Maryland's Economy: There is Still Plenty of Reason for Concern, but the Reasons Have Changed

by Anirban Basu 15. April 2011
Focus Shifts from Growth to Inflation Economy Now Enjoys Self-Sustaining Momentum Coming into 2011, economists remained largely fixated on the inadequacy of demand for labor, housing, commercial real estate and other aspects of economic life. Economists have been busily pouring over reams of data regarding senior bank loan officer attitudes, consumer credit availability and other indicia of credit market thawing. The conventional wisdom has been that until banks begin lending more aggressively... [More]

2011 Tax Planning Tips

by Marylove Moy 23. February 2011
Do you really want to read about tax planning???? Ummm… The answer is a big YES because it can help you and your family’s financial situation. Goal number one in tax planning is to reduce your taxable income or adjusted gross income (AGI). Aside from the obvious fact that the easiest way to reduce your income is to earn less (duh!), the best way to reduce your AGI is to contribute to a (401k) or whatever retirement plan is offered to you by your employer. Your contribution reduces y... [More]

The Super Bowl indicator is giving an unambiguous buy signal

by Marylove Moy 31. January 2011
According to the Super Bowl theory, stocks will rise this year no matter which team wins. This is because both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers trace their roots to the original National Football league. And this theory postulates that when a team from the old NFL wins, the stock market tends to go up. Although Green Bay appears to be the early favorite to win the game, investors might be better off if Pittsburgh becomes the 2010 Super Bowl champs. The Dow Jones Industrial Avera... [More]


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