Month: December 2022

Therese Poletti’s Tech Tales: One question looms about where tech stocks go now, after one of their worst years on record

Investors face a single question after one of the worst years on record for tech stocks: Is the party over, or just on hold for a while? The late Queen Elizabeth’s declaration of an “annus horribilis” would not be enough of a description for tech stocks’ journey in 2022. The S&P 500 index’s SPX, -0.25% information-technology sector is down more

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A Crypto Holiday Special: Past, Present, And Future With Material Indicators

2022 is coming to an end, and our staff at Bitcoinist decided to launch this Crypto Holiday Special to provide some perspective on the crypto industry. We will talk with multiple guests to understand this year’s highs and lows for crypto. In the spirit of Charles Dicken’s classic, “A Christmas Carol,” we’ll look into crypto from different angles, look at

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Paul Brandus: ​These 3 problems for the U.S. could be big moneymakers for stock investors in 2023

Good riddance, 2022. It was another disruptive, unpredictable year. War, food insecurity, climate change — the past eight years have been the hottest ever recorded —  and more. But there have also been dazzling breakthroughs in science, medicine and space exploration.  What does 2023 hold? It’s hard to make predictions, the joke goes, especially about the future. But it’s possible to look at existing

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: ‘You’re either Beyoncé or you’re working class’: Concerts have a record year, but most musicians are struggling

When tour and production manager Rosanna Freedman took the jazz collective Snarky Puppy on the road this year, she found logistical problems everywhere. To secure almost anything — from audio consoles to monitoring wedges to hotel rooms — the band had to compete with other artists, a crypto event, a Formula One competition and a resurgence in tourism. For one

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The Margin: How ‘quiet quitting,’ ‘bond yields’ and ‘goblin mode’ came to define 2022

Don’t let anyone “gaslight” you into a “permacrisis” over your slide into “goblin mode” — or whatever we’re branding your obsession with yet another pair of cashmere sweatpants and ordering in takeout every night of the week. These three were just a few of the words and phrases that shaped politics, shopping, entertainment, social trends, investment angst and more in

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The Conversation: Only the richest ancient Athenians paid taxes—and they bragged about it

In ancient Athens, only the very wealthiest people paid direct taxes, and these went to fund the city-state’s most important national expenses—the navy and honors for the gods. While today it might sound astonishing, most of these top taxpayers not only paid happily, but boasted about how much they paid. Breaking news: Trump’s tax returns are now public after long fight

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The Conversation: Trump’s ultralow tax payments are what happens when government tries to make policy through the tax code

People tend to have one of two reactions to the revelation that former President Donald Trump paid little to no taxes in recent years: He’s either an amoral tax cheat or he’s smart. Breaking news: Trump’s tax returns are now public after long fight with Congress To me, it reveals just how much is wrong with the U.S. tax code, which Congress treats as

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Retirement Weekly: Your most important New Year’s investment resolution

One of the most important investment resolutions for 2023 would be to actually follow your financial plan—no exceptions. And if you don’t have a plan that outlines how to react to all possible situations, then another crucial resolution would be to devise such a plan ASAP. What you most definitely don’t want to do is spend another year merely reacting

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Key Words: Trump tax returns released: A ‘great day for democracy,’ or a ‘dangerous’ precedent?

Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns were released by the U.S. House Ways and Means committee on Friday, several years after the businessman turned commander-in-chief broke political precedent by refusing to share his tax information with the public when he ran for office in 2016.  Democrats and Trump critics have long been calling for these returns to be made public,

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The Moneyist: ‘I dug myself out of the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle’: Should I use my bonus to pay off my mortgage, put it in a savings account or Vanguard?

Dear Quentin, Over the last couple years I dug myself out of the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, and I am making good money. I never learned about stocks, investing, etc. I do not have a 401(k) at work. My lawyer uncle advised me to open a self managed Vanguard account with four different levels of stocks. I use and pay my credit

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Top 5 Crypto To Keep An Eye On In 2023

The crypto market has had an eventful 2022. With the numerous collapses and bankruptcies that were witnessed this year alone, it comes as no surprise that the market is marking the end on a low note. However, as another year is ushered in, there are numerous cryptocurrencies in the space that offer opportunities in the coming year. Here is a

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TaxWatch: Democrats release six years of Trump’s tax returns, and CPAs have questions: ‘The personal tax return is just the tip of the iceberg.’

Democrats released six years of Donald Trump’s income-tax returns on Friday, providing further insight into the former president’s tax situation. Trump and his wife, Melania, paid $0 in income taxes for 2020, according to a report released late Tuesday by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.  The nonpartisan committee’s findings also raised several red flags related to the filings, namely

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