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Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

Posted on July 16, 2020 by Todd Marvel
When the grantor of a living trust expires, the trustee (particularly a relative or close friend) sometimes feels reluctant to revise the portfolio, believing it is an affront to the wishes of the deceased.After all, if the investments were sound throughout life, they need to be sound enough upon her or his death...

Mid-Cap Stocks: Asset Class with an Identity Crisis

Posted on June 4, 2020 by Todd Marvel
Much like the middle child, mid-cap stocks have struggled to find their individuality.Carved out from the top echelons of the tiny caps and the lower end of the big caps, the mid-cap industry has a rough definition of stock with a market capitalization of greater than $2 billion, but less than $10 billion...

Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Investing on Automatic Pilot

Posted on May 25, 2020 by Todd Marvel
If you are like many investors who waste those small dividend checks from your stock portfolio, a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) might be exactly what you require.Just as its name suggests, a Dividend Reinvestment Plan lets you reinvest some or all those dividends into more stock of the issuing firm...

The Exclusive Club of Large Caps

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Todd Marvel
Picture one of these clubs where only the real heavyweights need apply.From the library the old aristocrats, General Motors and JP Morgan, are dozing in their leather seats.On the patio, a late luncheon is underway for people who have just improved their standing through union.ExxonMobil and Citigroup are a part of the celebration...

Are You A Stockaholic?

Posted on March 14, 2020 by Todd Marvel
Today's society gives special recognition to alcoholics, sexaholics, binge-aholics, shopaholics, chocaholics and other "-aholics".What about stockaholics? Stockaholics are people that are overly obsessive about their stock market investments.As approximately 50% of U.S.families directly or indirectly invest in the stock exchange, it is very likely that there currently exists a goodly number of undiagnosed stockaholics...