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SPEAKER Green, CPA, Robert Robert A. Green is a CPA and founder and CEO of Green & Company Inc. (GreenTraderTax.com), a publishing company, and managing member and founder of Green, Neuschwander & Manning, LLC, a tax and accounting firm catering to traders, investment management, and small business. He is a leading authority on trader tax. Mr. Green is a contributor to Forbes. He is also the author of The Tax Guide for Traders (McGraw-Hill, 2004), Green's 2016 Trader Tax Guide and wrote the Business of Trading column for Active Trader magazine for 14 years. Mr. Green is frequently interviewed and has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Barron's. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Forbes.com Video Network and is the chief tax speaker at the MoneyShow and Traders Expo and teaches Trader Tax 101for CCH to tax professionals.
TOP PROS' TOP PICKS Top Stocks for a Trump Tax Cut The markets have been quick to make bets on the winners and losers of a Trump presidency, even as there are more than the usual number of uncertainties about what policies actually might be implemented, notes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
GURUS' VIEWS & STRATEGIES Two Utilities for Safe Returns A safer way for income investors to get higher yields is to focus only on companies that have proven track records of paying growing dividends no matter what the market conditions, asserts Richard Stavros, editor of Investing Daily's flagship newsletter, Personal Finance.
TOP PROS' TOP PICKS Minimizing Estate Taxes: Gifting to Heirs In the first decade of the new millennium, many Americans escaped the grip of estate and gift taxes as the government raised the amount of money you could leave without owing taxes. Now, if your property totals less than $5.45 million you are not subject to federal estate taxes. (This number increases with inflation.)
OPTIONS IDEA The Best Strategies to Manage Your Stock Options Options are a great incentive and need to be managed, so Richard Rosen, at Investopedia.com, highlights eight strategies that traders with stock options may want to consider, since, depending on an individual's financial situation, employing more than one strategy may be the best approach.
OPTIONS IDEA 9 Fatal Flaws in the Black-Scholes Pricing Model Michael Thomsett, of ThomsettOptions.com, analyzes the option pricing model under the Black-Scholes (B-S) formula and highlights the nine variables he sees as flawed assumptions, inaccurate models, and outdated pricing concepts, and why.
OPTIONS IDEA Tax Treatment for Call and Put Options Citing a trio of hypothetical examples for support, Zaw Thiha Tun, at Investopedia.com, offers a rudimentary introduction of tax laws, since, as he demonstrates, ”It is absolutely crucial to build at least a basic understanding of tax laws prior to embarking upon any options trades.“
OPTIONS IDEA Capital Gains (Losses) for Covered Call Writing in Non-Sheltered Accou Alan Ellman, of TheBlueCollarInvestor.com, discusses why option traders should always strongly consider trading in sheltered accounts whenever possible, highlights the different tax rules for covered call writers, and cites specific capital gain and loss examples for support.
TOP PROS' TOP PICKS Bond Trading Boosts Marketaxess Our latest featured breakout stock is a company that operates electronic trading platforms for bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, notes Leo Fasciocco, editor of Ticker Tape Digest.
TOP PROS' TOP PICKS Tax Time: Bet on Block The shares of this tax preparer are receiving a tailwind from a tax season that is likely to be more challenging for individuals as a result of a number of tax-law changes and regulations surrounding Obamacare, observes Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor.