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- Read Schwab's view on what's ahead for 2024: "U.S. Outlook: One Thing Leads to Another."
With 2023 winding down, it's important for investors to take stock of their financial plan, consider strategies to minimize taxes, and begin looking for opportunities in 2024. Host Mike Townsend is joined by Daniel Stein, who manages two Schwab branches in Virginia, to discuss what investors are most concerned about right now, some key end-of-year planning strategies for investors to consider, and how to think about some of the uncertainties facing the markets next year. Dan provides practical suggestions on minimizing taxes by using tax-loss harvesting and other techniques; the importance of creating an estate plan or revisiting the one you have to help ensure it still fits your evolving circumstances, along with some specific strategies for estate planning; and taking a longer-term view on fixed income investing. He also discusses Schwab's 2024 market outlook.
Mike also provides updates on the latest news out of Washington, including the negotiations over a major aid package for Ukraine and Israel, next week's Fed meeting, and a decision by the IRS to delay a controversial new tax reporting requirement for payment apps and e-commerce platforms.
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