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Tag Archives: Security and Commodity Brokers

Market volatility: Is your portfolio covered≠

To say the market has been volatile recently would be an understatement. Whether deciphering the Fed’s language concerning interest rates, digesting corporate earnings announcements or worrying about geopolitical problems, investor behavior has proven to be unpredictable. In order to maneuver ...

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A review of recent IRS announcements

Reduction in number of estate tax audits (and auditors) — As previously announced in major media publications, the Internal Revenue Service has indicated a desire to substantially reduce the number of estate and gift tax audits to be conducted. At ...

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Pumping up retirement savings for small business owners and the self-employed

For many decades large corporations and labor unions offered their workers pension plans designed to provide a fixed annuity in retirement that would supplement Social Security benefits. Due to increasing costs, many organizations such as Hewlett-Packard and IBM have frozen ...

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Investing effectively in municipal bonds

Most investors consider municipal bonds to be a safe and conservative way to earn a steady stream of tax-free income without having to constantly monitor their investments as if they were a stock. While this statement is mildly accurate, most ...

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Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Railroad Corp. reverse stock split deemed fair (9672)

Did the defendants breach their fiduciary duties to the plaintiff when they recommended a reverse stock split and in fixing a “less than fair” value for fractional shares left over after the split≠ This was the issue before New York ...

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iVillage Inc. investor pursues securities fraud claim against Merrill Lynch & Co.

Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit against Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and the former head of its Internet group, Henry Blodget, on behalf of purchasers of iVillage Inc. securities between November 9, 1999 ...

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