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MCF Perspective Moment - Market Update

In this month’s MCF Perspective Moment, Dave Harris, CEO, provides an update on interest rates and how the rate of change to money supply affects the economy. Dave also provides helpful historical context on consumer confidence and data showing how the S&P 500 has trended as we enter the third year of the presidency.

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Understanding Capital Gains

A capital gain is generated from the sale of a capital asset, generally an investment-type asset. Not all capital gains are considered equal in the eyes of the IRS. A gain from the sale of a capital asset held for less than a year is considered a short-term capital gain and is taxed at ordinary income tax rates.

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A Look into Tax Loss Harvesting

Tax Loss Harvesting is a term that gets thrown around frequently in the wealth management industry, but is infrequently accompanied by a definition, purpose, or real-life examples. Let’s look at what tax loss harvesting is, why it is important, and one example to help understand its value.

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Student Loan Forgiveness

On August 24th, President Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of Americans. Learn more about how this may impact you and important tax considerations.

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Update on Q2 2022 GDP

Last Thursday morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released information on Q2 2022 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a comprehensive measure of economic activity. Real (inflation-adjusted) GDP was negative for the second consecutive quarter. BEA data indicated that the economy contracted -0.9% in the second quarter, following a decline of -1.6% in the first quarter

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