Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Nov 25, 2016
When companies have excess cash on their balance sheet, they have a few buckets they can allocate towards. However as it relates to sharing that cash with stockholders, it all comes down to buybacks and dividends. Whereas companies have long...
Posted: Nov 14, 2016
Now that we are well into the final quarter of the year, it’s time to think ahead to what is approaching taxpayers in just few short months. At this time every calendar year, the various government agencies release updated figures for a range of...
Posted: Nov 09, 2016
The unexpected victory of Donald Trump has been a reminder of the growing dissatisfaction many Americans have with the political establishment of this country.  Even though we can look to history, which tells us elections and presidents don’t...
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
These were the three topics most of us were raised to believe should never be a part of polite conversation, but with a hard fought and contentious presidential election campaign just weeks away from completion, such taboo subjects are inevitably...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
In June of this year, Microsoft announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all cash deal. This is great news for LinkedIn shareholders and this is only one of 32,203 M & A deals announced during 2016 which total value estimated...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
The third quarter marked one of the least volatile market environments since 1971 as the S&P 500 did not move over 1% from close-to-close for 43 consecutive days.  Few would have predicted such an outcome given Great Britain’s vote to leave...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
There are no limitations on how much money you can take out of your own bank account—it is your money after all—but there are governmental reporting requirements that need to be made by banks for transactions of certain type and size. The Bank...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
The decision to leave a start-up carries with it a host of considerations that differ significantly from the choice to depart from an established public company.  Specifically, if you are considering leaving your start-up company, there are...
Posted: Oct 21, 2016
In late 2014 the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) was enacted to enable states to create tax-advantaged savings programs for young people with disabilities under section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code.  By 2017 many states,...
Posted: Sep 21, 2016
Are you adequately insured on your Homeowners insurance coverage? It was not that long ago that many homeowners in California could purchase “guaranteed replacement cost coverage” for their dwelling, and thus not really worry too much about the...

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