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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What Would Tax Hikes Mean For Your Investments?

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Given that tax policies could change, are there steps you should be taking or changes you should make to your investments, such as stocks or retirement accounts?

Some wealthy people are reportedly selling their stocks, but is that the right move for everybody?

Post your questions in the comments section ahead of our conversation with an investment counselor. We’ll be talking about stocks, retirement savings, dividends and capital gains.


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  • Arnold Schwartz

    I am retired and  my income is about at the average level for  middle income Americans.  Except for social security, my income is derived mostly from stock dividends, capital gains and bond interest.  Obama wants to increase  taxes from the wealthy with incomes of $250,000 and over.  I hear that one of the ways to accomplish this is by eliminating the Bush tax cuts on dividends and capital gains.  Will I be impacted even though my income is well below  $250,000??

    Arnold

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