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The 24-Month Window Of Opportunity

The 24-Month Window Of Opportunity
As you are aware, President Obama signed into law on December 17, 2010 The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.  This Act has very favorable income tax and wealth transfer tax provisions, including a reduced maximum estate tax rate of 35% (from 55%) and a five-fold increase in the lifetime gift tax exclusion from $1… read more →

The Social Media Revolution

The Social Media Revolution
  Over the past few years, much has been written on the impact of the internet and social networking websites as a medium for business development and their impact on the globalization of the world economies. Interestingly, the social media sites have been highlighted for their role in geopolitical developments in the Middle East. As a sign of the times,… read more →

Gas Prices Rise, Will Consumer Spending Fall?

Gas Prices Rise, Will Consumer Spending Fall?
First the good news...Corporate earnings have been good to great and manufacturing output remains healthy; The PMI has remained well north of 50, reflective of an expansionary manufacturing economy, for 18 consecutive months through January 2011. In fact the PMI hit 61 in January, its highest level since May 2004. Our portfolio, being largely manufacturing centric, is experiencing stronger revenues… read more →