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Did the "Market" Just Hit An All-Time High?

The U.S. stock market isn’t the only game in the world. U.S. stocks now represent only 40 (or so)% of the total market capitalization worldwide. Consequently, when the news says “Markets have hit all-time highs”-- they are really only talking about less than half of the market.

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Gifting and State Estate Tax Limits

The discussion around whether someone is subject to estate tax should not be limited to just federal limits. There can be some cases where states have their own limits, and you should spend some time understanding what these are if you (or you loved ones) are subject to them.

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Commission-Free Trading: Is It a Free Lunch?

In breaking news, Charles Schwab roiled markets by announcing that they will be eliminating web and mobile trading charges. The announcement sent shares of Schwab down 7% as markets wondered how Schwab might replace the approximately $90 million dollars of revenue generated by commissions.

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