Why My Portfolio Gained 30% This Year: John Stephenson

Markets aren’t great—but they’re not all that bad, says John Stephenson, vice president of First Asset Management Inc. They were strong enough to allow the fund manager and newsletter writer to increase his portfolio’s worth by 30% year-over-year. His advice? Be nimble and buy and sell on your feet. In this exclusive interview . . . → Read More: Why My Portfolio Gained 30% This Year: John Stephenson

Who Pays Taxes?

Everyone:

Virtually all Americans will pay taxes during their lifetime. The uncertainty that came packaged with the Great Recession has allowed for the proliferation of many other economic misconceptions, especially in regard to taxes. Today’s economic context for tax reform is very complex. Most immediately, the economy is still in the midst of a . . . → Read More: Who Pays Taxes?

Economic Events on October 3, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:15 AM Eastern time, the monthly ADP Employment Report will be released.  Investors will be watching this number to get advance notice on . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 3, 2012