many young people are earnest in their quest to make a mark on the world, unless they are properly educated about the myriad exposures to their inherited wealth, they may inadvertently deplete it.
Charitable Giving and Taxes: Determining a Property’s Fair Market Value
The experts at Tax Facts Online on how the fair market value of a property donation is determined.
S&P’s Stovall: Pleasing Market Tally for 2012, Warning for 2013
Substantial gains across asset classes in 2012 confirmed the old adage about the market ascending a wall of worry. But the certainty of political fighting over spending cuts in the first quarter should provide market entry opportunities to those who missed last year's ride.
IRS Offers Useful Reminders for Charitable Giving
The IRS emphasized the importance of scrupulous record keeping of all contributions to nonprofit organizations, including canceled checks, pay stubs and acknowledgements of gifts received by charities.
12 Worst Financial Advisors in America: 2012
AdvisorOne found BrokerCop.com’s list and ranked each “Advisor Horribilis” from the past year in reverse order of horribleness, balancing amount of money stolen with amount of “ick” factor involved.
Year-End Giving Tips, Compliments of the IRS
As individuals and businesses rush to make charitable contributions at this busy time of year, the IRS has issued several tips as reminders of tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years.
Fitch Ponders Cut to Asian Ratings
China's exports and imports have exploded since it joined the WTO in 2001, but the world economy is slowing things down forcing Fitch to ponder cuts to its ratings of Asian countries.
Will Black Friday Save Economy?
As consumers abandoned Thanksgiving dinners to head out in search of holiday bargains at stores that opened earlier this year than ever for Black Friday sales, one thing was fairly sure: they were shoppers with budgets in mind rather than those looking for luxury gifts.