With standard deductions nearly doubling under the new tax law, far fewer taxpayers are expected to itemize in coming years. Given this change, how should taxpayers approach charitable giving?
Investors are always looking to find the next Amazon, but is trying find the next “superstock” worthwhile? New research from Professor Hendrik Bessembinder shows that most U.S. stocks don’t beat Treasury Bonds and that searching for the next superstock is likely to end in disappointment. To capture top performers and harness stocks’ power for growth, diversification is key.
Historically-low interest rates have encouraged income-focused investors to “search for yield.” Many investors have turned to dividend paying stocks as a way to generate a higher level of income. But, over time, does a focus on dividends pay off for investors?