April 12 ,2014 – Tax Issues, Portfolio Strategies, and Listener Questions

Chris flies solo on this week’s edition of “Something More.” As the tax deadline looms, he talks about tax information and issues, as well as things you can do now to be better planned and organized to file next year’s return. Chris also offers market commentary, ideas for portfolio strategies, and answers listener questions.

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April 5, 2014 – Seth Kaye, Samuel Lee, and Deborah Del Negro

Chris welcomes Asset Management Resources LLC’s new financial analyst, Seth Kaye, as his co-host on this week’s Something More. They interview Samuel Lee, editor of Morningstar’s ETF Investor newsletter, about the world of ETF investing- what’s hot, what’s not, and how you differentiate. Later in the show, Deb DelNegro of Today Real Estate and Cape Cod Senior Connection talks about the spring real estate market and steps you can take now to get your home ready for sale and Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage offers the weekly Mortgage Minute.

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 7, 2014

The Markets

For the second straight week, the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 fared better than the Nasdaq, which continued to be hurt by selling in the technology and biotech sectors that played such a big part in its 2013 gains. The S&P hit a new all-time closing high on Wednesday, while the Dow came close to matching the record close seen on New Year’s Eve 2013. Meanwhile, a jobs report that seemed to support the Fed’s current gradual tapering left bond markets relatively stable.

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2014

The Markets

Profit-taking from 2013′s strong run as well as currency and credit problems in several emerging markets threatened to derail the stock market as 2014 began. Those factors, combined with the prospect of less support from the Federal Reserve, a slowing Chinese economy, and renewed Cold War tensions, led to a volatile quarter for equities. After a dismal January, equities regained some strength once Congress avoided a fight over raising the debt ceiling limit. By early March the S&P 500 had hit a new all-time closing high; on the bull market’s fifth anniversary, the S&P was only a couple of hundred points away from having tripled since its March 2009 low. At that point the NASDAQ was up more than 4% for 2014, well ahead of the S&P 500 for the year and more than 5 percentage points ahead of the Dow industrials, which spend much of the quarter in negative territory.

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March 29, 2014 – Karyn Polito

Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage kicks off the show with the Mortgage Minute. Chris talks about the Cape and Islands Red Cross Heroes Breakfast event, the possible third bridge across the canal, and tax information. In the second half of the show, Chris welcomes Karyn Polito, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Massachusetts. Karyn shares her views on a variety of topics, including the economy, education, and jobs. 

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