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2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets
Accounting

2021 Tax Brackets

2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets The IRS adjusted more than 60 tax provisions for 2021 annual inflation adjustments. These adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed on 2022.  2021 IRS Tax Brackets and Rates (for taxes due in April 2022) 2021 Single Tax Brackets 2021 Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets 2021 Married Filing Separately

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Intel Corp Stock Analysis
Investments

Intel Corp. – Scale CPU Business against Dynamic Competition

Intel Corp. is a world leader in designing and manufacturing microprocessors’ products and technologies found in PCs and servers. The company is evolving from a PC-focused company to a data-focused company. The portfolio of products aimed to offer computing, storage, and network solutions. The company’s segments are Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of

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how to set and reach your financial goals
Markets

How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals

How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals Each financial objective can be achieved if we set reasonable goals and use correct budgeting techniques. A comprehensive individual financial planning generally includes; investment planning, retirement planning, insurance planning, tax planning, and estate planning. Financial advisers prepare an extensive financial plan that fits the intentions and financial

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2020 Federal Income Tax Brackets
Accounting

2020 Tax Brackets

2020 Federal Income Tax Brackets The IRS adjusted more than 60 tax provisions for 2020 annual inflation adjustments. These adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed on 2021.  2020 IRS Tax Brackets and Rates (for taxes due in May 2021) 2020 Single Tax Brackets 2020 Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets 2020 Married Filing Separately

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Market Indexes Explained
Markets

How are Market Indexes Calculated? – Definition & Examples

How are market indexes calculated? How are price return and total return measured in market indexes? What are index weighting methods? How is each index weighting scheme calculated? What are the terms of rebalancing and reconstitution? If you’re looking for answers to these questions, this article will help you understand market indices. Investors need to

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Kraft Heinz Stock Analysis
Investments

Kraft Heinz – Is the Elimination of Uncertainty Possible with New CEO?

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest global food and beverage companies, with a diverse mix of iconic and emerging brands. The manufacturing and marketing categories of Kraft Heinz Co include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, ambient foods, frozen and chilled foods, and meats and seafood products. Kraft Heinz Co operates through

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Markets

Economic Indicators

An economic indicator presents information on the phase of the overall economy. Economic indicators consist of data on an economy’s recent past activity or its current or future position in the business cycle. Leading indicators have pivotal moments that lead those of the overall economy. Leading indicators often used for forecasting short-term future trends. This

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Filing tax requirements
Accounting

Filing Tax Requirements

Do I Need to File a Tax Return? You are required to file an income tax return if your income is above a certain level each year. In general, you do not need to submit a federal tax return if your total income for the year does not exceed certain thresholds. Factors such as age,

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1040 tax form
Accounting

2019 Tax Brackets

2019 Federal Income Tax Brackets After major tax legislation overhauls with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most of the tax changes are inflation adjustments from 2018’s tax brackets. The TCJA requires for annual inflation adjustments to be computed based on the chained consumer price index rather than the regular consumer price index. This permanent

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Federal Income Tax
Accounting

2018 Tax Brackets

2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets The most comprehensive tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 has been adopted on December 22, 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) makes slight decreases on most individual tax brackets for income tax rates. The TCJA notably surges individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and

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Vincent Kosuga
Markets

One Commodity with No Futures

Which futures contracts are investors banned from trading? Well, some of you may know that the answer is future contracts of onions. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which was established as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, started onion futures trading in 1942 to recover losses of its terminated butter futures. Vincent Kosuga In 1955, Vincent Kosuga,

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PMI IQOS 052019
Investments

Philip Morris – Smoke-Free Product Replacement and Long-Term Investment Mandate

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is an international tobacco company. The company is a holding company that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, tobacco and nicotine-containing products. PMI segments include European Union (EU), Eastern Europe, Middles East & Africa (EEMA), Asia, and Latin America & Canada. The company’s products are sold in

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NCLH Stock Movements 012019
Investments

Norwegian Cruise Line – Tempting Growth and Value

Overview Norwegian changed the dining structure in cruises and established freestyle format, where passengers can do what they want, when they want. Many companies now pursue that format. Norwegian’s ships also provide more than food. Passengers are able to join theater performances and race go-carts on the vessel’s track. Also, active casinos and bars offer

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General Mills Stock Movements 092018
Investments

General Mills – Can Product Diversification Meet Financial Recovery Expectations?

General Mills is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The company is a leading supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. After the acquisition of Blue Buffalo in fiscal 2018, General Mills is providing manufacturing and marketing operations

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Quarterly vs Semiannually Reporting
Markets

Short-Term Perspective and Quarterly Reporting – Any Correlation?

President Trump on August 17, 2018, suggested that public companies release their financial statements semi-annually instead of quarterly. He also asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to assess the quarterly reporting. Some business leaders support the proposal, but some investors worry about its effect of deteriorating transparency in financial markets.   In the President’s tweet,

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stock market
Markets

Naïve Diversification and Regret When Investing

Nearly all finance and investing books, writers, and academics mention diversification, periodic portfolio updates, rebalance illiquid holdings, and risk-adjusted-performance evaluations. Do you think these finance professionals consistently implement these strategies to own their lives? As you may guess from the beginning of the article they don’t. Jason Zweig, the writer of “Your Money & Your

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P&G and its peers analysis as of August 2018
Investments

Procter & Gamble – Price Increases and Cost-Cutting Strategies

Procter & Gamble is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods to consumers around the world. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Procter & Gamble sells its products in more than 180 countries and territories.  Procter & Gamble reaches its customers through mass

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Bist 30 index and its beta as of July 2018
Markets

Stock Volatility and Beta Coefficient: BIST 30 Index

Beta coefficient The beta coefficient indicates the risk according to the stock market index. In other words, it is the numerical expression of the market risk of the stock. The beta of the stock represents the index’s volatility. Beta Coefficient Signals The beta coefficient: =1, the stock movement is the same as the index (average

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JCI and its peers graph as of July 2018
Investments

Johnson Controls: How to Overcome Trends in Cyclical Buildings Segment

Johnson Controls International (JCI) was established in 1885 to manufacture, install and service automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings. The company offers a global diversified technology and industrial solutions. JCI provides air conditioning, heating systems, industrial refrigeration products, HVAC controls, fire safety, security, and building management solutions. JCI has operations in approximately 60 countries and

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fat tailed distribution
Markets

Investors Should Beware the Shortcomings of the Sharpe Ratio

One of the most pronounced developments in the finance field is the Sharpe ratio. Nobel Laureate William Sharpe developed this risk-adjusted measure in 1966. The ratio is computed by dividing excess return by the standard deviation to calculate return per unit of deviation. The Sharpe Ratio The Sharpe ratio was structured as forward-looking for determining

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