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World Cup comparison: Germany vs. Argentina
A woman waves German and Argentine flags on Copacabana beach ahead of Sunday's World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro.  Reuters
Ahead of Sunday's FIFA World Cup championship soccer match in Brazil, a look at how the nations are similar and how they're different.
Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 for third place
What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Man U unveils Chevrolet-sponsored jerseys

2 ways to increase your retirement income
Use these two tactics to increase your retirement income.
Here's how to make the different types of annuities work more effectively for you.
Watch out for these 3 retirement traps
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
6 ways that retirees fool themselves
9 things you to need to know about  401(k) fees
Your parents are way richer than you think
We're flying blind in retirement investing

Alfa Romeo 4C marks the return of the driver's car
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a midengine, carbon-chassis Italian exotic, 445 pounds lighter than a Porsche Cayman S, with turbo boost out the wazoo, with huge, taste-the-bile Brembo brakes, and styling known to cause spontaneous nudity. Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal
The Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition is a bewitching bit of track-day excess that is spearheading Alfa Romeo’s return to North America this summer after a two-decade absence, says Dan Neil.

Mercedes-Benz classics auctioned in Stuttgart
Lot 151958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTERAuction estimate: $1.2 million - $1.4 millionComplete with Becker Mexico radio (working); fitted luggage by Karl Baisch; the desirable factory hardtop; tonneau cover; tools and jack and it has less than 30,000 km.  Bonhams
Bonhams hosts a museum sale, with lots including a toy pedal car, a Pullman limo and a wide range of classics. (slide show)

10 things life insurance agents won't tell you
Ten things your life insurance agent won't tell you.  Dongyun Lee
Here's why you need to make it your policy to check that policy, and understand the terms, before buying life insurance you may not need.
Need to know
Tracy Martin sues Wal-Mart over fatal accident
Palestinians flee after Israel warns of attacks
Iraq security crisis worsens
Merkel: U.S. spying on ally not acceptable
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

10 biggest market moving events of the week
A bank default in Portugal, more M&A deals and worries about overheated U.S. stocks lead the week's market-moving news.
Reeves: Get ready for more turbulence


How stocks have done in Obama’s first 2,000 days
You may be surprised by the comparison of Wall Street's performance during the Obama regime with those of prior presidents.
Fact checking Obama's 'better-off' remark
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
Good news, bad on public employee pensions

U.S. stocks ‘disappointing’
for next 10 years
Commentary: Equities have been overvalued for some time, six gauges show, writes Mark Hulbert.
Saefong: What gold-miner stocks predict
A spinoff that will pay off (Barron's)

Summer cooling not a new polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. this coming week.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching fellow California inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How inmates learn about money

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctic

Stop making bad choices with your money.
Stop making bad choices with your money
Daily Worth: Use these six simple steps to save more and avoid unwise spending decisions.
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5 celebrity money mistakes that we all can learn from
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis just tip of iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espírito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Where U.S. immigrants were born, aside from Mexico
Most immigrants who received green cards were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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  • Apr 21, 2011
    1:36 PM ET

    Why Rental Property Is a Business

    In a recent MarketWatch article, I made the remark that rentals are a business. A reader disagreed. “Rental property is considered ‘investment income,’ and is filed on a Schedule E, not a Schedule C. But I understand your confusion on this matter because many people don’t understand the truth of the matter any more than you do. I know, I’m a real estate investor for 20 years now,” she wrote.

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    Despite investing her money in real estate, theoretically, to make a profit, this woman passionately believes that rentals are not a business. She’s not alone. Many people are confused because they’ve forgotten that the definition of a business is something that occupies your time, with the intention of making a profit. They’ve also forgotten the history of these taxes.

    Shades of 1984

    When Congress signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA 86) the real estate investment  climate was very different – people were chasing lucrative tax benefits, rather than profits. TRA 1986 introduced the concepts of “passive income” and “active participation,”  “passive loss limitations,” “material participation” and “real estate professional” and “at-risk rules”.

    The IRS urged Congress to include limitations on rental income because, at the time, rental limited partnerships were often designed to be tax shelters for the limited partners. They were sold purely for the tax benefits, not for the potential increase in property value. Not only did these limited partnerships become an abuse of the tax system, they created worthless investments. Those properties were never operated with a profit motive. They often sold the property for less than the purchase price, once the tax benefits were stripped.

    Consider a typical California investment of the time. The partnership would buy a property for $2 million with 10% down. Back then, we had ACRS depreciation over 15 years – 19 years for real estate, with accelerated rates of 8% – 10% in the first three years. Mortgage interest rates were around 10% and so were management fees, usually paid to the general partners. A 10% investor would buy in for about $25,000 to cover the down payment and purchase costs.

    The properties were bought for about eight times gross rents, so rental income would be $250,000. Deducting the cost of interest would be about $180,000 (10% of $1.8 million), management fees of $25,000 (10% of $250,000 rental income), and property taxes of $25,000. Operating expenses, like maintenance and utilities, would inevitably eat up the rest of the cash flow. However, depreciation would be around $90,000 ($1 million building value times 9%).

  • Mar 1, 2011
    12:27 PM ET

    Silver Lining to Student Taxes

     

     

     

    Ask any group of college-bound kids what they’re looking forward to this April, and you may expect them to say spring break. Yet a growing number of students could have a different answer this year: their tax refunds.

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    Fifty-two percent of high-school students have gotten jobs to help shoulder the astronomical  costs of tuition, according to a 2011 College Savings Foundation study.  The same study indicates that 23% of high-school students saved more than $5,000 for tuition expenses, up from 19% in 2010.

    With income comes 1040s. (If you’re a dependent who has earned more than $5,700 as someone’s employee, you have to file. The rules change a bit when it comes to unearned income, or if you’re self-employed.)  Since the IRS now requires some of these kids to fulfill the grownup responsibility of filing taxes, they now qualify for the grownup perk of saving for retirement.

    “It’s less uncommon than college students think to save for retirement, even at young ages,” says Stuart Ritter, a vice president and certified financial planner at T. Rowe Price.

    The best retirement-savings option for a college-age student is a Roth IRA, says Ritter. Unlike traditional IRAs, savers make contributions with after-tax dollars. Yet Roth savers don’t have to pay taxes on the earnings.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Feb 25, 2011
    6:00 AM ET

    IRS I Bonds Program Loses Appeal

    If you’re worried about inflation, I Bonds may not be the solution —at least not this year with interest rates so low.

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    Last year, the Internal Revenue Service rolled out a program that lets you use your tax refund to buy inflation adjusted Series I Savings Bonds.

     

    More than 99,000 bonds were bought using tax returns in 2010, for a total of $11 million, according to the IRS. But that was last tax season, when the rate on I Bonds was above 3%. Today they earn 0.74%.

    With the fixed rate on I Bonds currently at zero, analysts say there are more appealing ways to hedge against inflation. “It’s definitely not as exciting and sexy to want to do it,” says Alex Matjanec, co-founder of MyBankTracker.com.

    You may be better off sticking with a certificate of deposit, says Matjanec. For instance, a 12-month CD with Ally Bank currently pays 1.29%, he points out.

     

  • Feb 9, 2011
    5:00 AM ET

    Calculating Cost Basis: A Taxing Exercise

    New cost basis rules will make tax filing season a little easier for investors next year (when filing 2011 taxes) by shifting some reporting responsibilities to financial firms and away from investors.

    But, investors aren’t off the hook. To avoid a huge tax headache at the end of this year, investors will need to be proactive by coordinating with their brokers, deciding earlier how they want to report trades and keeping more precise records.

    Starting this year, financial institutions and brokers are required to track their customers’ cost basis — or the price they paid when they purchased shares, including commissions — and report that information to the Internal Revenue Service.   Investment companies had to start tracking and reporting stocks and some exchange-trade funds this year but reporting requirements for other investments, such as mutual funds, bonds and options are being phased in during 2012 and 2013.

    With many institutions setting default methods for how they want to report cost basis, the onus is on investors to check in early if they want to use a particular method when reporting trades—such as whether the oldest shares should be sold first, if an average cost for all the shares should be used or if specific shares should be sold. The default method for reporting stock trades, for instance, is “first in first out,” where the oldest shares are reported as being sold first. That might be bad if your shares have grown substantially in price since you first purchased them.

  • Dec 28, 2010
    4:45 PM ET

    Taxable Dividends vs. Untaxable Buybacks: What’s Better?

    Now that companies are recording profits again, the question becomes: What should they do with this newfound free cash?

    Yes, they could reinvest in the company, but shareholders often push for stock buybacks, which raise the value of the outstanding shares, or higher dividend payments. Companies have increased their offerings of both as the economy’s started to recover: Among members of the S&P 500, repurchases jumped 128% over the past year, and dividend payments rose 9%.

    From a tax standpoint, repurchases might appear to be the better news because they’re not taxable to investors. But dividends might actually be the better bet

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World Cup comparison: Germany vs. Argentina
A woman waves German and Argentine flags on Copacabana beach ahead of Sunday's World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro.  Reuters
Ahead of Sunday's FIFA World Cup championship soccer match in Brazil, a look at how the nations are similar and how they're different.
Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 for third place
What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Man U unveils Chevrolet-sponsored jerseys

2 ways to increase your retirement income
Use these two tactics to increase your retirement income.
Here's how to make the different types of annuities work more effectively for you.
Watch out for these 3 retirement traps
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
6 ways that retirees fool themselves
9 things you to need to know about  401(k) fees
Your parents are way richer than you think
We're flying blind in retirement investing

Alfa Romeo 4C marks the return of the driver's car
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a midengine, carbon-chassis Italian exotic, 445 pounds lighter than a Porsche Cayman S, with turbo boost out the wazoo, with huge, taste-the-bile Brembo brakes, and styling known to cause spontaneous nudity. Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal
The Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition is a bewitching bit of track-day excess that is spearheading Alfa Romeo’s return to North America this summer after a two-decade absence, says Dan Neil.

Mercedes-Benz classics auctioned in Stuttgart
Lot 151958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTERAuction estimate: $1.2 million - $1.4 millionComplete with Becker Mexico radio (working); fitted luggage by Karl Baisch; the desirable factory hardtop; tonneau cover; tools and jack and it has less than 30,000 km.  Bonhams
Bonhams hosts a museum sale, with lots including a toy pedal car, a Pullman limo and a wide range of classics. (slide show)

10 things life insurance agents won't tell you
Ten things your life insurance agent won't tell you.  Dongyun Lee
Here's why you need to make it your policy to check that policy, and understand the terms, before buying life insurance you may not need.
Need to know
Tracy Martin sues Wal-Mart over fatal accident
Palestinians flee after Israel warns of attacks
Iraq security crisis worsens
Merkel: U.S. spying on ally not acceptable
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

10 biggest market moving events of the week
A bank default in Portugal, more M&A deals and worries about overheated U.S. stocks lead the week's market-moving news.
Reeves: Get ready for more turbulence


How stocks have done in Obama’s first 2,000 days
You may be surprised by the comparison of Wall Street's performance during the Obama regime with those of prior presidents.
Fact checking Obama's 'better-off' remark
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
Good news, bad on public employee pensions

U.S. stocks ‘disappointing’
for next 10 years
Commentary: Equities have been overvalued for some time, six gauges show, writes Mark Hulbert.
Saefong: What gold-miner stocks predict
A spinoff that will pay off (Barron's)

Summer cooling not a new polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. this coming week.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching fellow California inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How inmates learn about money

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctic

Stop making bad choices with your money.
Stop making bad choices with your money
Daily Worth: Use these six simple steps to save more and avoid unwise spending decisions.
/conga/frontpage.html 313684
5 celebrity money mistakes that we all can learn from
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis just tip of iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espírito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Where U.S. immigrants were born, aside from Mexico
Most immigrants who received green cards were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313674

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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 +3 0.15%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +3 0.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,340 +1 0.06%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 100.49 -2.44 2.37%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,690 +18 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,666 +7 0.07%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,317 +15 0.35%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,615 +126 0.62%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,539 +5 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.16%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -28 0.86%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
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Euro
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Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.06%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.79 -0.05 1.66%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.03 0.98%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
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Gold
1,340 +1 0.06%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 384 -9 2.36%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,883 +41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,963 +5 0.26%
Silver
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.22 0.19 0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.18 8.08 1.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.00 0.10 0.21%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.47 0.17 0.98%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.61 -0.19 -0.37%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Gold
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Oil
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
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T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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