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The Biden Agenda for Estate Plans More Costly for The Rich and Not-So-Rich

With Democrats in control of the Senate and House the likelihood of passing legislation in line with President-elect Biden’s agenda for estate plans has increased. While there are a number of proposed changes, there are two that are most significant. First, the amount of assets an individual can pass estate tax free to heirs may be substantially reduced. Second, capital gains taxes may be imposed on all estates with appreciated assets. This means that even individuals who are “not rich” will suffer some tax consequences at death.

By |January 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Round Table Wealth Management Appoints Kimberly Sharp as Managing Director, Head of Wealth Services

Round Table Wealth Management, a global wealth and investment management firm headquartered in Westfield, NJ, proudly announces the hiring of Kimberly Sharp as Managing Director, Head of Wealth Services. Ms. Sharp's appointment highlights Round Table's commitment to exceptional client service and continued firm growth. "We are thrilled to have someone as dynamic [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Diminished Financial Security in a Coronavirus World: Insurance is One Way to Restore that Security

The Coronavirus pandemic has impaired the personal and business balance sheets of many clients and caused them to rethink their plans for the future. Uncertainty and a diminished sense of financial security have crept into plans for providing for survivor income, disability income, long-term care needs [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |
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Women of Clarity “The Power of Purpose” 3-Part Webinar Series

“The Power of Purpose” is a three-part Financial Webinar Series meant to serve as a casual connecting platform for women. It has been created with all of you in mind: those who are still hesitant of taking the first step towards organizing your finances and finding purpose, all the way up to those who have the experience and knowledge in the field but simply want to rekindle it and embrace a fresh perspective.

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: In the News, Webinars|
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The Importance of U.S. Listed, UK Reporting Funds for U.S. Taxpayers in the UK

U.S. taxpayers living in the United Kingdom must carefully understand the impact of U.S. and UK tax laws on their investment portfolio. From a U.S. tax perspective, it is essential to invest using U.S. listed investments to avoid the complicated and tax costly U.S. passive foreign investment company (PFIC) tax regime. On the UK tax side, the HMRC reporting fund regulations further restricts tax-efficient options for U.S. taxpayers who are also UK tax residents.

Using Mortgage Interest to Fund Investments: The Interest Tracing Rules

Finding the capital to make investments, whether into your business or other traditional investments, can often be challenging. The more stringent lending rules emanating from the latest economic downturn have made it even more difficult. For many investors, the equity in their home represents a significant source of untapped [...]

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Broker Vs. Investment Advisor: What Are the Differences? Why Is It Important to You?

Both brokers and investment advisors are licensed professionals who assist investors with their financial goals and objectives. Brokers are regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) while investment advisors are regulated by either the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or their home state regulatory body, depending on the advisor’s [...]

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The Shortfalls of ETF Investing

Despite gaining widespread popularity, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are not an all-encompassing solution; they are just another “tool in the toolbox.” For the do-it-yourself investor, ETF investing has a variety of shortcomings and presents unique challenges: ETFs cannot help an investor determine the proper asset allocation The sheer size [...]

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Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2020

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy. These are indeed unprecedented times and unprecedented actions are being taken to combat the societal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As people across the U.S. practice social distancing and “sheltering in place,” we understand [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2019

What a great year for investors! During 2019, capital markets erased the memory of 2018’s negative performances and moved on to record-setting index levels. In a complete turnaround, every asset class generated a positive return, whereas in 2018 nearly every asset class was at a loss.  Read More > [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2019

The third quarter of 2019 witnessed the Federal Reserve lower its Fed Funds Target Rate twice, with a cumulative reduction of 0.50% from 2.5% to 2.0%. The initial rate reduction on July 31st helped foster a fixed income rally that pushed the Barclay’s U.S. Aggregate Index up 2.6% in [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2019

 In the second quarter of 2019, capital markets continued their first quarter upward trajectory, albeit at a decelerated rate and with greater intra-month volatility. The S&P 500, which at the end of May was negative 2.6% quarter to date, ultimately recovered to a positive 4.3% return. Fixed income, as measured [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |
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