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One thing: Wages outpace inflation

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One thing that moved markets is the noteworthy rise in America’s paycheck, with a 3.5% year-over-year increase in the first three months of 2024.

What are short-term capital gains taxes?

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Short-term capital gains tend to be when you owned an asset for a year or less before selling it for a profit. Short-term gains may be taxed at a higher rate than long-term ones.

🎈 Going up

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The S&P 500 index ballooned 10.16%, soaring to its strongest first quarter in five years. Let’s take off into this week’s money news. 

Capital markets perspective: Measure twice, cut once

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When working with wood, there’s a saying that you should always measure twice before making a cut – an approach that the Federal Reserve has also apparently taken by repeatedly re-measuring and re-marking their line before firing up the saw.  

What is portfolio management?

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Portfolio management refers to the process of choosing the investments in a portfolio, whether an individual chooses their own investments or hires a financial expert to do so on their behalf. 

🥧 Millionaire pie

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There’s a traditional Southern dessert that’s so rich it’s dubbed “millionaire pie,” and the U.S. has the world’s biggest piece. Home to 37% of all millionaires, America is the leading country for private wealth creation and accumulation.