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July 2017

corporate earnings

Strong Stocks & A Falling Dollar

Last week, the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ again hit record highs. The midweek peaks fell by Friday, though market performance...

paying taxes on a vacation property

Reporting Income from Vacation Property

Taxpayers who own summer rental properties have specific responsibilities when reporting income. They also have certain expenses they may deduct from...

labor market

Special Quarterly Update: Q2 Coming Into Focus

Last Friday, stocks closed on more record highs. The S&P 500 rose 1.41% and the Dow climbed 1.04% – both closing...

Employment growth

Markets Start Second-Half of 2017 Slow

As the country celebrated the Fourth of July last week, the markets experienced some volatility, though they finished a bit flat...

Monitor Your EFIN for Suspicious Activity

Protect Your EFIN from Fraud

Preventing identity theft and protecting accounts filed with the IRS is a year-round responsibility for taxpayers. Thieves commonly break into tax...

Market Volatility Returns

Market Volatility Returns in July

As Q2 ended, markets hit a six-week volatility high. While the tech sector declined during the week, consumer discretionary and industrial...