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  • September 27, 2016

    Don’t ever, ever, ever fight the Fed in the short-run

    One of the best pieces of investment philosophy is “do not fight the Fed”. This means, do not put your portfolio in a position that will be harmed by the actions of the Federal Reserve. For the past year the Fed has made it clear that they intend to raise ...

  • September 20, 2016

    Strategies to Reduce Taxation of Retirement Withdrawals and Appreciated Assets

    Tax reduction can be a powerful investment strategy. Let’s review some strategies that taxpayers might use to get more out of their hard-earned savings. Passing IRAs to heirs in the form of inherited IRAs might allow for lower income taxation if the heir withdraws the money at a lower income tax ...

  • September 13, 2016

    When is a Dollar Worth Less than a Dollar?

    The answer is: when access to that dollar causes taxation. Examples include a regular retirement account or an appreciated asset. Withdrawals from some retirement accounts such as Roth accounts and IRAs funded with after-tax contributions are not generally taxable. But this discussion focuses on the vast majority of retirement plans ...

  • August 16, 2016

    State Income Tax Savings

    State Income Tax Savings:  Investors who live in states with high state income tax rates may find retirement saving to be especially valuable if they retire to a state with little or no income taxation on retirement income. For example, a worker placing $100 into a retirement plan may lower ...

  • August 2, 2016

    Federal Income Taxation of Municipal Bond Interest

    Federal Income Taxation of Municipal Bond Interest: Interest income on municipal bonds is not always free of Federal income taxation. There are three primary ways that municipal bond interest income is taxed at the Federal level. First, the interest on some municipal bonds may be deemed as being taxable by ...

  • July 26, 2016

    Taxes on Investment Income and the 3.8% Tax Surcharge

    Marginal Federal Income Taxes on Investment Income and the 3.8% Tax Surcharge: As a result of legislation regarding ObamaCare, Federal income taxes now include a 3.8% surcharge on investment income for couples who earn more than $250,000 total. Thus, at these income levels qualified dividends and long-term capital gains are ...

  • July 19, 2016

    Taxes on Investment Income and Social Security

    Perhaps the most highly taxed US citizens are middle-income social security recipients. Consider a retired couple earning $32,000 per year before including investment income. For each dollar of investment income the couple is taxed not only on the investment income but also an additional 50% on their social security income. ...

  • June 13, 2016

    THE ABCs OF CLOSED END MUTUAL FUNDS

    Most investors are familiar with open end mutual funds because these are the common type of mutual funds that have been offered for decades by major investment companies. Few investors are familiar with a less common type of mutual fund: a closed end mutual fund. Closed end funds are worth ...

  • June 13, 2016

    GETTING THE MOST OUT OF DIVERSIFICATION

    Diversification is one of the most important and reliable methods of enhancing risk-adjusted investment performance. But can we diversify in a way that gives our portfolios the best reductions in risk? In this article I discuss which securities to select and how to weight them. Diversification occurs when assets with imperfectly ...

  • November 10, 2015

    Biltmore Capital Fall Newsletter

    Our Fall 2015 Newsletter offers insights on a number of topics including: Key Social Security Benefits Rules, 4 Good Ways You Could Use An RMD, 8 Smart Moves For College ...

  • May 14, 2015

    3 Ways to Prepare for Forthcoming Market Volatility

    View “Three Ways to Prepare for Forthcoming Market Volatility” video capture of recent seminar presented by Dr. Donald R. Chambers,  Biltmore’s Chief Investment Officer and a leading expert on ...

  • May 1, 2015

    Tyler Vernon on CNBC Halftime Report

    Tyler Vernon, Biltmore’s CEO, appeared as a panelist on CNBC's Halftime Report on Friday, May 1st. Watch excerpts from the segment, including Tyler's insight on YUM Brands, Social Media companies ...

  • July 25, 2013

    Housing stocks fall, Facebook jumps on Wall Street

    MATTHEW CRAFT / AP Business Writer The Associated Press | July 25, 2013

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      NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing results from PulteGroup, D.R. Horton and other home builders left major stock indexes with only tiny gains in afternoon ...

  • December 11, 2012

    First-Time Home Buyers Missing Out on Housing Recovery

    By David Francis, US News & World Report's US News & World Report | December 10, 2012   Tougher lending standards squeeze out potential borrowers As the housing market continues to show improved signs of strength, many first-time home buyers are failing to benefit from the broader recovery. The Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, ...

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