American Money

How Do Tax-Managed Mutual Funds Work?

October 24, 2016

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 4, 2016. Alison Southwick: It’s time for “Answers, Answers.” Barry writes: “Hi, Fools. My broker is recommending I get into a tax-managed fund. I certainly understand the idea of favoring capital gains over dividends to decrease current taxes.” Oh, I need to unpack that sentence here. I currently understand...
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Instant Analysis: For Disney Investors, “Doctor Strange” Is Tracking Disappointment

October 22, 2016

Doctor Strange is tracking to open between $ 50 million and $ 75 million when it debuts on Nov. 4. Image source: Marvel Entertainment. Marvel movies have proven superheroic in their earning power for Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS). Over eight years and 13 films, the franchise is responsible for over $ 4 billion in...
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Tesla Model 3 Unveiling Will Include a “Part 3”

October 21, 2016

Elon Musk unveils Model 3. Image source: Tesla Motors. When electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) took the wraps off of its $ 35,000 Model 3 earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said the unveiling event was just part one. The part two news related to Model 3 was Tesla’s Wednesday announcement that the vehicle...
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Your Finances This Election Year: The Argument Against “Moving to Canada”

October 19, 2016

Elections can make us uneasy. There are so many promises, but so few certainties. And if there’s one thing the stock market doesn’t like, it’s uncertainty. That can lead to shaky times and that’s never fun for our retirement portfolios. A survey from Bankrate released earlier in September found that more than a majority of...
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A Holistic View of ROA

October 17, 2016

Return on assets is a fundamental metric that you must understand in order to assess a bank’s health, but it doesn’t stand alone. Looking at leverage, ROA, and the assets themselves helps give a more complete picture of what’s going on with a bank. In this segment of Industry Focus: Financials, Joe Magyer, the chief investment officer...
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