Tax Strategies

3 High-Yield Stocks That Lower Your Taxes

3 High-Yield Stocks That Lower Your Taxes

More than a few subscriber questions cross my desk about the return-of-capital (ROC) dividend reports sent out by brokerage firms. The term return-of-capital sounds like something that is not a benefit to you as an investor. The reality is there are nuances to this income classification, and in the right circumstances, ROC income is very […]

Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

Well this past week has certainly been interesting.  After a pretty terrible week for stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 5% for the year and the S&P 500 is down about 3%.  This certainly isn’t the year most investors expected, especially after the market reacted so positively to the reduction in corporate […]

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

A basic truth in life is that, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The same applies to investing. You have probably heard how great the tax cut will be for companies across the board. Well, ‘warts’ are already appearing on the tax cut front. […]

3 Stocks to Sell Under Trump’s New Tax Law

3 Stocks to Sell Under Trump’s New Tax Law

It seems like most U.S. financial media cannot quit gushing about the new tax laws. The coverage is universally positive – I’m waiting to hear that the tax cut will cure the common cold. However, the media ignores the fact that some companies will end up paying higher tax bills. All thanks to the provision […]

3 Stocks Taking Off From Trump’s Tax Cuts

3 Stocks Taking Off From Trump’s Tax Cuts

The cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% is supposed to do everything from juicing the U.S. economy to levels not seen in decades to enriching both shareholders and consumers alike. But the reality is likely to be quite different. The first thing it will bring is a muddied fourth quarter […]

Buy These 3 REITs for High Yield and Tax Breaks

Buy These 3 REITs for High Yield and Tax Breaks

Before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act qualified dividends paid by corporations had a perceived tax advantage over fully taxable dividends paid by pass-through businesses like real estate investment trusts (REITs). The new tax law levels the tax playing field for REIT dividends, putting the advantage for investors even more in the […]

3 High-Yield Energy Winners from Corporate Income Tax Changes

3 High-Yield Energy Winners from Corporate Income Tax Changes

The energy infrastructure sector requires a lot of capital to develop assets. The energy infrastructure sector develops and operates assets such as pipelines, processing plants and terminals. Real assets allow a company to tax-shelter cash flow with non-cash depreciation expense. This is not a sector that you might expect to benefit from the new corporate […]